Lukewarm response to UK's new green plan
Prime Minister Theresa May's environmental plan for the next 25 years in the UK has met with a lukewarm response from green groups, which argue the plan is not hard-hitting enough, writes Legalbrief. May said last week that she ...
Cape Town's Day Zero moves forward by a week
Mayor Patricia de Lille says Cape Town needs about R1.6bn to make up for revenue losses as consumers are saving water so well that less money goes into city coffers. According to a Cape Argus report, the mayor said ...
Wine industry predicts 50% drop in yields as drought bites
Wine industry leaders have warned that the drought ravaging the Western Cape would have a major effect on the 2018 harvest, with yields expected to plunge 50%. According to a Cape Argus report, industry organisation VinPro said it was bracing ...
Free State towns experiencing supply disruptions – DA
The DA said last week that there were more than 20 towns in the Free State that either have no water at all, or were experiencing supply disruptions. According to a report in The Citizen, Patricia Kopane, DA Free State ...
Settlement pending in silicosis class action
Government rejects bid to expand Tormin mine
Eskom commits to resolving renewables impasse
Solar steam takes hold in Northern Cape
Plastic beads spill clean-up only 13% complete
Manganese ore to be moved from PE harbour
Green Scorpions warn against beach driving
Dallas Safari Club slams canned lion hunting
‘Green Seat’ programme reaps benefits
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Legislation: Beneficial waste use regulations mooted
Comment is sought by 11 February on draft regulations prescribing the procedures to be followed in applying for an entire waste stream or portion of it to be excluded from the definition of waste and its associated disposal obligations, and used ...
Activist praises New York's anti-fossil fuels stance
The home of Wall Street announced last week that it will be divesting its massive pension fund from fossil fuels, explains Bill McKibben, founder of climate campaign 350.org, in an analysis in The Guardian. ‘That hits fossil fuel giants ...
China imports 31 wild elephant from Zimbabwe
China has reportedly imported more than 30 wild caught elephant calves from Zimbabwe in a controversial move which took place on the very day China banned the sale of ivory. According to a report on the Conservation Action site, 31 ...
Senegal to step up efforts to curb timber trafficking
Senegal plans to step up efforts to stop the trafficking of prized timber in its southern Casamance region, following the massacre of 13 men in an incident believed to be linked to the trade. A report on the News24 site ...
Tanzania beats Kenya in accommodating wildlife
Kenya’s latest wildlife census – held just last December – shows the country is currently ‘proud’ home to 7 347 elephants, citing a slight increase in the jumbo's population. However, according to a report on the allAfrica site, Kenya ...
Fast-track Nigerian oil spill clean-up – activist
New York sues fossil fuel industry over climate change
New York City officials have announced the city is hitting out against the fossil fuel industry in two ways: a lawsuit against a number of large oil and gas companies and a promise to divest city’s funds from the industry ...
US may ‘go back’ into the Paris climate deal – Trump
President Donald Trump has said that the US could ‘go back’ into the Paris climate deal – having withdrawn America from the global accord last year. A report in The Independent quotes the President who said during a joint news ...
Warming world must prepare for worse floods – study
Global warming is expected to unleash more rain, exposing millions more people to river flooding particularly in the US and parts of Asia, Africa and central Europe, researchers said last week. According to a News24 report, the study calculates how ...
Germany may backtrack on carbon pledges
China surpasses US in renewables leadership – study
Chinese cities succeed in winter anti-smog campaign
Pakistan faces a multi-faceted water crisis
2017 natural disasters cost the US $306bn
# The Kuruman Flying Squad and stock theft units arrested seven suspects last week for allegedly possessing and dealing in rhino horns. The suspects are expected to appear in court soon.
* Nelson Mandela University master’s architectural student Matthew Morris has scooped top honours in the regional finals of the coveted annual Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year award. The design concept behind Morris’s winning entry – entitled ‘The design of a ...
* Five suspects who were arrested last week for allegedly being in possession of four elephant tusks were denied bail in the Katima Mulilo Magistrate’s Court in Namibia last week. They faced two charges of the possession of controlled game products ...
Oz bats' brains boil in heatwave
fries bats' brains
Hundreds of bats have died in sweltering conditions in Australia, with many dropping from their perches as the scorching temperatures ‘fried their brains’, wildlife officials said last week. A record-breaking heatwave saw the mercury rise ...
Oz green sea turtle feminisation increases
Climate change takes
toll on sea turtles
The vast majority of green sea turtles in the northern Great Barrier Reef are now female because of warmer temperatures due to climate change, which influences their sex during incubation, researchers said last ...