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Shipwreck at Tristan da Cunha threatens endangered penguin species
22 March 2011 - A Greek-owned bulk carrier ran aground at Nightingale Island in the Tristan da Cunha Island chain on 16 Mar 2011. The subsequent break up of the wreck caused a fuel leaks into the surrounding ocean which in turn poses a risk to the endangered Northern Rockhopper penguin colony on the island.

Tsunami warning issued in Japan
11 March 2011 - An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Japan's northeastern Honshu Island on Friday, and a six-metre tsunami warning has been issued.

SA Agulhas departs for Marion Island
09 March 2011 - The SA Agulhas will on Thursday depart for a 14-day voyage to Marion Island, for the official opening of the Marion Island Research Base.

African mayors at Climate Congress urge nations to make equitable global deal at COP 17
04 March 2011 - A declaration by African local governments calling on nations to deliver an equitable and comprehensive global deal at the United Nations climate talks to be held in Durban later this year, came out of the Local Climate Solutions (LOCS) 2011 Congress this week.

SA boasts world class beaches
28 October 2010 - Twenty seven South African beaches have achieved the Blue Flag status for excelling in safety, cleanliness, provision of amenities and maintenance of environmental standards.

Science challenged to do more to address poverty
25 October 2010 - Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has encouraged delegates at the 22nd International Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) conference to use science as a means to address the challenges that stand in the way of development.

Plan to ensure fuel supply
19 October 2010 - The Department of Energy has released Draft Regulations in a bid to ensure security of fuel supply in the event of unexpected major disasters.

Wetland contractors learn management skills
19 October 2010 - Emerging contractors who are helping to preserve South Africa's wetlands are being taught how to manage their businesses better.

UN to shape global biodiversity strategy
19 October 2010 - Delegates worldwide have gathered in Japan for a United Nations conference to discuss a new strategy to halt the alarming loss of the Earth's biodiversity, driven largely by human activity.

Mthombo refinery to save SA billions
18 October 2010 - President Jacob Zuma said the proposed Mthombo crude oil refinery will save the country billions and showcase its competitive ability to counterparts globally.


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