Environment

Total 21 Posts

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.

Satellite images show a decrease in air pollution in South Africa

Many of the emissions reductions due to the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa will reverse when we go back to our normal day-to-day activities that make large contributions to air pollution.