EXCLUSIVE: Desalination company to take City of Cape Town to court for breach of contract

2019-06-13 22:19

The company running a desalination plant situated at the V&A Waterfront has started legal proceedings against the City of Cape Town, following months of negotiations over contractual disputes.

Mpumalanga NGOs take government to court over 'deadly air quality'

2019-06-10 13:49

Environmental NGOs have launched litigation demanding that government clean up the air in the Mpumalanga Highveld area, home to 12 coal-fired Eskom power plants.

MUST SEE: This rubbish dump is set to outgrow the Taj Mahal!

2019-06-04 13:30

India's highest rubbish dump is on course to outstrip the Taj Mahal in terms of height over the course of the next 12 months, with no end in sight to its foul-smelling growth.

Local stream runs red due to mysterious effluent

2019-05-28 16:37

Mystery surrounds the source of industrial effluent that has turned the stream under the Murray Road railway bridge blood red.

WATCH: Without the ozone layer, there would be no plants or animals

2019-05-23 17:56

Videographic on the ozone layer. Industries in northeastern China have spewed large quantities of an ozone-depleting gas into the atmosphere in violation of an international treaty, scientists said.

Pollution, bacteria testing taking place in Knysna Estuary

2019-05-21 13:21

Regular pollution and bacteria testing has revealed a concentrated presence of E. coli bacteria in the Knysna Estuary, a SANParks spokesperson says.

Swimming, surfing and fishing banned in Durban due to raw sewage in water

2019-05-10 14:00

Swimming, surfing and fishing have been banned in Durban due to raw sewage in the water. Hundreds of thousands of litres of raw sewage is flowing into the port every hour.

Up to 1 million species are facing extinction, according to a new UN report. Without them, we could run out of food.

2019-05-06 20:43

A new United Nations report on the world's biodiversity found that between 500,000 and 1 million species face extinction due to habitat destruction.

Architects designed a skyscraper made entirely of plastic. It's inspired by the Tower of Babel.

2019-05-05 10:04

In thinking about new ways to reuse plastic, a pair of architects designed a plastic skyscraper that also serves as a 3D manufacturing center.

Cocaine has been found in some UK shrimp, and it's part of a disturbing trend of drug-filled shellfish

2019-05-03 05:38

Shrimp in five UK rivers have tested positive for trace amounts of cocaine. This is just one example of drug-filled shellfish around the world.


ANALYSIS: 'Baptism of fire' for environment minister as govt taken to court over air quality

2019-06-13 06:00

Environmental activists acknowledge that their court action is a "baptism of fire" for the new minister, who is just two weeks into her job.

'Iron Man' actor Robert Downey Jr. has vowed to use robotics and AI to significantly clean up the Earth in the next decade

2019-06-05 13:28

At his talk at Amazon's Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics and Space conference he announced a new initiative called Footprint Coalition.

WATCH: Philippines ships dumped trash back to Canada

2019-05-31 13:29

Tonnes of garbage sent to the Philippines years ago was shipped back to Canada on Friday after a festering diplomatic row, as Asian nations increasingly reject serving as dumping grounds for international trash.

WATCH: Four bodies and ten tonnes of rubbish collected from Everest

2019-05-28 09:07

Four bodies have been retrieved from Everest and some ten tonnes of garbage plucked from the mountain at the end of this year's climbing season, Nepal authorities say. WATCH NOW.

Students in London developed a way to turn lobster shells into biodegradable packaging and it could help reduce plastic waste

A team of students at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London developed a method that turns lobster shells into biodegradable 'plastic'.

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Mexico City extends pollution alert, cancels school

2019-05-16 14:43

Mexico City declared an air pollution alert for the second straight day urging people to stay indoors, cancelling school and moving the semi-finals of the first-division football league to another city.

Carbon dioxide levels hit 800 000-year record

2019-05-09 14:10

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit 415 parts per million last week for the first time in 800 000 years.

Government taken to court after doubling coal-emission limits

2019-05-06 18:40

South Africa’s government is facing a legal challenge over its decision last year to double the amount of sulfur dioxide that coal-fired power plants and refineries can emit.

Up to 1 million animal species may be at risk of disappearing — yet another sign we're in the middle of a 6th mass extinction

2019-05-04 15:32

The AFP has obtained an early draft of a United Nations report that suggests up to 1 million species are at risk of extinction, some within decades.

11 fascinating environmental protections and laws around the world

2019-04-30 15:09

From banning single-use plastics to working to eliminate food waste, some fascinating environmental protections are popping up worldwide.

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