Activists slam ASEAN roadmap to stop smog

2016-08-11 17:57

Move by Southeast Asian nations for a roadmap to combat acrid haze from Indonesian fires, that cloaks vast swathes of the region every year, greeted by activists with scepticism.

London to offer alerts on air quality at bus stops

2016-08-07 16:43

Londoners will soon be able to learn if the air quality is poor at the same time they check if their bus is about to arrive.

Cooking oil, graphene among CO2 capture prize entry ideas

2016-07-27 21:52

Forty-seven entries from seven countries have been submitted for a $20m competition to capture and use greenhouse emissions from power plants.

Kia dedicated to the environment, reduces carbon footprint

2016-07-15 07:16

With more emphasis being placed on preserving the Earth, Kia is doing its part to for the 'green cause'.

Cape Town unit steadily dealing with city's 'problem buildings'

2016-07-13 17:32

Problem buildings in Cape Town present a "special kind of hell" for the city, says a City of Cape Town official.

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.


Laos' thirst for Mekong River dams imperils fishing, farming

2016-08-08 17:03

Landlocked Laos is the poorest state in Southeast Asia but by virtue of geography and growing Chinese influence, its secretive authoritarian leaders wield a huge and unaccountable power over a river that winds through six countries.

Russian anthrax outbreak blamed on climate change

2016-08-06 17:23

Two people have died after an outbreak of anthrax in Siberia an over 2 000 reindeer have been killed by the bacteria.

Shared mobility for liveable cities

2016-07-26 19:38

A new report by the International Transport Forum looks at how shared transport can lead to many benefits for cities and their inhabitants.

DRC to scrap illegal China logging contracts

2016-07-14 08:18

DR Congolese authorities say they will annul three logging contracts awarded to China in what Greenpeace had called a violation of the country's logging moratorium.

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.

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