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 [...]
The hottest “green” toy in Germany isn’t made of organic or recycled materials. That’s so 2010. This one has a solar panel and only runs if kids remember to insert bright red “energy stones” that power the rest of the space station.
Germany, a pioneer in many renewable energy initiatives, is also at the forefront of [...]
Do the words “energy efficiency” conjure up images of you and the family shivering in a dark room? They shouldn’t.
South Africa’s energy supply emergency may have made us worry that we were headed for the “Dark” Ages unless we got rid of every single appliance we own, but the truth is we can make [...]
Reading, thinking and writing about the environment is terrifying business. Not a day goes by without another horror story – an oil spill, a disappearing species, shrinking rainforests and melting glaciers. It’s enough to make you want to throw in the towel and let someone else worry about the mess.
But that’s not an [...]
There are lots you can do to help protect the environment without spending a cent. Begin by simply changing habits and then slowly incorporate a better way of spending your hard-earned cash.
You, the consumer, have the power in your purse to make a very tangible difference.
Ideas that are free:
This is so easy to do. I [...]
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 [...]
Did you know that there are 1.8 billion people that use the internet, yet there are still 1 billion that do not have an adequate supply of fresh water?
Or that by the year 2030 we will need two earths to keep up with our natural resource consumption?
The statistics are shocking. As a species, we are [...]