water pollution

 
Why coral reefs are important and why they are dying
Why coral reefs are important and why they are dying
More than 11 billion pieces of plastic larger than five centimetres wide are littering coral reefs across the Asia-Pacific region, according to a...
Ministry should take over deteriorating wastewater treatment plants
Ministry should take over deteriorating wastewater treatment plants
The problem of the pollution of the Vaal Dam refuses to go away, despite government efforts to keep the chartered waters clean. The dam is facing a...
Toxic ocean pollution adds to fish woes
Toxic ocean pollution adds to fish woes
The oceans are dying. Humans are to blame but we know precious little about the where, why and how. More is known about the moon than about the...
Water be damned, the mines are what count
Water be damned, the mines are what count
South Africa is in its second year of drought. A strong El Niño has exacerbated this, leaving the agriculture sector devastated and water...
EIA: Marine waste has killed more than a million animals
EIA: Marine waste has killed more than a million animals
An investigation by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency has linked marine waste to the deaths of a...
Dirty listed companies hide the truth
Dirty listed companies hide the truth
Some of South Africa's biggest listed companies are perennial breakers of environmental legislation, according to a comprehensive study by the...
Departments admit to acid water slip-up
Departments admit to acid water slip-up
Thirty million litres of water laden with heavy metals are being treated each day at a plant on Gauteng's West Rand. This has stabilised one of the...
Water affairs silenced as sewage flows
Water affairs silenced as sewage flows
Most of South Africa's 800 municipal water treatment plants are releasing raw sewage into the country's rivers. Water affairs department officials...
Communities left up the creek with dirty water
Communities left up the creek with dirty water
The brown and white Nguni cow can barely lift her head. Her jaundiced eye watches us through the green grass as we approach, a mess of yellow liquid...
One man's home is another man's uranium dump
One man's home is another man's uranium dump
The broken glass from a window pane cracks underfoot, a jarring noise amid the drone of mining equipment in the distance. It is one of the few...

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