Oil-like substance on road ‘friendly to the environment’

2016-05-24 11:01

Wildlife lovers exploring the Kar­kloof Sappi forest should not be alarmed at a black oil-like substance covering the dirt roads.

Durban beaches reopen after medical waste discovery

2016-05-20 09:21

Beaches along the coastline of Durban have been reopened after several days of closure as a result of the discovery of dumped hazardous medical waste last week.

Suspicious vessels at sea raise concern

2016-05-13 22:01

Nine suspicious vessels that are suspected of illegal fishing have been spotted around Durban, Port St Johns and Cape Recife this week.

NYC set to impose 5-cent charge for plastic bags

2016-05-05 23:45

New York City merchants will start charging customers 5 cents apiece for plastic bags under a bill that the City Council is expected to pass.

UN chief names choices for top UN environments posts

2016-05-04 12:51

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Norway's former environment and development minister Erik Solheim to head the UN environment agency and his intention to name Mexican ambassador Patricia Espinosa Cantellano to the UN's top climate change p

Wildlife unaffected by oil spill in Illinois

2016-04-20 09:14

A US Environmental Protection Agency official says a pipeline spill that dumped 180 000 litres of diesel into a river that forms the border of southern Illinois and Indiana has had no effect on wildlife.

Prize for activist who fought for lush corner of Puerto Rico

2016-04-18 21:02

A Puerto Rico environmental planner who fought to protect 1 200ha of coastal land that has long lured developers is one of six winners of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize.

Garden-care giant to drop bee death chemicals

2016-04-13 16:00

Garden-care giant Ortho says it will stop using a class of chemicals widely believed to harm bees.

China groundwater poisoned

2016-04-12 20:01

Underground water drawn from relatively shallow wells used by farms, factories and mostly rural households in China is unsafe for drinking because of pollution.

A grassroots industry and the poison from the sky

2016-04-08 14:44

Villagers near Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape say they live in fear of the helicopters that spray poison on their crops as part of an attempt to destroy dagga crops.


Chelsea Flower Show bemoans 'lost generation'

2016-05-23 17:17

Britain has a 'lost generation' with no gardening skills, the Royal Horticultural Society has warned.

Rebels bomb Eni's gas pipeline in Nigeria

2016-05-18 21:01

Suspected Niger delta oil rebels have bombed a gas pipeline owned by the Nigeria subsidiary of Italy's Eni, the latest attack on the country's oil facilities.

Religion goes green in Taiwan pollution battle

2016-05-09 19:00

Smoke billows daily from temples across Taiwan as visitors burn incense and paper money to bring luck and prosperity - but that familiar fragrant haze could be a thing of the past as concerns grow over ritual pollutants.

Brazil sues mining company in dam tragedy

2016-05-04 22:04

Shares in BHP Billiton tumbled after Brazil's Federal Public Prosecution announced it had launched a $43 billion civil suit for a dam break that caused the worst environmental disaster in Brazil's history.

Did volcano eruptions tip Europe into Dark Ages?

2016-04-20 21:05

Back-to-back volcanic eruptions in the mid-6th century darkened Europe's skies for more than a year and may have ushered in the Dark Ages, according to finding to be presented at a science conference in Vienna.

Poland primeval forest plan complaint lodged

2016-04-19 22:02

Environmental groups have lodged a complaint with the European Commission over a Polish government plan for extensive logging in Europe's last primeval forest.

Italians vote on oil, gas as scandal ups pressure on Renzi

2016-04-17 17:55

Italians are voting in a referendum on oil and gas drilling concessions which brings to a head a heated debate fraught with risk for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

McDonald's SA - we are NOT lovin' it!

2016-04-13 09:25

South African public and animal protection groups protest fastfood company McDonald's no-care attitude towards using eggs from caged hens. Thousands support the petition against McDonald's SA to stop the suffering of hens.

French nuclear plant could become Tesla factory

2016-04-10 21:17

France's oldest nuclear power plant, scheduled for closure in 2018, could be turned into a factory producing electric cars or batteries.

Unusual pact to tear down Klamath dams

2016-04-07 18:09

Endangered salmon blocked for nearly a century from hundreds of miles of the Klamath River in Oregon and California are expected to return after four hydroelectric dams are demolished.

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