Marlowe Hood

AFP environment & science reporter, herald of the Anthropocene.

Air pollution costs $2.9 trillion a year — NGO

The new figure is in line with World Health Organisation estimates of 4.2 million deaths each year linked to ground-level air pollution, mostly from heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and acute respiratory infections in children

Slash emissions now or miss 1.5°C goal, UN warns

The UNEP said that global emissions need to fall by 7.6%, each year, every year until 2030 to limit global temperature rises to 1.5°C

Planned fossil fuel output swamps Paris climate goals

The 2015 Paris Agreement calls for blocking global warming at well below 2C, and 1.5C if possible

World must adapt to ‘inevitable’ climate change, warns report

Without action by 2030, climate change could push more than 100-million people in developing countries below the poverty line

Ecological land grab: food vs fuel vs forests

A world of narrowing options threatens to pit biofuels, forests and food production against each other

World’s rivers loaded with antibiotics waste: study

Scientists found one or more common antibiotics in two-thirds of 711 samples taken from rivers in 72 countries

One million species risk extinction due to humans — draft UN report

Biodiversity loss and global warming are closely linked, according to the 44-page Summary for Policy Makers

On climate change, a shift towards civil disobedience

Since October, the world has seen a crescendo of grassroots protests around climate change, especially in western Europe and North America

These climate activists want you to give up hope

​The Extinction Rebellion is rooted in the conviction that humanity has dug its own grave and has one foot dangling over the edge

Climate talks must be rescued from failure, warns UN chief

The two-week talks are tasked with breathing life into the 2015 Paris Agreement, which vows to cap global warming at 'well under' two degrees Celsius

Global warming outpaces efforts to slow it — UN

New calculations by the UN's top science panel sharply reduce the real-world potential for drawing CO2 out of the air

UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos

Earth's surface has warmed 1°C and is on track toward an unliveable 3°C or 4°C rise

Press Releases

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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