Beautiful seventy-four fish is a story of hope for marine conservation in South Africa
/ 16 May 2024

Beautiful seventy-four fish is a story of hope for marine conservation in South Africa

Our survival depends on the ocean and it is crucial to take steps to save it, conservationist Judy Mann said this week

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Eskom’s desperate measures: Emergency reserves strained as power shortages persist
/ 10 May 2024

Eskom’s desperate measures: Emergency reserves strained as power shortages persist

The improved load-shedding situation over the past month have been aided by solar photovoltaic energy and lower demand

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South Africa’s air pollution levels are through the roof
/ 4 April 2024

South Africa’s air pollution levels are through the roof

The Major Air Polluters in Africa report has found that two of the world’s 10-largest sulphur dioxide emission hotspots are in SA

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Polluters could pay for deadly KZN flooding
/ 2 April 2024

Polluters could pay for deadly KZN flooding

South African law might be used to hold major carbon polluters to account for their role in damaging climate events

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Invasive species ‘wreaking havoc’ on SA ecosystems
/ 14 March 2024

Invasive species ‘wreaking havoc’ on SA ecosystems

Invasive trees suck up 3% to 5% of surface water runoff each year while invasive plants reduce the value of livestock production from natural rangelands by R340 million per year

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UN to pull out of agreement with Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone
/ 28 February 2024

UN to pull out of agreement with Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone

Essential policies were bypassed and entering into a memorandum of understanding with the economic zone would be high risk for United Nations Development Programme

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Experts warn new Eskom boss Dan Marokane to be wary of political interference
/ 20 February 2024

Experts warn new Eskom boss Dan Marokane to be wary of political interference

Political interference has been cited as the reason for the departure of former executives and board members at the power utility

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Artisanal miners ‘brutalised’ in SANDF clampdown
/ 11 February 2024

Artisanal miners ‘brutalised’ in SANDF clampdown

Army clampdown has led to assaults and the property of legal miners being confiscated

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New report sings the praises of renewable energy
/ 3 February 2024

New report sings the praises of renewable energy

Green energy is not without its negative impacts but it is still better than that generated by fossil fuels

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Ramokgopa: Load-shedding helps Eskom not to overspend its diesel budget
/ 23 January 2024

Ramokgopa: Load-shedding helps Eskom not to overspend its diesel budget

Diesel is used to run the open cycle gas turbines which have been used to reduce the higher stages of power cuts

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Bottled water in US found to contain miniscule pieces of plastic
/ 15 January 2024

Bottled water in US found to contain miniscule pieces of plastic

Nanoplastics are the ‘spawn of microplastics that have broken down even further’, researchers said

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SA water woes must not be ‘exaggerated’, says Mchunu
/ 10 December 2023

SA water woes must not be ‘exaggerated’, says Mchunu

The minister is adamant the country is not experiencing a crisis, despite about half the water in our systems being unsafe for drinking

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Factory farming is making the climate crisis worse, report finds
/ 5 December 2023

Factory farming is making the climate crisis worse, report finds

About 70% of the 80 billion animals raised annually for consumption are confined to factory farms, which account for at least 11% of global emissions, it says

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Leaders expected to call for COP28 to deliver on promises
/ 28 November 2023

Leaders expected to call for COP28 to deliver on promises

Former COP president stresses the urgency of acting fast on climate change

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Nasa takes to SA’s skies to map Cape biodiversity
/ 6 November 2023

Nasa takes to SA’s skies to map Cape biodiversity

Cutting-edge research will focus on the Greater Cape Floristic Region, which is home to thousands of plant species unique to the area

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UN: Melting glaciers, heat, space debris among tipping points of risk
/ 31 October 2023

UN: Melting glaciers, heat, space debris among tipping points of risk

Extinctions, depleted groundwater and an uninsurable future are the others, and together they create instability with potentially catastrophic effects

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Reserve bank head says climate change will raise fiscal risk
/ 23 October 2023

Reserve bank head says climate change will raise fiscal risk

Central banks’ contribution to climate change-related aims, and their role in the transition, depend on government policy

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