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Sheree Bega

High court gives Australian mining company a big SLAP(P)

The judge ruled that corporations should not be allowed to use the legal system against citizens and activists

Kruger loses 70% of rhinos in 10 years

The good news is that the drought has eased, poaching is down and the environment department is now not only focusing on the poachers but is going after crime syndicates

Biodiversity coalition keen for SA to join conservation push

The government says global conservation targets are yet to be agreed on

Our destiny depends on the survival of insects

Habitat destruction, the use of pesticides and climate change is driving the rapid decline of these tiny creatures

Searching for Chippo: How experts have been tracking the elusive hippo

There have long been sightings of hippos in the city’s leafy northern suburbs, says a specialist team

‘SA can’t leave its shift to a low-carbon future to chance’

Innovation and creativity is crucial to guide financing, say experts

New tool finds best places to build wind farms to protect birds of prey

Researchers say the computer model is a ‘win-win’ for eagles and wind farm developers

Why great white sharks are disappearing from South Africa’s coastline

Government panel blames killer whales for the depleted population of great white sharks, but experts say overfishing is the big culprit that is not being addressed

Poachers in prisons tell their stories

Interviews with offenders provide insight into the structure of illegal wildlife trade networks

Creecy okays drilling off KwaZulu-Natal coast

Despite dozens of appeals, the South African government is determined to give Sasol and its partners the go-ahead. But activists will not stop the fight

Sisulu: Third of audited mines violate conditions of water use licence

The water and sanitation department has not revoked or suspended water use, ‘but this remains an option’

Scientists find microplastics in women’s placentas

Researchers are concerned that the plastic particles in the placenta, which provides the foetus with oxygen and nutrients, could potentially harm its development

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