Monthly Archives: October 2012

South Africa is a water scarce country

[Translate] One of the biggest dangers of climate change is the threat to our water resources. As our water engineers constantly remind us, South Africa is a water scarce country. The most densely populated province, Gauteng, straddles a watershed, and … Continue reading

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Lasting, cost-effective solution to the acid mine drainage crisis

[Translate] Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyanemust intervene directly to ensure a lasting, cost-effective solution to the acid mine drainage crisis, DA Gauteng spokesperson Jack Bloomsaid on Sunday. “The acid mine drainage crisis in Gauteng has been mishandled from the start, characterised … Continue reading

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Acid mine water drainage in a game park

[Translate] A science student has uncovered continued acid mine water drainage in a game park that could have devastating consequences for plans to build treatment plants. “I conducted a study in the Krugersdorp game reserve and I looked at what … Continue reading

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Coal and gas threaten coral reef

[Translate] The world’s largest coral reef – under threat from Australia’s surging coal and gas shipments, climate change and a destructive starfish – is declining faster than ever and coral cover could fall to just 5% in the next decade, … Continue reading

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