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   Dorotheanthus bellidiformis   
Dorotheanthus bellidiformis
 
Attractive annual succulent with shiny colourful flowers.
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City of Cape Town continues to prioritise mowing over biodiversity
05-09-2011 17:08
Department of Biodiversity & Conservation Biology, University of the Western Cape

Despite continued calls to the contrary, the City of Cape Town continues to show little regard for biodiversity conservation! Most forget that biological diversity is NOT just about numbers of different species, it also makes reference to the relative contribution by each individual species.
City of Cape Town continues to prioritise mowing over biodiversity
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Try these hikes in the WESTERN CAPE...
 
Jubilee creek walk An easy stroll    No exposure to heights 
Where: Knysna
Tranquillity Cracks Strenuous    Some mild rock scrambling 
Tranquillity Cracks
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Duration: 3 - 5 hrs
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  Harkerville Hiking Trail  
  Province: WESTERN CAPE  
  Duration: 2 days  
  Distance: 27km  
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Harkerville Hiking Trail
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Gymnopilus Hybridus
  Photo submitted: klair (29 June 2010)  
 
Gymnopilus Hybridus
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Size: 20 - 80 mm
Habitat: Grows on wood
Spore bearing: gills Gills
convex  glabrous  adnexed  crowded
equal  unswollen  cortina
Shallow convex, flattening. Ochraceous yellow becoming orange. Margin pale and incurved. Cape surface tends to crack.
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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
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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.
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Schools of fish.
   
   
WEIRD WEATHER WILL LEAD TO GLOBAL WARMING ACTION ... EVENTUALLY.
21-02-2012 18:10
Sorry Europe.
   
   
WHERE’S THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY?
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It wasn’t too many year’s ago that many thought the U.
   
   
  

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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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