Andreas Späth

Garden weed killer ‘probably’ causes cancer

2015-03-30 07:20

What’s more shocking than the sheer number of industrial chemicals we’re in contact with on a daily basis is how very little we know about their potential effects on our bodies and health, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

A greener death

2015-03-23 09:13 1 comments | 1372 views

If you find calls encouraging people to die in a more eco-friendly fashion a little odd, you’ll be surprised by the growing global trend in so-called green burials.

Our kids need nature

2015-03-16 09:53 4 comments | 1036 views

As a parent I suspect I’m not alone in feeling that I haven’t done enough to make my children spend more time outdoors, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Reviving our city rivers

2015-03-10 13:23 2 comments | 726 views

Most of us living in cities don’t tend to see rivers very often. Not because they’re not there, but because we don’t really notice them much, say Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Eskom: killing us softly

2015-03-02 10:09 5 comments | 4737 views

Some of South Africa’s dirtiest companies don’t seem to feel the need to comply with the country’s air pollution regulations and now government has given them the right to continue to poison the air we breathe, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Climate change: Trees to the rescue

2015-02-16 11:08 10 comments | 945 views

Humans have been unintentionally practicing geoengineering for centuries, pumping all manner of pollution into the environment without knowing the impact of these actions, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Is the future of cars green?

2014-12-09 07:37 1 comments | 524 views

Does the future of transportation involve an inexhaustible fuel that produces pure water vapour as its only emission, asks Andreas Wilson-Späth.


Desalination: the answer to our water crisis?

2015-02-23 10:34 9 comments | 1865 views

Not only is the country’s water infrastructure in need of refurbishment, but access to sufficiently large quantities of potable water is becoming a problem, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Why are almonds so expensive?

2015-02-09 07:51 9 comments | 4524 views

If you’re fond of nibbling almonds you’ll have asked yourself more than once why they are so darned expensive, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

The Great Seawall off China

2014-12-01 12:57 6 comments | 2409 views

An system of seawalls has been built along the coast of mainland China. Its function is to reclaim land from the ocean and put it to profitable use in the country’s ballooning economy, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.


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