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Sipho Kings

Sipho Kings

Sipho Kings is the Mail & Guardian's environment reporter. Broken ecosystems, bad corporations and mean people are the order of the day. This means his shoes are caked in all sorts of dodgy material. 
Global freeze helped kill off dinosaurs
Global freeze helped kill off dinosaurs
Finding out what killed off the dinosaurs has been one of science’s greatest quests. In a geological blink of an eye, a species which had dominated...
Owls and frogs vs shops and offices
Owls and frogs vs shops and offices
Tourism brochures talk about Kyalami, north of Johannesburg, as a “surprising green area” in an otherwise busy mega­city. With little...
Chernobyl - from nuclear ground zero to solar park
Chernobyl - from nuclear ground zero to solar park
Chernobyl is synonymous with the failings of nuclear technology. But the 1986 accident started out due to human error. A late-night stress test on...
​Frogs vs angels: Prophet Bushiri's angel landing pad plan declared illegal
​Frogs vs angels: Prophet Bushiri's angel landing pad plan declared illegal
“This will be a place where the angels of God are ascending and descending,” says Martie Stander, a presenter on the religious YouTube feed ...
New temperature measurements smash global warming denial
New temperature measurements smash global warming denial
You could be forgiven for thinking that global warming has paused. It’s a narrative that has been hammered home by columnists and politicians...
Santa lost his way in 2016 northern hemisphere smog
Santa lost his way in 2016 northern hemisphere smog
Turns out that there is an upside to having your festive season in the southern hemisphere; you get to breathe. That fact should cancel out having...
Governments remain silent about bids to geoengineer the climate
Governments remain silent about bids to geoengineer the climate
There’s a race happening that affects all of us. It involves planes spraying chemicals across the sky and robots tinkering with oceans’...
​Save money, save the world with our DIY holiday tips
​Save money, save the world with our DIY holiday tips
Holidays are about finding essential household tasks that take you away from endless small talk with begrudgingly invited relatives. But these...
See the Big 5 before the climate wipes them out
See the Big 5 before the climate wipes them out
It’s 42°C in Skukuza, the main administrative camp at Kruger National Park. The jewel, and cash cow, of South Africa’s public conservation...
Warming soil will release billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide
Warming soil will release billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide
The headline on this story was going to be “The soil is going to kill us”. Sans exclamation mark. But that would be irresponsible reporting,...