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Sipho Kings

Sipho Kings

Sipho Kings is the Mail & Guardian's environment reporter. Broken ecosystems, bad corporations and mean people are the order of the day. This means his shoes are caked in all sorts of dodgy material. 
Extreme flooding to double along the coastline
Extreme flooding to double along the coastline
In the next 13 years, coastal cities such as Durban and Cape Town will face “catastrophic” floods twice as often as they do now because of rising...
Droughts, floods to plague Nile
Droughts, floods to plague Nile
The Nile River’s annual flood was the backbone of civilisation in Egypt. Surrounded by desert, this phenomenon ensured that a thin ribbon of...
The shifting geography of cholera
The shifting geography of cholera
El Niño brings drought to the southern hemisphere and floods to its northern counterpart.
Greening the Future 2017: How you can save the world
Greening the Future 2017: How you can save the world
Last year was the hottest in recorded history. Sceptics of global warming point to the impact of El Niño. But the warming has not stopped with the...
The future of SA’s cities is green
The future of SA’s cities is green
Entries for Greening the Future 2017 are now open! You can enter here.
​Air pollution drives mental trauma
​Air pollution drives mental trauma
The air that they breathe kills about 20 000 South Africans each year. The number of those who struggle to breathe, sleep and exercise as a result of...
Court sets aside R1-trillion nuclear deals SA with Russia, US and South Korea
Court sets aside R1-trillion nuclear deals SA with Russia, US and South Korea
The Western Cape High Court has set aside nuclear agreements signed by government with vendor countries, declaring them unlawful and unconstitutional. These deals were with Russia, the United States and South Korea....
​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict
​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict
The Tabqa Dam in northern Syria brings green and life to an area that would otherwise be a desert. Its water supplies about five million people and...
​A warming world puts the heat on fynbos
​A warming world puts the heat on fynbos
The small strip of land along the Cape coastline is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth: fynbos. Stretching from Port Elizabeth to...