Monthly Archives: January 2011

Ocean fish stocks low, UN says

[Translate] Rome – Fish is becoming a larger part of people’s diets thanks to the booming fish farm industry, but ocean stocks continue to dwindle despite increasing international efforts to regulate catches and stop overfishing. The UN Food and Agriculture … Continue reading

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Flood tolls around the world

[Translate] Thanks to La Niña – think of her as El Niño’s stroppy Flooding in Gauteng younger sister – the first month of 2011 has been a soggy one. While the floods in Australia dominated the press, those Down Under … Continue reading

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Artists, celebs join for second ‘green’ auction

[Translate] New York – Artists, designers, entertainers and philanthropists are joining forces for the second annual green auction, which last year raised over $2m for environmental groups. Christie’s, which is again hosting the Bid to Save the Earth sale of … Continue reading

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SA reeling as floods wreck havoc

[Translate] A fireman has drowned and countless other people are missing after massive flooding around Gauteng on Monday. The fireman, Henry Knox (42), and his colleague were in their canoe on a search-and-rescue operation in the Centurion area when they … Continue reading

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Decisive action ‘imperative’ for Cradle of Mankind

[Translate] Johannesburg – Decisive action has become imperative as acidic mine water has reached the Cradle of Humankind from the West Rand, the United Association of South Africa said on Friday. “If urgent measures aren’t taken immediately, it will result … Continue reading

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Acid mine water reaches Cradle of Mankind

[Translate] Johannesburg – Acidic mine water that has been bubbling out of an old ventilation shaft on the West Rand for the past year has now reached the Cradle of Mankind, and is believed to have caused the deaths of … Continue reading

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Joburg braces itself after new flood warnings

[Translate] The City of Johannesburg is preparing for possible flooding on Friday, Johannesburg emergency services said. “The SA Weather Services has issued a prediction alert of between 60-80 percent chance of rainfall in the Highveld, for Friday… that includes the … Continue reading

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Vaal floods cause major damage

[Translate] The flooding of the Vaal river has caused considerable Flooding in Three Rivers crop damages along its banks in three provinces, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Monday. “We have really been touched by the amount … Continue reading

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Dam levels rising

[Translate] Johannesburg – The water levels of the four largest dams in the Orange River catchment were rising following heavy rains in the past day, the department of water affairs said on Tuesday. The Vaal Dam was 103% full and … Continue reading

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Going green can get you out the red and into the black

[Translate] When money is tight, you buy less stuff. Though this may not be good for a consumption-driven global economic recovery, it is good for the planet. Paradoxically, the reduced spending power of your average Joe could help green up … Continue reading

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