ARTICLES RELATING TO ENVIRONMENT

Dutch inventor harnessing waves to clean up the seas

2016-06-22 19:46

The Dutch inventor behind a ground-breaking project to remove millions of ton of plastics floating in vast ocean "garbage patches", has unveiled the first prototype of his ambitious sea-cleaning device.

Scores of environmental activists killed in 2015

2016-06-20 22:49

At least 185 activists and indigenous people fighting environmental pillaging were murdered in 2015, the watchdog group Global Witness says.

Frackers a step closer to KZN

2016-06-15 13:01

The possibility of the KZN Midlands being fracked has increased after Rhino Oil and Gas was given the green light to start with the next stage in their process.

Indonesia lashes out at Singapore in new haze row

2016-06-13 16:27

Indonesia's environment minister has lashed out at Singapore for failing to show 'respect' after the city-state tried to question the director of an Indonesian company over last year's haze outbreak.

eThekwini Municipality sewage spill contained

2016-06-03 20:29

No more sewage has spilled into the Palmiet and Umgeni rivers following contamination earlier this week, the eThekwini Municipality says.

Durban's voluntary beach cleaners get City's backing

2016-06-01 13:11

The City of Durban has promised to support groups of residents who have rolled up their sleeves to remove medical waste from the city's northern beaches.

Meet the friends who clean Durban's beaches for free

2016-05-25 13:10

A pair of Durban men have rallied their friends together and taken it upon themselves to clean up Durban's beaches.

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.

 

Durban women turn dumping sites into green spaces

2016-06-22 11:27

A group of Durban women have made it their business to clean up several illegal dumping sites in their city out of a simple desire to make a difference.

New beginnings for VW? More electric cars on the way

2016-06-17 08:34

Volkswagen plans to intensify its push into electric vehicles as it fights to bounce back from a scandal over diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests.

Toyota gets bullish on plug-in hybrids with new Prius Prime

2016-06-15 09:57

As the fourth-generation Prius is launched in South Africa in June, Toyota says it may not have been as bullish as rivals in pushing its plug-in hybrids.

Environmental group opens school

2016-06-08 09:23

Pietermaritzburg environmental activist organisation groundWork opened its Environmental Justice School in celebration of World Environment Day at the weekend.

Invasive grass carp spawn in US tributary - report

2016-06-02 20:44

Scientists in the American state of Ohio say there's proof that one type of invasive Asian carp is spawning in a Great Lakes tributary.

Senegal's southern forests may disappear by 2018

2016-05-26 22:28

Senegal's heavily forested southern region of Casamance will have no tree cover left by 2018 if illegal logging driven by Chinese demand is not addressed.

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.

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