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Tanzania bans plastic bags to clean up environment

Under new measures, anyone using plastic bags in Tanzania can be slapped with a fine, and those caught manufacturing the items can get jail time. Environmentalists are celebrating the move. A ban on plastic bags came into force in Tanzania on Saturday as part of an effort to tackle pollution in the East African country. It [...]

2019-08-07T16:01:24+02:00June 5th, 2019|

SA taxpayers to pay more for greener economy

Climate change and global warming have long been debated, but what is certain is that consumers are going to pay a great deal more in taxes dedicated to creating a more friendly environment. In South Africa, the motorist in particular has been targeted. On June 1, a new carbon tax will have an immediate impact [...]

2019-08-07T16:01:30+02:00June 3rd, 2019|

Dept of Environmental Affairs welcomes SCA ruling on FG landfill site

The environmental affairs department (DEA) has welcomed the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein's judgment this week upholding, with costs, the appeal by the Gauteng agriculture and rural development department (GDARD) against the findings of the High Court in Pretoria with respect to the validity of a Compliance Notice issued by an environmental management inspector [...]

2019-08-07T16:01:36+02:00June 2nd, 2019|

Watson wind farm stopped – for now

The controversial decision to grant environmental authorisation for the Watson family’s massive wind farm project on the summit of the Groot Winterhoek mountains near Uitenhage has been overturned – at least temporarily. By John Yeld for GROUNDUP. On Monday Acting Environmental Affairs Minister Lindiwe Zulu upheld five appeals against the 187.2MW, 47-turbine Inyanda-Roodeplaat wind farm. [...]

2019-08-07T07:57:27+02:00April 17th, 2019|

Global warming is shrinking glaciers faster than thought

Earth's glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that in North America. The most comprehensive measurement of glaciers worldwide found that thousands of inland masses of snow compressed into ice are shrinking 18 percent [...]

2019-08-07T07:56:11+02:00April 9th, 2019|
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