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Cape Town's 'green' map reveals water usage per household

The City of Cape Town has this week made spying on friends, family or even neighbours' water usage habits even easier...

By Andy Walker 20 hours ago

What national government is doing about Cape Town's water crisis

Plans to increase water supply to the Voëlvlei Dam, scheduled to come on stream in 2024, have been fast-tracked to 2019 to help with Cape Town's water crisis...

By Suné Payne 20 hours ago

Green bonds are taking off - and could help save the planet

The "tragedy of the horizons," a term coined by Canada's Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, has been haunting the financial sector ever since climate change began posing serious threats to the planet...

By Olaf Weber and Vasundhara Saravade 19 hours ago

US maritime business students learn from SA

The 19 top-performing students from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy visited Nelson Mandela Bay recently as part of a South African tour to explore the cultural complexity of the global maritime industry...

21 hours ago

Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethically

Imagine a shopper, Sarah, who is concerned about child labour and knows about groups like the Fair Wear Foundation that certify which brands sell ethically produced clothing...

By Rebecca Walker Reczek, Daniel Zane and Julie Irwin 1 day ago

Corporate boardrooms: where are the women?

When a woman rises to the top rung of the traditionally all-male corporate ladder in Africa...

By Kwamboka Oyaro 1 day ago

Global fusion project looks at recreating the sun's energy

More than one million (estimated) manpower hours by 400 scientists from across the globe created the Wendelstein 7-X, a machine that could be capable of replicating the reaction that powers the sun, but using plasma.

1 day ago

Australia offers cash for Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas

Australia is calling on the world's top scientific minds to help save the Great Barrier Reef, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund research into protecting the world's largest living structure...

1 day ago

#Fairnessfirst: Amplifying the female voice

The first work week of 2018 for many was also one where we heard the global female voice loud and clear on social media, with 'celebration emojis' for everything from Iceland's equal pay law to #HereWeAre, #TimesUp and #Oprah2020...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

#BizTrends2018: Recycling and other green trends

Being green is certainly seen to be trendy, but while many are claiming to be, are they actually green?

By Shabeer Jhetam 2 days ago

How blockchain can democratise green power

Imagine buying a solar panel from a hardware store, mounting it on your roof, then selling the green electricity you produce at a price you set...

By Srinivasan Keshav 2 days ago

Water crises solutions stuck in muddy policy

It is self-evident that without sufficient water, SA cannot thrive; perhaps it is too profound a necessity to express in ordinary words...

By Neels Blom 2 days ago

Rio brings in state law cracking down on sexist ads

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state on Wednesday brought in a law cracking down on ads deemed to be sexist, threatening violators with hefty fines...

12 Jan 2018

SustainPower delivers locally manufactured biogas power generator to ibert

SustainPower, together with Unique Hydra, recently delivered a locally manufactured biogas electrical power generator to ibert, a Southern Africa biogas company...

12 Jan 2018

The invisible infrastructure of giving - and why it matters

Charitable giving may seem like a fairly straightforward exchange: from donor to charity. But it is actually made up of many layers and multiple dynamics...

By Michele Fugiel Gartner 12 Jan 2018

#CapeDrought: Aquifers to deliver more water as Day Zero beckons

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says a recent groundwater survey has revealed that aquifers around the city will deliver more water than expected...

11 Jan 2018

Heading back to the office? Bring these plants with you to fight formaldehyde (and other nasties)

Humans have built high-rises since ancient Roman times, but it wasn't until the 20th century that they became the default work space for a significant slice of the world's workers...

By Danica-Lea Larcombe 11 Jan 2018

Scientists: Warming oceans could scupper marine food system

Failure to rein in global temperature rises could cause the marine food web to collapse, devastating the livelihoods of tens of millions of people who rely on fisheries for food and income, scientists have warned...

By Thin Lei Win 11 Jan 2018

Global warming will expose millions more to floods

Global warming is expected to unleash more rain, exposing millions more people to river flooding, particularly in the United States and parts of Asia, Africa and central Europe...

11 Jan 2018

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International

Beijing records best air quality in five years in 2017

Air quality in China's notoriously smog-ridden capital in 2017 was the best since pollution control measures were implemented five years ago, the Beijing government announced on Wednesday, 3 January.

4 Jan 2018

Chinese firm turns panda poop into toilet paper

BEIJING, China - When life gave one Chinese company giant panda poop, it decided to make paper - and profits.

21 Dec 2017

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