Carbon Dioxide

Grass roots of Ice-Age extinctions

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

Who’s afraid of Greta Thunberg?

Some say the teenager is being manipulated, others say her solutions are unrealistic and undemocratic. But her words have mobilised people

Chill your Netflix habit, climate experts say

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

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

Climate crisis demands a global tax

Voluntary emissions cuts do not work: a uniform levy will end corruption and spread the burden of reform more fairly

Iceland turns carbon dioxide to rock for cleaner air

​In the heart of Iceland's volcano country, 21st-century alchemists are transforming carbon dioxide into rock for eternity

Remote Cape with ‘world’s cleanest air’ offers smog respite

While Cape Grim boasts the cleanest air in the world, it is not immune to rising levels of pollution.

Glencore pledges to limit coal production

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

Colonisation drove Little Ice Age

Disease caused the death of 55-million indigenous Americans, resulting in the reforestation of vast tracts of land

Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high — UN

The Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, the UN weather agency's annual flagship report, tracks the content of dangerous gases in the atmosphere

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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