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Climate Change is Real

changes in weather and storm prevalence, it’s getting harder to turn a blind eye to the reality of climate change […]

Climate change: Arctic could be an open sea within a decade

Sometimes, the future arrives with alarming speed. In the 1990s, and again in 2000, climate scientists warned that – unless urgent action was taken – the Arctic Ocean could be clear blue water in summer by 2050. This August researchers making a first analysis of data from the European Space Agency’s observation satellite CryoSat-2 were […]

Climate change: 2010 the hottest year

Nel says these rising temperatures will have many consequences, including greater reliance on underground water, which will increase energy use. […]

Solar Artificial Leaf produces electricity

water-gel-based solar devices, or “artificial leaves”, can act like solar cells to produce electricity. […]

What we don’t but should know about coal fired power plants

The sum total of water required for all of the power stations is six times the equivalent volume of the Vaal dam […]

Methane powers up MTN

MTN unveiled its multi-million rand tri-generation plant to power its entire headquarters in Fairlands, Johannesburg, yesterday.

MTN "green" initiative

The plant, the first of its kind in Africa, was built on the premises and cost R22million.

It is a two-megawatt-power generation plant that uses methane to produce electricity.

The unveiling was attended by […]

'Dead Zone' in the Gulf

There has been much talk of the dirty oil polluting the seas and beaches close to the Deep Water Horizon, BP’s oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The latest studies are proving that the oil floating on top of the water, the visual shame, is not the worst of the disaster.

Hunting mammoths caused global cooling

It is hard to imagine that an activity like hunting can impact the worlds climate. After I become aware of the sheer volume of methane that is produced by cattle farming, I can now understand that there might be a correlation between the hunting mammoth and climate change.

I’m still skeptical the about plausibility of […]

Burning methane reduces global warming

It is a fact that Methane is a worse Climate change gas than carbon dioxide and that burning methane produces CO2. Burning Methane which does help in the fight against climate change. However methane can be put to better use than just flaring it off.

Flaring methane is a mini step in the right direction […]

Medupi to apply for carbon credits

Even after Eskom received its controversial loan from the world bank to build the coal burning coal plant Medupi, it is now applying for carbon credits.

Coal power plant

ESKOM wants to apply for carbon credits for Medupi, its planned coal- fired power station in Limpopo, under the United Nations (UN) Clean […]