Andreas Späth

What does fracking smell like?

2014-10-20 10:24

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.

The personal is ecological

2014-10-13 08:24 3 comments | 302 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.

Why Russian nukes are good for us

2014-10-06 09:06 19 comments | 6135 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.

How green is your web surfing?

2014-09-29 07:41 25 comments | 2057 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.

Floating solar islands

2014-09-23 09:15 14 comments | 1452 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.

Elephant poaching at genocidal levels

2014-08-25 07:49 2 comments | 995 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.

Frankenstein biology - good or bad for us?

2014-08-04 10:16 16 comments | 2204 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.


Cannabis batteries for green energy storage

2014-09-15 11:38 6 comments | 1809 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.

See the Great Barrier Reef before it’s too late

2014-08-18 10:08 2 comments | 2096 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 | 1296 views

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

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