Monthly Archives: May 2016

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16 05, 2016

To frack, or not to frack, that is the question

Alan Bannister May 2016 There’s madness in the way we go about our business in this world of ours. It’s often a mad rush into danger without any thought of assessing the risk of doing something. Take fracking, the process of extracting natural gas from underground. In areas like Pennsylvania in the USA where fracking [...]

9 05, 2016

Environmentally Speaking

Alan Bannister April 2016 It's been a while since I put pen to paper, but I have not been idle but have watched the unfolding environmental news touch on a whole load of subjects – not just climate change, none of them entirely local. Fracking rears its ugly head in many parts of the world, [...]

2 05, 2016

South Africa’s Air Quality Act

The air quality act of South Africa (NEM: AQA Act No. 39 of 2004) shifted the focus of air quality management from source-based control to receptor-based impact. This transition was aligned with the Constitution of South Africa to provide an environment that is not harmful to health of persons living in South Africa. To promote [...]