Hefty investment will create a healthier and cleaner environment for all, Edna Molewa says

The €200m Air Liquide air separation unit will use 20% less electricity‚ which equates to avoiding about 200‚000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year

Spread of H5N8 bird flu among endangered African penguins has Parliament worried

Its agriculture committee is anxious after a statement by an avian veterinarian that avian flu and listeriosis may be attributed to low-quality of grain fed to ...

Scientists keen to use MeerKAT data deluge

Scientists need to cope with the terabytes of data that MeerKAT will begin producing in a few weeks. The telescope’s 64 dishes will generate a gigabyte of data ...

Threat of mining seabed for phosphate ebbs — for now

Local and international companies testing SA’s marine laws in a bid to increase marine mineral and petroleum extraction

Antipoaching hi-tech: new centre steps up rhino protection

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park uses surveillance equipment to intensify the battle against rampant poaching, writes Tony Carnie

Cape Chamber of Commerce throws its weight behind desalination

A large-scale desalination plant will provide a long-term solution to the drought, producing about 30% of Cape Town’s water needs, say the chamber

The good ship Dr Fridtjof Nansen is helping SA manage its oceans

A hi-tech ship is part of a programme, funded by various Norwegian institutes and the FAO, to research SA’s fish stocks and oceanic environmental ...

Scientists tackle coastal food security

Climate change measurements show that the western Indian Ocean is warming faster than any other part of the world’s oceans, writes Heather Dugmore

The sunny Northern Cape is a pioneer in solar thermal energy — and job creation

The first solar steam plant — KaXu Solar One, opened in 2015 — created about 80 new permanent jobs and about 1,700 temporary ones

UCT scientists discover bone infection in prehistoric femur

The research has provided further evidence of the link between mammals and their ‘mammal-like’ reptile ancestors

Statist ideology bars water-crisis solution

Mokonyane invites investment from private sector but creates conditions that drive it away

Travellers to fly Jozi water to thirsty Cape Town on Friday

Passengers whose luggage is 5kg under the weight limit can ‘exchange’ their unused kilograms for litres of water that will be delivered to Cape ...

Ancient sea reptiles have similar inner ears to whales and crocs, Wits scientists find

Whales have highly miniaturised inner ears: blue whales have a similar-sized inner ear to humans‚ possibly the result of having such a short neck

Collective impact of solar and wind power being studied in SA

A Stellenbosch team is monitoring the environmental impact of such power plants on water loss, birdlife and dust

How environment curbs may impede siting of SKA dishes

SA’s astronomy site in the Northern Cape will eventually host the Square Kilometre Array, but nature reserve plans may impede, writes Sarah Wild

Scientists urge the use of geothermal energy

Tony Carnie: SA should consider including renewable option in mix despite potential damage to environment, study reads

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