Environment

Johannesburg Water implements heavy water restrictions, urges residents to be frugal
Johannesburg Water implements heavy water restrictions, urges residents to be frugal
Spring comes with the promise of rain, but after two years of drought there still isn’t enough water to go around.
Another ecosystem in crisis as Southern Oceans around Antarctica get less salty
Another ecosystem in crisis as Southern Oceans around Antarctica get less salty
The oceans around Antarctica, the Southern Oceans, have been getting less salty. That’s a problem because it messes about with the balance of all...
Does our thirsty forestry industry need a radical rethink about use of resources?
Does our thirsty forestry industry need a radical rethink about use of resources?
We live in the Anthropocene, an epoch dedicated to our control over nature.
Heroes Day no longer the start of the planting season with a rapidly shifting climate
Heroes Day no longer the start of the planting season with a rapidly shifting climate
It has always rained by Heroes Day – the October 10 holiday that falls on Paul Kruger’s birthday. That certainty guided farmers. It meant the dry...
World records are now being broken year after year, but this is nothing to celebrate
World records are now being broken year after year, but this is nothing to celebrate
It was pretty damn cold last month. The sort of cold where fingers retract inside clothes and toes edge away from the holes in your favourite pair of...
​Bacteria turn sewage into clean water and electricity in self-powered plant
​Bacteria turn sewage into clean water and electricity in self-powered plant
Human waste is a big problem globally. Huge networks of pipes are needed to pipe it around. Wastewater treatment plants suck in electricity and cash,...
​Climate change will lead to competition for resources and drive ethnic violence
​Climate change will lead to competition for resources and drive ethnic violence
Climate change in this century will break down people’s ability to adapt to sudden disasters, and also create more of those environmental...
Worried about your rights? Check which party has an environmental plan it can perform
Worried about your rights? Check which party has an environmental plan it can perform
"Your Constitution was a big moment for us – it showed everyone that people can have rights.” The speaker is an Ecuadorian, a country in themidst...
El Niño is fading but monthly temperatures still reach record highs despite plans
El Niño is fading but monthly temperatures still reach record highs despite plans
The world will be between 2.6°C and 3.1°C hotter than it should be by the end of this century. That will wipe out ecosystems and throw the...
The Paris climate pledges are too limited to ensure a less than 2°C temperature rise
The Paris climate pledges are too limited to ensure a less than 2°C temperature rise
Individual country pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions need to be strengthened to limit future climate change to well below the 2°C limit...
We've done the sums and can reveal: Air pollution causes 53 000 deaths a year in SA
We've done the sums and can reveal: Air pollution causes 53 000 deaths a year in SA
Air pollution kills 53 000 people in South Africa every year. That costs the economy half a trillion rand in lost potential and healthcare....
​Pirate fishing vessels are fined, but SA’s ocean policing is woefully inadequate
​Pirate fishing vessels are fined, but SA’s ocean policing is woefully inadequate
South African authorities have released two Chinese and one Indonesian-flagged fishing trawlers after payment of R1.3-million in fines. 
Sea blindness and quick fixes destroy oceans
Sea blindness and quick fixes destroy oceans
Oceans and seas cover 72% of the Earth’s surface, carry 95% of its biosphere and 80% of global trade. They are the support base for all life. Yet...
Earth's climate system brings the heat with seven months of record-breaking temperatures
Earth's climate system brings the heat with seven months of record-breaking temperatures
October, November, December, January, February, March and now April – each month in the past year has been hotter than the last. The past seven...

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