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Vivian Loftness joins 2017 GBCSA Green Building Convention speaker lineup

Vivian Loftness, a key member of Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University's leadership in sustainability research and education, and contributor to the ongoing development of the ‘Intelligent Workplace', will address the Green Building Council South Africa's (GBCSA) Green Building Convention in Cape Town this year...

1 day ago

The new face of the Sahel

Grassroots initiatives promote changes in livelihoods...

By Ernest Harsch 1 day ago

Fisheries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific: Immense opportunities, critical challenges

Roughly $140bn worth of fish is traded globally per annum, with millions of people relying on jobs in fishing and fish-farming, not to mention the seafood industry...

By Viwanou Gnassounou 2 days ago

Emira's Centurion rainwater harvesting pilot programme generating notable results

According to the Emira Property Fund, its rainwater harvesting at One Highveld, a retail warehouse property just off the N1 highway and John Vorster Drive in Centurion, is delivering a 73% reduction/saving in municipal water use...

2 days ago

2017-2019 Next Einstein Forum fellows announced

Sixteen scientists solving Africa's and the world's challenges have been announced as part of the Next Einstein Forum's (NEF) second fellows class...

3 days ago

#InnovationMonth: TheTreeApp making strides in SA tree identification

We chat to the founder and co-creator of TheTreeApp, one of the most powerful tree identification apps on the market, Val Thomas...

By Cari Coetzee 3 days ago

Apple's grand plan in Ireland held up by a forest

US tech giant Apple's plan to build a new €850m ($1.0bn) data centre in Ireland is being held up by conservationists seeking to preserve the forest where it is to be built...

3 days ago

How does a prime tourist attraction comply with water restrictions?

Hotels and accommodation facilities have already put water saving measures in place, but it's still a challenge for popular tourist attractions like Cape Point...

15 Sep 2017

China's 'sponge cities' aim to re-use 70% of rainwater - here's how

Asian cities are struggling to accommodate rapid urban migration, and development is encroaching on flood-prone areas...

By Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley 15 Sep 2017

FEDHASA calls on members to become innovative in saving water

With level five water restrictions officially in effect in the city of Cape Town, the Federal Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) Cape region has joined calls to become innovative when considering water usage cutbacks...

14 Sep 2017

Heidi van Eeden wins at Regional LafargeHolcim Awards

South African architect Heidi van Eeden was announced the winner in the Next Generation category of the Regional LafargeHolcim Awards held recently in Nairobi, Kenya...

14 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Aerobotics, RanMarine teams up on river water management in #cocreate2Accelerate

Aerial data analytics specialist helping farmers optimise their crops, Aerobotics and Dutch environmental technology enterprise, RanMarine, teams up in #cocreate2Accelerate and looks at river water management...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

Drones help scientists check the health of Antarctic mosses, revealing climate change clues

Mosses are sensitive to even minor changes in their living conditions, and scientists traditionally tramped through difficult terrain to collect data on them...

By Zbynek Malenovský and Arko Lucieer 13 Sep 2017

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International

Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

NEW YORK, US - Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste, they announced Wednesday.

2 hours ago

Support World Car-Free Day on 22 September

On Friday, 22 September 2017, cities around the globe will be celebrating World Car-Free Day - a day to showcase how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars.

By Ilse van den Berg 8 hours ago

Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: report

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire - The chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory Coast, fuelling a catastrophic decline in wildlife, a green group said on Wednesday. "In several national parks and other protected areas, 90 percent or more of the land mass has been converted to cocoa," the group Mighty Earth said in its investigation.

15 Sep 2017

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