Monthly Archives: June 2012

What is the solution to curb rhino poaching?

[Translate] The legal trading of rhino horn will cause even more activity within the black market, animal activists said on Tuesday. “Whenever you have a restricted market where only certain people can buy and sell, then you will always encourage … Continue reading

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No Water for Pretoria

[Translate] Many homes in Pretoria’s northern suburbs have been left without water after workers dislodged a pipe from one of the city’s reservoirs. Tshwane metro emergency spokesperson Johan Pieterse said on Tuesday workers accidentally dislodged a 600mm pipe in the … Continue reading

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Looming water conflict for SA

[Translate] It’s a little known fact that South Africa has some of the best quality water in the world – for those who have access to it, and can afford to pay for it. But the country is facing a … Continue reading

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World leaders “Act now, Save lives”

[Translate] World leaders attending a UN summit in Rio on Wednesday weighed steps to root out poverty and protect the environment as thousands of activists marched through the city centre in protest. UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned that “time is … Continue reading

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Air Canada greener transportation

[Translate] Air Canada’s first-ever flight using biofuels headed from Toronto to Mexico City on Monday, in an effort to showcase the aviation industry’s global commitment to greener transportation. An Airbus 319 used recycled cooking oil and jet fuel for the … Continue reading

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What is a sip of clean water worth?

[Translate] What is a sip of clean water worth? Is there economic value in the shade of a tree? And how much would you pay for a breath of fresh air? Putting a price on a natural bounty long taken … Continue reading

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Overfishing is killing the industry

[Translate] South Africa’s fishing resources are under threat from overfishing and some industry players are working to improve sustainable fishing practices, a researcher has said. “The answer is ‘yes and ‘no’. There are many industries out there acting really responsibly … Continue reading

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‘No-go’ mining areas

[Translate] Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu would soon announce ‘no-go’ areas for mining, based on ecological sensitivity, Environmental and Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Monday. Speaking at a business briefing in Johannesburg, she said that the Department of … Continue reading

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The junk house

[Translate] It’s built of old tin cans, car tyres, cardboard boxes, chicken wire and mud. But with a layer of plaster and paint over it all, few would guess that the walls are full of junk. It is called a … Continue reading

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Green Economy

[Translate] The government is looking for partnerships to create 300 000 new jobs in the green economy, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Tuesday. “Our environment sector green economy implementation plan has this year received a boost of … Continue reading

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