Environment

Hundreds march to Parliament, calling for action against climate change

This Heritage Day event was part of global protests against climate change

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Brief | 24 September 2022

What next in the twisty River Club saga?

No urgency to halt ongoing construction before interdict appeal, court rules

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News | 23 September 2022

Where have all the chameleons gone?

And what you can do to encourage them to live in your garden

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Science | 23 September 2022

Emalahleni is failing to provide clean drinking water to 500,000 people

People have to use their social grants to buy electricity to boil dirty water

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News | 22 September 2022

Volunteers fill scores of rubbish bags during river clean-up

Mosselbank River Conservation Team in Cape Town mark World Clean-Up Day

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Brief | 20 September 2022

Shack dwellers say they cannot afford solar power company’s monthly fees

Empowerment project stumbles in Khayelitsha, showing the complexity of providing solutions to informal settlements

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News | 19 September 2022

Khoisan settlement faces eviction from prime forestry land

Some Knoflokskraal residents want to negotiate with government for the land to be given to them

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News | 12 September 2022

River Club construction carries on amidst court delays

Observatory Civic Association says development is violating a court interdict

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News | 5 September 2022

Communities join scientist to clean up filthy Joburg river

The project aims to restore the polluted river in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg by 2023

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Brief | 2 September 2022

Seismic judgment: Court overturns exploration rights granted to Shell

The court has put a stop to the seismic survey along the Wild Coast

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Law | 1 September 2022

Cape Town is letting the flowers grow

Decision not to mow in some city parks is an important boost for biodiversity

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Science | 26 August 2022

Plastic pollution: We’re getting it wrong. Here’s what needs to happen

The focus on single-use plastics is diverting attention from a much more serious problem. It’s also causing bad practices.

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Science | 19 August 2022

Small scale fishers call for halt to gas and oil exploration

“When foreign companies drill oil in our oceans, fish die”

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Brief | 15 August 2022

Hydrogen as fuel: we should be selective about how we make and use it

Hydrogen is a useful substitute for fossil fuels, but new research shows leakages can be very damaging to the environment

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Science | 3 August 2022

Women volunteers clean up dumps in Delft after a dead body was found

“We want to stay in a clean environment”

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News | 29 July 2022

Parks for the people: everyone needs green spaces

Urban South Africans use what little green space is available to them very creatively, and deserve more support

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Opinion | 25 July 2022