CLIMATE CHANGE: Africa to take a “quantum leap” in forecasting

Johannesburg, 23 November 2010 (IRIN) - Africa has struggled to make accurate and detailed predictions of the impact of climate change on its countries,...

UNEP Launches Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the US Government, recently launched the Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa. Radio,...

South Africa must strengthen green tech transfer

South Africa must get better at acquiring green knowledge and technology transfer — or be left out of global markets, says Radhika Perrot. Technology transfer has...

South Africa: Investors keen on solar park

Upington - More than 400 local and foreign investors, who attended the two-day Solar Park conference organised by the Department of Energy, went back...

Reality check for ‘miracle’ biofuel crop

The hardy jatropha tree as a biofuel source may not be the panacea for smallholders that some have claimed, say Miyuki Iiyama and James Onchieku. It...

AFRICA: Thinking big on climate change modelling

ADDIS ABABA, 13 October 2010 (IRIN) - If African countries had had the capacity to do climate change projections, their data could have been...

Water storage requires evidence-based approach

Coping with climate change requires a greater understanding of the options for water storage, writes hydrology expert Matthew McCartney. The lack of water is a major...

South Africa eyes increased share of hydrogen fuel cell market

Cape Town - Naledi Pandor, the Minister of Science and Technology, wants South Africa to achieve 25 percent of the global market in the...

CO2 storage atlas a milestone for South Africa

Johannesburg - The newly launched South African Carbon Geological Storage Atlas is an important milestone in capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) in the country, says...

New maize could prepare farmers for climate change

New varieties of drought-tolerant maize could deliver a US$1.5 billion gain in food and income in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as helping smallholders...

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