Environment

Building SA's coastline for leisure activities may harm the protection of sea life
Building SA's coastline for leisure activities may harm the protection of sea life
The recently gazetted marine and coastal tourism implementation plan could see the protection of some sea life such as whales and turtles being...
China's plastic demand is rising with the ban on  foreign rubbish
China's plastic demand is rising with the ban on foreign rubbish
The expected increase in plastic demand highlights the consequences of China’s pollution fight and its efforts to modernise its industry. As part...
Urban pig co-operative needs land to stay in business
Urban pig co-operative needs land to stay in business
Urban pig breeders in Port Elizabeth’s Motherwell township fear their project may fall apart because of insufficient land to grow their business....
Fear and sweating in Pakistan's hottest cities
Fear and sweating in Pakistan's hottest cities
After hours toiling at construction sites in 50 degree-plus heat, Lakhmir Brahmani finds little relief from the sun other than a donkey-powered fan...
Fukushima reactor 'ice wall' nearly finished
Fukushima reactor 'ice wall' nearly finished
Fukushima's operator on Tuesday started freezing the last section of a $320 million ice...
Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?
Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?
The prickly pear cactus is such a powerful symbol in Mexico that they put it smack in the...
Ministry should take over deteriorating wastewater treatment plants
Ministry should take over deteriorating wastewater treatment plants
The problem of the pollution of the Vaal Dam refuses to go away, despite government efforts to keep the chartered waters clean. The dam is facing a...
Government report sees drastic climate change impact in US
Government report sees drastic climate change impact in US
Average US temperatures have risen dramatically and fast, with recent decades the warmest of the past 1 500 years, according to a draft federal...
Global warming reduces protein in key crops: study
Global warming reduces protein in key crops: study
Rising carbon dioxide levels from global warming will drastically reduce the amount of protein in staple crops like rice and wheat, leaving...
World gears up for electric cars despite bumps in road
World gears up for electric cars despite bumps in road
Technological advances mean fossil fuel in cars could be phased out within decades but...
50 000 litres of sewage flow into SA's  rivers every second
50 000 litres of sewage flow into SA's rivers every second
South Africa’s municipal sewage system has largely collapsed. Of the 824 treatment plants, maybe only 60 release clean water.
SA’s lion trade endangers big cats abroad, says environment agency
SA’s lion trade endangers big cats abroad, says environment agency
The British-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released a report on Tuesday, detailing how South Africa’s annual export of 800 lion...
New tech to suck carbon out of the atmosphere
New tech to suck carbon out of the atmosphere
Humanity is pumping too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. It’s trapping heat and warming the planet at a rate that will make life...
Breakaway iceberg as big as Jamaica
Breakaway iceberg as big as Jamaica
Maps of the Southern Ocean will need to be redrawn after a titanic, 5 698km2, trillion-tonne iceberg broke away from an Antarctic ice...

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