Sheree Bega

The services nature provides are at risk in a hot world

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report documents hundreds of species that are now extinct

‘Africa’s people go hungry because of climate change’

The continent’s section of new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report delivers the biggest assessment ever of effects, adaptation and vulnerability to climate change

Cape Town’s urban fringe ‘a poisoned chalice’ for caracals

Researchers working in areas where caracal hunt, such as wetlands, vineyards and nature reserves around Cape Town, have found toxic pesticides such as carcinogenic polychlorinated biphenyls and DDT in these carnivores

‘South Africa must learn from its environmental disasters’

Although a legal framework exists, regulation and implementation fall through the cracks, as shown by the UPL chemical spill in KwaZulu-Natal

A triumph for the planet over plastic pollution

World leaders unanimously agreed to develop a legally binding treaty to end plastic pollution by the end of 2024

Oil and gas firms ‘harassed’ out of South Africa, Gwede Mantashe says

Minister tells African Energy Indaba country ‘wants to be island of angels in sea of poverty’

People, nature will struggle to adapt to rise in global warming if emissions aren’t rapidly cut, says IPCC

The dangerous effects of climate change are occurring faster and will worsen sooner than previously predicted, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Climate says in its new report

South Africa’s support for strong, global plastic treaty hailed as progressive

Last year, leaked documents showed that the country was rejecting the proposed treaty

Plastic waste is a planetary crisis

A United Nations meeting in Kenya is a step towards developing a legally binding global treaty that will decisively tackle plastic pollution

Moratorium lifted on ship-to-ship refuelling in Algoa Bay a threat to marine life

Over the past six years, three oil spills have occurred as a direct result of fuel ship-to-ship bunkering

Coal mine acidic water spillage into Wilge River system kills ‘all life, everything’

The acid mine drainage happened at Khwezela Colliery’s south shaft, which had been sealed, but the volume of water exceeded the maximum capacity for treatment at the dosing site

Concourt hears landmark ‘Slapp’ defamation and free speech case

The case isn’t only about environmental lawyers and activists being slapped by ‘rapacious’ miners with a series of defamation lawsuits, but about the rule of law

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