Sydney – Australian troops and emergency workers were on Monday battling huge flooding in the country’s northeast that has left at least two people dead, with the worst devastation yet to come for some areas.
Up to 200 000 people are estimated to have been hit by the fast-flowing waters that have left 22 rural towns [...]
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 [...]
A massive green rush is under way in South Africa, with major energy, construction and finance companies setting up specialised renewable energy units in anticipation of the government finalising the rules of engagement at the end of the year.
The government has set a target of 4%, or 1 025MW, of renewable energy installed from private [...]
The inter-ministerial committee (IMC) dealing with Gauteng’s acid mine water crisis has called on some of South Africa’s top experts to help find a solution to the problem.
Briefing the media in Cape Town, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica said that at the IMC’s first meeting last week, it was agreed to appoint [...]
Cooking and drinking water must be of good quality in order to ensure our health.
Ideally, drinking water must taste good, be clear and odorless, and contain the right amount of mineral salts. It should also be free of harmful substances, such as heavy metals, nitrates, or bacterial or viral agents which may pose an infection [...]