pollution

 
Rivers die after oil, chemical spill
Rivers die after oil, chemical spill
Vukani Mkhize was fishing in the Umgeni River, just below its point of confluence with the Msunduzi River, last Tuesday, when he realised that...
Central African panel recommends closure of 4 Chinese gold mines
Central African panel recommends closure of 4 Chinese gold mines
Four Chinese-run gold mines should be closed in the Central African Republic because of pollution threatening public health, a parliamentary panel...
Editorial: Pollution blame game
Editorial: Pollution blame game
Society is built on a bedrock of pollution, of treating the world as an endless source of resources and a place where waste can constantly be...
NGOs sue government, Ramaphosa over Mpumalanga’s ‘deadly air’
NGOs sue government, Ramaphosa over Mpumalanga’s ‘deadly air’
The South African government is being taken to court for continued air pollution in the Highveld Priority Area, which spans Mpumalanga. This part...
Toxins to take your breath away
Toxins to take your breath away
The air you breathe is killing you. I know this because I am looking at data for air quality across the whole of South Africa. Things are much...
India rubbish mountain to rise higher than Taj Mahal
India rubbish mountain to rise higher than Taj Mahal
India's tallest rubbish mountain in New Delhi is on course to rise higher than the Taj Mahal in the next year, becoming a fetid symbol for what the...
Letters to the editor: May 3 to 9
Letters to the editor: May 3 to 9
I refer to the article Death or taxes for...
Climate costs South Africa 10% of its GDP
Climate costs South Africa 10% of its GDP
Floods. Droughts. Wildfires. Cyclones.
‘Corporate death penalty’ for companies
‘Corporate death penalty’ for companies
Burning coal kills 52 000 people in the United States each year. Digging up that coal creates just under 52 000 jobs. A new research paper from...
Pollution kills nine million a year
Pollution kills nine million a year
A staggering nine million people are killed a year by pollution, making it the single biggest killer in the world, according to a new report by the...
Microplastic pollution on tap in SA
Microplastic pollution on tap in SA
If you have been paying even the slightest attention to environmental issues, you will know that microplastics — also called nanoplastics...
EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW in pollution cartel probe
EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW in pollution cartel probe
The EU opened an in-depth probe into alleged collusion by major German car makers over anti-pollution technology on Tuesday, a fresh blow to the...

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