Climate Change

Day Zero Preparations Could Have A Severe Ecological Impact

The City of Cape Town has managed to push back Day Zero, the moment when municipal water supply would be cut for most households...

Climate change will hit SA’s poor the hardest

South Africa has been facing some really strange weather patterns over the past few years with alternating periods of severe drought and...

How We Could Have Stopped Climate Change, But Did Not.

In Nathaniel Rich’s Losing Earth he accounts for the past failures of politicians and others to stop climate change. Looking back at...

Why Numsa and NUM Hate The New Independent Power Producers Deal

On Wednesday, energy minister Jeff Radebe signed a R55.92 billion contract with 27 independent renewable energy power producers which is set to...

What South Africa’s Love For Cattle Means For Climate Change

With a foreword by President Cyril Ramaphosa, this engaging book brings history, science, economics and popular culture together...

Here’s How Plastic Is Destroying Our Ocean

On June 5th, World Environment Day was celebrated. It marks the day on which the United Nations (UN) uses to encourage awareness and action...

Can I Have A Straw With That?

We are currently facing a huge environmental crisis worldwide - the impacts of plastic on the environment are not only a problem in developing...

“Don’t send water to Cape Town, send money”

Social media has been flooded with images of water bottles stacked around, waiting to be sent down to help the residents of Cape Town...

The Kendal Power Station Is Poisoning The Air We Breathe

A plume of thick grey smoke hangs over the Kendal power station, situated 40 km west of Witbank in Mpumalanga. (And about 110 km...

Greed And Politics Have Set Fire To The Amazon Rainforest

EXPLAINER For days images of the burning Amazon Rainforest in Brazil swept social media. Amazon is the world’s...

Ugandan Climate Activist Vanessa Nakate Is Fighting For The Congo

Young people all over the world have been raising their voices around the growing climate crisis facing the world. Inspired by Swedish...

The Cape Town Water Crisis and the ever-increasing reality of climate...

Cape Town is fast approaching its Day Zero, when residential taps will run dry. The water shortage doesn’t just affect its residents - it...

How Cape universities are planning for water restrictions and #DayZero

Universities in Cape Town have a predicament on their hands. They have to somehow facilitate thousands of students on their premises in a time...

The sun is rising on renewable energy technologies

We find ourselves on the verge, once again, of global shifts such as migration and severe climate change among many other challenges forged as...

Storm wreaks havoc in Durban

Durban is currently experiencing severe thunderstorms. Heavy downpours, hail and gale force winds which have flooded roads and damaged buildings.  Update 5:The KZN department of...

How Climate Change Drives Conflict In Africa

Climate change is fast becoming a reality that no person or government can ignore. Yet it is being ignored despite the myriad...

Why the Mother City can’t accommodate its own football clubs

The City of Cape Town have expressed surprise at Cape Town City F.C. (CTCFC) coach Benni McCarthy’s statement of outrage regarding the team's upcoming...

8 South African Organisations Combating Climate Change

By now, we’ve all (hopefully) accepted the scientifically established fact that human-caused climate change is real. In September last year, the world’s...

When The People Of Kerala Refused To Let The City Drown

They were the heaviest rains the city had seen in nearly a century. More than 5.4 million people from the Indian state of Kerala...

The only vegan at a summer braai: a guide to self...

Big gatherings in the summertime can be something to look forward to - but when you're the only vegetarian/vegan among carnivores it can fill...
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