Monthly Archives: January 2013

Biofuels industry in South Africa

[Translate] Seven years after a government feasibility study showed a biofuels industry in South Africa could create tens of thousands of new jobs, the paperwork needed to establish it remains outstanding. Briefing MPs on Wednesday, the energy department’s chief director … Continue reading

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What’s in the water in Pretoria?

[Translate] High levels of manganese have been detected in water in areas in Pretoria, the City of Tshwane said on Tuesday. Spokesperson Nomasonto Ndlovu said areas including Montana, Sinnoville, Wonderboom and Pretoria North were affected but that the water posed … Continue reading

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Climate change a priority for US

[Translate] US President Barack Obama vowed to make climate change a priority as he was sworn in on Monday to a second term, using some of his most forceful language yet despite uncertain political prospects. In an inaugural address that … Continue reading

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Earth friendly French Wine

[Translate] An Earth-friendly future for French wine could include disease-resistant grapes, solar-powered robots, and lighter packaging, as vintners innovate to slash their environmental footprint. “We can’t keep functioning like this, polluting the Earth,” Alexis Raoux, sustainability manager for the Bordeaux-based … Continue reading

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Biofuels not so green

[Translate] Green schemes to fight climate change by producing more bio-fuels could actually worsen a little-known type of air pollution and cause almost 1 400 premature deaths a year in Europe by 2020, a study showed on Sunday. The report … Continue reading

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