Monthly Archives: February 2013

A “blooming garden” for Turkmenistan

[Translate] The ex-Soviet state of Turkmenistan announced on Saturday a new campaign to plant three million tree saplings this year with the aim of transforming the desert Central Asian nation into a “blooming garden”. President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov signed a decree … Continue reading

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EDCs found in water

[Translate] A 200-page report on Endocrine Disrupting compounds (EDCs) released by the UN earlier this week has highlighted environmental and health risks facing many countries including South Africa. The compounds have the potential to cause wide ranging health complications including … Continue reading

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Electricity crisis ignored

[Translate] President Jacob Zuma ignored the country’s electricity crisis in his state-of-the-nation speech on Thursday, said the environmental organisation Greenpeace. “Greenpeace believes that if the government were serious about creating a sustainable future based on job creation and energy security, … Continue reading

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