Environment

Governments remain silent about bids to geoengineer the climate
Governments remain silent about bids to geoengineer the climate
There’s a race happening that affects all of us. It involves planes spraying chemicals across the sky and robots tinkering with oceans’...
​Save money, save the world with our DIY holiday tips
​Save money, save the world with our DIY holiday tips
Holidays are about finding essential household tasks that take you away from endless small talk with begrudgingly invited relatives. But these...
See the Big 5 before the climate wipes them out
See the Big 5 before the climate wipes them out
It’s 42°C in Skukuza, the main administrative camp at Kruger National Park. The jewel, and cash cow, of South Africa’s public conservation...
Warming soil will release billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide
Warming soil will release billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide
The headline on this story was going to be “The soil is going to kill us”. Sans exclamation mark. But that would be irresponsible reporting,...
​Geluksdal bites the Brakpan tailing dam's dust
​Geluksdal bites the Brakpan tailing dam's dust
The Moosa’s are cleaning their grey brick house in Geluksdal, east of Johannesburg. Their Gauteng family is coming over for a final get-together...
Arctic melt threatens to unravel global climate
Arctic melt threatens to unravel global climate
The Arctic didn’t quite break its record for low ice cover this nothern summer. It came second. But temperatures on that top part of the world have...
Residents to hold 'toxic trek' against Durban landfill’s gas emissions
Residents to hold 'toxic trek' against Durban landfill’s gas emissions
Residents near the Shongweni landfill, west of Durban, say the complex emits suffocating and noxious gas. This gives them headaches, nose bleeds,...
Mines department a mess of confusion
Mines department a mess of confusion
"We have a major problem with DMR [the department of mineral resources] … there’s nothing we can do now to regulate mines,” said a...
Objections to construction of two coal-fired power stations dismissed
Objections to construction of two coal-fired power stations dismissed
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has dismissed objections to the country building two new coal-fired power stations. 
Carbon tax: Saving the world on the cheap
Carbon tax: Saving the world on the cheap
South Africa can cut its carbon emissions by a third and dent the progress of global warming. All it has to do is sign off on a local carbon tax....
​Cities need a concrete plan for flash floods
​Cities need a concrete plan for flash floods
Six people died in Gauteng last week as a result of the province’s flash floods. Some were trapped in cars; others were caught in rivers that had...
Minerals ministry ignores its own advice on West Coast strip mining
Minerals ministry ignores its own advice on West Coast strip mining
The department of mineral resources has ignored its own environmental unit’s warning of “unacceptable pollution” and has gone ahead and granted...

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