Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Rosebank to Hatfield route of the Gautrain to operate from August

[Translate] JOHANNESBURG – The Gauteng provincial government has announced that the Gautrain will begin running from Rosebank in northern Johannesburg to Hatfield in Pretoria from August 2 2011. It says the final southward leg from Rosebank to Park Station in … Continue reading

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South Africas 1st 5 star green building rating

[Translate] Aurecon’s office building in Century City, Cape Town, which is nearing completion, is the first building in South Africa to be awarded a 5 Star Green Star SA – Office Design v1 rating by the Green Building Council of … Continue reading

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Gauteng wetlands to be saved by planning body

[Translate] Johannesburg – The reduction of Gauteng’s wetlands through property development is the result of poor town planning and the province’s lack of proactive protection for sensitive ecosystems,  agriculture MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza has said. The National Wetland Inventory has mapped … Continue reading

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UK – Public backlash against Green Energy agenda

[Translate] London – The British government faces a public backlash against its green energy agenda as consumers are unwilling to spend more on power and gas bills to pay for investment in low-carbon forms of energy, a parliamentary committee warned … Continue reading

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Acid water – no political will

[Translate] Johannesburg – There is no political will to deal with the acid mine water problem, chief executive of the Federation for a Sustainable Environment, Mariette Liefferink said on Thursday. “There is not inadequate information, but there is definitely a … Continue reading

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Group slams Mapungubwe mining

[Translate] Pretoria – Attempting to mitigate all negative impacts of mining coal near the Mapungubwe National Park in Limpopo, was unrealistic, a nature conservation group said on Wednesday. The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), was reacting to part of the department … Continue reading

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Shell Karoo fracking an eco example

[Translate] Johannesburg – Shell wants its controversial hydraulic fracturing project proposed for the Karoo to set a global ecological example, general manager Jan-Willem Eggink said on Tuesday. “Why can’t we make this project an ecological project for the world… if … Continue reading

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Biofuel for the US Air Force

[Translate] Washington – The US Air Force is ready to switch to biofuels to help power its warplanes but the price of alternative fuels remains too high, military officials said. Anxious to reduce its reliance on oil, the Air Force … Continue reading

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Polar bears at risk with the climate change

[Translate] Washington – Polar bear cubs forced to swim long distances with their mothers as their icy Arctic habitat melts appear to have a higher mortality rate than cubs that didn’t have to swim as far, a new study reports. … Continue reading

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Town gets 0% for waste water management

[Translate] Piet Retief – An Mpumalanga municipality that scored 0% for the way it manages its waste water has blamed its woes on the fact that it was under curatorship. According to this year’s Green Drop report, the Mkhondo local … Continue reading

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