ARTICLES RELATING TO ENVIRONMENT

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.

Crews set to take down 600-year-old tree

2017-04-24 18:27

A 600-year-old white oak tree in New Jersey that's believed to be among the oldest in the nation is about to come down

Overflowing landfills choke Puerto Rico

2017-04-22 07:05

Landfills across Puerto Rico are over capacity and groaning under tons of liquefied garbage seeping into the tropical soil and posing a threat to people and the environment.

 

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.

Hungry Caterpillar feasts on plastic bags

2017-04-24 22:21

A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a notoriously resistant plastic raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution.

UK could face legal battle over air pollution delay

2017-04-24 16:14

The British government is seeking to postpone the publication of its keenly-awaited air-pollution plan due to elections, raising the prospect of a legal challenge.

New legal challenge to shut down Durban landfill site

2017-04-18 13:35

Doctors, specialists and school principals have given their support to a legal challenge aimed at shutting down a landfill site they say affects the health of residents of Shongweni and Hillcrest.

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