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Green living

What your food costs in water

Did you know that it takes over 18 000 litres of water to produce just 1kg of coffee? This and some other water consumption numbers will shock you!

Is your cotton shirt 'killing the earth'?

Cotton is cool and is used to make clothes, sheets and towels we use every day. But did you know that the cotton industry is the most pesticide-intensive crop grown on the planet?

A green way to go

Being green needn't end when your life does. There are environmentally sound ways to take your leave, and especially now that SA has opened its first eco-cemetery.

Solar power is contagious!

People are more likely to install a solar panel on their home if their neighbours have one, according to a Yale and New York University study in the journal Marketing Science.

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E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know

E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places.

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Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives

A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.