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US take aim at non-native swans

2017-09-17 22:26

The graceful mute swan, symbol of love and hero of storybooks, is targeted for destruction by wildlife managers in New York and other states.

Volkswagen to electrify entire range by 2030

2017-09-11 19:23

Volkswagen doubled down efforts to clean up its image tarnished by the 'dieselgate scandal', vowing to electrify its entire range by 2030.

Your tap water may contain plastic, researchers warn

2017-09-07 08:35

People may be ingesting between 3 000 and 4 000 microparticles of plastic from tap water every year, said a study based on samples from 14 countries.

Harvey's floodwaters mix a foul brew of sewage, chemicals

2017-09-04 19:32

Harvey's filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment that will remain even after levels drop far enough that southeastern Texas residents no longer fear for their lives.

Listen to cry of the Earth - pope

2017-08-30 18:35

Pope Francis is urging world leaders to "listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor" and take measures to protect the environment.

Kenya bans plastic bags, may fine violators up to $38 000

2017-08-28 08:32

A ban on plastic bags has come came into force in Kenya and those found in violation of the ban could be fined up to $38 000 or serve a four-year jail term.

Court gives go-ahead to rhino horn auction

2017-08-20 20:43

A court has given the go-ahead for an online auction of rhino horns that has outraged conservationists.

Enviroserv officials in the dock over 'big stink'

2017-08-17 12:39

Waste management company EnviroServ's CEO and four other officials are now personally facing criminal charges relating to allegations that their Hillcrest landfill site is causing a noxious "big stink" in the area, west of Durban.

German automakers to give 5 million diesel cars new software

2017-08-02 22:40

Germany's transport minister says the country's automakers have committed to fit more than 5 million diesel cars with updated software to reduce harmful emissions.

Battery bakkie in the works: Meet the Bollinger B1 4x4

2017-08-01 08:53

‘A proper off-road capable bakkie which is also, almost unfathomably, a green-friendly electric vehicle,’ writes Lance Branquinho as he reports on Bollinger’s B1 electric bakkie.

 

Legal fight over R4.5bn logistics park in Durban

2017-09-15 06:10

Residents of Clairwood are expected to turn out in their numbers at the High Court when their lawyers challenge the provincial government’s approval of a massive logistics park at the old Clairwood Racecourse - once the only green lung in the area.

BMW joins push for electric cars: Includes plans for Rolls Royce EVs

2017-09-07 19:05

The BMW Group said all of its brands would offer electrified cars by 2025, including the iconic Rolls Royce.

Durban dust-up: Family trusts sue local factory for R9m in damages

2017-09-05 13:48

The owners of a large warehouse in Durban are suing a neighbouring crushing plant company for R9m in damages, and asking a high court judge to grant an interdict to stop any future "dust nuisance".

Saldanha fishermen slam new marine bill

2017-09-02 08:14

It was anything but smooth sailing for the Marine Spatial Planning Bill when members of Parliament came to consult the fishing community of Saldanha.

Swapping 'rubbish' for food in Dunoon

2017-08-29 06:01

A handful of Dunoon residents are collecting rubbish in exchange for tokens which they can use to "buy" food and clothes.

Brazil scraps Amazon reserve to allow mining

2017-08-24 08:13

Brazil has stripped a vast Amazon nature reserve of its protected status in a move that could expand mining in the region, in a decree that has recently been published.

Swiss stop registering Porsche diesel SUV's

2017-08-18 16:03

Switzerland will no longer register Porsche's luxury SUV, the Cayenne, with diesel engines citing the fallout from the emissions scandal.

Electric cars the future - also for SA

2017-08-04 06:00

Britain's announcement that no petrol or diesel-powered cars will be sold after 2040, has given electric cars a boost, but how does this affect SA?

Earth's 2017 resource 'budget' spent by next week: report

2017-08-02 12:42

Humanity will have used up its allowance of planetary resources such as water, soil, and clean air for all of 2017 by next week, said a report.

Researchers creating warning system for toxic algae in lakes

2017-07-30 21:19

Researchers are aiming within the next two years to roll out an early warning system that can spot when toxic algae is appearing.

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