Did fracking inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve cause Botswana’s biggest earthquake in living memory?
The Tuli Block in Botswana is one of the most geographically interesting places in Southern Africa. Separating it from South Africa is what Kipling called “The great grey green greasy Limpopo river, all set about with fever trees”, and for now this is still the case.
As the 2016 election period comes to a close, AllianceEarth takes a look at each candidate’s position on climate change and renewable energy policies. The story in Reuter’s explores how voters’ beliefs are as polarizing as the two candidates. The story examines how Republican rhetoric may instill a fear of renewable energy into those most […]
South Africa is among the fastest growing renewable energy markets, placing first in Africa and fourth in the world, according to Climate Scope. International legal firm Baker & McKenzie count 6,000 Megawatts of renewable energy already built in the country, with more to follow under the third round of the government’s procurement plan.
The Botswana government has quietly sold the rights to frack for shale gas in one of Africa’s largest protected conservation areas. Shale Gas cannot be extracted without hydraulic fracturing. Scroll down to see the Botswana government’s own Facebook page, captured in September 2015 before it was taken down. It clearly states that Nodding Donkey has […]
By Jeffrey Barbee/AllianceEarth “My daughter has asthma. She is not the only one around here, something is wrong here, our air quality shouldn’t be this way.” Shirley “Sug” McNall is leaning up against a fence staring at a natural gas well about 40 meters from a playground behind the primary school where her daughter used […]
It is a problem that has so far stumped even Google’s brainy engineers – how to generate cheap solar electricity using a small-scale array of mirrors to concentrate the sun’s energy. Now a team at a South African university – led by a former Intel strategic planner – believes they have cracked it. Once they […]
The surface of a pool near the Imfolozi river ripples as a white rhino, its young calf close by, lowers its mouth to drink. Rhinos have roamed the Earth in such a way for 40 million years. Humans, by comparison, are new kids on the block. Yet it is modern man that threatens to drive […]
This is part of our current partnership with the UK Guardian, LinkTV.org and public television station KCET By Jeffrey Barbee Excerpted from the UK Guardian, February 2015 The battle against the poaching that kills a rhino every seven hours in South Africa has acquired a new weapon: women. The Black Mambas are all young […]