Andreas Späth

Are you financing the fossil fuel industry?

2014-11-17 08:12

Your money may well be helping to fund the global fossil fuel industry that’s at the heart of the problem, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Who is exterminating Africa’s elephants?

2014-11-10 12:35 6 comments | 1269 views

If we can’t save Africa’s elephants, what chance do we have of saving anything else, asks Andreas Wilson-Späth

Fracking the ocean

2014-11-03 14:00 7 comments | 1823 views

Offshore fracking shares many of the risks inherent in fracking on land and adds others that are unique to the marine environment, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Prozac is not for the birds

2014-10-28 09:29 1287 views

Ecology is complicated. It’s often extremely difficult to forecast exactly what impact our actions today will have on the state of the environment tomorrow, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth

What does fracking smell like?

2014-10-20 10:24 5 comments | 1549 views

With fracking for shale gas likely to become a reality in many parts of South Africa, it’s a perfectly reasonable thing to ask. Does fracking have an odour, asks Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Why Russian nukes are good for us

2014-10-06 09:06 18 comments | 6255 views

I was surreptitiously handed a secret memo from a clandestine meeting between South African energy power brokers and a the Russian atomic energy agency, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Floating solar islands

2014-09-23 09:15 14 comments | 1466 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.


The personal is ecological

2014-10-13 08:24 3 comments | 402 views

Should the emphasis in trying to fix the world’s ecological problems be on individuals altering their behaviour or on changing the entire ‘system’, asks Andreas Wilson-Späth.

How green is your web surfing?

2014-09-29 07:41 25 comments | 2074 views

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.

Cannabis batteries for green energy storage

2014-09-15 11:38 6 comments | 1855 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.


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