ARTICLES RELATING TO ENVIRONMENT

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.

Nuclear could be the next 'fossil' fuel

2017-05-28 19:19

A grey dinosaur statue outside south Florida's largest power plant is meant to symbolize two decommissioned fossil fuel reactors, but it also could be seen to represent a nuclear industry crumpling under mounting costs.

Mining company serves summons on environmental rights lawyers

2017-05-24 18:28

Two attorneys at the Centre for Environmental Rights have been served with a summons by an Australian mining company operating on the West Coast.

Study finds that climate change threatens fynbos

2017-05-19 07:13

A study using data stretching back several decades has produced the first empirical evidence that increasingly hot, dry summers driven by climate change are having a negative effect on the Cape’s unique fynbos

New Zealand has plan to save birds

2017-05-12 20:07

People across New Zealand are embracing an environmental goal so ambitious it's been compared to putting a man on the moon: ridding the entire nation of every last rat, opossum and stoat.

Australian company sues SA environmental lawyers for defamation

2017-05-09 08:36

South African Australian-owned mining company Mineral Commodities Ltd is suing a West Coast community activist and two Centre for Environmental Rights attorneys for defamation.

Groups sue to keep drilling ban in Arctic

2017-05-04 22:15

Environmental and Alaska Native groups have sued to overturn an executive order by President Donald Trump that aims to put the Arctic and Atlantic oceans back in play for oil and gas drilling.

Shongweni landfill site owners get death threats

2017-04-25 16:33

Shongweni landfill site owners EnviroServ - accused of being responsible for a "big stink" which is making people sick - says its officials and their families are being intimidated.

 

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.

KZN earthworms get English names to be more relatable to the public

2017-05-29 09:00

Two scientists in KwaZulu-Natal have embarked on a great earthworm naming push, to assign common English names to the roughly 100 species of indigenous earthworms found in the province.

‘This is not the democracy we fought for’ – former Robben Island prisoner

2017-05-25 22:51

South Africa's democracy is not the democracy Robben Island prisoners had fought for, a former island prisoner says.

28 000 plant species for medical use

2017-05-19 21:29

More than 28 000 species of plants around the world have a medical use but poor documentation means people are not making the most of the health benefits.

China cleans up Everest

2017-05-12 21:03

Volunteers have cleared four tons of garbage from the Chinese north side of Mount Everest in the first five days of a clean-up operation.

US cities, states work on climate change without Trump

2017-05-12 17:36

Even as President Donald Trump steers the United States away from actively fighting climate change, a number of American cities and states are continuing to pursue renewable energies to reduce their carbon footprint.

Protection for 27 US national monuments may be curtailed

2017-05-07 08:08

The US Interior Department has identified 27 national monuments that may face the rolling back or elimination of protections put in place over the past two decades.

Trump signs order to expand ocean oil drilling

2017-04-28 18:09

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will roll back restrictions on oil drilling in the Arctic.

WATCH: Future Fords could be built with Bamboo

2017-04-25 12:56

What's super strong, fast-growing and potentially part of your next car? Well if Ford's research proves fruitful it could be Bamboo! Check out how future cars could be built with grass.

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