Cape Town – The government hopes to have cleaner fuels made available to the public as soon as 2013, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday.
Briefing the media at parliament on the Clean Fuels Two (CF2) draft fuel specifications and standards, she said full introduction was expected by 2017.
CF2 is the equivalent of the current [...]
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 [...]
The climate of the world varies from one decade to another, and a changing climate is natural and expected. However, there is a concern that the human industrial and development activities of the past two centuries have caused changes over and above natural variation…
What is climate change?Climate change is the natural cycle through which the [...]
by Willie Venter, for The Mpumalanga Mirror
An innovation in cooking and heating efficiency is set to reduce the demand for wood and charcoal significantly in rural areas.
Developed by Dr Deal Still of the Aprovecho Research Centre in the United States, and distributed by a South African company, it is envisaged that these stoves will drastically [...]
Carina van Wyk, Beeld
Johannesburg – People will be paying significantly more for new cars from Wednesday.
The new “green” tax, which applies to new passenger vehicles which release more than 120g of carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometre, comes into effect on Wednesday.
For each extra gram of CO2/km, the car’s price increases by R85.50 (R75 plus VAT).