Monthly Archives: September 2012

We are in a planetary emergency

[Translate] Experts warned of a “planetary emergency” due to the unforeseen global consequences of Arctic ice melt, including methane gas released from permafrost regions currently under ice. Columbia University and the environmental activist group Greenpeace held separate events to discuss … Continue reading

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Moratorium lifted on fracking

[Translate] With the Cabinet’s lifting of a moratorium on fracking in the Karoo on Friday, companies should act responsibly and ensure that the environment is protected, an oil and gas firm has insisted. Royal Dutch Shell is one of the … Continue reading

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Water quality app

[Translate] When environmental engineer John Feighery got an internship at Nasa in the 1990s, he wanted to be an astronaut but he was given a job working with a team designing the US bathroom for the space station. The small, … Continue reading

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