ARTICLES RELATING TO ENVIRONMENT

India cancels foreign funding licence of Greenpeace local unit

2015-09-03 21:29

India's government has cancelled a licence that allowed Greenpeace International's Indian unit to receive donations from abroad.

Earth has three trillion trees

2015-09-02 22:08

There are about three trillion trees on Earth, roughly 422 for every person and eight times more than previously estimated, researchers say.

Climate: Tropical forests in trouble

2015-09-02 18:03

New satellite data reveals a rapid loss of tropical forests in Cambodia, parts of west Africa and Madagascar, and the Gran Chaco region of South America, analysts say.

The world needs hydro power

2015-08-28 21:21

To provide more clean energy, particularly in fast-growing Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the world needs more hydro power dams.

Eskom scoops top award

2015-08-28 10:05

Eskom has been honoured for preserving the environment and harnessing the country’s natural resources, as well as for its social investment commitment.

How recycling creates jobs

2015-08-25 13:38

Some people depend on recycling to put food on the table.

Solar race: SA students to take on world’s best

2015-08-25 12:09

South African students, piloting a locally-built solar-powered racer, will take on rivals at the World Solar Challenge in Australia. Do SA proud guys!

Dakar Rally to bypass Peru - report

2015-08-25 07:47

The annual Dakar Rally will be rerouted as Peru withdrew as host due to forecasts for a strong El Nino weather pattern which has caused floods and landslides in the past.

KZN beaches closed after shark threat

2015-08-23 14:06

Beaches in Scottburghon on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast have been closed for bathing following the presence of a humpback whale carcass attracting sharks in the general area, the KZN Sharks Board says.

Concern at delayed replacement of felled city trees

2015-08-21 10:23

COUNCIL has no funds at present to replace the trees it is chopping down in the Pietermaritzburg city centre.

 

Pollution killing the poor

2015-09-03 20:33

Policy makers could save millions of lives worldwide with simple, cheap measures to tackle dirty air and water.

City of lights dimming

2015-09-02 20:55

Hong Kong's famous city lights are being targeted as the city strives for more sustainable energy consumption.

Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice

2015-08-31 13:40

Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it, a report says.

Firefighting deadly for river

2015-08-28 16:23

The tiny Jagst River considered a natural jewel in south-western Germany now faces deadly contamination after a fire.

Sewage spill prompts closure of famed Hawaii beach

2015-08-26 09:44

Stretches of Waikiki's white sands and blue waters are deserted after officials warned that heavy rains triggered a 1.9-million-liter sewage spill near Hawaii's world-famous tourist district.

Russia ordered to compensate Greenpeace in Arctic Sunrise case

2015-08-25 13:11

Environmental campaigners Greenpeace have welcomed a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague that says Russia must pay them compensation for boarding their ship the Arctic Sunrise.

Tropical forests almost the size of India set to be axed by 2050

2015-08-25 08:02

Tropical forests covering an area nearly the size of India are set to be destroyed in the next 35 years, a faster rate of deforestation than previously thought, a study warns.

Russia launches military drills in Arctic

2015-08-24 18:26

Russia has launched military exercises in the Arctic as it seeks to bolster claims to the region's vast hydrocarbon and mineral wealth.

Dogs banned from Cape Town beach after penguins killed

2015-08-21 16:31

Dogs have temporarily been banned from along Burghers’ Walk to Links Crescent in Simon’s Town after eight endangered African penguins were killed in two days.

Plants turning alien

2015-08-19 20:20

Many of the world's plants are becoming aliens, spread by people into new areas where they choke out native vegetation in a worsening trend.

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