20.9.2019 09:18 am
The Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) says it is prepared for the impending fire season in Cape Town but believes residents can do their bit to minimise the chances of a wildfire damaging or even destroying their homes.
For starters, they should check that the 3m "danger zone" around their home structure was clear of flammable or dead vegetation and their gutters were not full of debris, TMNP fire manager Philip Prins told News24.
They said the building they were relocated to vibrated and shook and had other health risks, and management was again ignoring their concerns.
Simphiwe Moropane, Mduduzi Ndlovu and Khathutshelo Muedi were the firefighters who died on duty on that day.
As the storm moved away from the islands, more accounts of the suffering it inflicted emerged.
A fund has been set up to assist with the cleanup.
Brazil’s environment minister previously welcomed the G7 funding, but after a meeting with President Jair Bolsonaro and his minsters, government changed course.
Reverse image searches have revealed that most images circulating on social media are outdated, and do not accurately depict what is currently happening in the Brazilian Amazon.
1.6 million litres of fatty oils and caustic soda poured out of Willowton Oil into the Msundusi River on Tuesday, leaving a trail of destruction.
An unidentified man was burnt to death after a number of shacks caught fire in the Marikana informal settlement in Sheffield, Western Cape, on Saturday night.
One person killed, but body burnt so badly that their sex cannot be determined.
Scores of people were left homeless after their shacks were gutted by fire at an informal settlement.
The Brahmaputra river, which flows out of the Himalayas, has risen dramatically since July 10.
A 100-metre-wide asteroid passed just 70,000km from Earth on Thursday, and we had little warning it was about to happen.
The veld fire was just meters away from upper campus residences Guy Butler and Centenary, before Makana fire fighters stopped the blaze.