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Increasing focus on environmental taxes in South Africa
Increasing focus on environmental taxes in South AfricaArticle

Climate change and global warming are issues that have long been debated. Predictions as far back as 1982 regarding increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide are proving true...

Jerome Brink 15 hours ago

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Winetech winner to compete in Africa CupArticle

The SA Innovation Summit, Africa's biggest start-up event, has announced that the winner of the Winetech Pitching Den will gain automatic entry to the finals of the Africa Cup. Entries for the Winetech Pitching Den close on 3 June 2019...

21 hours ago

Turning methane into carbon dioxide could help us fight climate change
Turning methane into carbon dioxide could help us fight climate changeArticle

Discussions on how to address climate change have focused, very appropriately, on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, particularly those of carbon dioxide...

Pep Canadell and Rob Jackson 1 day ago

Rendering of Japan's 2020 Olympic stadium. Source: Renewable Energy World
How Japan's renewables-powered Olympics could kick off a global race for clean energyArticle

Japan is aiming to host the first Olympic Games powered solely by renewable sources...

Niki J P Alsford 2 days ago

Kenyan students look to Uber(ise) solar energy
Kenyan students look to Uber(ise) solar energyArticle

A team of students from Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya walked off as the inaugural winners of the African Utility Week and PowerGen Africa conference and exhibition's first Initiate! Impact Challenge...

Alicestine October 2 days ago

Draft climate change adaptation strategy open for public comment
Draft climate change adaptation strategy open for public commentArticle

Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has published the Draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for public comment...

2 days ago

#IABSummit19: Marcel Botha to speak on manufactured stories
#IABSummit19: Marcel Botha to speak on manufactured storiesArticle

Ahead of this year's IAB Summit, taking place 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, we interviewed speaker Marcel Botha, founder and CEO of 10XBeta to find out what to expect from his talk on 'manufactured stories' and what this year's theme of the 'new now' means to him...

Jessica Tennant 17 May 2019

Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation - here's how to make it climate-friendly
Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation - here's how to make it climate-friendlyArticle

We're all too aware of the consequences of plastics in the oceans and on land. However, beyond the visible pollution of our once pristine habitats, plastics are having a grave impact on the climate too...

Laurie Wright 15 May 2019

Using the cloud responsibly for a greener future
Using the cloud responsibly for a greener futureArticle

Whether you believe in anthropomorphic climate change or not, there is one intangible truth which is impossible to dispute...

Johan Scheepers 15 May 2019

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#AfricaMonth: Africa's revival - foretelling or fairy tale?Article

Welcome to the future, where a continent once cast in darkness has come into the light...

Salona Naidoo and Gabi Wojtowitz 15 May 2019

Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategy
Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategyArticle

The demographic dividend, new production revolution, shifting wealth patterns, accelerated urban transition and climate change and the green economy are the megatrends that will influence this continent's future...

Dhesigen Naidoo 15 May 2019

Ugly veg: supermarkets aren't the biggest food wasters - you are
Ugly veg: supermarkets aren't the biggest food wasters - you areArticle

"Ugly" or "wonky" veg were blamed for up to 40% of wasted fruit and vegetables in 2013, as produce was discarded for failing to meet retailer appearance standards...

Miriam C. Dobson and Jill L. Edmondson 14 May 2019

Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy
Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue EconomyArticle

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

New report: Tanzania's development goals at risk due to environmental degradation
New report: Tanzania's development goals at risk due to environmental degradationArticle

Natural resources form a core pillar of Tanzania's economy and play a pivotal role in sustaining the livelihoods of its citizens, however a new World Bank report warns that the country has only a rapidly shrinking opportunity...

10 May 2019

Call for ideas to help mitigate energy crisis
Call for ideas to help mitigate energy crisisArticle

The City of Cape Town calls for innovative and smart ideas that will help to mitigate the current energy crisis...

9 May 2019

2019 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announced
2019 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announcedArticle

The finalists in the eighth annual Eco-Logic Awards, presented by The Enviropaedia, have been announced with the awards to be presented on 5 June, World Environment Day...

9 May 2019

2018/19 SA wine harvest hits record low
2018/19 SA wine harvest hits record lowArticle

Climate change, shifts in production and demand and financial pressures have led to the South African wine industry becoming smaller, which has resulted in producers and wineries having to rethink the way that they do business...

9 May 2019

How cities can approach redesigning informal settlements after disasters
How cities can approach redesigning informal settlements after disastersArticle

Recent devastating flooding in parts of South Africa as well as the second massive cyclone to batter neighbouring Mozambique and Zimbabwe in just two months has raised alarm bells about the effect of climate change on the region...

Fiona Anciano and Laurence Piper 6 May 2019

3 NPOs share how they're leveraging tech to make a difference
3 NPOs share how they're leveraging tech to make a differenceArticle

Local non-profit organisations are leveraging technology in exciting ways to make a difference in under-resourced communities...

2 May 2019

How Kenya's pastoralists are coping with changes in weather patterns
How Kenya's pastoralists are coping with changes in weather patternsArticle

Changes in weather patterns have made life a great deal more precarious for pastoral communities...

Michael Okoti 2 May 2019

To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for Nature
To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for NatureArticle

Earth's cornucopia of life has evolved over 550 million years. Along the way, five mass extinction events have caused serious setbacks to life on our planet...

Greg Asner 2 May 2019

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Scientists to explore how ecological infrastructure investment can boost climate resilienceArticle

Scientists from a transdisciplinary research team are investigating how investments in ecological infrastructure protect society against hydroclimatic risks, including droughts and floods...

30 Apr 2019

Fashion production is modern slavery: 5 things you can do to help now
Fashion production is modern slavery: 5 things you can do to help nowArticle

Fashion shouldn't cost lives and it shouldn't cost us our planet. Yet this is what is happening today. Globalisation, fast fashion, economies of scale, social media and offshore production have created a perfect storm...

Anika Kozlowski 26 Apr 2019

Key trends that will shape home design in 2019
Key trends that will shape home design in 2019Article

There are a number of trends that will continue to shape home design in 2019 and beyond. For both home owners and architects there is a keen focus on sustainability, wellness, smart homes and the comforts of technology...

Veruska De Vita 25 Apr 2019

Building efficient and sustainable operations for SA agriculture
Building efficient and sustainable operations for SA agricultureArticle

We talk to Gerhard Pienaar, BI Business Development Leader, Agriculture, to find out more about what Bearings International is looking to achieve at this year's Grain SA's NAMPO Harvest Day, as he shares insights into on the importance of new technologies and more...

Robin Fredericks 24 Apr 2019

New CO2 capture technology is not the magic bullet against climate change
New CO2 capture technology is not the magic bullet against climate changeArticle

According to a recent major UN report, if we are to limit temperature rise to 1.5 °C and prevent the most catastrophic effects of climate change, we need to reduce global CO2 emissions to net zero by 2050...

Chris Hawes 24 Apr 2019

Three species of immature mosquito: the common house mosquito, and the malaria vectors An. arabiensis and An. funestus. Supplied
#WorldMalariaDay: How higher temperatures and pollution are affecting mosquitoesArticle

In 2017, malaria killed .435,000 people around the world. The vast majority of these deaths - 403 000 - were on the African continent. Most malaria cases are in sub-Saharan Africa...

Shüné Oliver 24 Apr 2019

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Study identifies Nigeria's leading seed hub in Western, Central AfricaArticle

Nigeria's Value Seeds has topped the Access to Seeds Index 2019 ranking for Western and Central Africa...

23 Apr 2019

12 easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint
12 easy ways to reduce your carbon footprintArticle

We've just celebrated Earth Day, an important global acknowledgement of the work that we need to be doing to protect our planet, and this year the work feels more important than ever...

Tammy Fry 23 Apr 2019

eLearning Africa launches training programme for farming, food sectors in Africa
eLearning Africa launches training programme for farming, food sectors in AfricaArticle

eLearning Africa has announced that, for the first time, its event will include a special programme of seminars, discussions and debates about learning and training for Africa's farming and food sector...

18 Apr 2019

AAVF creates platform for vertical farming network
AAVF creates platform for vertical farming networkArticle

Vertical farming has many benefits such as year-round production, increased profitability, fewer space requirements and a reduced carbon footprint, but it is not without its challenges, some of which include the cost of infrastructure, reliable electricity supply and knowledge and skills...

17 Apr 2019

Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: the challenges that await the UN
Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: the challenges that await the UNArticle

Seventy years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), we do not only have cause to complain, far from it...

Olivier de Frouville 16 Apr 2019

Smallholders benefitting from digitised agriculture
Smallholders benefitting from digitised agricultureArticle

A project in Uganda that uses information and communication technologies in agriculture is transforming the livelihoods of smallholders...

Nelson Mandela Ogema 15 Apr 2019

Surviving climate change means transforming both economics and design
Surviving climate change means transforming both economics and designArticle

What could be more important than sustaining habitable living conditions on Earth?

Joanna Boehnert 15 Apr 2019

Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Mine opening signals SA's investment potentialArticle

Coal continues to form a key part of South Africa's energy mix, in line with the country's Integrated Resource Plan, and the coal mining sector should continue investing in clean technology to mitigate the effects of climate change...

12 Apr 2019

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Africa's digital revolution can unlock inclusive growth, job creationArticle

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remains below 3%, three years after crisis...

12 Apr 2019

SA's fruit industry - Doing more with less
SA's fruit industry - Doing more with lessArticle

Doing more with less is a theme that's found its way into the narratives of all our economic sectors, in one way or another. The agricultural sector - and the fruit industry - has certainly not been spared, especially when it comes to the dwindling natural resource of water...

Konanani Liphadzi 11 Apr 2019

Wealth from waste - three ways pollution can be turned into something useful
Wealth from waste - three ways pollution can be turned into something usefulArticle

Solving environmental problems usually just means cleaning up the mess people have made. But scientists are increasingly interested in creating something valuable from pollution...

Maria Sotenko 11 Apr 2019

Why fixing primary healthcare is crucial to making South Africa healthier
Why fixing primary healthcare is crucial to making South Africa healthierArticle

By some measures - healthy life expectancy, obesity and depression, among others - South Africa is the unhealthiest country on earth. That's a sobering fact to consider. How has the country got here?

Bob Mash 10 Apr 2019

Sweden-funded clean energy programme benefits 500,000 Zambians
Sweden-funded clean energy programme benefits 500,000 ZambiansArticle

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ) has resulted in 100,000 Zambian households having gained access to clean energy...

10 Apr 2019

Entries for Green Talents 2019 open
Entries for Green Talents 2019 openArticle

The Green Talents - International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development looks at how research can contribute to more sustainability...

10 Apr 2019

From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainability
From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainabilityArticle

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has launched its 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility roadmap as part of the company's Transform and Accelerate strategic plan...

9 Apr 2019

Mobile app aiding farming data collection and sharing
Mobile app aiding farming data collection and sharingArticle

A smartphone application is helping smallholders in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America to collect data, share information on new agricultural practices and tackle climate change-related impacts...

Samuel Hinneh 9 Apr 2019

Koeberg nuclear power station
Is the SA public in the dark about Koeberg?Article

The recent revelations by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan that three separate safety incidents had occurred at Koeberg Power Station in 2014 and 2015 should raise red flags for South African citizens...

8 Apr 2019

The scandal of calling plantations 'forest restoration' is putting climate targets at risk
The scandal of calling plantations 'forest restoration' is putting climate targets at riskArticle

Spurred by the necessities of drastically cutting emissions and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to meet climate targets, many countries, including Brazil, India and China, have committed large areas to forest restoration...

Simon Lewis and Charlotte Wheeler 8 Apr 2019

Bleaching has struck the southernmost coral reef in the world
Bleaching has struck the southernmost coral reef in the worldArticle

Last month corals in Lord Howe Island Marine Park began showing signs of bleaching...

Tess Moriarty et al. 8 Apr 2019

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