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Public praise drives water-wise behaviour: A lesson for city managers
Public praise drives water-wise behaviour: A lesson for city managers
Applauding people publicly for their successful efforts to reduce water use at home may be an effective means of driving water-wise behaviour...
A river of shit, chemicals, metals flows through our land
A river of shit, chemicals, metals flows through our land
The Olifants River is one of Southern Africa’s most important catchments. Its waters irrigate farming in western Mpumalanga and power Eskom’s...
4 negative myths about renewable energy debunked
4 negative myths about renewable energy debunked
You can’t manage the weatherObservations support this; the sun can hide behind clouds and wind tends to veer between...
​Energy fix stares SA in the face
​Energy fix stares SA in the face
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More nature equals less obesity and depression
More nature equals less obesity and depression
Humanity now stands on top of nature, either smashing it or carefully curating it into designated spaces. Cement replaces green fields of grassland....
​Three million electric cars by 2050 – if government doesn’t trip itself up
​Three million electric cars by 2050 – if government doesn’t trip itself up
There are about 300 electric cars whooshing along South Africa’s roads. By 2050, there should be three million. The only thing standing in the...
The Anthropocene equation measures the impact of humans
The Anthropocene equation measures the impact of humans
Humans are now the dominant force in changes to the Earth. This is according to a new equation, drawn up by scientists at the Australian National...
Europe’s rhinos the latest target
Europe’s rhinos the latest target
This week’s brutal killing of a rhinoceros in its enclosure at a French zoo points to a new European frontier for poachers that must be closed as...
Earthlife Africa wins South Africa's first climate change case
Earthlife Africa wins South Africa's first climate change case
Earthlife Africa Johannesburg declared a major victory on Wednesday after winning South Africa's...
​Power station in vicious circle with climate change
​Power station in vicious circle with climate change
Wildfires, spontaneous combustion of coal, floods, drought, angry people ... welcome to the future that coal-fired power stations will have to deal...
Why this matters: Environment department paves way for more coal-fired power plants
Why this matters: Environment department paves way for more coal-fired power plants
The world is warming at an unprecedented rate in human history. Each of the last three years has successively set the record for the hottest year on...
Toxic ocean pollution adds to fish woes
Toxic ocean pollution adds to fish woes
The oceans are dying. Humans are to blame but we know precious little about the where, why and how. More is known about the moon than about the...
It's raining but QwaQwa hopes dry up
It's raining but QwaQwa hopes dry up
"QwaQwa is burning,” say residents who have been without water for more than a week and without running water for two and a half years.
​It’ll cost R6.5-trillion to save the Arctic, but it’ll be worth it
​It’ll cost R6.5-trillion to save the Arctic, but it’ll be worth it
The world’s climate is changing at such a dramatic rate that the solutions have to be equally monumental to keep up. Where politicians fail to...
Maputo’s new port will struggle to weather the coming storm
Maputo’s new port will struggle to weather the coming storm
Temperatures sit in the mid-30s and Maputo’s humidity levels makes breathing feel like a small amount of water is being inhaled with each breath....

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