Environment

Total 22 Posts

East African Crude Oil Pipeline will only benefit foreign oil companies

The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project risks driving East Africa further into unsustainable debt at the mere prospect of reaping meager earnings with the only entities bound to benefit being the foreign oil companies.

Imported used cars are fuelling pollution across Africa

Vehicles imported from wealthy countries are adding to Africa’s air pollution woes, a global overview of the small vehicle export market has found.

The University of Pretoria and CSIR have signed a collaboration agreement on smart transport, cities, and environments

To work towards smart cities, there is a need to develop researchers with advanced skills in robotics, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and satellite technology.

Electric vehicles could add to more carbon emissions and load shedding in South Africa

South Africa's well positioned to adopt electric vehicles but this isn't a solution in itself because the vehicles would still depend on electricity generated from carbon-emitting coal power stations.

Ranger insights combined with statistical models can curb elephant poaching

Statistical models and the knowledge of on-the-ground practitioners are valuable and complementary sources of evidence for biodiversity conservation. Each one alone tells only part of the story.

Upcycling e-waste trash in Ghana into treasure

Global electronic waste expected to double by 2050. Informal e-waste repairs could improve the environment and livelihoods. It is important to develop training programmes developing the future of e-waste communities.

Clean cooking technology is important to reducing indoor air pollution

During the COVID-19 pandemic we have witnessed that the air in cities is fresher as industrial activity; road and air travel decline - a net effect of reduced productivity.