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  Plant of the week  
   Freylinia lanceolata   
Freylinia lanceolata
 
Shrub growing as high as 4.5m and spreading to 4.5m.
Honey-fragranced flowers are borne through most of the year with the main times being winter and
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RISING TIDAL POWER.
21-02-2012 18:13
Schools of fish. Barnacles. Seaweed. Dolphins. Whales. The highly corrosive nature of salt water. Fishing nets and lines. Submarines. Ships and boats. All things, and more, for designers and engineers of ocean energy devices to worry themselves with. Still, with the oceans covering two-thirds of the planet, capturing their energy for clean power is a challenge worth pursuing.

Ocean currents, such as the Atlantic Ocean’s Gulf Stream, could feasibly be harnessed for significant energy.
RISING TIDAL POWER.
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What's flowering this month?
Acacia erioloba
Acacia erioloba
 
Agathosma serpyllacea
Agathosma serpyllacea
 
Salvia africana-caerulea
Salvia africana-caerulea
 
Salvia africana-lutea
Salvia africana-lutea
 
Calodendrum capense
Calodendrum capense
 
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Try these hikes in the WESTERN CAPE...
 
Tartarus Cave Tiring    No exposure to heights 
Where: Boyes Drive
Duration: 3.5 hrs
Cobra Camp An easy stroll    No exposure to heights 
Where: Kommetjie
Duration: 2hrs
Cecilia Forest An easy stroll    No exposure to heights 
Cecilia Forest
Where: Cape Town
Duration: 1.5 - 2hrs
Cederberg Tafelberg The Spout Strenuous    Moderately exposed (not for people with serious fear of heights) 
Cederberg Tafelberg The Spout
Where: Cederberg
Duration: 5 days
 
  Hike of the week  
  Riviersonderend Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve  
  Province: WESTERN CAPE  
  Duration: 8.5 hrs  
  Distance: 15km  
  Strenuous    Moderately exposed (not for people with serious fear of heights)  
Riviersonderend Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve
Photograph by: klair
 
  Mushroom of the week  
 
Pycnoporus sanguineus
  Photo submitted: klair (6 July 2010)  
 
Pycnoporus sanguineus
Inedible Inedible
Size: 20 - 70 mm
Habitat: Grows on wood
Spore bearing: pores Pores
Fans 20mm-70mm wide, often grow in groups sometimes in overlapping tiers. Bright orange-red although margin may be paler.
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  Some other inedible mushrooms...  
Gymnopilus penetrans
Gymnopilus penetrans
 
Russula Sardonia
Russula Sardonia
 
Pisolithus Arhizus
Pisolithus Arhizus
 
Thelebolus terrestris
Thelebolus terrestris
 
Mycena viscidocruenta
Mycena viscidocruenta
 
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ARTICLES

   
Shedding Light on the Moser Lamp
Shedding Light on the Moser Lamp 21-09-2014 16:48
In the midst of yet another electricity blackout in the Brazilian countryside in 2002, Alfredo Moser, a mechanic from Southern Brazil’s Uberaba, and his friends discussed ways to beckon rescuers during an emergency.
   
   
African Farmers Urged To Change Ways Because Weather Is Changing
African Farmers Urged To Change Ways Because Weather Is Changing 29-03-2014 15:39
PEMBA, Zambia — A few decades ago, corn farmers here in Zambia’s rural southern province could predict when the annual rains would begin almost to the day.
   
   
RISING TIDAL POWER.
RISING TIDAL POWER. 21-02-2012 18:13
Schools of fish.
   
   
WEIRD WEATHER WILL LEAD TO GLOBAL WARMING ACTION ... EVENTUALLY.
21-02-2012 18:10
Sorry Europe.
   
   
WHERE’S THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY?
21-02-2012 18:08
It wasn’t too many year’s ago that many thought the U.
   
   
  

NEWS

   
Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway
Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway 10-06-2014 17:33
The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway is a new curved steel and timber bridge that winds and dips its way through and over the trees of the Arboretum.
   
   
Happy Feet tag not transmitting.
Happy Feet tag not transmitting. 12-09-2011 05:49
Happy Feet, the penguin who was given a second lease on life and was given a lift part of the way back to his antarctic home has disappeared from the radar.
   
   
Plant to process disposable nappies into roof tiles?
Plant to process disposable nappies into roof tiles? 12-09-2011 05:41
A new plant is due to open today in in West Bromwich in the UK, designed to recycle disposable nappies and other similar items recovering the components which can then be used to manufacture a range of building products including roof tiles.
   
   
Follow Happy Feet's Journey Home
Follow Happy Feet's Journey Home 05-09-2011 15:49
Happy Feet, the Emperor penguin who lost his way and found himself stuck on a beach in New Zealand back in June and eating sand instead of snow has been released back into the wild.
   
   
Welcome to the world's 7 Billionth person.
Welcome to the world's 7 Billionth person. 02-09-2011 16:04
Well the experts don't think that they have arrived yet but it is predicted that during October somewhere in the world, probably India or China, the most populous nations on the planet, a birth will bring the total number of humans living on this fragile globe to 7 billion.
   
 
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