August 21, 2012

R30 billion needed to start cleaning up South Africa’s mines

In response to the environmental risks posed by abandoned mines, mining companies are legally required to set aside money to clean-up mining operations before they are […]
March 30, 2012

South Africa: Central plan needed to deal with water issues

Water affects everything we do, both positive and negative. With Human Rights Day fresh in our minds, it is appropriate to reflect on the words of […]
May 14, 2011

How much water does it take to make 1 litre of beer?

How much water is contained in one beer? According to a new a report, quite a lot actually.  Every litre of beer enjoyed by thirsty South […]
May 5, 2011

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) calls for protection of ‘no-go’ mining areas

The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF South Africa), together with numerous South African non-governmental organisations and the Centre for Environmental Rights, has handed over a […]
March 6, 2011

How can farmers adapt to climate change? Get ‘climate smart.’

A new “climate smart” tool can help farmers reduce production and operating costs, improve profitability by reducing energy and water consumption, generate new products from agricultural […]
March 5, 2011

Priorities for Green Living

1. Minimize Energy Consumption    2. Reduce the Household Waste Stream    3. Conserve Water    4. Eat Less Meat    5. Reduce Use Of Toxic […]
March 2, 2011

World Fuelled by Clean Economical Energy by 2050

A major new study by WWF demonstrates that all of the world’s energy needs could be provided cleanly, renewably and economically by 2050. Two years in […]
February 8, 2011

Mining can threaten SA’s water security, WWF warns

The World Wide Fund for Nature on Monday urged mining companies not to choose areas that are environmentally sensitive for prospecting.
February 3, 2011

Renewables can meet world energy needs by 2050: WWF

All but five percent of the world’s energy needs could be met from renewable sources by 2050, a report by conservation group WWF and energy consultancy […]
January 16, 2011

Top 7 Green Corporations of 2010

Cutting up the credit cards is probably the greenest thing anyone could do but sometimes, buying new stuff—or patronizing a favorite restaurant—is necessary. When those times […]
January 12, 2011

Do You Know The Environmental Cost Of Your Mattress?

More and more people are starting to think ethically about their food. Where it comes from, how many miles it has traveled, what kind of conditions […]
January 5, 2011

Top 5 Green Jobs for 2011

With the New Year here, it’s a good time to look towards the future. While nearly every sector of the economy is hurting, there are some […]
January 3, 2011

Record floods swamp Australia’s northeast

Large parts of Australia’s coastal northeast disappeared under floodwaters on Sunday in a spreading disaster that has brought some of the highest floods on record and […]
December 31, 2010

2010 review of green technologies

From electric cars to solar-powered planes and giant turbines, 2010 has seen huge progress in green technology development… In September, the UK opened the world’s biggest […]
December 12, 2010

Cancun climate breakthrough: It’s not perfect, but it’s a deal

It’s not perfect, and it’s not binding, but international climate negotiators have struck a deal. The final hours in Cancun were a world of difference from […]
December 9, 2010

Scientists: Haiti’s wildlife faces mass extinction

The loss of amphibian species is often the first warning sign that an ecosystem is in grave danger. Haiti may be headed for a massive extinction […]
December 3, 2010

Cancun: politics vs. science

There are quite a few numbers tossed around at climate negotiations. Should world leaders agree to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees F) […]
December 1, 2010

Cancun climate talks get under way, WWF says catch-up plan needed

The yearly global climate change negotiations kicked off on Monday in Cancun, Mexico, with fewer political leaders present, and lower e