It's not exactly breaking news, but this topic is worth a recap. The Kimberley Process was established to prevent diamond sales from funding conflict—"blood diamonds"—but in reality, not a whole lot has changed.
2011 is shaping up to be one of the worst years on record for rhinos. Poachers in South Africa have already killed 193 of the animals in the first six months of this year alone -- that's according to conservation group WWF. This
South Africa already hit the headlines for its ambitious plan to build a huge 5GW solar thermal power plant that could single-handedly provide 10% of the nation's electricity needs, and for pioneering promising solar power
Eco-friendly wooden furniture can be hard to find, but we've seen some made from interesting, salvaged and green sources, from coffee grounds to old New York buildings. Now a South African furniture designer has
It faced tough competition from concepts for Christmas trees, toilet-paper holders, and lamps, but Megan Bernstein's design for big, colorful earrings beat them all out, becoming the winner of WoZela's vuvuzela
One bodily function may soon bring a windfall for residents of Durban, South Africa as their city council mulls over a plan to encourage waterless waste management -- by paying folks for their pee. After the city installed some
How can we get away from the soullessness of most mass-produced sofas? For some, it may be marrying two unexpected partners (like the surprising Fridgecouch), or for others it could be making it multifunctional, transformer-style.
No matter who wins the bragging rights, it's all pretty great news: In the United States, the Department of the Interior just gave approval to a 1 GW solar power on public lands in southern California; and, in
For those looking for a more eclectic decorating look beyond minimalist lines (or a little DIY inspiration) it's always gratifying to see 'junk' repurposed into unique pieces. And so-called 'junk market decorating'