Eco Minute 13:30
BULLETIN 6 February1:30 pm
Good afternoon, here is your Eco Minute:
# The Cape Winelands Municipality says the Brandvlei and Bainskloof fires have been contained while the fire line at Matroosberg is not yet under control. Yesterday evening the Brandvlei fire was burning out of control and made its way to the grounds of the Brandvlei Prison. The municipality’s spokesperson, Anesca Roodt, says a small, corrugated storage structure was destroyed; however, there was no further loss of property:
# National Ports Authority has appointed FFS Tank Terminal to develop and operate a liquid bulk terminal, specialising in bunker fuels, on a brownfield site at the Port of Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal. The company handles products such as heavy fuel oil, liquefied petroleum gas, liquefied natural gas, coal tar fuel, and distillate fuel oil. The 25-year concession will see FFS Tank Terminal take over the terminal previously operated by Engen.
# And finally Olympics: Weather experts warn Paris can expect record-breaking high temperatures during this year’s Games. A study about climate simulations to anticipate worst-case scenarios points to a not insignificant risk of a two-week long heatwave that would surpass the all-time record hot spell of 2003 in the French capital. Lead author Pascal Yiou told AFP the climate has changed and policymakers should be aware something even worse than 2003 is indeed possible. The Games will be held in the middle of the European summer, from 26 July to 11 August.
Stay tuned for more news………….