Andreas Späth

How green is your web surfing?

2014-09-29 07:41

Using the internet has become second nature to many of us, but most of us don’t give much thought to the environmental consequences of our online activities, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Floating solar islands

2014-09-23 09:15 15 comments | 1275 views

A few years ago I heard a retired engineer’s reply to a question about how much solar power would be required to supply all of South Africa with electricity, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Cannabis batteries for green energy storage

2014-09-15 11:38 6 comments | 1752 views

Research has identified industrial hemp as a viable raw material for energy storage devices that may be used to efficiently bank electricity generated from renewable sources, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Elephant poaching at genocidal levels

2014-08-25 07:49 2 comments | 985 views

Africa’s elephant population is in trouble, says Andreas Wilson-Späth. According to a new study, tens of thousands of elephants have been killed illegally.

See the Great Barrier Reef before it’s too late

2014-08-18 10:08 2 comments | 2067 views

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is on many people’s bucket list. And we’re busy breaking it, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

All the plastic in the sea

2014-07-21 14:13 2 comments | 1292 views

Let’s cut down on the vast quantities of plastic we produce, buy, use and throw away every day, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth

Genetically engineered mossies

2014-07-07 12:35 1 comments | 296 views

The world’s gene splicing and dicing scientists are a busy lot who have long started to experiment with modifying the genetic material of animal species as well, says Andreas Wilson Späth.


Frankenstein biology - good or bad for us?

2014-08-04 10:16 17 comments | 2194 views

The idea of creating life has fascinated humans for millennia, but until fairly recently, the thought of it becoming an actual reality was pretty much taboo, writesAndreas Wilson-Späth.

Putting a market value on nature

2014-07-08 07:42 2 comments | 556 views

What is nature worth to you? No, not in terms of the joy of seeing a rose-tinted sunset or a rhino in the wild, but in rands and cents, asks Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Reinventing the leaf

2014-06-23 07:53 4 comments | 1990 views

One of the holy grails of solar power technology might soon become a reality, Andreas Wilson-Späth.


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