Monthly Archives: July 2010

London kicks off “Green”cycling scheme

[Translate] London – The sprawling, congested city of London speeds towards a greener, nimbler future on Friday with the launch of a new bike hire scheme aimed at kick-starting a cycling revolution ahead of the 2012 Olympics. Commuters and tourists … Continue reading

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Wind energy project starts up

[Translate] Mojave – Renewable energy developers broke ground for a major expansion of wind-power generation in the Mojave Desert north of Los Angeles. The Alta Wind Energy Centre is planned as the world’s largest wind project, with nearly 600 turbines … Continue reading

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Would you buy wine in plastic bottles?

[Translate] by: Cathy Marston Backsberg – the first SA winery to achieve carbon neutral status – is again making history with its new wine brand, ‘Tread Lightly’. “The enjoyment of a great bottle of wine should never be at the … Continue reading

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Human trash or treasures?

[Translate] South Africa has been a global leader in green jobs for decades. While the rest of the world was still grappling with the concept, hundreds of local men and women were already delivering valuable environmental services in every town … Continue reading

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BP resuming oil spill work as storm fizzles

[Translate] Ships and workers moved back into BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill site on Sunday as seas calmed, and BP could begin pumping mud into the blown-out well later this week in a bid to plug the gusher. As … Continue reading

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Acidic Arctic threat

[Translate] Ny-Aalesund – The icy Arctic waters around Norway’s archipelago of Svalbard may seem pristine and clear, but like the rest of the world’s oceans, they are facing the threat of growing acidity. Oceans have always absorbed part of the … Continue reading

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Baby turtles released into Gulf

[Translate] Houston – Federal biologists are releasing thousands of endangered baby sea turtles into the western Gulf of Mexico, betting that by the time the silver dollar-sized swimmers make it to the oil-fouled waters of the eastern Gulf, BP will … Continue reading

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‘Poison the horns’

[Translate] Helicopters, machine guns, bullet-proof vests, R250 000 night-vision binoculars, prescription tranquillisers, axes, saws… these are all tools of the grizzly trade in rhino horns. And one man is prepared to go to extreme lengths to stop it. Ed Hern, owner … Continue reading

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Acid flood ‘an emergency’

[Translate] The impending acid water crisis in Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand should be treated as a state of emergency, the Freedom Front Plus said on Friday. FF+ spokesperson on water and environmental affairs, Jaco Mulder, said in a statement he … Continue reading

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Uasa worried about Jhb acid water

[Translate] Johannesburg – Trade union Uasa on Thursday expressed dismay at government’s failure to act sooner regarding the highly acidic mine water said to be rising up under Johannesburg. “While the union welcomes that the water affairs department at long … Continue reading

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