ARTICLES RELATING TO ENVIRONMENT

The 'Doomsday Clock' has jumped closer to midnight than ever as nuclear weapons and climate disasters turn the world into a 'pressure cooker'

2020-01-24 13:38

The Doomsday Clock is now just 100 seconds from the apocalypse. Previously, the clock's most alarming position was two minutes to midnight.

Giving up one food will help your health – and the planet

2020-01-05 12:00

Is it possible that cutting one food type out of your diet will be good for the planet's health and your's?

Diving deeper into sunscreen's impact on marine life

2019-12-31 12:00

Studies have shown that ultraviolet-screening ingredients in sunscreens can harm coral and other marine life when the sunscreens wash off bathers' bodies.

Aviation: Carbon emissions per passenger down 50% - IATA

2019-12-28 18:02

The International Air Transport Association recently published information confirming that carbon emissions per passenger have declined by more than 50% since 1990.

'Not a single species' affected by Galapagos fuel spill

2019-12-24 10:36

The Galapagos Islands' unique wildlife was spared after a barge carrying 2 200 litres of diesel fuel sank, causing a spill, the Ecuador government has said.

Scientists may have discovered world's oldest forest

2019-12-20 20:00

Scientists have discovered what could be the world's oldest forest, potentially rich in information on the link between forests and climate change, according to a study published in the journal 'Current Biology'.

Bali's drugged, smuggled orangutan headed back to the wild

2019-12-17 14:28

A baby orangutan that was drugged by a Russian trafficker in a failed bid to smuggle it out of Bali will be released back into the wild.

SA's worst polluter Eskom wants emission exemptions

2019-12-13 10:47

The power utility has asked for additional emission exemptions at two of its biggest plants at a time when it's already being slammed for rolling power cuts.

Most popular wildlife photos of the year show mice duking it out in the London Underground and a baby leopard carrying an anaconda

2019-12-06 10:06

Front-runners in the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year people's choice awards showcase bonds between pairs of mates and mothers and babies.

Look: V&A Waterfront has ditched traditional Christmas displays for a giant rotating Planet bauble and other sustainable installations.

2019-12-04 13:46

Inspired to by sustainability, they have come up with a delightful authentic African festive display

 

3 graphics reveal the unimaginable scale of Australia's fires

2020-01-08 12:53

Australia is in the midst of its worst wildfire season in history. The resulting smoke plume from the current blazes stretches 1.3 billion acres.

Stunning images from space reveal the shocking extent of Australia's bushfire crisis

2020-01-04 13:15

Australia's fires have lasted for months, burned millions of acres, and belched out a smoke plume that could cover half of Europe.

A giant 'blob' of hot water almost the size of South Africa threatens the survival of fish near New Zealand

2019-12-28 18:13

A 1 million-square-km chunk of the Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand is 6 degrees Celcius warmer than average in what could be a marine heat wave.

Yet again no load shedding predicted, but don't be too at ease

2019-12-28 10:31

Despite a drop in demand during the holiday period, Eskom cautions that its system remains "constrained and vulnerable".

Durban just picked up an award as the Greenest City in the world - but when it rains the beaches look like plastic waste dumps

2019-12-21 09:06

The city says it has employed additional staff to assist in central clean-ups to mop up the problem for now.

The latest UN climate conference by the numbers: R1,4 billion, 27,000 attendees, 1 prominent Swedish teenager, and 0 tangible outcomes

2019-12-17 14:42

After weeks of climate change talks, this year's annual UN conference on the topic has yielded no tangible outcomes — despite its hefty price tag.

Shocking footage caught tons of plastic crashing in the waves off Durban following heavy rains

2019-12-17 12:44

After heavy rain tons of plastic was sent downstream to crash in the waves off the Umgeni River Mouth, in Durban.

Bonaqua are now making water bottles made entirely from recycled plastic - and it comes from your trash

2019-12-11 09:03

Globally Coca-Cola produces 3 million tonnes of plastic packaging a year – equivalent to 200,000 bottles a minute.

TAKE A LOOK: Massive 'super-groups' of whales are travelling along SA's West Coast

2019-12-04 14:41

Large super-groups of Humpback whales, reaching as many as 150 per group, are gathering off Dassen Island, some 45 kilometres south of Saldanha Bay.

The most mind-boggling scientific discoveries of 2019 include the first image of a black hole, a giant squid sighting, and an exoplanet with water vapour

2019-11-25 19:58

This year, scientists rendered the first-ever image of a black hole, glimpsed a giant squid, and identified a possibly habitable exoplanet.

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