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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.

World gears up for electric cars despite bumps in road

2017-07-27 07:47

Technological advances mean fossil fuel in cars could be phased out within decades but switching to electric carries its own environmental and economic concerns as more and more countries announce radical plans.

Audi engineer charged with directing VW emissions cheating

2017-07-07 06:43

A former high-level executive for Volkswagen's Audi luxury brand has been charged with conspiracy and accused of directing other employees to program vehicles to cheat on emissions tests

No mining at Mabola ‘for the foreseeable future’

2017-07-03 06:01

Mining at the Mabola protected water zone is on hold – for now. The status of the the mining right is unclear after court action by civil society groups this week.

Good news surprise as world's whales recover rapidly

2017-06-27 08:09

At a time when news about the environment is so often depressing, oceans expert Professor Ken Findlay has some good news about the future of the Earth’s biggest creatures.

Bid for environmental rights pact to kick off in Paris

2017-06-23 22:30

Politicians, legal experts and activists will launch a campaign in Paris on Saturday for a global pact to protect the human right to a clean, healthy environment.

Durban clearing company sues over 'defamatory' Facebook posts

2017-06-12 16:21

A Durban cleaning and clearing company claims, accused on social media of illegal dumping in a nature reserve, is now suing two Facebook sites and two individuals.

 

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.

Zimbabwe acid leak: 30 000 litre toxic spill near 'Cecil's' park

2017-07-27 11:35

A massive decontamination exercise is under way near Zimbabwe''s Hwange National Park after a tanker transporting sulphuric acid overturned, spilling 30 000 litres of the dangerous chemical on the main road, a report says.

Battle for the prime beach erupts

2017-07-18 18:47

The battle over one of Durban's unspoilt beaches is about to erupt over a multi-billion rand high-rise development at the southern-most end of the city's "Golden Mile".

France aims for automakers to ditch petrol and diesel by 2040

2017-07-06 13:35

French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot says he has set the country's automakers of not selling petrol or diesel cars by 2040.

First salvo fired in court battle to prevent Mabola mining

2017-06-28 17:41

Civil organisations have set in motion a precedent-setting legal battle which could determine how future mining applications in environmentally sensitive areas are handled.

Great Barrier Reef a $42 billion asset 'too big to fail'

2017-06-26 11:34

Australia's under-pressure Great Barrier Reef is an asset worth $42 billion and as an ecosystem and economic driver is "too big to fail", a study says.

California still digging out snowy roads

2017-06-16 12:30

Crews are still working to remove snow from roads through two national parks in California despite the summer and a heat wave approaching.

Tyre wars: Was tyre recycling scheme a money making racket?

2017-06-07 13:03

South Africa’s controversial tyre recycling scheme may have plundered a tyre levy recycling fund, instead of creating jobs and improving the environment as it promised.

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