Andreas Späth

Renewables beat fossil fuels

2015-04-20 08:36

There are a number of good reasons why renewables are thrashing fossil fuel butts. Andreas Wilson-Späth tells us why.

(Solar) Power to the People!

2015-04-13 10:40 11 comments | 2691 views

It’s poor folks whose lives are impacted by ecological degradation - they’re paying for the excesses of the wealthy and can’t buy themselves to a greener future, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Let’s green our rooftops

2015-04-07 09:28 5 comments | 1254 views

There are a number of very compelling environmental, social, public health and economic benefits from green roofs, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Garden weed killer ‘probably’ causes cancer

2015-03-30 07:20 14 comments | 3517 views

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 | 1420 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.

Reviving our city rivers

2015-03-10 13:23 2 comments | 744 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.

Desalination: the answer to our water crisis?

2015-02-23 10:34 7 comments | 1875 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.


Our kids need nature

2015-03-16 09:53 4 comments | 1042 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.

Eskom: killing us softly

2015-03-02 10:09 5 comments | 4770 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 7 comments | 950 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.

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