Since December, the Bloemfontein SPCA has been monitoring and assessing the animals’ wellbeing, but soon realised the situation was dire. 
The restaurant says the move will represent the company’s ‘biggest reduction in plastic’.
Three whales have been assisted off the coast of Cape Town after they became tangled in separate incidents.
Sandy beaches occupy more than a third of the global coastline, often in highly populated areas.
If flue gas desulphurisation technology, which scrubs the fumes of some of the sulphur dioxide emitted, is not installed in the next 10 years, 900 people could die from pollution-related illnesses.
Earthworms are more than just fish bait. They are the main contributor to enriching and improving soil for plants, animals and even humans.

Environment Firefighters gear up for ‘difficult day’ battling huge blaze near Paarl amid heatwave

A fire in the Du Toitskloof Pass area near Paarl has destroyed almost 6,000 hectares of mixed fynbos and continues to burn out of control, Cape Winelands District Municipality said on Saturday morning.

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Factory ‘closes’ over sewage spills into the Vals River

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Other factories were being investigated for spilling effluent, including oils, chemicals and animal skins, into the Vals River and into the sewerage system.

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Environment ‘She Down There’: Marine biologist’s first novel is a jewel of the deep

The novel is a unique, uplifting, educational read that has the potential to turn climate change denialists into passionate conservationists.

Environment Join an Earth Hour Adventure dash in Joburg and Cape Town

Live entertainment will keep the good vibes going and everyone is asked to avoid plastic waste.

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According to an energy expert, the price for a fully installed solution varied, but standard domestic installations could cost around R200K.

Environment How to differentiate venomous and nonvenomous snakes in SA

Many people like to venture out and experience the full South African wilderness.

Environment Greenpeace welcomes Ramaphosa’s ‘light bulb moment’ on climate crisis

Greenpeace Africa’s political advisor Happy Khambule said they welcomed Ramaphosa’s announcement that the climate crisis is being taken seriously.

Environment ‘Wood mafia’ slowly destroying Magaliesberg mountains

Despite being a UNESCO heritage site, illegal loggers are plundering this biological and archaeological asset.

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Insects play a crucial role in maintaining healthy ecosystems and ensuring food security. This is why a group of scientists from the Stellenbosch University want to change people’s mindsets to be kinder to our insect friends.

Environment New Durban promenade is already cracking and likely to be buried in sand

The promenade has come at great cost, in monetary terms as well as the continual pumping of sand on the beach which will ensure the slow death of all marine life on Vetch’s Pier.

Environment Reasonable progress made in dealing with polluted Vaal River – portfolio committee

Last year, the department of water and sanitation set aside R341 million for the resuscitation of all wastewater treatment infrastructure in the Vaal Triangle.

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Not only does the centre rescue and rehabilitate injured or vulnerable owls, it also runs a rat-trap project to decrease the use of poison.

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Environment Anti-poaching efforts of Mozambique’s Anac pay handsome dividends

Their creative, persistent efforts to change the way people think about ecosystems, endangered species and poaching is an example to many African countries.

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Environment PICS & VIDEO: Soweto gets 50,000th tree planted in Nelson Mandela’s honour

The project by Konica Minolta South Africa with Food and Trees for Africa is in gratitude for his passion for the youth and education in South Africa.



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