World facing grave environmental crisis - pope

2015-11-25 21:00

Pope Francis has said the world is facing a "grave environmental crisis" as he arrived in Kenya on a landmark Africa trip just days before a crucial UN summit aimed at curbing climate change.

US to cancel drilling lease on Blackfoot land

2015-11-24 19:00

The US Interior Department is to cancel an energy lease on land sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the US and Canada.

Brazil mining disaster contaminates ocean

2015-11-23 19:23

Mud from a Brazil mining disaster has reached the Atlantic devastating aquatic life.

Survey: SA to cut wheat output by 2.7%

2015-11-19 17:30

SA will probably decrease its estimate for wheat production by 2.7% this season as the country's worst drought in 23 years affected planting, a survey shows.

Plan B: Hacking the climate

2015-11-18 18:33

Scientists are exploring technological fixes to slow the earth's warming.

Boston man’s farm a lush oasis in drought-hit KZN

2015-11-17 09:58

Lush emerald-green hills dotted with six full dams and plump cattle sound like a fairytale in the midst of the KwaZulu-Natal drought.

Fish rescued from Brazil dam burst river

2015-11-16 21:01

Teams of biologists are working in Brazil to rescue fish from a river that was contaminated after two dams at an iron ore mine breached.

Montreal dumping sewage into St Lawrence River

2015-11-11 16:58

The City of Montreal has begun dumping eight billion litres of untreated sewage into the St Lawrence River.

Emissions scandal takes its toll on Porsche

2015-11-10 15:43

The emissions exhaust scandal that has rocked Volkswagen has taken its toll on the automaker's luxury sports-car brand Porsche.

Emissions scandal: Would you accept a R14 000 VW 'gift'?

2015-11-10 12:48

Volkswagen is offering owners of its diesel cars 'a goodwill package'. Even if you accept the gift you can still sue the automaker, reports AP.


Toxic Kenya dump concerns pope

2015-11-24 22:28

A toxic Kenyan dumpsite embodies the pope's environmental concern ahead of his Africa trip.

Danish auction house stops ivory sales

2015-11-23 21:26

Denmark's second largest auction house has stopped selling ivory products amid a social media storm over its planned sale of two tusks.

Climate change could slash polar bear numbers

2015-11-19 21:41

Polar bears could see their numbers dwindle by nearly a third by mid-century due to climate change.

Britain to close dirty coal power plants

2015-11-18 22:47

Britain will shut polluting coal-fired power plants by 2025, its government says.

Chinese emissions to rise despite coal peak

2015-11-18 17:39

Obscured by polluted haze, workers are putting the finishing touches to towering smokestacks on a multi-billion-dollar coal-to-oil plant in China that will pump out vast amounts of carbon dioxide when in operation.

Cameroon start-up offers clean streets, cleaner fuel

2015-11-17 08:46

The streets and marketplaces of Cameroon's economic capital Douala are strewn with fruit and vegetable debris of all sorts. But one man's garbage is another's treasure

Manure from millions of hogs fuels natural gas project

2015-11-15 22:33

One recipe for renewable natural gas goes: Place manure from about 2 million hogs in lagoons, cover them with an impermeable material and let it bake until gas from the manure rises.

SA businesses embracing recycling - index

2015-11-10 18:38

The number of South African businesses embracing recycling initiatives are on the uptick, an index shows.

We'll take action against illegal waste dumping in Kruger - SANParks

2015-11-10 15:28

South African conservation authorities have expressed concerns about contractors irresponsibly dumping waste materials in the iconic Kruger National Park.

India plans to link 37 rivers to avoid flood issues

2015-11-09 10:03

The Indian government is pushing ahead with plans to link 37 of its rivers in a $168m engineering scheme it says will solve the perennial problem of floods in some areas and droughts in others.

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