Engineering News | Environmental Studies http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/environmental-studies Mon, 26 Feb 2018 03:41:50 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 CSIR publishes latest Atlas to guide response to climate change http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/csir-publishes-latest-atlas-to-guide-response-to-climate-change-2018-02-21 Natasha Odendaal CLIMATE CHANGE Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:16:00 +0200 479014 1519304487 1519222560 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000709197_resized_20180221csir1022.jpg CSIR Natural Resources and Environment executive director May Hermanus 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/73129_2018-02-21_csir_cg_-_hd_web.mp424088869CSIR Natural Resources and Environment executive director May Hermanus discusses the climate change impact on Africa and the need for accessible information to aid decision-making. 21/02/2018. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editing: Christo Greyling. CSIR Natural Resources and Environment executive director May Hermanus discusses the climate change impact on Africa and the need for accessible information to aid decision-making. 21/02/2018. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editing: Christo Greyling. Companies urged to ‘proactively’ reduce their carbon footprint as second Draft Carbon Tax ... http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/proactive-energy-strategies-will-limit-carbon-tax-cost-implications-2018-02-09 Nadine James CARBON TAX Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0200 476814 1517899883 1518127200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan hope to break Nile dam talks deadlock in one month http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/egypt-ethiopia-and-sudan-hope-to-break-nile-dam-talks-deadlock-in-one-month-2018-01-29 Reuters HYDROPOWER Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:41:00 +0200 476628 1517237010 1517236860 99999999999 Reuters 0 0 High-tech vessel leaves Durban for African coastal research http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/high-tech-vessel-leaves-durban-for-african-coastal-research-2018-01-26 African News Agency RESEARCH Fri, 26 Jan 2018 14:53:00 +0200 476484 1516974706 1516971180 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 Microgrids using solar energy to meet energy demands http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/microgrids-using-solar-energy-to-meet-energy-demands-2018-01-26 Victor Moolman Environmental Studies Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200 474891 1516688536 1516917600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000699997_resized_solarpanelsgreenbuildingenvironmentalsustainability052017enterprisesuniversityofpretoria1022.jpg SOLAR SOLUTION Providing power through solar power projects is just one of many solutions that could grant electricity access to communities 511 287 Balancing rules, safety and certification will be key to drone industry success http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/although-sa-drone-laws-best-in-world-market-potential-stunted-by-slow-certification-2017-12-15 Dylan Slater Unmanned Aviation Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 472933 1513069877 1513288800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000697863_resized_sunrise.jpg 511 287 Green building improvements needed to meet Paris agreement http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/green-building-improvements-needed-to-meet-paris-agreement-2017-12-15 Megan van Wyngaardt CONSTRUCTION Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 474097 1513327845 1513288800 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Authority to implement plan to protect Lesotho’s local heritage http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/authority-to-implement-plan-to-protect-lesothos-local-heritage-2017-12-14 Megan van Wyngaardt ENVIRONMENTAL Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:06:00 +0200 474094 1513262418 1513260360 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 CGS discovers fresh water resource in Beaufort West http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cgs-discovers-fresh-water-resource-in-beaufort-west-2017-12-13 African News Agency WATER Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:24:00 +0200 473848 1513147503 1513146240 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 Fourth industrial revolution brings hope to youth – Makhura http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/fourth-industrial-revolution-brings-hope-to-youth-makhura-2017-12-07 Thabi Madiba POLITICS Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:21:00 +0200 473454 1512660741 1512656460 99999999999 Sashnee Moodley 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000697202_resized_casspernyovestdavidmakhura20171022.jpg Hip hop artist Cassper Nyovest and Gauteng Premier David Makhura 511 287 Focus on environmental services boosts project sustainability http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/focus-on-environmental-services-boosts-project-sustainability-2017-12-01 Simone Liedtke Environmental Studies Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 471126 1511853904 1512079200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000692386_resized_hacthrangeofenvironmentalsocialandsustainability112017hatchesg1022.jpg SUSTAINABILITY REQUIREMENTS Sustainability requires the optimisation of environmental, social and economic outcomes 511 287 General public taking heed of environmental law http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/general-public-taking-heed-of-environment-law-2017-12-01 Simone Liedtke Environmental Studies Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 471242 1511853905 1512079200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000692475_resized_legallawgaveljudiciary1022.jpg MATURED LEGISLATION South Africa’s environment regulatory system has matured since the publication of the National Environmental Management Act 511 287 Green consciousness continues to drive green building trends http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/green-consciousness-continues-to-drive-green-building-trends-2017-12-01 Simone Liedtke Environmental Studies Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 470935 1511853904 1512079200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000691861_resized_gregricesustainabilityconsultant112017wspafrica1022.jpg GREG RICE Businesses and citizens have recently become more conscious of the importance of resilience and resource scarcity 511 287 Growing eWaste could affect ecosystem http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/growing-ewaste-problem-could-affect-ecological-system-2017-12-01 Simone Liedtke Environmental Studies Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 470848 1511853904 1512079200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000691864_resized_walearewaceo112017xperien1022.jpg WALE AREWA The global estimate of eWaste is about 50-million tons 511 287 Municipalities to reduce emissions by diverting waste http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/municipalities-to-reduce-emissions-by-diverting-waste-2017-12-01 Simone Liedtke Environmental Studies Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 471334 1511853905 1512079200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000692591_resized_organicwaste112017jgafrika1022.jpg WASTE-DIVERSION STRATEGY The strategy entails waste disposal and the beneficial use for business development 511 287 Potential of groundwater in spotlight again amid Western Cape drought http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/potential-of-groundwater-retakes-spotlight-after-decades-of-disinvestment-2017-12-01 Dylan Slater Water Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 471753 1511853907 1512079200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Green cleaning products can pack a punch http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/green-cleaning-products-can-pack-a-punch-2017-12-01 Simone Liedtke Environmental Studies Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 471487 1512131507 1512079200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000693023_resized_judysunaskyceo112017blendwell1022.jpg JUDY SUNASKY Companies are constantly developing products, but consumers are still hesitant to use green cleaning products 511 287 Large companies driving increase in land contamination assessments http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/large-companies-driving-increase-in-land-contamination-assessments-2017-12-01 Simone Liedtke Environmental Studies Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 471121 1512395606 1512079200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000692389_resized_stevemckeownpartner112017erm1022.jpg STEVE MCKEOWN Companies that have a global footprint are more committed to assessing their impact on the environment 511 287 Power and utilities drone market worth more than $9bn http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/power-and-utilities-drone-market-worth-more-than-9-billion-2017-11-24 Dylan Slater Drones Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 470958 1511510345 1511474400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 New DNA barcoding kit to stifle illegal animal trade http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-dna-barcoding-kit-to-stifle-illegal-animal-trade-2017-11-21 Megan van Wyngaardt ENVIRONMENTAL Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:20:00 +0200 471742 1511253008 1511252400 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000693566_resized_lioninserengeti1022.jpg 511 287 Third biennial food and drink exhibition to be held in 2018 http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/third-biennial-food-and-drink-exhibition-to-be-held-in-2018-2017-11-17 Simone Liedtke Environmental Studies Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469460 1510643467 1510869600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000688663_resized_fdtafrica2016exhibition102017fdtafricamessemunchen1022.jpg FDT AFRICA 2018 The aim of fdt Africa 2018 is to consolidate the existing target groups of exhibitors and visitors 511 287 Industry still suffers effects of drought http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/industry-still-suffers-effects-of-drought-2017-11-17 Simone Liedtke Environmental Studies Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469452 1510643466 1510869600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000688639_resized_canopies102017vinpro1022.jpg DROUGHT EFFECTS As a result of the drought, the Western Cape has received 30% less rainfall than the amount needed at this stage 511 287 SKA site doubles as environmental observatory http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ska-site-doubles-as-environmental-observatory-2017-11-16 Creamer Media Reporter ENVIRONMENTAL Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:43:00 +0200 471402 1510837942 1510836180 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000692825_resized_sten1022x575.jpg 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/71974_2017-11-16_secondtake_en_-_hd_web.mp445440529SKA site doubles as environmental observatory SKA site doubles as environmental observatory Better regulations needed to prevent tailings dam failures – UNEP http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/better-regulations-need-to-prevent-tailings-dam-failures-unep-2017-11-15 Megan van Wyngaardt ENVIRONMENTAL Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:26:00 +0200 471169 1510750113 1510737960 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000692326_resized_ashelltailingspondattheirtarsandsoperationsnearfortmcmurrayalbertashellisoneofthelargestproducersofcrudeoilinnorthernalberta.jpg 511 287 Reforms, business models key to unlocking private sector investment for climate change – IFC http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/reforms-business-models-key-to-unlocking-private-sector-investment-for-climate-change-ifc-2017-11-02 Natasha Odendaal CLIMATE CHANGE Thu, 02 Nov 2017 16:39:00 +0200 469860 1509634269 1509633540 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 UCT’s business school to participate in UN programme research council http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ucts-business-school-to-participate-in-un-programme-research-council-2017-10-27 Mia Breytenbach FINANCIAL SERVICES Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468137 1508762238 1509055200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Apartheid Museum to honour Advocate Bizos http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/apartheid-museum-to-honour-advocate-bizos-2017-10-24 Sane Dhlamini COMMEMORATION Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:19:00 +0200 468747 1508848717 1508847540 99999999999 Sashnee Moodley 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000686985_resized_georgebizos1022.jpg Advocate George Bizos 511 287 Renergen secures onshore petroleum production right in South Africa; will locally produce LNG http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/renergen-secures-onshore-petroleum-production-right-in-south-africa-will-locally-produce-lng-2017-10-24 Mia Breytenbach GAS Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:26:00 +0200 468669 1508833898 1508833560 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000686884_resized_renergenceostefanomarani0520161022.jpg Renergen CEO Stefano Marani 511 287 El Nino contributes to new high in carbon dioxide levels http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/el-nino-contributes-to-new-high-in-carbon-dioxide-levels-2017-10-16 News24Wire ENVIRONMENT Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:31:00 +0200 467811 1508136385 1508135460 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 Global water insecurity calls for water infrastructure maintenance http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/global-water-insecurity-calls-for-water-infrastructure-maintenance-2017-10-13 Nica Schreuder Environmental Studies Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466187 1507616813 1507845600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681175_resized_cropfailurebloomberg20171022.jpg FOOD INSECURITY Food is heavily reliant on water supply. Scarce water supply puts crops and livestock at risk 511 287 WWF, AfDB partner on Africa Nationally Determined Contributions Hub http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/wwf-afdb-partner-on-africa-nationally-determined-contributions-hub-2017-10-13 Mia Breytenbach CLIMATE CHANGE Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466655 1507616814 1507845600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000682233_resized_climatechangedrought032017bloombergjpg1022.jpg FOCUS AREA The Africa Nationally Determined Contributions Hub focuses on fostering of long-term climate action 511 287 Water solutions company active at World Water Week http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/water-solutions-company-active-at-world-water-week-2017-10-06 Nica Schreuder Environmental Studies Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465730 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000680331_resized_worldwaterweek20171022.jpg FULL HOUSE Visitors from around the world attended World Water Week 2017 511 287 Wits seeks commercial partner for scalable DC-microgrid innovation http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/wits-seeks-commercial-partner-for-scalable-dc-microgrid-innovation-2017-09-22 Terence Creamer INNOVATION Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:15:00 +0200 465646 1506061786 1506060900 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679960_resized_williecronje1022.jpg Professor Willie Cronje 511 287 Legal fight over R4.5bn logistics park in Durban http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/legal-fight-over-r45bn-logistics-park-in-durban-2017-09-15 News24Wire CONSTRUCTION Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:10:00 +0200 464834 1505467719 1505455800 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 Study urges South Africa to find energy storage niche http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/study-urges-south-africa-to-find-energy-storage-niche-2017-09-01 Mia Breytenbach ENERGY Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462412 1503996171 1504216800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Experts unpack their experience in desalination solutions http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/experts-unpack-their-experience-in-desalination-solutions-2017-08-31 Kim Cloete DESALINATION Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:40:00 +0200 463402 1504187610 1504186800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 Licensing rules for large desalination plants remain challenging http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/challenging-licensing-requirements-for-large-desalination-plants-srk-2017-08-18 Dylan Slater Water Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 460848 1502782667 1503007200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000669373_resized_sharonjonesprincipalenvironmentalscientistsrkconsultingsa1022.jpg SHARON JONES Desalination may be the most sustainable source of water in the absence of natural recharge of surface and groundwater resources 511 287