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Source: Mail and Guardian

Cape Town :: South Africa | updated 2010-10-10 22:50:59 -0700 | sports-news

The government has been looking at measures to reduce South Africa's dependence on fossil fuels and to have renewable energy account for a greater percentage of the electricity generated. The Eastern Cape and Western Cape have been earmarked as ideal...
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Source: News 24

Bronkhorstspruit :: South Africa | updated 2010-09-28 15:04:05 -0700 | sports-news

Panjo the Bengal tiger has been found alive in Verena, Mpumalanga, on Wednesday, Justin Fernandez, the son of Goosey, the tiger's owner said. "It is in the bakkie on his way back to the farm, it is perfect," he said...
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Source: Mail and Guardian

Amsterdam :: Netherlands | updated 2010-09-27 09:54:54 -0700 | technology-news

It comes out of the Mpumalanga province and it's not supposed to be there," said Louw Steyn. Steyn said if the tiger was being kept in Mpumalanga, it was there illegally. "I have checked, and there is no tiger registered...
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Breaking News: 500 African penguins freeze to death in South Africa
Posted by: Christopher Szabó

Cape Town :: South Africa | updated 2012-03-11 22:53:12 -0700 | green-news

Nearly 500 rare African Penguins have died in the past 24 hours as a result of extremely cold weather in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. An AFP report quoted a national parks agency spokesperson, Megan Taplin, who said: "The chicks,...
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Breaking News: Beached whales rescued from Cape Town beach
Posted by: Christopher Szabó

Cape Town :: South Africa | updated 2012-03-11 21:47:45 -0700 | green-news

Two whales have been rescued from Muizenberg beach in Cape Town beach by civil society groups and local authorities after the animals threw themselves on the shore and remained stranded. The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), Marine and Coastal Management...
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Breaking News: Can South Africa Green The World Cup?
Posted by: Beth Buczynski

Durban :: South Africa | updated 2012-11-02 17:52:50 -0700 | green-news

Despite the coveted flashes of gold, silver and bronze, many people were concerned with another color at the recent 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver- green.Although the Vancouver Olympic Commitee pledged to offset 118,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, is was...
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Breaking News: A pet snake required emergency veterinary surgery after it attempted to eat his own tail.
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Fort Beaufort :: South Africa | updated 2011-08-06 04:03:25 -0700 | green-news

Reggie, a 3ft kingsnake, almost had to be put down when it mistook its tail for another snake and took a bite, but found itself unable to regurgitate the tail due to its backward-facing teeth. The snake’s owner was only...
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Breaking News: Baboon Fred Eating a Piece of Fruit After Breaking into Car
Posted by: anonymous

Cape Town :: South Africa | updated 2014-03-02 21:25:16 -0800 | green-news

SOUTH AFRICA - Baboon Fred sits inside a car eating a piece of fruit on the outskirts of Cape Town after breaking inside the car. Visitors heading to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup are worried about the high...
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Breaking News: Environmental Disaster Averted Off Cape Town
Posted by: Christopher Szabó

Cape Town :: South Africa | updated 2012-03-11 20:48:27 -0700 | green-news

South African disaster managers say they are confident they can remove oil from a stricken cargo ship in Cape Town’s Table Bay. The Turkish ship Seli 1 ran aground Tuesday and the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) took off the...
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Breaking News: Inaugural World Wildlife Day highlights importance of global biodiversity
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Nigel :: South Africa | updated 2014-03-03 18:06:24 -0800 | green-news

Since the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted on March 3, 1973, the world has made advances in protecting threatened species from the global trade market. But even with 35,000 species...
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Source: Chicago Tribune

Cape Town :: South Africa | updated 2014-03-19 13:10:28 -0700 | green-news

Penguins, absent from Lincoln Park Zoo since December, 2011, will be returning in a new, state-of-the-art facility, and the zoo will also be constructing a new, naturalistic polar bear habitat, officials announced Wednesday. The $22 million project will replace the...
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Source: United Press International

Stellenbosch :: South Africa | updated 2014-02-26 18:27:12 -0800 | green-news

Some 20 percent of of South Africans lack sustainable access to water. Many have to walk a third of a mile to get clean water from a standing pump, which is often shared with 100 or more other village residents....
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Breaking News: Power blackouts hit South Africa
Source: BBC

Johannesburg :: South Africa | updated 2014-03-06 16:06:08 -0800 | green-news

Power cuts roll out in South African energy emergency There have not been widespread power cuts in South Africa since 2008 Power cuts are affecting large parts of South Africa after Eskom, the country's state-owned power company, declared an energy...
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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Cape Town :: South Africa | updated 2014-03-23 07:44:24 -0700 | green-news

Academics say it is unlikely that the floating objects spotted in the southern Indian Ocean came from ships. Photo: Fairfax Graphics Large floating objects are extremely unusual in the southern Indian Ocean and there probably is ''no common explanation'' for...
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Source: Guardian Unlimited

Cape Town :: South Africa | updated 2014-04-17 03:32:45 -0700 | green-news

More than 1000 were killed by poachers in South Africa in 2013. Photograph: Radius Images/ I am sitting in a large meeting room at Pretoria University in South Africa at a conference to discuss the trade in rhino horn. Expecting...
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