Americans waste 150 000 tons of food per day - study

2018-04-19 10:04

Americans waste nearly 150 000 tons of food per day, amounting to about 422g per person, and fruits and vegetables are mostly what gets tossed, says a study.

New Zealand puts brakes on search for oil in bid to go green

2018-04-12 20:53

Signaling its commitment to a clean energy future, New Zealand's government won't issue any more permits for offshore oil and gas exploration

Discovery of new ocean current 'personal' for UCT researcher

2018-04-09 16:11

In a partnership between the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, local and international universities, the existence of the new ocean current has been investigated.

NGO threatens Shell with lawsuit over climate 'destruction'

2018-04-05 11:21

An campaign group has threatened to take oil giant Royal Dutch Shell to court should it fail to comply with climate targets set out under the Paris agreement.

School children recycle waste for food

2018-04-04 11:30

Up to 150 schoolchildren in the town of Colchester participate in a recycling project that exchanges plastic bottles and tins for food and other necessities.

The giant garbage vortex in the Pacific Ocean is bigger than the size of South Africa

2018-03-25 10:52

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has more than 16 times as much plastic as previous estimates, according to a study by the Ocean Cleanup Foundation.

South Africa comes second last on energy transition index

2018-03-16 21:00

South Africa has been ranked 113th out of 114 countries in the Effective Energy Transitions Index 2018.

12 rare animals that are teetering on the brink of extinction

2018-03-15 17:19

Here are 12 species at risk of extinction, including some that you probably didn’t even know existed.

Greenpeace hammers Numsa over IPP interdict

2018-03-14 12:22

Greenpeace has condemned Numsa after its court interdict preventing 27 contracts with renewable energy independent power producers from being signed.

Trump axes Obama-era rule on organic farming

2018-03-13 09:16

The US Department of Agriculture announced it is withdrawing a much delayed Obama-era rule that would have imposed more regulations on producers of organically raised livestock and poultry.

 

SA readies latest ocean-watching satellite for launch

2018-04-17 10:31

Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane is to unveil South Africa's most sophisticated satellite.

Toxic levels of arsenic in Amazon basin well water, study finds

2018-04-11 17:05

Shallow wells dug for drinking water in the Amazon basin in order to avoid polluted rivers contain up to 70 times the recommended limit of arsenic, researchers have warned.

Biomass could be the future of SA energy – if we do it right

2018-04-09 13:13

South Africa is in the ideal position to develop biomass as an alternative energy source, says an industry insider.

Fishing boats are turning off anti-collision technology in ways that put millions of people at risk and could cost billions

2018-04-04 17:52

Fishing vessels disappear in suspicious areas with disturbing frequency. Illegal fishing is such a serious problem it's considered a national security threat.

Rubbish, dead animals dumped on streets of filthy PE suburb

2018-03-26 08:32

A councillor in Jacksonville, Port Elizabeth, is calling for effective litter awareness campaigns and an official dumping site for his ward as rubbish is strewn on streets.

UCT scientists convince City of Cape Town to drill cautiously into aquifer

2018-03-20 07:38

The City of Cape Town's emergency groundwater drilling programme is to be formally scrutinised by an environmental monitoring committee.

Five new green ratings for V&A Waterfront buildings

2018-03-15 17:38

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town was awarded five Green Star Ratings from the Green Building Council of South Africa.

PICS - Durban is slowly becoming a seaside city without any sand

2018-03-15 07:08

The eThekwini municipality says it is doing all it can to improve the state of its beaches in the face of climate change and "overmining" of sand in the province.

Google guru Page tests flying taxis in New Zealand

2018-03-14 12:07

Pilot-less flying taxis are being tested in New Zealand as part of a project backed by Google co-founder Larry Page that supporters say will revolutionise personal transport.

Western Cape to scrap vacant 'commissioner of environment' post after 20 years

2018-03-12 16:40

The Western Cape government is set to scrap the position of commissioner for the environment, created 20 years ago, but never filled.

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