Municipalities prepare to ditch Eskom
The charge to go off grid continues, as nationwide municipalities seek to develop their own power generation projects, writes Legalbrief. Six municipalities participating in the Western Cape’s initiative to move off the national power grid and develop their own power ...
Fire at KZN pesticides warehouse finally doused
Authorities last week said around 1 600 chemicals were stored at a warehouse of India's UPL Ltd when it was razed during violent looting, causing potentially harmful air emissions and a greenish-tinged effluent to seep into a protected lagoon ...
Alleged rhino poaching kingpin gets bail, yet again
The alleged rhino poaching kingpin who was arrested for possession of 19 rhino horn while out on bail, has been released yet again on bail of R50 000. Beeld reports that Dawie Groenewald, a controversial game farmer who has been ...
False Bay activists welcome Zeekoeivlei pre-directive
The Friends of Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei, and the False Bay Nature Reserve Protected Areas Advisory Committee have welcomed the pre-directive the provincial Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning has issued to the city for the pollution of Zeekoevlei. A ...
Three provinces declared drought disaster areas
Nelson Mandela Bay urged to adopt nature-based solutions
Treasury publishes Carbon Offset Regulations
Opportunities for women in green industry – study
Green groups decry 'euthanasing' of Cape baboon
Call for SA to freeze new private coal investment
Sasol joins the Hydrogen Council
Alleged abalone poacher gets bail
Urban farmers trained in growing crops
Residents laud Mount Pleasant vlei's recovery
How REIPPP trusts can uplift communities
SA’s over-reliance on coal-fired power plants places the country among the world’s top carbon emitters and does huge damage to the health of its citizens. ‘A developmental priority is therefore a transition from highly centralised energy production that depends on ...
Landmark amendment to Germany's climate protection Act
Germany has amended its Climate Protection Act at short notice after its Constitutional Court ruled it unconstitutional in parts. This could also strengthen climate activists’ cases in other parts of the world, write Alice Boldis, senior associate at Rechtsanwältin, and ...
Prominent eco-activist killed in Kenya
Kenyan environmental activist Joanna Stutchbury has been shot dead while campaigning against developers encroaching on the Kiambu Forest near Nairobi. Friends said she had stopped her car to clear branches blocking her driveway and was shot several times. No arrests ...
Salonga park removed from Unesco's danger list
The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) Salonga National Park is no longer on the List of World Heritage in Danger, Unesco has announced. A Daily Maverick report notes that the removal of Salonga from the list is due to ...
Major pangolin trafficking bust made in Cameroon
Cameroonian police said last week that they had for the first time during the pandemic seized parts of an estimated 2 000 pangolins poached in Cameroon and neighbouring Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Police say travel restrictions had slowed trafficking of ...
Namibia's anti-poaching efforts bears fruit
Mozambique AG charges company for smuggling timber
Men charged with illegal possession of zebra meat
Study punts off-grid solar inclusion for Africa
New tensions over mega dam project
African Bee association drawn into honey fray
Traditional leader slates Chinese ‘looters’
Rio Tinto commits to Panguna mine probe
Thirty-two years since it fled Bougainville island, Rio Tinto has promised to fund an independent assessment of the ongoing environmental damage caused by its Panguna mine, a move landowners have welcomed as ‘a start’ towards repairing decades of contamination. According ...
IPCC to launch crucial new report
The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is preparing the most comprehensive assessment on the state of global heating since 2013. According to a BBC News report, over the next two weeks, the scientists will go through their findings line ...
China, Russia, Brazil and Australia's energy policies flagged
A key group of leading G20 nations is committed to climate targets that would lead to disastrous global warming, scientists have warned. They say China, Russia, Brazil and Australia all have energy policies associated with 5°C rises in atmospheric temperatures ...
France to ban chick culling, piglet castration
Chinese province reels under torrential rains
Metal industry can help mitigate climate change – study
BHP Group may drop oil and gas sectors – sources
US court rejects Dreamers programme challenge
UN flags 'uber-rich' development on Barbuda
Hong Kong establishes green finance centre
Appeals Court penalises company for 'sham permitting'
Heavily oiled sea birds found off Southern Cape
* The SA Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) has issued a warning to ships to report any incidents, after at least two heavily oiled birds were rescued along the Southern Cape. The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds said ...
Climate Commission to hold third meeting
* The Presidential Climate Commission established by President Cyril Ramaphosa in December 2020, will holds its 3rd meeting of commissioners on 30 July. The focus of this session will be on a Just Energy Transition. Commissioners will further apply themselves to ...
New guideline for public comment on captive lion breeding
* Upon request, the EMS Foundation has provided useful information for interested individuals who want to get involved with important decision-making processes around captive lion breeding. The guideline explains how to send your comments on the Draft Policy Position for Elephant, Lion ...
Addo celebrates elephant abundance
Addo's elephant abundanceLast month, the Addo Elephant National Park celebrated the impressive recovery of its elephant population. In 90 years, the park has grown its elephant population by over 5 000%, saving the population from near-extinction. When Addo was ...