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Live updates on air quality coming soon

Government plans to put up billboards that will report live on the state of air in highly populated areas in the country. “If the air quality is bad, it will tell you to stay indoors, if you are part of the sensitive population… A person with...
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UN makes 16 green resolutions

The inaugural UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) recently concluded its five-day deliberations in Nairobi with 16 decisions and resolutions that encourage international action on major environmental issues ranging from air pollution, to plastic debris...
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Latest figures show high levels of air pollution

The latest available data on air pollution has prompted the World Health Organisation (WHO) to call for the implementation of effective air pollution mitigation policies, close monitoring of the situation in cities worldwide and greater awareness...
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Increasing air pollution harming health

An estimated 63 000 premature deaths in Africa annually can be attributed to urban outdoor air pollution, says a new study by the University of Dar es Salaam. According to the study titled National Inventory of Air Pollution in Tanzania, this means...
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Water use in electricity generation

Sobering facts make a case for wind and solar power An American report, The Hidden Costs of Electricity: Comparing the Hidden Costs of Power Generation Fuels, analyses six fuels used to generate electricity ie biomass, coal, nuclear, natural gas,...
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Air pollution a scourge: Mabudafhasi

The Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi addressed the 7th annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla which took place at the end of October in Rustenburg. The Deputy Minister said that South Africa’s rate of...