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Will the World Bank act boldly?

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | June 20, 2013

Unprecedented heatwaves, widespread food shortages, more intense cyclones and shifting rain patterns causing floods or droughts are just some of the future problems outlined in the World Bank's latest climate report today. ...

Unplugging Coal

Blog entry by Taahir Chagan | June 18, 2013

The statistics are scary. Just a few weeks ago – Witbank, home to no less than 11 coal fired power stations - was proven to have some of the dirtiest air in the world. The dirtiest air in the world, right here on our doorstep. ...

2012 – the record-breaking renewable energy year

Blog entry by Ruth Mhlanga | June 14, 2013

On Tuesday, the REN21 Global Status Report for 2012 was released, showing last year was a record-breaking year for renewable energy worldwide. This is despite policy makers dragging their feet about supporting ambitious renewable...

We can, must and should end the age of coal

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | June 12, 2013

Coal threatens everything we love and treasure and we now have new research to establish this in our report "Silent Killers". We must stand together and bring an end to the age of coal. Our renewed fight will kick off on the 29th...

Is it possible to go plastic-free?

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | June 12, 2013

We have heard it over and over – our dependence on plastic as human beings is destroying the environment faster than we can ask for a plastic bag at your favourite retailer. A floating island the size of Texas can be found in the...

Join Zero Plastic Week 2013

Blog entry by Diana Waters, Joburg Volunteer | June 10, 2013

“Did you know that a new continent was discovered? A continent the size of France and Spain put together. Without the presence of humans, animals, or nature, but only made from plastic!”. This is a scary reality of the world we are...

Delight to Disappointment as Herakles Farms’ suspension order lifted

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | June 6, 2013

There was dancing in the streets of Mundemba and Fabe when the news came two weeks ago that the Cameroonian government had suspended Herakles Farms’ forest clearing operations. Communities in this region of South West Cameroon, who...

Together we have the power to protect the oceans

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | June 6, 2013

Oceans do not separate us, they connect us together. They are beautiful, ruthless, and expansive; they have abundant life within them that we respect and revere but, sadly, they are also being overexploited by industrial...

Google's Massive Solar Investment in South Africa

Blog entry by Ruth Mhlanga | May 31, 2013

Yesterday Google announced they are investing $12million (about R103 million) in a solar project in the Northern Cape, South Africa. In their blog about the investment, Google said South Africa was an obvious place for renewable...

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