Environment

Cacti infestation out of control

1 week ago - 03 December 2018 | Environment

Yolanda Nel - Large areas of the capital have already been infested with three cactus species that are preventing other natural plants from growing.“Several alien invasive plants are taking over the habitat of our own...

Boost for recycling and job creation

1 week ago - 03 December 2018 | Environment

With job creation stagnant and e-waste problems increasing, the company NamiGreen has begun with operations throughout the country with twin goals in mind: To jump-start both electronic waste recycling and employment through gathering and processing...

Looking at the looting of logs

1 week ago - 03 December 2018 | Environment

On Tuesday (4 December), the Scientific Society hosts a public talk by John Grobler themed Let's Look at the Looting of Logs.Between 1990 and 2000, Namibia lost an average of 72 900 hectares of forest...

Insects to control infestation

3 weeks ago - 19 November 2018 | Environment

Yolanda Nel - Large areas of the capital have already been infested with three specific cactus species that are preventing other plants from growing.For this reason, the Namibian Chamber of Environment, together with the Botanical...

Say no to straws!

3 weeks ago - 19 November 2018 | Environment

When the tourism industry launched its “Joining hands, linking brands for a cleaner Namibia” initiative in December last year, they could only hope that the call would resonate widely throughout the country.Whether co-incidence, consequence or...

Climate-­friendly technologies adopted

3 weeks ago - 19 November 2018 | Environment

Namibia has made much progress in phasing out ozone-depleting substances and adopting ozone and climate friendly technologies.According to the minister of industrialisation, trade and SME...

Pangolins take centre stage

3 weeks ago - 19 November 2018 | Environment

The pangolin, also known as the scaly anteater, is the world's most trafficked wild animal. Its body parts are sold in Asia – mainly China...

Making Namibia greener - online

4 weeks ago - 12 November 2018 | Environment

Yolanda Nel - The Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF) is excited to introduce the very first Green Directory. Even better news is that it is available...

Cacti gotta go

1 month - 29 October 2018 | Environment

A successful cactus clean-up campaign was held in Sinclair Street in the capital last Saturday, where a number of NEWS members, staff from Matiti Safaris,...

A step towards sustainable energy transformation

1 month - 29 October 2018 | Environment

“We are opening up a window of opportunity for the entire SADC region,” said Namibian minister of mines and energy, Tom Alweendo, at the inauguration...

Studying 'unsung ecosystem heroes'

1 month - 29 October 2018 | Environment

A landmark study of Namibian Lacewings funded by Nedbank Namibia's Go Green Fund is set to boost knowledge of the insects' occurrence and role in...

Namibia's NaDEET wins big

1 month - 22 October 2018 | Environment

Yolanda Nel - The Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET) was recently announced as one of three winners of the UNESCO-Japan prize on Education for...

Environment

Shoprite maak skoon

1 month - 15 October 2018 | Environment

Terwyl baie inwoners luilekker op 'n Saterdag agteroor lê en bietjie sport kyk, het een besigheid op Rehoboth besluit om die tyd beter te benut...

Celebrating potable reclamation

2 months ago - 08 October 2018 | Environment

As the Chinese proverb goes, the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.And that's exactly what...

Shifeta trumpets conservation success

2 months ago - 08 October 2018 | Environment

Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta has shared Namibia's conservation success story in the United States, while stressing the importance of managing resources sustainably. Shifeta was invited...

Mixed bag for rain forecasts

2 months ago - 08 October 2018 | Environment

Yanna Smith - When people hear the term El Niño, they tend to panic and see dry tumbleweed and dust devils, dying gardens and empty...

Boost for climate mitigation

2 months ago - 01 October 2018 | Environment

More than N$100 million will be spent on the construction of the Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (Sasscal)...

Why are our Ana's dying?

2 months ago - 01 October 2018 | Environment

Hundreds of dead Ana tree trunks dot large areas of the Ugab, especially upriver from the Brandberg massif. In the last couple of years, scientists...

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