Johannesburg – Power utility Eskom’s immediate challenge is keeping the lights on in the country, its CEO Brian Dames said on Monday.
“We’ve always said that the next few years will be tight in terms of energy provision. The question is: how do we keep the lights on over the next seven years? But we can [...]
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 [...]
Paris – Carbon pollution and over-use of Earth’s natural resources have become so critical that, on current trends, we will need a second planet to meet our needs by 2030, WWF said on Wednesday.
In 2007, Earth’s 6.8 billion humans were living 50% beyond the planet’s threshold of sustainability, according to its report, issued ahead of [...]
» One of the best ways for a business to reduce the amount of waste that it produces is to conduct a waste audit; this audit will cover other factors as well as water wastage.
» The production of paper uses an incredible amount of water try to reduce your paper use by as much as [...]
As a nation of garden lovers it’s important that we are all careful when tending our gardens in order to conserve as much of the mains water supply as possible.
Top tips to conserve water in the Garden:
» Install a water butt or similar to make use of all of that rain water that lands on [...]
SOUTH Africa risks running dry of water if people fail to preserve it. Water and Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi issued the warning yesterday at a two-day Water and Poverty Alleviation: a Dialogue for Action in Durban.
She said because of natural disasters, such as floods and droughts, the country might experience food insecurity and [...]
With no action beyond what we are already taking, the 2007 Fourth Assessment Report by climate scientists on the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projects the planet will warm by between 1.1C and 6.4C over the next 100 years.
That doesn’t sound much, but as well as warmer days and nights, rising sea [...]
Only about 7% of South Africa has a mean annual precipitation or MAP exceeding 800 mm. When the statistics are reviewed they indicate that KwaZulu-Natal is the wettest province, while the Western Cape has the highest variability of MAP within any of the provinces, and the highest individual point rainfall at an estimate of 3345 [...]
Cape Town – Eskom appears to have started building at its Safari substation without an approved environmental management plan, the environmental affairs department said on Tuesday.
This emerged after the Green Scorpions conducted environmental law compliance inspections at five sites in the Western Cape last week.
“Preliminary findings at the Eskom Safari substation are that Eskom has [...]
Johannesburg – SA Weather Service forecasters have been fielding the same question over and over again over the past days – “When is it going to rain?”
Unfortunately, for rain lovers, the forecasters are the bearers of bad news.
“A whole host of people have asked us that question… from journalists to farmers to bricklayers,” forecaster Puseletso [...]