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Phosphorus is vital for life on Earth - and we're running low

Scientists are warning that we are approaching “peak phosphorus”, the point at which demand begins to outstrip supply and intensive agriculture cannot continue to provide current yields...

By Vera Thoss 5 hours ago

New research vessel explores oceans for the sake of better marine resources management

"This new vessel allows us to improve research and activities where marine observations are extremely limited, and better understand the impacts of climate change on aquatic ecosystems and our oceans."

2 days ago

P&G to raise 500,000 days of clean water

Conscious of the water disaster currently being faced by South Africans, Procter & Gamble (P&G) South Africa has a goal to raise 500,000 days of clean water...

3 days ago

CUT community learns more about e-waste

The Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) recently hosted a public lecture on e-waste management to educate and inform its community on the best ways to dispose e-waste material and contribute to a cleaner and greener environment...

3 days ago

Creating profit streams from waste could effect 0.5% increase in GDP

According to a recent study by the Energy Research Centre of the University of Cape Town, the economic impact of the introduction of resources back into the economy through waste stream management could increase GDP by up to 0.5%...

3 days ago

ROSE Foundation announces new CEO

Following the retirement of Raj Lochan, Bubele Nyiba has been appointed the new CEO of the ROSE Foundation (Recycling Oil Saves the Environment)...

3 days ago

Green chemistry is key to reducing waste and improving sustainablity

The development and evolution of the chemical industry is directly responsible for many of the technological advancements that have emerged since the late 19th century...

By Alex Bissember 3 days ago

Maximising the potential of wastewater in agriculture

"We need to use water in agriculture in a more efficient, productive, equitable and environmentally friendly way where quality is not compromised."

23 Mar 2017

Illegal dumping sites turned into children's playgrounds

Durban and Port Elizabeth have found the answer to their illegal dumping woes - they are turning the dumps into playgrounds...

22 Mar 2017

Table Mountain Cableway making every drop of water count

In light of National Water Week - 20 to 26 March 2017 - Table Mountain Cableway shares its water reducing measures to aid other businesses looking for ways to save water in drought-stricken Cape Town...

16 Mar 2017

Western Cape benefits from waste stream management

Redisa is diverting waste tyres from landfills and cleaning the country of tyre waste, thanks to the independently-owned SMME transporter companies...

14 Mar 2017

Shongweni landfill court battle is put on hold

A court bid to muzzle a UK man behind an online campaign to shut the controversial Shongweni landfill site remains in limbo, with argument over whether the Durban High Court has jurisdiction...

8 Mar 2017

Plastic fibres are causing major harm to South Africa's marine life

Next time you take a stroll along your favourite isolated beach, far from any city, take a moment to look down at the high tide mark. You'll almost certainly see small plastic particles dotted along your route. ..

By Holly Nel 8 Mar 2017

NPA to charge EnviroServ over 'toxic fumes' at Shongweni landfill site

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has said that it has decided to press charges against the waste disposal company EnviroServ for "emitting toxic fumes from its Shongweni landfill site"...

By Nce Mkhize 6 Mar 2017

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International

Eco-friendly digs for the modern nomad

Portuguese startup Ecocubo's 96ft2 prefab is intended to host nomads who find themselves roughing it in the wild. It's an environmentally friendly alternative living space designed by architect António Fernandes in collaboration with the Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto (UPTEC).

By Bo Bushwinkel 16 Mar 2017

Service delivery starts with data. See who's been missing from the spreadsheets

Tanzania's most recent national census tells us that about one in 16 people has a disability in the country's Ruvuma region. But what if the true number was closer to one in five?

By Dominic Haslam 1 Mar 2017

Weaning off oil, Scottish islands eye renewable future

Strong winds and stormy seas have helped turn the Shetland Islands in the North Atlantic into a European renewable energy giant, producing more power than it knows what to do with.

21 Feb 2017

Indian Ocean states move to avert tuna stocks depletion

Tuna Fisheries are to feature prominently in future as the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) Commission now moves to adopt a draft protocol on access to fishing grounds by foreign vessels, all intended to establish a common access regime of tuna and tuna-like species in the region.

By Sylivester Domasa 17 Feb 2017

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