Faith Leaders Prepare For Upcoming Climate Summit In South Africa

Green Prophet

With forty days left till the latest climate conference held in Durban, South Africa, faith leaders are preparing to fight for the environment. Faith leader will be supported by campaigners in South Africa who will join the ‘We have Faith – Act Now for Climate Justice’ campaign which organisers hope will be a multimillion signature petition which will push worlds leaders to take serious action on climate change.

Nissan introduces Leaf EV to South Africa with candid camera stunt

Blue Earth

Nissan introduces Leaf EV to South Africa with candid camera stunt : To introduce the all-electric Leaf to the new South African audience, Nissan decided to use a bit of humor by pranking gas station attendants. Combustion oriented cars now have some real competition around the world. The part I like best? No smell

South Africa to Green its Economy in 2013 with Carbon Tax

Green Prophet

South Africa, among the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases worldwide, plans to introduce its own price on carbon next year. The Treasury said this week that South Africa, which is the continent’s biggest polluter, plans to introduce a carbon tax on annual emissions for all the industrial sectors responsible for greenhouse gas emissions, including electricity, petroleum, iron, steel and aluminium, to reduce greenhouse gases.

South Africa’s first interior 6 star Green Star awarded to Formfunc


The Green Building Council recently awarded South Africa’s highest possible Interiors Green Star v1 certification to Capetown-based company Formfunc Studio’s office spaces — the first such rating to be awarded in the country for an office and distribution center. South Africa’s first interior 6 star Green Star awarded to Formfunc. Green a-tan-cloth a-tan-reusable around-the-legs design gallery material-called performance south-africa the-performance

Poaching Concerns Likely To Push South Africa, Vietnam And China To Meet

Eco Friendly Daily

But now a thriving ivory network between Africa and Asia is decimating elephants, as well as rhinos, as never before in recent decades. More than ninety percent of the rhinos in Africa are located in South Africa, with numbers around 20,000 individuals. 443 rhinos were killed in South Africa in 2011. According to recent reports, officials from South Africa, Vietnam and China are expected to meet to discuss the growing problem.

Tumultuous Beginning To Climate Summit In South Africa

Eco Friendly Daily

Some nations continue to be hopeful that an agreement will be made within the next few years, however, if the opening of the climate summit in Durban, South Africa is any indication it will not be occurring anytime soon. South African President Jacob Zuma spoke in the opening day of the need to come together globally to avoid dire consequences.

Industrial designer conceives Hawk solar light for South Africa's impoverished citizens


Murray Sharp is an industrial designer who, along with a team, has designed the Hawk or solar light aimed at providing lighting solutions for the disadvantaged sections of people living in South Africa’s Alexandra township in Eastrand. Sonia Renthlei: For most developing and underdeveloped countries, the things we take for granted are mere dreams. Electricity, for instance, is a utility that is hard to come by.

Big-game trophies not welcome aboard, says Delta

Green Traveler Guides

airline with direct flights to South Africa, just put up a big roadblock for American hunters hoping to bring home animal trophies. Africa Green Travel News South Africa Xtras Airlines and big-game trophies Delta Airlines and big-game trophies| Green Travel News | Delta, the only U.S.

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T u r n i n g P o i n t s - History of South Africa

The Green Changemakers

Migration, Land and Minerals in the Making of South Africa. T u r n i n g P o i n t s MENU PAGE / BOOK 1 / BOOK 2 / BOOK 3 / BOOK 4 / BOOK 5 / BOOK 6 A textbook series commissioned by the Department of Education , produced by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and STE Publishers , and simultaneously published on the SA History Online website. Click on any of the books to view the material. Book 1 Book 2 Book 3. Book 4 Book 5 Book 6.

Social media trends are driving illegal succulent poaching


The social media houseplant craze is driving illegal poaching of succulent plants from Africa. Kenya and South Africa have been identified as key destinations for succulent plant traders

How to plan a green honeymoon

Green Traveler Guides

Africa All Certification Lake Tahoe Mauritius Nevada North America Oceania South Africa The Americas Tips United States Weddings green honeymoon green wedding Hawaii Las Vegas Reuters | Yin-Yang Greening | Your dream green wedding is all set. It’ll have mega impact on you and your guests, mini impact on the environment. Don’t stop there. Do like more and more couples today: Make your once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon eco-friendly, too.

Product Review & Giveaway: MotherTongues – Wear Words That.

The Green Samaritan

Founder, Michelle Hamman was born in South Africa and has lived between her mother tongue of Afrikaans and American English. As someone born and raised in South Africa, she brought to the United States the values of a community that are very different from North America culture.

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Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 ‘World Savers’

Green Traveler Guides

Large Resort: Spier, South Africa. This Euro-chic hotel chain (which includes the brands Sofitel and Novotel ) with 4,200 properties in 90 countries is helping to fight AIDS in Africa, has trained more than 10,000 employees to recognize and report pedophiles to fight child trafficking, and encourages guests to save water—for every five towels guests reuse, the company plants one tree. | Green Travel News |.

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Meet Coach Cass, the Millennial Face of African travel

Eco Chic

Cass, along with her mother, is the co-founder and co-owner of ‘ Africa With Us ’, a travel company that curates group tours to countries within the African continent. . When I first met Cass back in 2014, she was curating annual trips to only one location: the country of Ghana in West Africa. During a recent chat, I asked Cass to share with me some insights about starting a travel company as a woman of color, and how the Africa with Us travel experience is unique. .

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Off-grid home threads through a South African riverine forest


When a nature-loving elderly couple tapped South African architecture firm Frankie Pappas to design their new home, they requested a residence with minimal site impact. Excerpt from: Off-grid home threads through a South African riverine forest.

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Interview: On Saving Albatrosses And HRH Prince Charles With Meidad Goren

Green Prophet

Birdlife International’s South African Albatross Task Force was the first of six teams created worldwide to saving the albatross from the grassroots level up. With support from Prince Charles , and the Royal Society For The Protection of Birds (RSPB), Goren and his team helped reduce albatross mortality rates in South Africa by 85%. Travel & Nature albatross bird Birdlife International Meidad Goren Prince Charles RSPB South Africa wildlife conservation

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 2

Cool Green Science

This general is back at war — this time, fighting rhino poachers in South Africa. The green news this morning has me wanting to move to Norway. Say what? They have so little garbage because folks recycle so much that yes, Oslo is importing trash. Treehugger ). The Exxon Pegasus pipeline has leaked again, this time in Missouri. Huffington Post ). Who paid for the effects of the horrible drought last summer? You did. ( NPR ).

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What is the role of gas efficiency in the time of building electrification?


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The Cheetah: Nature’s 21st Century Feminist

Green Prophet

Green Prophet recently visited the Hoedspruit Endangered Species center in South Africa to get a better sense of conservation initiatives aimed at restoring the cheetah’s dwindling population. . But this past weekend we met a host of other cheetahs with a more hopeful destiny in South Africa’s Limpopo province and discovered – to our great delight – that this remarkable creature is actually the animal kingdom’s 21st century feminist.

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Botswana elephant deaths caused by cyanobacteria


The findings have now been released after several months of tests in specialist laboratories in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Canada and the U.S. Green a-more-simple endangered & extinct hawaii house off-grid okavango south-africa waterOn June 18, 2020, we reported about the mysterious deaths of 154 elephants in Botswana. At the time, wildlife officials in Botswana said that the cause of the deaths was being investigated.

Painting wind turbines may reduce bird collisions and deaths


“At the moment there exists interest to carry out tests in the Netherlands and in South Africa.” Eco Green a-and-growing a-platform-for bbc journal nature-research netherlands norway royal-society solar panels south-africa wind energy wind-turbinesA new study published in the journal Ecology and Evolution shows that painting one blade on a wind turbine black may reduce bird deaths at wind farms by up to 70%.

Jessica the Hippo Doesn’t Know She is Africa’s Most Dangerous Animal

Green Prophet

Experiencing the incredible bond between game warden Tonie Joubert and Jessica the Hippo, it’s easy to forget that this is Africa’s most fearsome animal. Just seconds before, Tonie Joubert planted a kiss on the smiling hippo, who washed up on his doorstep in South Africa 12 years ago after devastating floods separated her from her mother. This is typically how hunting works in Africa.

Crypto crowdfunding meets energy efficiency in Apple co-founder’s new venture


A mere three years ago, my inbox was bloated with news about startups such as South Africa’s Sun Exchange or Estonia’s WePower or Australia’s Power Ledger focused on “democratizing” the ability of individual investors to back solar projects, often in emerging markets or communities off the grid or radar of traditional financers. Business Eco Green a-single-person apple climate efforce energy italy jacopo-visetti push south-africa steve-wozniak

Africa’s first sustainable chocolate brand plans to sell in the US


While Africa grows 70 percent of the world’s cacao, very little chocolate is made on the continent. “It became our mission to create a chocolate brand true to its origin and the exotic taste of Africa.” ” Related: Cargill announces plan to reduce deforestation from cocoa De Villiers Chocolate currently sells its products at its studio on a historic Cape Dutch estate, online and through an upmarket grocery chain in South Africa.

Nature’s Role in Providing Clean Water in Africa

Cool Green Science

This past February, I was fortunate to join George Njugi, conservation coordinator for water funds in Kenya, for two days in the Upper Tana River watershed—the site of the Conservancy’s first water fund in Africa. Having seen other conservation efforts when I previously lived in East Africa, I was struck by the ambitious and collaborative nature of the Nairobi Water Fund effort. We’re already using this data to help prioritize our efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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New benchmark shows that biodiversity is in fashion


In South Africa, she explains, Sappi owns and leases 964,000 acres of land, of which about a third is managed for biodiversity conservation. Business Eco Green climate community development fashion health industry information kering nature north science south-africa textileNew benchmark shows that biodiversity is in fashion Liesl Truscott Thu, 12/03/2020 – 01:00 This week, in advance of World Soil Day — Dec.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 17

Cool Green Science

Animals Biodiversity Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Green Living International Protected Areas Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy Africa cups damage to national parks drilling effects on science Environmental News Service fast food government shutdown Huffington Post Kenya McDonald''s microchip MNN mountain gorillas National Parks oil drilling oil exploration poaching rhino rhino poaching scientific american South Africa times live tracking

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Obama sends US troops to Uganda to help combat the LRA – but is oil the true reason?

Green Blog

billion barrel or larger field is the largest onshore field found in sub-saharan Africa in more than two decades. South Sudan is already working with Uganda’s army in operations against the LRA, and we will be pleased to work with anyone who can help us combat the threat [.] ” - South Sudan army spokesman Philip Aguer. “We must be Africa’s Norway.

The Durban climate deal saves the talks, but not the climate

Green Blog

The UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, were supposed to end this past Friday night after nearly two weeks of negotiations. “This means the world is on track to a 4C temperature rise, a death sentence for Africa, small island states and the poor and vulnerable worldwide. Global Warming Ban Ki-moon climate deal climate politics climate science climate summit COP summits COP17 Durban Green Climate Fund politics South Africa UN UN climate summit UNFCCC

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Rough, Rugged and Remote: Going the Distance to Save Cape Town’s Water

Nature Conservancy - Science

We were flown in a bright-yellow chopper to the Boland Mountains on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. Here’s how the expedition started. Camping and abseiling gear: Check. Food supply: Check. The campsite was surveyed, coordinates were jotted and […].

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At least no one said 'Canada'

Environmental Economics

  A few random (cherry-picked) responses: South Africa. Africa. I randomly take attendance in my Intro class (for exam bonus points).    Today, to record attendance, and for fun, under the guise of 'current events are important,' I asked the class to put their name on a sheet of paper and list three countries in which the U.S. has active military engagements--that is, fighting.  Denmark. North Korea. Japan. China. Vietnam. Liberia. Middle East.

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The might of metals in the clean energy transition


South Africa mines 72 percent of world’s platinum output, and China has greatly increased its investments there, too. Business Eco Green africa carbon chile china gold intelligence south-africa world-bankThe might of metals in the clean energy transition Thomas M.

South African church activist detained and then deported by Israeli authorities

Green (Living) Review

South African church activist, Itani Rasalanavho, was detained and then deported by Israeli authorities last week en route to the Occupied Palestinian Territories. However, he was detained by Israeli authorities at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel-Aviv upon arrival, subjected to various strip searches, interrogations and ultimately deported back to South Africa. It confirms our South African Government’s view that Palestine is under occupation by the Israeli regime.”

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We're number one! #ClimateChangeDenial

Environmental Economics

In addition to the United States, respondents came from Britain, Russia, China, India, Brazil, South Africa, Japan, and elsewhere. Not really climate change denial, but denial disagreement that climate change is caused by people (via the NYTimes ):  Though climate change is an unusually divisive issue among Americans, a report shows that the United States is the country where the topic is most widely debated by politicians and the public, as the graphic above shows.

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Are CO2 emissions a normal or inferior good?

Environmental Economics

climate talks in South Africa.   Delegates from nearly 200 nations attending major talks in South Africa are struggling to make progress towards tougher steps to curb soaring carbon pollution. In Econ 101 terms, a normal good is a good for which consumption rises as incomes rise.    An inferior good is a good for which consumption falls as income rises. 

Reflecting on the Environmental Legacy of Nelson Mandela - Part 1

Sierra Club Compass

Like millions around the world, I was inspired by the life and work of Nelson Mandela, his colleagues, South Africans, and the international movement fighting against apartheid and fighting to create a diverse and inclusive and just South Africa. As a college and law student, I demonstrated against the apartheid regime and supported the economic boycotts against the Afrikaner Nationalist government of South Africa.

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India asks rich nations to 'walk the talk' on climate change issues

Green (Living) Review

"It''s a high time that the developed world should walk the talk", he said after the ministerial meeting of the BASIC nations Brazil, South Africa, India and China.

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Use FishMS to Instantly Identify your Sashimi

Eco Friendly Daily

In South Africa, you can do it through your phone! Red indicated that it is could be illegal to buy or sell in South Africa. With so many endangered fish species, how can you tell if that sushi you’re eating is endangered? “Simply send the name of a fish to the number and you will immediately get a message telling you whether to tuck in, think twice or avoid completely,” said Jaco Barendse, coordinator of this fish identification initiative.

Reflecting on the Environmental Legacy of Nelson Mandela - Part 2

Sierra Club Compass

"This is not quite the vision Mandela had for the future of South Africa." " When I traveled to South Africa for the Sierra Club in the fall of 2010, I hoped to gain a better understanding of the lay of the land there on energy issues by meeting with some partner organizations to learn about their work fighting coal and creating access to clean energy in South Africa. Organizing in South Africa is alive and well.

This Fur Seal is 4,000 Miles From Home. Here’s Why.

Nature Conservancy - Science

For answers, I turned to Greg Hofmeyr , seal researcher with the Port Elizabeth Museum in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The Subantarctic fur seal, Hofmeyr says, lives on islands along the Antarctic polar front in the Southern Ocean, the waters surrounding Antarctica and south of Africa, Australia and South America. These islands are 1,200 miles south of South Africa. Mammals Africa mammals marine

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GM to Launch New EN-V Podcar by 2020

Eco Auto Ninja

Rumors suggest that GM is targeting urban centers in China, South Africa and The U.S. GM has been tinkering away on the next generation of EN-V two-person electric podcar which it hopes to start selling to the public by 2020. EN-V secong gen augmentations are said to include a bigger pod as well as a four-wheel model. with an expected price tag of $10K. Apparently GM is bringing the unusual electric podcar into mass production based on substantial positive feedback from the public.

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I'm not a scientist but Chile might implement a carbon tax

Environmental Economics

South Korea delayed a carbon-based tax on vehicle emissions. South Africa put off a planned carbon tax until 2016. And yet, for environmentalists, a sliver of hope exists in the shape of Chile, one of Latin America’s fastest-growing economies, which last month approved the first carbon tax in South America.

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The people shall govern

Green (Living) Review

The ANC Freedom Charter states clearly “the people shall govern” but what is happening is that the people are being governed by corrupt politicians who change the laws to make their corruption legal even, whether in South Africa under the ANC as it has become after Madiba or in the USA or Britain. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This is often used as an excuse to create a supposedly democratic government that then operates a business as usual with professional politicians.