Hungry elephants escape drought-stricken KNP to find food
About six escapes had occurred in recent weeks, said the Kruger National Park’s spokesperson, Ike Phaahla.
No designated fireworks sites were established for Guy Fawks, Diwali, and New Year’s Eve.
A municipality spokesperson said the municipality was aware of the problem and would send a team of technicians to handle it.
The group plans to start a campaign of civil disobedience early next year, should government refuse to make a clear commitment to reaching zero carbon emissions.
The spill was due to a fault at the Table View East sewage pump station, but blocked sewers and ‘land invasions’ in areas without facilities might have contributed to it, the city says.
This declaration by the department marks the end of a 40-year process by about 100 local landowners to give it protected status.

‘Wildlife/Animal Bill’ gets revived by new administration

A Bill critical to the welfare of wild animals is about to be dusted off after it lapsed in May when parliament was dissolved.

Expert panel proposes new renewable energy zones

The possibility of utilising declining mining areas forms part of the second phase of a strategic environmental assessment to identify renewable energy development zones.

R27m boost for colleges in skill-building project

Job creation in agriculture and water governance has received an international funding boost.

Airbnb has organised a rock concert … for great white sharks

The show will take place on board a boat equipped with a glass bottom in order to observe marine life.

Lions bred just to be killed, say animal welfare organisations on World Animal Day

The organisations are urging travellers, travel guides, and tour operators to fight lion exploitation by refusing to participate in the ‘snuggle scam’.

SA’s animal and plant life in peril, threatening economy – NBA

Up to 418,000 jobs are related to biodiversity, which is in danger, while the informal African traditional medicine industry is valued at R18 billion per year.

Photographer documents grim effects of Eskom power stations in Mpumalanga

Photographer documents grim effects of Eskom power stations in Mpumalanga

Book explores impact of coal-fired power stations on the local economy, population, farming communities and the climate.

Oil spill at Boksburg Lake investigated

Gallons of a black oily liquid entered one of the tributaries or creeks and then flowed into the lake, contaminating the water.

Women bear the brunt of climate change, says gender organisation

Climate activism has jumped onto the global agenda as Greta Thunberg implored world leaders to declare a climate emergency.

Naledi Pandor addresses UN General Assembly on climate change

The minister attended the meeting to represent President Cyril Ramaphosa who decided to stay home to address local issues.

Giant telescope project in Hawaii delayed by protests

Peaceful demonstrators argue that the $1.4 billion project would sit on a volcano that is sacred to Native Hawaiians and would harm the environment.

South Africa’s oldest tortoise turns 109

Admiral the famous Mitchell Park tortoise was treated to a fitting birthday celebration.

South African teenager wins international photographic award

Kgaugelo Neville Ngomane’s powerful image sheds light on environmentalist’s desperate measures to save rhinos.

Climate striker Greta Thunberg wins Swedish rights prize

Thunberg was honoured ‘for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts,’ the Right Livelihood Foundation.

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