SA Attracts Nearly $10bn in Renewables Investment in Two Years – Study

South Africa has been ranked third, after China and Brazil, in a new country-by-country assessment of 55 renewable-energy markets in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Karoo Fracking by Winter 2016

The first exploratory drill head could be biting its way down through Karoo rock in search of shale gas by as early as mid-2016, according to the mineral resources department.

First-ever Existing Building Green Rating Awarded to Cape Town’s Black River Park

The 18,675sqm North Park in the Black River Park office park in Observatory, Cape Town, has become the first building in the country to be awarded an “existing building” certification from the Green Building Council SA (GBCSA), under the council’s newly launched Green Star SA Existing Building Performance (EBP) pilot tool.

Lions, Elephants in Need of Database Similar to Rhino Project, Urges DNA Pioneer

There is a need to develop a database for every threatened species in the world – not just rhinos, says Dr Cindy Harper from the University of Pretoria’s Veterinary Genetics Laboratory.

South African Environment Minister: ‘We Appreciate Western Help Against Poaching — But We Need Asia’s’

Environment Minister Edna Molewa with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe microchip a rhino during a July 2013 visit to Shamwari game reserve. Image via South African Government Communication and Information System

Earlier this month, 137 cities took part in a global march against the poaching of rhinos and elephants, amid an alarming surge in killings of the endangered species.

Elephants Worth Much, Much More Alive than Dead, says New Report

A living African elephant has 76 times the value of one poached for ivory, according to report.

China’s Internet Companies Join Wildlife Trade Battle

Chinese internet companies will begin to stop the online trading of wildlife and wildlife products from Friday.

SA Elected to UN Biological Diversity Convention CoP Bureau

South Africa has for the first time been elected to the United Nations (UN) Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties (CoP) bureau, strengthening the country’s status as a global player in the biodiversity field, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) reported on Wednesday.

Joburg Planning a Green Revolution

If you intend building a house in Johannesburg you’d better add trees to the plan.

Endangered Orangutans Gain From Eco-Friendly Shifts in Palm Oil Market

Orangutans are endangered. Now, they’re also at the epicenter of a quiet revolution, a transformation taking place on our grocery store shelves, as one company after another promises to switch to palm oil from “deforestation-free” sources.