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Coffee is revving up London buses

Most of us need our coffee to drive us through the day. And now it's also transporting Londoners to work

10 hours ago

SACS installs solar system in boarding house

South Africa College High School (SACS) in Cape Town has installed a solar system at its Rosedale Boarding House

16 hours ago

From economic and water poverty to prosperity

We need to unlock more water resources and drive efficiency in our existing supplies to stimulate the economy and job growth

By Shafick Adams 1 day ago

Study: Better soil could trap as much planet-warming carbon as transport produces

Better soil management could boost carbon stored in the top layer of the soil by up to 1.85 gigatonnes each year, about the same as the carbon emissions of transport globally

By Thin Lei Win 1 day ago

Swimming with dolphins in virtual reality to aid disabled

Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly controversial with environmentalists condemning it as cruel

1 day ago

#WindAc 2017: How to select a wind farm development site without compromising visual resources

There are many considerations to take into account when developing a wind farm, one of which is the impact on visual, aesthetic, and scenic resources in and around a potential location

By Sindy Peters 1 day ago

Curating 'creativism' and wearing it forward with the Mal Foundation

Net#work BBDO's Mike Schalit founded the not-for-profit Make a Life (Mal) Foundation a while ago as a banner for initiatives that use creativity for good. Here, Schalit and Mal designer-in-chief Emma Strydom explain how their recent t-shirt designs have benefitted the Seed library initiative and more

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

2017 GAP Innovation Competition winners revealed

Recognising and rewarding innovative ideas that have the potential to significantly impact the Gauteng economy, the 2017 GAP Innovation Competition winners in each category have been announced

2 days ago

Africa called on to support circular economy

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says South Africa is committed to its long-term vision of transitioning to an environmentally sustainable, climate change resilient, low-carbon economy and just society

2 days ago

Making water conservation a culture at The Table Bay

"Water conservation has become culture at The Table Bay. We are invested in every drop and we believe that collectively, even the simplest tactics can meaningfully contribute to saving water," says Joanne Selby.

2 days ago

The future of plastics: reusing the bad and encouraging the good

Plastics have got themselves a bad name, mainly for two reasons: most are made from petroleum and they end up as litter in the environment

By Kim Pickering 2 days ago

Natural Selection to open new safari camp in remote Namibia in 2018

In a joint venture between Natural Selection, local communities and Dr Julian Fennessy, Africa's foremost giraffe expert, the safari tourism business will open a new camp in the remote and wild Kaokoland

17 Nov 2017

Life after 'day zero' in CT

People will have to make do with 25 litres of water per day for washing, cooking and personal hygiene if dam levels drop below 13.5% in Cape Town

By Tanya Farber and Anthony Molyneaux 17 Nov 2017

SA's KaXu Solar One plant wins UN climate change award

KaXu Solar One concentrated solar power (CSP) project was presented with a Momentum of Change award by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

By Wilson Johwa 17 Nov 2017

Saica signs climate-related risk agreement

Saica has affirmed its commitment to sustainability reporting by signing a statement of support for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations.

17 Nov 2017

Amnesty warns companies on child labour in DRC cobalt mining

Leading technology and electric car companies have been accused of failing to ensure minerals used in their products are not mined using child labour

17 Nov 2017

The good news about plastic waste

Waste plastics contaminate our food, water and air. Many are calling for a global ban on single-use plastics because throwing them "away" often means into our river systems and then into the world's oceans

By Deirdre McKay 16 Nov 2017

Greening the livestock sector: Low carbon livestock is possible

Readily available practices in livestock feeding and manure management, along with better use of technologies such as biogas generators, could help the livestock sector cut its GHG output by up to 30%

16 Nov 2017

Council commits to hydrogen future

Eighteen key industry leaders that form the Hydrogen Council coalition launched the first globally quantified vision of the role of hydrogen

16 Nov 2017

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International

Meat without animals to hit shelves in 2021

A growing number of startups are trying to produce meat products without using animals, with a view to addressing concerns about animal welfare and the carbon footprint of meat. However, Chris Lo, Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, reports that new products will not be ready to hit the shelves until 2021.

10 Nov 2017

Hydroelectric dams threaten Brazil's mysterious Pantanal - one of the world's great wetlands

The Pantanal in central South America may not be as globally famous as the Amazon rainforest, but it has the continent's highest concentration of wildlife. Now, however, the region's endangered plants and animals, along with its still undiscovered secrets, may be wiped out in return for cheap hydroelectricity.

By Lauren Crabb, Anna Laing, Bronwen Whitney, Carlos 10 Nov 2017

Malaysia rescues 140 pangolins from suspected smugglers

Dozens of live pangolins were seized from suspected traffickers close to Malaysia's border with Thailand, officials said Wednesday, 8 November, thwarting the latest attempt to smuggle the critically endangered creatures.

10 Nov 2017

EU agrees to reform world's largest carbon market

The EU struck a deal on Thursday, 9 November, to overhaul Europe's carbon market after 2021, hailing it as a key step toward meeting its pledges to cut greenhouse gases under the Paris climate agreement.

10 Nov 2017

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