Our Olifants News

How Close Is 1.5°C? Depends When You Measure From


Most scientists studying global warming compare today’s temperatures to those of the late 19th century because that is as far back as quality temperature observations go. But a new study makes the case for a better comparison period, one that includes the warming that had already resulted by the middle…

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Garbage and Sewage Killing Rivers Everywhere


Water pollution has risen across three continents, placing hundreds of millions of people at risk of life-threatening diseases like cholera and typhoid, warned the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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Chemical weathering controls erosion rates in rivers


Chemical weathering can control how susceptible bedrock in river beds is to erosion, according to new research. In addition to explaining how climate can influence landscape erosion rates, the results also may improve scientists' ability to interpret and predict feedbacks between erosion, plate tectonics and Earth's climate.

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Climate change mitigation: Turning carbon dioxide into rock


An international team of scientists have found a potentially viable way to remove anthropogenic (caused or influenced by humans) carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere - turn it into rock. The study has shown for the first time that the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide can be permanently and rapidly locked…

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Did you know

1. The Olifants River is approximately 560 kilometres in length.

2. Our Olifants is polluted