Over 90% of South Africa’s power currently comes from coal, however it plans to get this down to 46% by 2030, and down to 30% by 2050. The country’s new energy plan envisions wind power supplying 15% of its electricity by 2030, solar 11% and hydro 10%, topped up with 16% gas and 1 GW […]
According to a new study, emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) are increasing at a faster rate than any other greenhouse gas, mainly due to a rise in nitrogen fertiliser application for food production. Already, these emissions have surpassed projections by the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC). — Nitrous oxide is 300 times more potent […]
According to a research report by shopping comparison site, Finder.Com, the UK could be sending 53.5 million single-use blue surgical masks to the landfill every day, totalling 1.6 billion every month. — The research found that over half (51%) of those surveyed in the UK say that they use blue surgical masks, equalling 26.7 million […]
A new report has found that since agreeing to the Paris Agreement, G20 countries have acted directly counter to it by providing at least USD77 billion a year to finance fossil fuels through their public finance institutions.
Across Africa, increased motor vehicle use, industrial growth and dust storms coupled with wood-fired cooking stoves is resulting in air pollution that is choking the continent’s inhabitants. — While air pollution in India, China, and other emerging economies has become a major area of concern for scientists and policymakers, it has gained little traction in […]
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