Environment

Strong winds batter coastal towns

1 week ago - 17 November 2017 | Environment

Jessica BotesUnusually strong southern winds swept over coastal towns this week, causing considerable damage to roofs and other structures. Wind speeds of up to 65 km/h were recorded in Walvis Bay and Swakopmund on Wednesday....

Mobil lubricates anti rhino poaching efforts

2 weeks ago - 10 November 2017 | Environment

Lubrication Specialists (LS), a local Exxon Mobil oil distributor, donated a full year's supply of lubricants to the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) for use in its field vehicles. Garth Glen-Spyron and Jimmy Shanjengange...

Transforming Namibia’s marine pollution preparedness

3 weeks ago - 03 November 2017 | Environment

Otis FinckMaritime Affairs acting director Patrick Silishebo says the finalisation of the National Plan approved by cabinet in April 2017 and the consequent establishment of the management committee (MC) are important components of the ongoing...

Marine pollution under the spotlight

4 weeks ago - 27 October 2017 | Environment

Otis Finck Namibia must conduct a comprehensive oil and chemical pollution risk assessment to ascertain the country’s oil and risk profile more accurately.The existing preparedness and response capabilities, including the availability of equipment able...

Arbor Day celebrated

4 weeks ago - 27 October 2017 | Environment

Otis Finck Minister of agriculture, water and forestry John Mutorwa says modernising the wood energy sector can help revitalise rural economies and stimulate enterprise development. “Wood energy mitigates climate change and fosters...

Symposium to address water security

4 weeks ago - 27 October 2017 | Environment

Adolf KaureA number of pressing issues concerning the supply of water in the Erongo region were discussed during the opening of the 18th SADC symposium...

More can be done for road safety

4 weeks ago - 27 October 2017 | Environment

The number of people who have died in road accidents this year, has increased by 7% compared to last year. This was revealed during the...

Plastic bag levy coming soon

1 month - 13 October 2017 | Environment

Consumers in Swakopmund may soon have to fork out a little bit more each month for using plastic shopping bags at local shops.The first public...

Swakop to get environmental fund

1 month - 06 October 2017 | Environment

Adolf Kaure The management committee of the Swakopmund Town Council has approved the establishment of an environmental fund and committee. This was confirmed at last...

Dunes talk provides key information

1 month - 06 October 2017 | Environment

The Swakopmund Museum held a talk by Dr Joanna Nield titled 'Dynamic Sand Dunes of the Skeleton Coast'. The aeolian geomorphologist has been working in...

Freshwater turtle kept illegally at pet shop

2 months ago - 21 September 2017 | Environment

Leandrea LouwThe owner of a pet shop in Walvis Bay was slapped with a fine by the ministry of environment and tourism (MET) this week...

Working towards a better environment

2 months ago - 21 September 2017 | Environment

Leandrea Louw The municipality of Walvis Bay handed over cheques valued at N$60 900 to four beneficiaries. The cheques were awarded from its environmental...

Environment

Residents work together for a...

2 months ago - 14 September 2017 | Environment

The Omaruru Clean-Up campaign saw nearly 1 500 bags of recyclable waste collected by 1 000 children, teachers and residents in three sections of the...

Putting waste in the right...

2 months ago - 14 September 2017 | Environment

Otis Finck Approximately 100 bags of rubbish was collected by more than 200 volunteers who joined the Team Up To Clean Up campaign on...

Street procession starts biodiversity week

2 months ago - 14 September 2017 | Environment

The Namibian Coast Conservation and Management (Nacoma) project hosted a street procession on Saturday.It took place from the Sam Cohen library in Windhoeker Street to...

Huge squid discovered

2 months ago - 07 September 2017 | Environment

Otis Finck Jean-Paul Roux, a scientist with the ministry of fisheries and marine resources stationed with the Lüderitz Marine Research team, reported the discovery...

Namibia Dolphin Project celebrates 10...

2 months ago - 07 September 2017 | Environment

The Namibia Dolphin Project is celebrating its 10th anniversary and hosted a wrap up presentation of the 2017 season. Simon Elwen, principal investigator of...

Community calls for trophy hunting...

4 months ago - 20 July 2017 | Environment

Adolf KaureFollowing the recent increase in human-wildlife conflict, the ministry of environment and tourism (MET) promised that it will assist in the capture and translocation...

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