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Paper and print still drive the modern world

In celebration of International Print Day on 26 October, Jane Molony, executive director of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) discusses the vital role that paper and print play in society, as well...

Meeting South Africa’s carbon emissions target: first we measure, then we manage

AS the world’s 12th largest greenhouse gas emitter, South Africa has indicated that total emissions will begin to decline in 2025 with our Cabinet adopting a lowered greenhouse gas emission target recently....

Carbon dioxide reactor makes Martian fuel

UNIVERSITY of Cincinnati chemical engineering student Tianyu Zhang holds up a vial of graphene used as a catalyst to convert carbon dioxide into methane. Credit: Andrew Higley/UC Creative Engineers at the University...

Clean energy’s dirty secrets

WHAT could be more agreeable? Oodles of electricity free of charge and free of carbon. Two big claims are made for solar and wind energy. One is that it is cheap. However,...

SA ranked worst carbon performer in G20

SOUTH Africa remains one of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters, and has been ranked the worst G20 performer in terms of carbon intensity, followed by China, in the latest Pricewaterhousecoopers...

Turning plastic waste into hydrogen gas & carbon nanotubes

by Bob Yirka , Phys.org  A team of researchers from the U.K., China, and Saudi Arabia has developed a process for converting plastic waste into hydrogen gas and carbon nanotubes. In their...

How South Africa’s mangrove forests store carbon and why it matters

Scientists around the world are looking for ways to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This gas is a natural component of the atmosphere, released by processes of respiration and decomposition...

New carbon neutral flooring has acoustic benefits

INTERFACE, the world’s largest modular flooring producer, has launched a new carbon-neutral sustainable collection that employs carpet tiles in combination with luxury vinyl tiles to mimic concrete and terrazzo surfaces. “Look...

Cape Town reduces its carbon emissions

Cape Town Mayor, Patricia De Lille announced on Sunday that Cape Town has reduced its energy-related carbon emissions by 4.1 percent between 2012 and 2015, as part of the city's latest State...

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WEG Africa’s new Cape Town premises reflect 30 years of growth

Celebrating 30 years since its inception, WEG Africa’s Cape Town branch can mark this achievement from its larger and improved premises in Richmond Business...

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