Activists decry lack of action over pollution of Vaal

Raw sewage continues to gush into the Vaal River at various points from Vereeniging to the Vaal Barrage

SA’s trout industry goes to court over plan to list species as alien

Environmental affairs DG dismisses the notion that the listing will destroy the trout value chain as ‘alarmist’

Study shows how invasive pine trees added fuel to the flames in Knysna fires

‘The conditions that exacerbated the severity of the 2017 Knysna fires will occur again. People need to stay vigilant’

Fire devastates Pilanesberg game reserve, threatens big five

The fire gutted the Mankwe hide and moved through the fenced Big 5 park

Companies be warned: ‘water crunch’ threat remains

UBS analysts says scientists are suggesting that global warming has tripled the risk of a three-year dry run in the Western Cape

Pollution biggest threat for fish of a thousand casts

Effluent in the Vaal River is behind die-off of largemouth yellowfish

Bring back the ‘green’ courts, ministry urges

Environmental courts could prioritise prosecution in cases of illegal fishing, including abalone poaching, says department of agriculture, forestry and ...

Local rhinos given new lease of life Down Under in fight for survival

Rampant poaching in Africa prompts the Australian Rhino Project to relocate 30 animals, writes Tony Carnie

SA’s scientists are working more with peers abroad, boosting citations and funding opportunities

New research shows that SA’s share of world output, while still small, more than doubled between 2000 and 2016 from 0.4% to 0.91%

Departments deny fish mortality and raw sewage link

An inspection by Business Day finds dead and dying fish and extensive sewage spills

Tribunal dismisses appeal against collusion in R240m Eskom tender

An investigation was launched following a complaint lodged by the power utility in March 2016, while Brian Molefe was still its head

Vaal district faces catastrophe as Emfuleni sewage spills into river

Sewage from the water waste works threatens agriculture and tourism in the impoverished district

Salt-laden subterranean lake on Mars could be habitat for microbial life

The find, by Italian researches, is the first stable body of liquid water found on the planet and resembles a sub-glacial lake on Earth

How lasers will point to the extent of pollution in industrial skies

Equipped with a new R2.5m atmospheric laser radar system, researchers hope to gather new pollution data from industrial hub Richards Bay, writes Tony Carnie

How do you store a universe worth of data? Three SA universities have the answer

We already have the technology to know how the universe was made, but the challenge for scientists now is to store and process the massive amounts of data ...

SA unveils the MeerKAT telescope, precursor to the Square Kilometre Array

MeerKAT is expected to reveal extraordinary detail in the region surrounding the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy

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