Health-E: Litigation is in the air in Mpumalanga. 2018-11-23
The key polluters are Eskom’s coal-fired power stations – there are 12 in Mpumalanga – and Sasol’s giant coal-to-liquids plant in Secunda. For years, they have been spewing out dangerous levels of toxic gases such as sulphur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and tiny particles called particulate matter (PM).
Climate change will shrink US economy and kill thousands, government report warns. 2018-11-23
A new US government report delivers a dire warning about climate change and its devastating impacts, saying the economy could lose hundreds of billions of dollars -- or, in the worst-case scenario, more than 10% of its GDP -- by the end of the century.
Safety warnings as heatwave grips South Africa.
"This current heat wave means that most of the citizens will be exposed to extremely hot temperatures, exposure to this kind of heat can easily lead to heat cramps, exhaustion or heat stroke," emergency services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said.
Water restrictions: Govt to announce water allocation. 2018-11-06
National Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation will meet on November 14 to decide whether they could increase the water allocation to Cape Town surrounding towns and to the local fruit and wine farmers who have been badly hit by the drought and the 60% cut in irrigation water.