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Earth Hour – The Final Countdown

Yesterday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

With just one day to go, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) South Africa is gearing up for the most exciting Earth Hour to date. It's happening this Saturday (25 March) from 8:30 – 9:30pm local time, around the world. This year, WWF has called on South Africans to tell Eskom – through an online petition – to lead South Africa into a greener, more equitable energy future which will help the...

Magaliesburg Gold Mining | Prospectors are back with Applications in Koesterfontein & Golden Valley

Wednesday at 14:52 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Magaliesburg Gold Mining | Prospectors are back with Applications in Koesterfontein & Golden Valley appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

We have been fighting and opposing Magaliesburg Gold Mining applications for well over 12 years now. In particular a bunch of junior mining companies, often hiding under a bigger multi-national company, are sent in to do the dirty work and...

World Water Day celebrated with blessing at Platteklip Stream

Wednesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Cape Town (22 March 2017). Interfaith leaders gathered at the Platteklip Washhouse in Cape Town for a Blessing of the Waters to mark World Water Day – and to highlight the issues surrounding water justice in South Africa.The Platteklip Stream, which drains the front face of Table Mountain, is widely held to be the water source that gave birth to the City of Cape Town and is the origin of the...

Magaliesburg Mining Applications Continue Unabated | The Greed for Gold Remains

Monday at 14:40 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Magaliesburg Mining Applications Continue Unabated | The Greed for Gold Remains appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

We have been fighting and opposing Magaliesburg Mining applications in and around the town of Magaliesburg for well over 12 years now. Some locals have been fighting these mining companies for well over 25 years but the lodging of prospecting and mining...

Biocides Global Market Expected to Reach $9,912 Million, Globally by 2022

Monday at 13:15 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Biocides Global Market Expected to Reach $9,912 Million, Globally by 2022 appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Biocides Market Report, published by Allied Market Research, forecasts that the global market was valued at $6,479 million in 2015, and is expected to reach $9,912 million by 2022, supported by a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period 2014 to 2022. The metallic...

Planning for a water insecure future

Monday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

South Africa is still recovering from the effects of the 2016 drought. Most of us now have a heightened awareness of the impacts of droughts, floods and toxic algal blooms in our dams, which are predicted to get worse with climate change. Was this drought the wake-up call we needed to get us ready for a new normal?WWF South Africa recently teamed up with international leaders in scenario...

Water week 2017: Nature’s Water Factory

16 March at 14:08 PM, via CapeNature

National Water Week takes place from 20 to 26 March in 2017. CapeNature highlights some key water facts in an animated video.  In 2015 the World Economic Forum announced that the current global water crisis is the number one global risk, based on impact to society. Water week is celebrated every March in South Africa to […]

Make a change with Earth Hour 2017

16 March at 13:05 PM, via CapeNature

From 8:30pm to 9:30pm, Saturday, 25 March 2017, Earth Hour 2017 takes place. CapeNature urges the public to use their power and say YES to renewable energy.  WHY SHOULD WE SAY YES TO RENEWABLE ENERGY? The bulk of South Africa’s carbon emissions come from fossil fuel generated electricity (coal, oil etc), and like most countries […]

The challenge of food waste

16 March at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Each year something in the region of 10 million tonnes, or a third of available food in South Africa, is not eaten and yet the problem remains strangely invisible. We don't see great piles of food rotting in the sun, yet the annual volume of waste would fill Cape Town stadium six times over.In recognition of the clear social, economic and environmental case for waste reduction, WWF, the CSIR...

Largest Polluter in the World Tries to Reduce Air Pollution by Controlling the News Related to Smog

14 March at 10:19 AM, via Environment.co.za

The post Largest Polluter in the World Tries to Reduce Air Pollution by Controlling the News Related to Smog appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

China suffers from severe air pollution in almost all its major cities, but beside checking the data related to air quality to find who are the culprits, the authorities are also trying to control the independent sources of news related to...

It's time for Eskom to show leadership when it comes to renewable energy

10 March at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Cape Town (10 March 2017). Eskom should be leading the country into a greener, more equitable energy future which will help South Africa both create new, cleaner jobs and meet its international obligations to the Paris agreement, which is aimed at urgently limiting the most damaging aspects of climate change.The transition of jobs from the coal industry has long been a critical area due to...

Protecting the coastline: An EPWP success story

06 March at 10:17 AM, via CapeNature

Meet Selwyn Gertse, a pupil field ranger at Kogelberg Nature Reserve Complex and Betty’s Bay Marine Protected Area. Selwyn has turned his love for nature into a career, as he is training to become a marine field ranger in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve complex.  The video embedded below is his testimony of his time as a […]

World Wildlife Day 2017

03 March at 08:43 AM, via CapeNature

Celebrated on 3 March every year, World Wildlife Day is a way to recognise the importance of wildlife in the wider ecosystem, and a chance to illuminate successes and challenges related to wildlife around the globe.  CapeNature’s mandate of protecting biodiversity in the Western Cape includes protection of not only the Cape Floral Kingdom, which […]

CapeNature launches online booking

01 March at 04:00 AM, via CapeNature

CapeNature is pleased to announce that we’ve launched an online booking portal for our self-catering accommodation products around the province. Read on below for information on how you can make your booking online. In this post, we will guide you through some questions you may have about the online booking portal including What, Where, When, […]

WWF acknowledges a decade of hard work and positive change in the seafood sector

01 March at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Cape Town (1 March 2017). The WWF-SASSI Retailer/ Supplier Participation Scheme has made great strides in transforming the seafood sector in the past 10 years by encouraging sustainable procurement in response to consumer demand.This is demonstrated through positive year-on-year progress outlined in a WWF report released at the fourth WWF-SASSI/ MSC Sustainable Seafood Symposium in Cape Town...

WWF launches petition urging Eskom to back renewable energy

27 February at 02:00 AM, via WWF

WWF South Africa has launched a petition calling on Eskom to expedite the use of renewable energy in the country as part of this year's Earth Hour campaign.Earth Hour is an annual global event, during which people are encouraged to switch off their lights on the last Saturday in March from 8.30pm to 9.30pm local time as a symbolic gesture marking the environmental challenges facing our...

South Africa is still losing three rhinos a day

27 February at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Cape Town (27 February 2017). While it is reassuring that the rhino poaching statistics for 2016 show there has been a continued decline in the number of animals that have been illegally killed in South Africa over the last two years, it would be premature to regard this as a reversal in the fortunes for South Africa's rhino population.It is concerning that, according to the 2016 poaching...

A Sense of Wander at Grootvadersbosch

14 February at 12:13 PM, via CapeNature

Experience what we call a sense of wander and be captivated by the escape when you visit Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve.  Nestled in the Langeberg mountains between Swellendam and Heidelberg, Grootvadersbosch is a small, quiet hideaway that will inspire you to get lost in timelessness. The land, originally owned by Roelof Oelofse, has a long and storied history, […]

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