ARTICLES RELATING TO ENVIRONMENT

No fracking ‘victory’

2016-09-20 09:28

Rhino oil and Gas has reduced the area it wants to explore for oil and gas in KwaZulu-Natal, but farming and environmental organisations say this is in no way a “victory”.

Obama: Oceans key to protecting planet from climate change

2016-09-15 22:12

President Barack Obama says he created the first monument in the Atlantic Ocean because the planet cannot be protected without protecting its oceans.

Help your child fall in love with nature

2016-09-15 15:27

With natural resources fast diminishing, it's vital to teach our kids to respect and protect the environment so there's something left for them and their offspring.

How the drought is affecting the Kruger National Park

2016-09-08 20:04

The current drought has a stranglehold on the Kruger National Park, but not all the effects are negative, a SANParks official has said.

Water restrictions for Bushbuckridge as drought deepens

2016-09-07 15:01

The Bushbuckridge municipality has announced that level two water usage restrictions will be implemented in the area with immediate effect until further notice.

Petition to keep Ezemvelo guarding KZN's coast

2016-09-01 18:10

A petition to ensure Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife keeps patrolling the province’s eastern coastline has gathered hundreds of signatures on civil action website change.org.

Millions at risk from rising water pollution: UN

2016-08-30 19:02

Increasingly polluted rivers in Africa, Asia and Latin America pose a disease risk to more than 300 million people and threaten fisheries and farming in many countries, a UN report has warned.

Activists slam ASEAN roadmap to stop smog

2016-08-11 17:57

Move by Southeast Asian nations for a roadmap to combat acrid haze from Indonesian fires, that cloaks vast swathes of the region every year, greeted by activists with scepticism.

London to offer alerts on air quality at bus stops

2016-08-07 16:43

Londoners will soon be able to learn if the air quality is poor at the same time they check if their bus is about to arrive.

Cooking oil, graphene among CO2 capture prize entry ideas

2016-07-27 21:52

Forty-seven entries from seven countries have been submitted for a $20m competition to capture and use greenhouse emissions from power plants.

 

Nearly 30 million cars in EU over emissions limit - study

2016-09-19 14:32

One year after Volkswagen's 'dieselgate' scandal, nearly 30 million cars on Europe's roads are still way over air-pollution limits, reports a European environment watchdog.

ICC signals new focus on environmental crimes

2016-09-15 21:10

ICC prosecutors have published a policy paper that outlines their priorities in selecting cases and which highlights a new focus on illegal destruction or exploitation of the environment.

Taiwanese vessel nabbed over fishing permit

2016-09-09 12:00

A Taiwanese vessel containing fishing gear and bait has been intercepted in South African waters, allegedly without a permit, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries says.

Scientists use undersea drones to help predict hurricanes

2016-09-08 13:54

Tropical Storm Hermine has provided a perfect opportunity for scientists who study hurricanes with underwater drones.

Aviation carbon agreement a step closer

2016-09-06 18:21

The International Air Transport Association has expressed optimism for an agreement on a Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation.

Integrated pest management key to reduce pesticides

2016-08-30 19:23

Tru-Cape’s ability to sell more SA apples and pears is supported by growers and packers that meet and often exceed high global standards.

China says school condemned in TV pollution report is safe

2016-08-28 14:55

Investigators in eastern China say they have not found high levels of pollution around a school where hundreds of kids had fallen sick with illnesses including leukemia.

Laos' thirst for Mekong River dams imperils fishing, farming

2016-08-08 17:03

Landlocked Laos is the poorest state in Southeast Asia but by virtue of geography and growing Chinese influence, its secretive authoritarian leaders wield a huge and unaccountable power over a river that winds through six countries.

Russian anthrax outbreak blamed on climate change

2016-08-06 17:23

Two people have died after an outbreak of anthrax in Siberia an over 2 000 reindeer have been killed by the bacteria.

Shared mobility for liveable cities

2016-07-26 19:38

A new report by the International Transport Forum looks at how shared transport can lead to many benefits for cities and their inhabitants.

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