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Investors to move money from dirty energy?


Norway leads the way for a new fossil fuel divestment trend!Some of our world’s largest global investment funds are seriously considering dropping dirty energy. Ernest Pillay speaks with Kevin James of GCX Africa.  Ernest Pillay: Investors are increasingly considering the decision to withdraw their investment in fossil fuel oil and gas companies. The latest to announce that they are considering a fossil fuel divestment plan is […]
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Wild about Weeds Part 6: Dune Spinach


Wild about Weeds Part 6: Dune SpinachDune Spinach is a spreading shrub with dark green, sessile, glistening succulent leaves. Its family name is Aizoaceae (carpetweed family) and name Tetragonia decumbens. The sheen is caused by small, shiny, water-storage cells that cover the surface of the leaf (similar to the ice plant). The small, 4-petalled, yellow flowers are situated in groups of […]
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A guerilla gardener in South Central LA


A guerilla gardener in South Central LARon Finley grows a nourishing food culture in South Central L.A.’s food desert by planting the seeds and tools for healthy eating. An Artist and designer, he couldn’t help but notice what was going on in his backyard. “South Central Los Angeles,” he quips, “home of the drive-thru and the drive-by.” And it’s the drive-thru fast-food stands […]
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Changing Our Climate of Indifference


Changing our Climate of IndifferenceA new scientific report predicts more dire and irreversible consequences of the climate crisis than ever before. “No one on this planet will be untouched by climate change,” declared Rajendra Pachauri, the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which the UN runs jointly with the World Meteorological Organization. Even though it wasn’t news to me, […]
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Climate Change Is Real: Just Ask the World Bank


Climate Change Is Real: Just Ask the World BankTime is running out. This week, government officials and climate scientists from all over the world are meeting in Berlin, Germany, to finalize a U.N. study on climate change and its solutions. While the study hasn’t been released yet, a draft of it has, and it’s pretty stunning. The draft report from the International Panel on Climate […]
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Plane Search Shows World’s Oceans Are Full of Trash


ocean-trash-malaysian-airlines-1_78393_990x742Before  Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, sea trash was not a global headliner. But as hundreds of objects sighted off the Australian coast as possible aircraft debris turn out to be discarded fishing equipment, cargo container parts, or plastic shopping bags, a new narrative is emerging in the hunt for the missing plane: There’s more […]
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Climate change will result in battles over water and food within next five to 10 years


Climate change will 'lead to battles for food', says head of World BankJim Yong Kim urges campaigners and scientists to work together to form a coherent plan in the fight against climate change. Battles over water and food will erupt within the next five to 10 years as a result of climate change, the president of the World Bank said as he urged those campaigning against global warming to learn the lessons […]
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Health professionals worldwide demand urgent climate action


Health Professionals Worldwide Demand Urgent Climate Action Following IPCC ReportHealth and medical organizations from around the world are calling on governments to respond to the major health risks described in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s recent Second Working Group reporting, ‘Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation,’ which was released on Monday. In a briefing document summarizing the IPCC report’s implications for health, now and in […]
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Position for dynamic solarpreneur


now hiringA great position for a sharp minded solarpreneur is going at SunFire Solution, run by Crosbie Menzies for the past 10 years as SA’s leading Solar Cooker Company. SunFire was created to assist 3 billion people reliant on firewood every day to access clean cooking technologies and, in the process, create an equal footing for […]
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Governments to increase use of solar power


IPCC Climate Change Report Calls For Solar Power BoostUnited Nations climate change experts are expected to call on governments to increase their use of solar, wind and other renewable energies to avoid the devastating impact of global warming. According to The Sunday Times, a leaked copy of a report due from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group on the mitigation of climate […]
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Stop GM Maize plans for SA


stop GM maizeNow is the time to speak up if you want to stop the introduction of more GM maize into our food chain.  Du Pont Pioneer published an application in the Beeld newspaper for the intentional introduction/trial release of  TC1507 x NK603 and TC1507 x MON810 and TC1507 x MON810 x NK603. These maize lines express […]
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Fossil fuel companies should drive investments in renewables and CCS


Oil_drums_466The UN’s climate chief has appealed to the oil and gas industry to become the solution rather than the problem to addressing the causes of global warming. In a speech at the London headquarters of IPIECA, the industry’s association for environmental and social issues, Christiana Figueres said she wanted fossil fuel companies to drive investments in […]
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