Private game-keepers fight back
The backlash against the state-initiated report on private game-keeping and captive breeding operations has been swift and furious, with angry private game keepers going as far as threatening a class action suit to retain the status quo, reports Legalbrief. The ...
Karpowership battered by swell of controversies
The Karpowership deal is contentious enough with its hefty price tag and unusually long lease term, but the project has also become embroiled in one controversy after another since it was announced as one of the eight preferred bidders in ...
SA linked to illegal hippo ivory trade
SA is one of 48 countries implicated in the illegal trade in hippo ivory, according to a new report from wildlife-trade specialists Traffic. The rapid-assessment report, 'The Often Overlooked Ivory Trade', aimed to assess the legal and illegal international trade ...
Call for new approach to stop abalone poaching
Western Cape authorities are calling for a rethink on how to tackle the illegal abalone trade, saying piecemeal busts alone will not break the back of criminal syndicates. EWN reports that the Western Cape Standing Committee for Agriculture, Environmental Affairs ...
Agbiz concern over EU's proposed GE policy-change
ANC fights to keep WCape environmental commissioner
Lobby groups push for ban on live animal exports
Revised emission cuts target 'unambitious'
Pre-trial date for wild garlic harvesters
EU-banned hazardous pesticides sold to SA
Good rains bring slight relief to Nelson Mandela Bay
SA companies lag behind in climate change disclosures
Despite incentives to communicate reliable climate-related financial disclosures, the percentage of South African companies reporting this information is still low. In a Daily Maverick analysis, Richard Freund, who has a master’s degree in Economics for Development at the University of ...
Absa first in Africa to adopt 'green loan' principles
Absa will become the first bank in Africa to extend loans for biomass and other renewable projects under a new sustainable financing programme based on 'green loan principles' using money from the World Bank. BusinessLIVE says the deal will see ...
Zimbabwe considers mass elephant culling
Zimbabwe is considering the mass killing of elephants for the first time since 1988 to reduce the 100 000-strong population of the animals, reports News24. The Government of Zimbabwe, which has the world's second-largest population of elephants after neighbouring ...
Amazon shifts from carbon absorber to emitter
The Brazilian Amazon, where dense rainforest was long believed to be absorbing human-caused pollution, has emitted close to one-fifth more carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere than it has stored. The Independent reports that an alarming new study found that ...
'Flawed' carbon credits system can produce no benefit
Airlines should focus on reducing emissions from flights instead of using carbon offsets for climate commitments, experts and environmental campaigners have warned. The Guardian reports that British Airways and easyJet are among several leading carriers that use carbon offsets to ...
Gas stoves pose serious harm – report
Gas cookers in homes and unflued gas heaters pose serious health risks for children with asthma or allergies, a new report into the dangers of the fossil fuel has found. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the Climate Council research ...
Noise pollution affects plant growth – study
Big wigs support new R1bn forest protection scheme
Green light for massive Colorado desert solar project
China hires villagers as environment rangers
Income inequality fuels wildlife trade
Methane emission cuts could lower death rates
China emits 27% of world's greenhouse gas
Attenborough named Cop26 'People's Advocate'
Heathrow expansion protester in court over embargo
Top UK bank directors linked to coal
US state passes law to protect coal industry
Farm pollution linked to 16 000 US deaths annually
Windaba conference returns
* The South African Wind Energy Association has unveiled the theme for this year’s Windaba conference, ‘Renaissance of the Wind Energy Industry – Delivering Economic Benefits for South Africa’ . The two-day event, which returns to the Cape Town International Convention Centre ...
Cheaper electric cars in six years
Cheaper electric cars in six yearsElectric cars will be cheaper than cars that burn fossil fuel by 2027 and could begin to dominate new vehicle sales in Europe within 15 years, according to new research by BloombergNEF (BNEF). Improved designs ...