Environment

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...
Global warming will delay your flights
Global warming will delay your flights
Rising temperatures due to global warming will make it harder for aircraft to take off in coming decades, a new study has warned weeks...
​Significant increase in global warming
​Significant increase in global warming
It’s time for a new climate change concept: fast and slow global warming. A growing understanding of global warming is fundamentally changing...
​The shit still flows through Deneysville and Refengkgotso
​The shit still flows through Deneysville and Refengkgotso
The fence is new: green, imposing and too high to climb over. But it does little to stop the milky-white sewage flowing — knee-deep —...
No longer bound to a charging plug, the future looks bright
No longer bound to a charging plug, the future looks bright
Picture the warm glow of an LED lightbulb. Someone is holding it in their hand, walking around a room. The bulb isn’t connected to a plug. But...
Zuma-linked mine dealt legal blow
Zuma-linked mine dealt legal blow
The high court in Pretoria has ordered that mining company Atha-Africa give environmental civil society groups three weeks’ written notice before...
Swapping coal for gas keeps world carbon emissions flat
Swapping coal for gas keeps world carbon emissions flat
Global carbon emissions have remained flat for the third consecutive year, according to the 2017 BP Statistical Review of World Energy.
​Gauteng approves abattoir, threatening Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve
​Gauteng approves abattoir, threatening Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve
The City of Tshwane uses the word “noxious” to describe abattoirs. They are a necessary evil governed by strict bylaws. Yet, in the southwestern corner of the municipality, the provincial agriculture and rural development department has given an abattoir building permission despite...
Third consecutive year without carbon emission growth
Third consecutive year without carbon emission growth
Global carbon emissions have remained flat for the third consecutive year, according to the 2017
New car battery promises instant recharging
New car battery promises instant recharging
A group of researchers from Purdue University in the United States have developed a car battery that might change the world. They just need some...
Chad is the country most vulnerable to climate change – here's why
Chad is the country most vulnerable to climate change – here's why
Of the 186 countries assessed in a recent survey of climate vulnerability, Chad was...

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