Big business strikes back against high tariffs
After a year of record load-shedding, big business is pushing back with a legal challenge to the methodology used by municipalities to set electricity tariffs, and with a bigger drive to self-generate power to escape dependency on Eskom and soaring costs ...
Looming clash over another seismic survey
Environmental and civil society groups are gearing up for their next battle, with news of another seismic survey set to start this week off the Western Cape coast by the Australian company Searcher Seismic, in collaboration with the Petroleum Agency ...
Minister unveils hydrogen plan
Building on a decade of research and development, SA yesterday marked a new milestone in its plan to benefit from the nascent hydrogen economy. The Daily Maverick reports that Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele described a ‘groundbreaking venture between ...
State of disaster bids after rain havoc
The Eastern Cape and KZN are urging national government to declare provincial states of disaster in their regions after heavy rains led to loss of life and cause extensive damage in recent weeks. News24 reports that in the Eastern Cape ...
Call for environmental permits oversight body
Ethekwini moves to address beach contamination
SCA backs ‘naming and shaming’ of cage trapper
Eskom awaits decision on emissions ‘misinformation’
Ship's chemicals to be dumped off West Coast
Hydropower suggestion for Hillside Aluminium
Cycad poaching a 'priority wildlife crime'
Western Cape fire razes fynbos and plantation
National team to help probe KZN waste slurry collapse
NGO plans suit over schools' water and sanitation
300 tons of waste build-up flushed down KZN river
Residents protest over dry boreholes
Monkey Town denies animal protection violations
Quick coal shutdown costly, says Mantashe
Namaqualand daisies under threat of extinction
Small power plant policy could boost capacity – IEA
Shell ruling highlights why consultation counts
Communities count when it comes to the environment. So say Herbert Smith Freehills partner and Africa co-chairperson Peter Leon, senior associate Ernst Muller and associate Mandy Hattingh, in an Engineering News analysis, in which they comment on the High Court ...
New legal framework for Namibia's hydrogen project
The Namibian Government is to set up a legal framework to regulate its green hydrogen project, which will be operating from Namibia's Tsau Khaeb National Park, director-general of the National Planning Commission, Obeth Kandjoze, said. According to The Namibian ...
Pharmaceutical waste blamed for dwindling fish reserves
Weak government oversight and economic dependence means polluters across the continent have not been held to account which breaks a cardinal rule of environmental law – the principle that the polluter pays. A Mail & Guardian report notes that Lake ...
Tanzania sets course to be regional mining hub
Kabanga Nickel Ltd (KNL) has identified a shared vision with the Government of Tanzania to make the country the epicentre of mining activities in the East African region through the use of eco-friendly value-addition technology: hydromet. A Citizen report says ...
WEF warns of critical threat to global community
Failure to act on climate change issues poses the most critical threat for the global community, the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risk Report for 2022 warns. Respondents of the Global Risks Perception Survey – which underpins the WEF report ...
Activists target 20 major companies after Shell verdict
The Dutch wing of Friends of the Earth, which won a landmark court victory against Royal Dutch Shell in 2021, is targeting 30 major corporate emitters in a campaign launched on Thursday. Milieudefensie has set its sights on large companies ...
Catastrophic climate year takes its toll in the US
The US was battered by 20 separate billion-dollar climate and weather disasters in 2021, one of the most catastrophic climate years on record which led to at least 688 deaths, according to the annual report of the National Oceanic and ...
UK invites oil companies to draft new drilling rules
Record-breaking heatwave in Australia
Global energy demand in record surge
Human activities behind earth's current mass extinction
No-car rule at schools to reduce pupils' risk
Kruger National Park makes top 10 list
* The Kruger National Park is the ninth most popular national park in the world on TikTok, according to research by travel specialists ParkSleepFly. The study analysed the view counts of national parks around the world to reveal the most popular ...
Volunteers return Sea Stars off Clovelly Beach
* Volunteers and conservationists joined the Cape of Good Hope SPCA on a mission to rescue and release more than 500 beached starfish washed ashore along Clovelly Beach near Fish Hoek last week. Cape of Good Hope SPCA spokesperson Belinda Abraham ...