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Johannesburg grapples with severe water shortage

Johannesburg grapples with severe water shortage

Johannesburg is facing a critical water crisis, leaving millions scrambling for essential supplies.

Mogomotsi Magome reports for The Associated Press.

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Podcast: The hidden toll of electric cars

As the demand for electric vehicles soars and more minerals are needed for production, manganese mine workers in South Africa are experiencing mysterious health problems.
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Local business group tries to keep South Africa's coal plants alive

Business interests in South Africa’s electricity capital want to keep coal-fired power plants running, despite government plans to phase out the fuel and concerns by some in the local communities.

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Privileged lifestyles of rich are driving urban water crises

The unsustainable consumption of the rich — including the use of swimming pools, garden irrigation and washing cars — is a key driver of urban water crises, according to a new study that calls for a fresh approach to tackling the issue.

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South African president declares ‘state of disaster’ over power crisis

President Cyril Ramaphosa, facing rising public wrath, on Thursday declared a “state of disaster” and pledged to end an energy crisis that threatens economic and political stability.
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Trade partners see red over Europe’s green agenda

Brussels accused of using sustainability push as pretext to throwing up trade barriers to the rest of the world.
A $20 billion deal aims to help Indonesia quit coal. Will it work?
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A $20 billion deal aims to help Indonesia quit coal. Will it work?

The climate-finance deal, unveiled at the Group of 20 leaders summit in Bali, marks a significant step toward slashing the world’s dependence on fossil fuels, even as prospects fade for any ambitious agreement at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Egypt.

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