Environment

​Climate change will lead to competition for resources and drive ethnic violence
​Climate change will lead to competition for resources and drive ethnic violence
Climate change in this century will break down people’s ability to adapt to sudden disasters, and also create more of those environmental...
Worried about your rights? Check which party has an environmental plan it can perform
Worried about your rights? Check which party has an environmental plan it can perform
"Your Constitution was a big moment for us – it showed everyone that people can have rights.” The speaker is an Ecuadorian, a country in themidst...
El Niño is fading but monthly temperatures still reach record highs despite plans
El Niño is fading but monthly temperatures still reach record highs despite plans
The world will be between 2.6°C and 3.1°C hotter than it should be by the end of this century. That will wipe out ecosystems and throw the...
The Paris climate pledges are too limited to ensure a less than 2°C temperature rise
The Paris climate pledges are too limited to ensure a less than 2°C temperature rise
Individual country pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions need to be strengthened to limit future climate change to well below the 2°C limit...
We've done the sums and can reveal: Air pollution causes 53 000 deaths a year in SA
We've done the sums and can reveal: Air pollution causes 53 000 deaths a year in SA
Air pollution kills 53 000 people in South Africa every year. That costs the economy half a trillion rand in lost potential and healthcare....
​Pirate fishing vessels are fined, but SA’s ocean policing is woefully inadequate
​Pirate fishing vessels are fined, but SA’s ocean policing is woefully inadequate
South African authorities have released two Chinese and one Indonesian-flagged fishing trawlers after payment of R1.3-million in fines. 
Sea blindness and quick fixes destroy oceans
Sea blindness and quick fixes destroy oceans
Oceans and seas cover 72% of the Earth’s surface, carry 95% of its biosphere and 80% of global trade. They are the support base for all life. Yet...
Earth's climate system brings the heat with seven months of record-breaking temperatures
Earth's climate system brings the heat with seven months of record-breaking temperatures
October, November, December, January, February, March and now April – each month in the past year has been hotter than the last. The past seven...
Solar power technology improvements usher in a new age of renewable energy
Solar power technology improvements usher in a new age of renewable energy
Our sun is caught up in a continual frenzy of nuclear reactions, fusing hydrogen into helium. That produces a stupendous amount of energy, which then...
Howzit sunshine, smaak the new look
Howzit sunshine, smaak the new look
Our sun is caught up in a continual frenzy of nuclear reactions, fusing hydrogen into helium. That produces a stupendous amount of energy, which then...
World Bank warns developing countries: Address water scarcity or else...
World Bank warns developing countries: Address water scarcity or else...
The normally bland World Bank has issued a stern warning to countries about the impact of water scarcity on their economies. Most of these are...
Intense heat will drive migration
Intense heat will drive migration
Climate refugees are already a reality. In Syria, a climate-exacerbated drought led to the migration of thousands of farmers into cities. This...
We share the planet with a trillion species
We share the planet with a trillion species
Humans are aiming to put a person on Mars. Probes are being designed to head to Alpha Centauri, our closest star. But new research shows that we...
Polar bears in struggle to survive
Polar bears in struggle to survive
Polar bears are great swimmers. Their thick fur sends the water in easy ripples off their bodies and insulates them in subzero oceans. Big paws...
Climate change bad news for tea production
Climate change bad news for tea production
Camellia sinensis – the tea plant’s official name – is used to make the second-most consumed liquid on Earth, after water, with...

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