Archive: Air pollution
Experts say climate change is the biggest threat to health in the 21st century, and in South Africa, data shows we are already losing many lives to non-optimal temperatures and extreme weather conditions. COP28 in December 2023 had many firsts – one marking the first-ever “Day of Health”, noting the intractable linkages between the health […]
Delaying coal plant decommissioning is projected to lead to 15,300 excess air pollution-related deaths and cost R345 billion, finds CREA analysis.
South Africa’s heavy coal dependence is driving a climate and health crisis — tackling both together will reap huge benefits for people and the economy.
Authorities confirm methane gas caused last month’s explosion in Johannesburg city, which killed one person and injured several others.
Where governments and corporates are failing to take adequate climate action, a new report details the growing trends in litigation against them.
The IEA says that clean energy investment in emerging and developing economies must grow to USD $2.8 trillion annually by the early 2030s.
Eskom’s plan to temporarily bypass sulphur dioxide controls at Kusile coal power plant poses a deadly health risk to local communities.
The Pretoria High Court has granted leave to appeal the Deadly Air judgement regarding toxic air pollution in the Highveld Priority Area.
Compressed natural gas (CNG) is promoted as a cleaner fuel alternative, but also comes with risks to the climate and health.
While fossil fuel prices soar, solar is the solution to affordable energy security, job creation and sustainable economic growth.
South Africa is experiencing a number of environmental issues, including global warming, pollution and species loss.
Air pollution is the world’s most critical environmental health risk. South Africa’s use of fossil fuels produces hundreds of millions of tonnes of emissions annually.
Coal’s dominance in South Africa’s electricity mix – totalling 90 per cent of electricity generation – means the rising price of coal is making bills more expensive.
Hydrogen is a fuel source that is a possible alternative to fossil fuels. It can be used in fuel cells and to create heat, and its only by-product is water, meaning it does not release any greenhouse gases when burned.