Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Grass roots of Ice-Age extinctions

Mammoths and sabre-tooth cats once roamed the continent, but were our ancient ancestors responsible for their disappearance?

Even in best case scenario, oceans will rise dramatically

The sea level can be expected to rise by at least a metre by 2300 in the unlikely event greenhouse gas emissions fall to zero in the next 11 years

Chill your Netflix habit, climate experts say

Experts say the ease of streaming services comes with a hefty environmental price tag

Green projects in cities are the key to big finance

Climate-friendly policies for urban areas have immediate benefits, both social and economic

Forest fires 16,000km away affect Singapore

CO2 from burning forests whether in Amazon or S-E Asia exacerbates climate woes globally

Ecological land grab: food vs fuel vs forests

A world of narrowing options threatens to pit biofuels, forests and food production against each other

Don’t Fear the Scooter

While electric two-wheelers can indeed be dangerous, the hazard is primarily to the rider

One million species risk extinction due to humans — draft UN report

Biodiversity loss and global warming are closely linked, according to the 44-page Summary for Policy Makers

Glencore pledges to limit coal production

Glencore notes it is well-positioned to support the transition to a lower-carbon economy

Objections to construction of two coal-fired power stations dismissed

The decision came on the second day of COP22, where South Africa is negotiating how the Paris Agreement will play out.

Local companies doing little to lower carbon emissions

While South African companies lead the world in disclosing their carbon emissions, they are doing little to lower them.

New Eskom power plant defies carbon cut pledge

Plans for a new coal-fired power station are baffling in light of South Africa's agreement to decrease its emissions by 34% by 2020.

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it