Corrugated cardboard is a great recyclable material. It even be reused before you give them to the recycler. Very tough material, that can last for a long time.
It can be reused over and over as a packaging medium. So there’s no reason to throw away a useful material and let it rot in the [...]
South African metropolitans are heading for a major water crisis in 2020, a former director general of the Department of Water Affairs has warned.
Mike Muller, who now serves as an adjunct professor at the University of the Witwatersrand and sits on the National Planning Commission, said at a Water and Energy Forum in Sandton this [...]
Cape Town – Despite a shocking increase in poaching of rhinos in SA, the head of The South African National Parks (SANParks) said that the population is in no danger of extinction – for now.
In a statement on Thursday, SANParks said rhino poaching continues to escalate at “an unprecedented rate” since the beginning of [...]
Louisiana – A tornado slammed a southwestern Louisiana town on Saturday, killing a woman and injuring 11 other people. More than 100 homes were damaged, many of them destroyed, authorities said, and about 1 500 people were evacuated because of natural gas leaks.
The 21-year-old woman was killed when a tree fell on her house, said [...]
It’s possible to save water in summer without having to watch your beloved garden shrivel in the heat. Greywater doesn’t sound appealing, but it helps keep things green.
What is greywater?
Greywater, sometimes known by the equally unromantic name of ‘sullage’, is used water that contains some impurities but isn’t heavily polluted. As you might expect, it’s [...]
Three Municipalities were identified as the first that will have serious water shortages. They are the City of Johannesburg, eThekwini in Durban and the Nelson Mandela Metro in Port Elizabeth.
The former Director General of Water Affairs, Mike Muller told representatives at the Water and Energy Forum in Johannesburg that a serious water crisis is looming [...]
In Lester Brown’s new book “World on the Edge,” he says mankind has pushed civilisation to the brink of collapse by bleeding aquifers dry and overploughing land to feed an ever-growing population, while overloading the atmosphere with carbon dioxide.
If we continue to sap Earth’s natural resources, “civilisational collapse is no longer a matter of whether [...]
Johannesburg – At least 103 people died in natural disasters since mid-December last year, the ministry for co-operative governance said on Monday evening.
Most of the fatalities were in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, said spokesperson Vuyelwa Qinga.
About 14 420 households were affected and 6 200 of them were in KwaZulu-Natal.
The province also had the highest [...]
The contracts of the water service providers who are raking in thousands of rand monthly by transporting water to the drought-stricken communities of Nkomazi Local Municipality, are likely to be cancelled in the near future as the municipality is looking into other cost-effective measures to deliver services.
This was revealed by the Deputy Director of Infrastructure, [...]
The soils in large areas of the Southern Hemisphere, including major portions of Australia, Africa and South America, have been drying up in the past decade, a group of researchers conclude in the first major study to ever examine “evapo-transpiration” on a global basis.
Most climate models have suggested that evapo-transpiration, which is the movement of [...]