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Karoo succulent

Karoo succulent

We recently drove down from Durban to Cape Town and stayed at this lovely Victorian guesthouse in Richmond in the Karoo. Sprawled on the stoep was this impressive succulent. The temperature often drops below 0 degrees, so it must be pretty hardy!

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“We don’t want to get into the green versus the big business debate”

Shell raring to go… What do you think?  The Cabinet looks set to approve the removal of the moratorium on fracking in the Karoo at its next meeting in two weeks, and Royal Dutch Shell has already indicated that it may spend $200 million (R1.6 billion) on the exploration phase for shale gas. Jan Willem Eggink, […]

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Anti-fracking Petition to SA Government

We have written briefly about fracking here and here. What are your thoughts on it? Is it a viable energy source? Too much of an environmental risk? So says the reader who sent in this link to an anti-fracking petition… Do you agree with what is written below? mol-d In South Africa, the government is considering whether to remove the […]

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Boycott Shell?!

Some interesting reading and the opportunity to do something in your daily life if you are so inclined… Do you think it can make enough of an impact? Anti-fracking Activists call for a National Boycott of Shell ! Plans by oil companies to explore for fossil gas in large parts of the Karoo have begun […]

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What the frack?

There have been a lot of articles circulating on the possibility of fracking in the Karoo, the threats it poses to ground and surface water, and its intensive use of water in a very arid area. Here are a few of them and some more detail on how some say we might oppose this: Timeslive: […]

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