Category Archives: Climate Change

GREEN FUND RUN 2012 – Grahamstown

Help to improve environmental sustainability at Rhodes and in Grahamstown The Rhodes University Green Fund is designed to promote environmental sustainability at Rhodes and in Grahamstown more generally. This is a great opportunity for Grahamstown NGO’s to be part of … Continue reading

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World Wetlands Day, 2 February

What is World Wetlands Day? 2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of … Continue reading

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The Package of Decisions made at COP 17 in Durban 2011:

The Package of decisions known as the Durban Platform, centered around adaption, green climate fund, technology and strategies to support developing countries. Work will begin on this immediately under a new group called the Ad Hoc Working Group on the … Continue reading

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What is a Carbon Footprint?

What is a Carbon Footprint? Carbon refer to Carbon Dioxide, a colourless odourless gas, formed by the burning of carbon/fossil fuels, or breathed out by animals/humans from the lungs Footprint – Impression of a human or an animal foot on … Continue reading

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Subsidies vir sonkraggeisers droop op!

Die installering van laedruk-sonkraggeisers in die Baai is voorlopig gestaak omdat Eskom se subsidies daarvoor opgedroog het. Die sondraggeisers is n Eskom-projek en word deur hom gefinansier. Sowat 30 586 geisers is al by regeringshuise hier aangebring. George Ferreira, van die … Continue reading

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Global Water Scarcity

Threat or Opportunity for Aquaculture? (An Article by Leslie Ter Morshuizen from Aquaculture Innovations) The shortage of suitable freshwater resources is fast becoming a global catastrophe. How do we know this? In the 20th century the global population tripled and … Continue reading

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Wind Power in South Africa

Kilian Hagemann, director at G7 Renewable Energies (one of SA’s leading large-scale wind farm developers), rates wind power as the leading technology available to meet South Africa’s renewable energy targets. “It’s the only technology that has really been successfully rolled … Continue reading

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I will die for water

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No vision in Karoo fracking plans

A well written article from the Green Times: What is it going to take to stop the plans to threaten our sensitive Karoo region from being destroyed by Shell’s plans to blow it apart in search of natural gas? A … Continue reading

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