Wildlife Zones to protect SA's rhino
SA outlined plans to combat the ongoing scourge of rhino poaching as the world commemorated World Rhino Day last week, while acknowledging the negative and positive effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the crisis, writes Legalbrief. To protect SA's ...
SA cities join fossil fuel divestment movement
The mayors of Cape Town and Durban were among 12 from North America, Europe and Africa who pledged to shift their money out of fossil fuels and into green energy, buildings, transport and other investments to help them recover from ...
Young South Africans join sixth global climate strike
Young people across SA took to the streets on Friday to join the sixth global climate strike. According to a Daily Maverick report, the protests, organised by Fridays for Future, a climate justice movement sparked by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg ...
Lessons SA must learn to make a just transition
A new study, which outlines global best practices for just-transition journeys, includes 10 lessons for SA to consider as the country prepares to navigate what it hopes will be a just transition over the coming decades, from an electricity sector ...
Nedbank joins Nasdaq's Sustainable Bond Network
SA gazettes 11 800MW power procurement
Danish company lauds SA's wind power plans
Mantashe maps out SA's nuclear ambitions
Phase two of Karoo shale drilling project launched
Big hopes for Green Hydrogen-Atlas-Africa project
Fisherman shot dead by Ezemvelo rangers
Abalone poachers found guilty on 260 counts
Green Scorpions probe 'illegally constructed' dam
Expert slams draft Cannabis Bill for lack of scope
Plan to keep alien plants out of Heritage Sites
WHO okays clinical trials for traditional medicines
Green buildings can reduce costs by 13% – expert
IDC backs 34South ship-scrapping facility
Cape Town still mulling decreasing tariffs
KZN to drill more than 1 000 boreholes for schools
Drakensberg Cable Car project back on the table
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New generation capacity determination gazetted
The ministerial determination on a second phase of new energy generation capacity procurement from independent power producers has been gazetted. It follows a Department of Mineral Resources & Energy media statement issued nearly two weeks ago, confirming receipt of the ...
'Right to say no' ruling empowers communities
A groundbreaking High Court ruling this month has foregrounded the interests of affected communities in decision-making processes regarding proposed mining projects, affirming their right to dissent. ‘In 2018 the Amadiba Crisis Committee lodged an application with the Gauteng High Court ...
Botswana elephant die-off due to cyanobacteria – vet
A water-borne bacteria caused the deaths of 330 elephants in Botswana, the government said last week after weeks of mystery surrounding what killed the animals. A Cape Argus report quotes Mamadi Reuben, the principal veterinary officer at the Department of ...
Greta Thunberg donates to charities in Africa
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg said the foundation set up in her name would donate $175 000 to charities working to support ‘people on the frontlines of the climate crisis in Africa’. An EWN report notes that the International Red ...
Kenyan insect farm processes 30 tons of waste a day
A Kenyan insect-rearing farm, the biggest in the country, started two years ago is using larvae to consume 20 to 30 tons a day of fruit waste collected from factories and markets in the capital Nairobi, and expects this to ...
Tectonic cycle raises Rift Valley lake levels
China to go carbon neutral by 2060 – Xi Jinping
China will reach carbon neutrality before 2060 and ensure its greenhouse gas emissions peak in the next decade, Xi Jinping has told the UN General Assembly. The Guardian quotes the Chinese President as saying: ‘China will scale up its intended ...
Red Cross warns of two crises colliding
Weather disasters and the Covid-19 pandemic have simultaneously hit tens of millions of people worldwide this year, making them more vulnerable to both threats and hampering emergency response, the Red Cross said last week. A Daily Dispatch report notes that ...
Attenborough releases book and Netflix doccie
Sir David Attenborough says that the Trump administration has been ‘disastrous’ for the natural world. A report in The Independent notes that the documentarian (94) has become increasingly direct on the perils that humanity faces if we fail to tackle ...
Outrage as US rolls back Tongass forest protections
Pod of long-finned pilot whales perishes off Tasmania
Rio Tinto ignored warnings about sacred sites – report
Dutch asset manager divests from fossil fuels
Oz miner pushes back against shareholder pressure
Major UN biodiversity summit opens tomorrow
Ekurhuleni police shut down illegal waste recycling factory
* The City of Ekurhuleni has obtained a court order to halt operations at the Steel Sheeting Company in Wadeville following complaints of an unbearable stench caused by illegal recycling and manufacturing operations. The company buys plastic recyclables from waste collectors ...
Namibia probes farmers' lioness hunt
* The Namibian Environment Ministry has launched an investigation to determine if a police case can be opened after farmers recently undertook to hunt a lioness that was reportedly killing goats north of Etosha National Park. The incident happened a fortnight ...
Keeping it cool for butterflies
Keeping it cool for butterfliesResearchers have discovered significant differences in the ability of British butterflies to maintain a suitable temperature, raising fears that global heating will threaten the populations of some species. Butterflies are ectotherms – unable to generate their ...
Woollies ditches single-use plastic bags
Woollies ditches single-use plastic bagsWoolworths, along with several other South African companies, is shifting away from using single-use shopping bags following an increase in the national Plastic Levy and plans by the government to curb its usage. Woolworths announced recently ...