SA works on water security
As SA continues to feel the effects of a severe drought, the government is doubling down on efforts to ensure water security, including hosting conferences, building international partnerships and research initiatives and courting the private sector, writes Legalbrief. SA has ...
Six arrested in major abalone busts
Abalone worth several millon rand was confiscated in Cape Town last week, in two separate busts, resulting in the arrests of six suspects. According to a News24 report, the first bust took place at a farm on Bottelary Road in ...
Local team designs 100% biodegradable plastic bag
South Africans will soon be able to dispose of their plastic bags along with the rest of their waste without having to worry about any possible negative effects on the environment. A TimesLIVE report notes that a team of local ...
Police arrest four suspected rhino poachers
Four people were arrested in KZN and Mpumalanga in connection with rhino poaching and a rhino horn was seized, the police said last week. A report on the IoL site notes that police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego Mogale, said that members ...
Enviroserv submits revised appeal
CEO punts benefits of recycling
Cape Town attracts R4.3bn for its green bond
Addo to use smartphone app to track poachers
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Legislation: Parliamentary hearings on Forest Bills
Parliamentary hearings on three amendment Bills tabled in the National Assembly last year have been scheduled for 15 and 16 August, according to yesterday’s Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Committee media statement calling for written submissions on the Liquor Products ...
SA focuses on tackling ocean waste
East London and Port Elizabeth, important industrial centres, with three commercial ports in total, are intricately connected to, and dependent on, the surrounding ocean as a resource, Barbara Thomson, the Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, said in a speech at ...
Kenyan businessmen challenge plastic bag ban
Importers, wholesalers and retailers of plastic bags have gone to court to quash a directive by the Kenyan Ministry of Environment banning the use, manufacture and importation of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging. According to a ...
Chinese man arrested over illegal donkey trade
A Chinese man alleged to be involved in Botswana's illegal donkey skin trade has been arrested after being found with 500 animals suffering in dire conditions. The animals were so sick that they had to be culled. Botswana last ...
Anti-poaching group praises whistle-blowers
Anti-poaching organisation ‘Help our Rhinos NOW Namibia’ (HoRN.NAM) has called on the public in the Kunene region and across the country to report wildlife crimes. According to a report on the allAfrica site, HoRN.NAM's Jaco Muller said ...
Niger villagers slaughter 27 hippos
Massive iceberg breaks off Antarctica
One of the biggest icebergs recorded broke away from Antarctica last week. According to a BBC News report, the giant block is estimated to cover an area of roughly 6 000km²; that's about a quarter the size of Wales ...
Record number of green activists killed in 2016 - NGO
A record number of 200 environmental activists were killed in 2016 while protesting against companies' mining, logging and agribusiness activities, a report by Global Witness has found. A report in The Independent notes that the NGO which exposes corruption and ...
Sixth mass extinction already under way - scientists
A ‘biological annihilation’ of wildlife in recent decades means a sixth mass extinction in Earth’s history is already well under way and is more severe than previously feared, according to new research. A report in The Guardian notes that ...
Study tackles 'fast' and 'slow' modes of global warming
Japan to release tainted water into ocean
Swiss company sucks carbon from the air
Musk intervenes in Australia's power crisis
France to shut nuclear reactors
Scottish Government releases damning fracking report
EPA to allow controversial Pebble project to go ahead
Green groups slam Coca-Cola's recycling plans
EU asks ECJ to block Bialowieza logging
* Proposed amendments to debt listing requirements for the JSE’s ‘green interest rate market’ were gazetted on Friday for comment. Among other things, they seek to ensure that the instruments concerned are regularly confirmed by an independent adviser to be ...
* Three lions that escaped from Kruger National Park were shot dead last week. SA National Parks spokesperson Janine Raftopoulos said a farmer found two lions after they had killed and eaten a cow. He shot dead one and wounded another ...
* UCT researchers have named a new species of deep-water hermit crab found only in a tiny area off the West Coast of SA. It has green eyes, a girl’s name and, like other parapagurid species, piggybacks its tentacled lodgers ...
Truth of coral bleaching revealed in doccie
Truth of coral bleaching
revealed in doccie
A new documentary shows the stark truth behind bleaching, taking you underwater to witness what warming waters do to corals. Chasing Coral is director Jeff Orlowski’s follow-up to his 2012 film Chasing ...
Ravens plan for the future - study
Ravens plan for
the future - study
Scientists from Sweden say ravens are able to think about the future, showing a general planning ability previously documented only in people and great apes. Researchers Can Kabadayi and Mathias Osvath, of Lund University ...