Tormin mine claims false, court hears

2017-02-23 07:46

The “independent” geological consultant who said the catastrophic collapse of a sea cliff in front of a West Coast mineral sands mine was caused by natural events was employed by the mine when he wrote this in a report, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Australian mining company takes govt to court

2017-02-22 05:41

An Australian mining company operating on the West Coast has started its litigation against environmental authorities in the Western Cape High Court.

Biologists find weird 'super life' in cave

2017-02-18 11:00

Scientists examining deep and hot caves in Mexico have found microbes trapped in crystals that could be 50 000 years old.

Sulfuric acid cloud spreads in Germany

2017-02-16 17:56

About 150 people are suffering from breathing problems after sulfuric acid spilled from a tank of a chemical company in the western city of Oberhausen and turned into a toxic cloud.

US authorities clear pathway for Dakota pipeline

2017-02-08 08:28

US authorities say they will approve a permit to complete the controversial Dakota Access pipeline to reduce transportation costs and give US producers a boost as they compete against oil from Canada.

Sand mining free-for-all

2017-02-02 10:48

Illegal sand mining along the banks of the Msunduzi and Umngeni rivers between Pietermaritzburg and Durban is posing an increasingly serious environmental threat.

TIMELINE: The Dakota Access oil pipeline

2017-02-01 17:46

Notable events in the dispute over the four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Environmentalists preparing to battle Trump, GOP in court

2017-01-31 08:40

Environmentalists are bracing for court battles over what they fear will be an unprecedented wave of rollbacks on policies concerning climate change, wildlife protection, federal lands and pollution.

UK blocks Nigeria Shell spill claims

2017-01-26 19:02

A British court has blocked pollution claims against Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell by more than 40 000 Niger Delta residents demanding action.

Trump signs orders reviving Keystone, Dakota pipelines

2017-01-24 21:22

US President Donald Trump signed executive orders Tuesday reviving the construction of two controversial oil pipelines, but said the projects would be subject to renegotiation.


German city bans older diesel cars

2017-02-22 07:41

Authorities in southwest Germany are banning older diesel cars from driving in the city of Stuttgart starting in 2018.

Critical court showdown on mining and environment

2017-02-19 15:26

Tormin case will decide if government’s environmental watchdog still has power when it comes to mining.

Bredell urges cautious approach to Western Cape water shortage

2017-02-16 20:03

The Western Cape is playing catch-up in trying to ensure sufficient water supply for its growing population, local government MEC Anton Bredell says.

Former gangster now makes eco-friendly cleaning products

2017-02-14 12:13

A former Cape Town gangster says his life has changed radically and he now makes affordable, environmentally-friendly cleaning products after turning away from a life of crime.

KZN man transforms vacant land into veggie garden to feed community

2017-02-06 07:17

A filling station worker has turned a small plot of unused land at the Engen where he is employed into a garden producing veggies that feed the staff and local community.

Work on Dakota pipeline to continue amid rift

2017-02-02 09:17

A US senator says the Acting Secretary of the Army has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to allow construction of the Dakota pipeline.

Study confirms existence of 'lost continent' under Indian Ocean

2017-01-31 21:10

A study headed up by a Wits University geologist has confirmed the existence of a "lost continent" under the island of Mauritius.

Growing life from death

2017-01-27 09:05

A Johannesburg-based company is selling biodegradable urns for humans and pets that will grow into a tree.

Flint, Michigan, water below federal lead limit

2017-01-24 22:10

Michigan environmental officials say Flint's water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit.

France closing ageing nuclear plant

2017-01-24 18:58

France has taken a key step towards shutting down its oldest nuclear power station, a campaign promise of Socialist President Francois Hollande.

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