ARTICLES RELATING TO ENVIRONMENT

Authorities thinking about Vic Falls theme park

2015-05-23 14:18

Victoria Falls is still assessing the environmental impact of a proposed multimillion dollar theme park.

Fire on oil rig in Gulf of Mexico

2015-05-22 20:25

The US Coast Guard has rescued 28 oil workers from an offshore platform in the Gulf Of Mexico after a fire broke out.

Indonesia sinks foreign boats to deter illegal fishing

2015-05-21 08:45

Indonesia has sunk 41 foreign boats across the archipelago, reports say, as part of an ongoing push to stop illegal fishing in its waters.

French, German leaders appeal for end to use of fossil fuels

2015-05-19 13:34

The leaders of France and Germany urged the world to 'decarbonise', to completely phase out use of fossil fuels this century as pressure grows to end carbon-dioxide emissions.

Anti-Arctic drilling activists hold 'Shell No' protest

2015-05-17 08:28

Hundreds of activists decked out in neoprene wetsuits and life jackets have taken to the water off Seattle in kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and other vessels to send the message that Shell should cancel its plan to drill in the Arctic Ocean.

Huge Arctic oil rig arrives in Seattle amid protests

2015-05-15 10:55

A 122m-long Arctic oil drilling rig pulled by tugs has arrived in Seattle waters despite environmentalists' protests and the city's opposition to letting it dock there.

Breakup fears for massive Antarctic ice shelf

2015-05-13 15:42

The largest ice shelf in the Antarctic peninsula is being thinned by warmer seas and air and could catastrophically break up, scientists say.

Plan OK'd to drill into BP's ill-fated Macondo reservoir

2015-05-13 11:06

Deep-water drilling is set to resume near the site of the catastrophic BP PLC well blowout that killed 11 workers and caused the largest US offshore oil spill five years ago off the coast of Louisiana.

Shell clears major hurdle for Arctic drilling

2015-05-11 22:57

A US agency has approved Shell's Arctic drilling plan off Alaska's northwest coast

Left turn in oil-rich Alberta stuns energy industry

2015-05-06 23:22

The NDP is expected to be less accommodative of the energy industry and its Alberta oil sands operations, the target of heavy environmental criticism.

 

Woman chains herself to Shell ship

2015-05-23 09:53

A woman has chained herself to the Arctic Challenger, a support ship for Shell's exploratory oil drilling north of Seattle.

California oil clean-up starts, sticky crude collected

2015-05-22 12:12

More than 31 00 litres of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 15 km of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky crude that escaped from a ruptured pipeline.

Greenpeace: Dozens of Chinese boats fishing illegally in West Africa

2015-05-20 13:03

At least 74 Chinese vessels have fished illegally on prohibited fishing grounds off the coast of West Africa, according to a study.

Britain turning grey as gardens paved over

2015-05-18 17:26

The English are famous for their love of gardens but many home owners are now paving over theirs, turning Britain grey.

UN agency sets pollution rules for Polar shipping

2015-05-15 22:15

The United Nations shipping agency has adopted stricter safety and environmental provisions for vessels operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters after years of negotiations.

Midmar sewage pollution concern

2015-05-14 10:00

Radio personalities, celebrities, government and environmental specialists ­have visited Midmar dam and Mpophomeni township just outside Howick and witnessed first hand the raw sewage spilling into Midmar’s tributaries.

Philips shows future of light at V&A Waterfront

2015-05-13 15:03

Royal Philips has kicked off its sixth consecutive Cape Town to Cairo environmental roadshow by lighting up iconic monuments at the V&A Waterfront.

Pope says environmental sinners will answer to God

2015-05-12 21:21

Pope Francis has warned 'the powerful of the earth' they will answer to God if they fail to protect the environment to ensure the world can feed its population.

Belize offshore oil plan sparks worries for reefs, fisheries

2015-05-08 13:15

Belize offshore oil proposal has environmentalists worried about reefs, fisheries, tourism.

Cyprus recruits owls and snakes

2015-05-06 16:55

Barn owls and black snakes are being enlisted in Cyprus to protect carob trees, known on the Mediterranean island since antiquity and once a flourishing export.

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