Recent remarks in Parliament suggest that the state is being lined up as a major player
Is the state gearing up to go fracking? Following statements last week by Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters broadly supporting shale gas development, the state may well be planning to carve out a role for itself as . . . → Read More: Prospects of shale gas tantalizing
Greenpeace Blogpost by Rusmadya Maharuddin – May 30, 2012
When you think of KFC most people think of buckets of fried chicken. So what does KFC have to do with Indonesia and why did Greenpeace Indonesia take action against the company on Wednesday?
Well, KFC is one of the most popular fast food chains . . . → Read More: KFC’s Chainsaw Colonel visits Indonesian rainforest destruction
People’s Charter for Africa.
The draft People’s Charter for Africa is a pledge “to strive wholeheartedly together to live in harmony within the community of life and respect and defend the rights of all beings to fulfil their role within that community.
The main undertakings to achieve this include:
• Earth is sacred: no person . . . → Read More: The pledge for all things to live in harmony
May 21 2012 at 06:00pm By SAPA INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS
Photo: Kristen van Schie
Paris – Massive extraction of groundwater can resolve a puzzle over a rise in sea levels in past decades, scientists in Japan said on Sunday.
Global sea levels rose by an average of 1.8 millimetres per year from 1961-2003, according . . . → Read More: Scientists ‘solve rising sea riddle’
The World Wide Fund for Nature’s latest Living Planet Report revealed this week that even two Earths would not be able to sustain current patterns of human consumption by 2030, but a global groundswell movement is nevertheless growing in favour of a legal framework that ensures the rights of nature.
In South Africa, . . . → Read More: African drive to embrace all life
By Michael Singer
In a globalised culture saturated with fears of climate change it is easy to ignore the local effects of mining on people and their environment. But Ilan Godfrey’s ongoing body of work, Legacy of the Mine, provides a graphic portrayal of how people have struggled to cope with the burden of mining.
. . . → Read More: Profits before people; the effect of mining on the environment
These elephants have some protection inside South Africa’s Pilanesberg National Park but most across the continent are easy targets for poachers. By Miguel Llanos, msnbc.com
Providing the grimmest count yet on Africa’s wildlife crisis, the global body tracking endangered species reported Thursday that tens of thousands of elephants likely were slaughtered last year by poachers . . . → Read More: Tens of thousands of elephants likely killed last year, experts say
Buoys, bottles and cans believed to be from the Japan tsunami are surfacing in Washington State, Alaska and British Columbia, and scientists say the mess will be there for generations. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports. By msnbc.com news services
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Cleanup workers will on Friday attack a jumble of debris from Japan’s 2011 tsunami . . . → Read More: Crews prepare to remove 40 tons of Japan tsunami debris from Alaska island
Sonop outside of Brits has become a cesspit. The three months long sewage spills in Sonop outside of Brits has now become life threatening as children and animals become sick.
All the sewage manholes in all the properties in Akasia street are overflowing and residents had to dig furrows leading into the street to stop . . . → Read More: Brits: Sonop in the s… (age)
Rivers and their tributaries are the veins of the planet, pumping freshwater to wetlands and lakes and out to sea. They flush nutrients through aquatic ecosystems, keeping thousands of species alive, and help sustain fisheries worth billions of dollars.
Rivers are also the lifeblood of human civilizations. They supply water to cities, farms, and factories. . . . → Read More: Restoring Rivers; The Lifeblood of Communities