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South Africa: The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Invites Public Comments On Impact Assessment Guideline for Aquaculture in South Africa | Africa Water-Sector News & NEPAD Southern Afri...

South Africa: The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Invites Public Comments On Impact Assessment Guideline for Aquaculture in South Africa | Africa Water-Sector News & NEPAD Southern Afri... | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
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The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs has asked for public comment on the new National Environmental Management Act. This could be a great way for G-town residents to have their say on their water issues.


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New plant hopper released to control invasive water hyacinth | Facebook

New plant hopper released to control invasive water hyacinth | Facebook | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
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International Weedbuster Day (16 October, 2013) was celebrated by Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi during a visit to Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. Scientists from Rhodes University took the opportunity of the Deputy Minister’s visit to officially launch and release a plant hopper.


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Teardown: Apple’s Latest iPhones Are Not as Green as the Company Claims

Teardown: Apple’s Latest iPhones Are Not as Green as the Company Claims | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
When Apple’s chief marketing maven, Phil Schiller, said the new line of iPhones were designed to be "environmentally friendly," my interest was piqued (I’m the guy behind the iFixit teardowns).

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This could be a problem for the Apple company as well as being interesting to read up on.

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Health Care Waste Act | Western Cape Government

Health Care Waste Act | Western Cape Government | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
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The Western Cape has decided to implement new healthcare waste act to prevent illegal disposing of the wastage.

 

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East Cape and Wild Coast of South Africa

East Cape and Wild Coast of South Africa | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
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Sunwater for Life, a SESSA initiative, has provided two solar water heating systems to Qunu Clinic in the Eastern Cape. This is a great initiative and example for the people in the Eastern Cape. 


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The Flying Rhinos of the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project

The Flying Rhinos of the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
In an effort to increase the population of the endangered South-central Black Rhinoceros of South Africa, conservationists from the WWF and local partners are moving the animals to new territories ...
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In an effort to increase the population of the endangered South-central Black Rhinoceros of South Africa, conservationists from the WWF and local partners are moving the animals to new territories as part of the Black Rhino Range Expansion Project. In the video there are many local conservationists from the Eastern Cape - this could relate to RU in some ways. I thought this was just quite an amazing and interesting way to help rhinos.


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Good Food Foodie

Good Food Foodie | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
Food products on supermarket shelves are so diverse and abundant they surpass the number of species in the wild. But producing all this cheap food has not been without consequences and cannot be sustained, says GreenChoice’s Tatjana von Bormann.
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Another (potentially outdated?) piece on farming in SA. A bit scary. Mickey, this might help with your article if you're still writing about food.
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Scientists: Fracking study results obscured by politics

Scientists: Fracking study results obscured by politics | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
The study, led by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, sought simply to measure how much methane leaks from natural gas production sites immediately following the process of hydraulic fracturing, a method of gas drilling that has...
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For the fracking article i think someone was thinking of writing,maybe this could be interestng.

 

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UK renewables hit record high

UK renewables hit record high | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
New figures from the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change reveal that renewables' share of electricity generation in the country reached a record high in the second quarter of 2013 - accounting for 15.5%.

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I found this intersting

 

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Life Healthcare - Integrated annual report 2011 - Sustainability - Environmental impact

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This is an interesting article on how Life Healthcare has implemented a Healthcare Waste Management Act which aims to protect the health of people as well as the environment.


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South Africa: The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Invites Public Comments On Impact Assessment Guideline for Aquaculture in South Africa | Africa Water-Sector News & NEPAD Southern Afri...

South Africa: The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Invites Public Comments On Impact Assessment Guideline for Aquaculture in South Africa | Africa Water-Sector News & NEPAD Southern Afri... | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
EnviroJMS's insight:

The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs has asked for public comment on the new National Environmental Management Act. This could be a great way for G-town residents to have their say on their water issues.


- S. Frosty

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IBM Mobile App to Help Solve Water Challenges · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

IBM Mobile App to Help Solve Water Challenges · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
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IBM has launched a crowdsourcing project to help capture, share and analyze information about the water distribution system in South Africa. This could be a great tool for RU students and surrounding areas as we have been experiencing water shortages.


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Climate threat to SA’s maize farmers

Climate threat to SA’s maize farmers | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it

Cape Town - Climate change poses a major threat to South Africa's maize production and food security, says the Agricultural Research Council.


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Provides a more personal aspect to my story on climate change. Shows how farmers are affected.

 

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PSA Peugeot Citroen Hybrid Air ~ Grease n Gasoline

PSA Peugeot Citroen Hybrid Air ~ Grease n Gasoline | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it

PSA Peugeot Citroën's Hybrid Air technology that combines an ICE with compressed air energy storage technology.

http://youtu.be/Uu5ohe88oDE
PSA Peugeot Citroen Hybrid Air ~ Grease n Gasoline http://hydro-carbons.blogspot.com/2013/01/psa-peugeot-citroen-hybrid-air.html
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Interesting to note how far we are getting with cars and technology. This might be slightly off topic with the rest of my scoops but I find this article interesting. Technology is constantly evolving.

 

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Can the economy go full circle?

Can the economy go full circle? | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
The circular economy, recycling products after use, is cheap and environmentally friendly – but is it up to companies, consumers or the government to drive it forward? Sponsored feature (Can the economy go full circle?

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For anyone who decided to do pollution as their topic may find this interesting

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Economic Prowess Not Translating to Healthier Oceans

Economic Prowess Not Translating to Healthier Oceans | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
  The Ocean Health Index was launched last year to much fanfare; for the first time policy makers and businesses worldwide had a tool to assess how well individual countries – and the world – sustainably use ocean resources and benefits.

Via Kathy Dowsett
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Not directly useful for my topic but may be of use to one of the others about how we can benifit from the ocean in an environmentally friendly way

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Durban: medical waste found in church yard | Infrastructure news

Durban: medical waste found in church yard | Infrastructure news | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
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Although there are waste companies who are disposing healthcare wastage it is being done incorrectly and can be very dangerous for people living around that area as shown by this article.

 

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Top News, Latest headlines, World News & U.S News - UPI.com

Top News, Latest headlines, World News & U.S News - UPI.com | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
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This article talks about how Grahamstown has been chosen to be the country's first biomass power station fueled exclusively by invasive alien vegetation. This will provide 150 + jobs for the town and reduce alien vegetation in the area. This will have an impact of quality of life for RU students and Gtown as a whole.


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Pigs

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Beauty Without Cruelty South Africa
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Another piece, this one on pig farming. This website could prove pretty useful to Mickey I think, though I think it might be a tad biased - advocacy journalism etc.

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Battery Farming and Chickens

Battery Farming and Chickens | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
Beauty Without Cruelty South Africa
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A bit og info chicken farming in SA - probably something that will make you think twice about eating meat.

- L Dixon-Paver 

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Beijing cuts vehicles emissions in new five-year-plan

Beijing cuts vehicles emissions in new five-year-plan | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
Beijing has issued a new five-year-plan to cut vehicle emissions as part of a recent slew of measures introduced to reduce air pollution and improve the air quality of the city.

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Beijing decides they will reduce the cars they have in the city to decreace pollution...read more to find out

 

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Cyril Cassisa's curator insight, October 7, 2013 11:17 PM

Objective of 6 million private cars in Beijing by 2017. But it is already reaching 5.35 million. What a big challenge ! Good ambitious objective. But the real challenge is to reduce the number of cars on road in Beijing. 6 millions are still too much.

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Human tissue, old bandages and used syringes pile up as waste disposal crisis spirals out of control

Human tissue, old bandages and used syringes pile up as waste disposal crisis spirals out of control | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
Source: www.sundaytimes.co.zaMEGAN POWER and JOCELYN MAKERSouth Africa is in the grip of a massive medical waste crisis as warehouses and other sites are i
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This article shows the bad side of the medical waste companies, exposing how some are illegally disposing the medical waste which is harming the environment and can also become dangerous for people as some are dumping the waste in areas where people live.

 

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Medical waste management at Tygerberg hospital in the Western Cape, South Africa

Medical waste management at Tygerberg hospital in the Western Cape, South Africa | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
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This provides an insight on how university hospitals are also finding recylcing of medical waste to be a challenge for them. With Stellenbosch University conducting a study on medical waste management at Tygerberg.

 

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Dirty water? We’ll stick to beer - City Press

Dirty water? We’ll stick to beer - City Press | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it
Some Mpumalanga residents believe it is safer to drink beer every day than to drink dodgy water – and they may have a point, since the province officially has the worst water quality in South Africa.
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Some Mpumalanga residents believe it is safer to drink beer every day than to drink dodgy water – and they may have a point, since the province officially has the worst water quality in South Africa. I thought this was interesting since we're Rhodes students and love to drink. Thought it was an interesting take on survival skills rather than pleasure as we use it.


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Thousands March at U.N. Climate Summit in Durban to Demand Climate Justice

Thousands March at U.N. Climate Summit in Durban to Demand Climate Justice | EnviroJMS | Scoop.it

We are broadcasting this week from Durban, South Africa, where critical talks on fighting climate change have entered their second week. Key issues at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP17, remain unresolved, including the future of the Kyoto Protocol, the international treaty with enforceable provisions designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Delegates are also debating how to form a Green Climate Fund to support developing nations most affected by climate change. We begin not inside the summit, but out in the streets of Durban, where thousands of people marched on Saturday calling for climate justice. "We are here to send a solid, strong message, simple message to the leaders and negotiators at the climate change conference that this is no time to play around," says award-winning Nigerian environmental activist Nnimmo Bassey. "This is a time for a real commitment to cut emissions, a legally binding agreement to cut emissions, as such that rich, polluting countries should understand that their inaction…will destroy the planet… We can’t accept that." [includes rush transcript]


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Indication that there are a large people who consider climate change a real and important factor in South Africa's environment.

 

- Mosa Kaiser

 

 

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BiofuelsPricingAndManufacturingEconomics.pdf

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EnviroJMS's comment, October 8, 2013 6:13 AM
Department of Energy released the estimated costs of biofuel and bioethanol. Important when looking for alternatives to petrol and diesel.
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