environmental impact

May 18, 2011

The Ideal Sustainable Home?

Sustainable housing is not a new idea, but there are many different ideas surrounding the term sustainable building, some of them always changing. People have varied […]
April 23, 2011

Choosing the Right Electric Car Batteries for the Future

One of the most important decisions facing designers of plug-in electric or hybrid vehicles is related to battery choice. Now, researchers at the Norwegian University of […]
November 3, 2010

5-MW hydropower plant to be built in Zimbabwe

South African hydropower plant developer, owner and operator NuPlanet has been granted a generation licence to build a 5-MW greenfield hydropower plant at the Mutirikwi dam, […]
November 2, 2010

Large-Scale Fish Farm Production Offsets Environmental Gains, Assessment Finds

Industrial-scale aquaculture production magnifies environmental degradation, according to the first global assessment of the effects of marine finfish aquaculture (e.g. salmon, cod, turbot and grouper) released […]
September 23, 2010

CO2 tax to curb SA’s carbon footprint

The newly introduced carbon tax policy is one of the urgent public policy responses that will assist the country in its efforts to reduce its carbon […]
August 3, 2010

New EIA regulations now in effect in South Africa

South Africa’s new environmental impact assessment (EIA) regulations came into effect on Monday, which the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) said started the official implementation process […]
July 7, 2010

Green your lawn with muscle power!

On any weekend the buzz and cough of gas powered lawn mowers is a common sound in suburbia. Aside from the noise pollution, gas powered lawn […]
May 3, 2010

Eco-Building: 8 Critical Considerations for Sustainable Building

Green building is the practice of increasing the efficiency of buildings and their consumption of energy, water, and materials. Eco-building reduces construction damages to human health […]
April 5, 2010

Reviving the Aral Sea

Engineers report progress in rescuing a once-great inland sea. Aralsk, Kazakhstan, is surrounded by barren desert, but the city could become a thriving port if the […]