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A Coal Free Future

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Jomiro Eming Back in April, one of Britain’s longest-running coal-plants – that had been burning fuel for the national grid since the industrial revolution – went offline for an entire day; the National Grid Control Room confirmed that, despite not burning any coal, national demands were still met. National Grid …

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Do Hurricanes Signal Climate Change?

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Jomiro Eming In the devastation left behind by hurricanes Harvey and Irma over the past weeks in the United States and the Caribbean, we are left shocked and stunned by their intensity: Harvey deposited 33 trillion gallons of water onto U.S. land, and Irma had as much cyclonic energy as …

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A Forest Begins with a Seed

Image: Nick Pritchard

Jomiro Eming A young Indian man, Jadav Payeng, saw his island in crisis and threatened by erosion. The land was arid and becoming nothing more than a desert, and so he planted a single seed. Now, nearly four decades later, his once-dying island is a 1 360-acre forest, and a lush …

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National water levels still in crisis

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By Jomiro Eming The past week saw two significant announcements with regards to the water situation of the country. First off, rumours emerged that Amatola Water withdrew their services from the Makana Municiplality as of the 31st August, due to an unpaid R40 million bill for water management. Then, the …

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