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Sheree Bega

Africa’s iconic raptors are soaring into oblivion

Secretary birds, martial eagles and bateleurs are now listed as globally endangered

Nearly half of South Africa’s Protea species on the brink of extinction

Loss of habitat to agriculture, the spread of invasive species and changes to natural fire cycles are biggest culprits

Pesticide lobby in sly bid to self-licence

NGOs warn that letting a lobbyist for pesticide firms regulate the scientists who conduct safety tests is putting a ‘fox in charge of the henhouse’

No country, rich or poor, is immune from the health effects of climate change

A changing climate threatens to undermine the past 50 years of gains in public health

Eskom could be fined R5-million over pollution at Kendal power station

The power utility is being taken to court by the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries in a first-of-its-kind criminal prosecution

Dozens of birds and bats perish in extreme heat in KZN

In a single day, temperatures in northern KwaZulu-Natal climbed to a lethal 45°C, causing a mass die-off of birds and bats

South Africa’s cities opt for clean energy

Efforts to reduce carbon emissions will hinge on the transport sector

How designing ‘green’ buildings can help to combat the climate crisis

South Africa’s buildings account for 40% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. But the City of Johannesburg’s new draft green buildings policy aims to change that

‘We struggle for water, but power stations and coal mines don’t’

A proposed pipeline will bring water polluted with Gauteng’s sewage to the Waterberg in Limpopo to boost the coal industry during the climate crisis

Sharp sting of the Green Scorpions

Crime busters secure a 97% conviction rate and register more criminal dockets for range of crimes

Artificially dimming the sun may reduce the risk of future droughts in Cape Town

But it can't solve the climate crisis, say a team of scientists

Wake-up call for SA’s coal-dependent energy sector

The government needs to invest in sustainable energy solutions to ensure economic recovery

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