Environment

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

Ramaphosa’s river clean-up boycotted

“I can’t hail Mandela Day when my children don’t have a future,” says Gqeberha resident

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Brief | 19 July 2022

We won’t move, say Driftsands families living on floodplain

About 50 shacks have been moved to a safer site

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News | 19 July 2022

Video: Building classrooms from plastic waste in Diepsloot

Local NGO turns plastic waste into eco-bricks

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Video | 12 July 2022

West Coast breakthrough: environment activists and mining company reach agreement

Mineral Sands Resources has prevented legal action, at least for now, over its West Coast operations

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News | 21 June 2022

Half of South Africa’s sewage treatment works are failing

Green Drop report reveals scale of pollution but also clouds the picture

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Feature | 21 June 2022

Volunteers gets their hands dirty to rescue endangered plants

“We should look like Namaqualand in the spring but because everything has been destroyed, it isn’t like that anymore.”

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Brief | 7 June 2022

Picket outside Gqeberha court to stop Shell seismic study

High Court asked to set aside the Department of Mineral Resources’ decision to award a seismic exploration right to Shell

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Brief | 30 May 2022

Court bid to stop seismic survey starts today

Shell’s attempt to explore for oil and gas off the Wild Coast was interdicted late last year pending the outcome of this hearing

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News | 30 May 2022

Waste plastic could beat coal as an energy source

We can eliminate this toxic pollutant - and make it profitable

Neil Stacey, James Fox, Klaus Moller, Diane Hildebrandt, David Glasser, and Celestin Sempuga

Science | 10 May 2022

Anglo’s new hydrogen vehicle: bad engineering, good marketing

An astonishingly expensive process for turning electricity into less electricity

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Science | 9 May 2022

Video: Where others see trash, Anna and Harriet see treasure

Two entrepreneurs have been running a successful waste recycling business for over a decade

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Video | 9 May 2022

Judge blocks mine expansion

Licence to extend the Somkhele mine set aside

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Law | 5 May 2022

We can still save our abalone and lobster stocks - here’s how

We need more inspectors, and we need the urgent implementation of the small-scale fisheries policy

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Science | 4 May 2022