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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. 
​Energy fix stares SA in the face
​Energy fix stares SA in the face
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4 negative myths about renewable energy debunked
4 negative myths about renewable energy debunked
You can’t manage the weatherObservations support this; the sun can hide behind clouds and wind tends to veer between...
More nature equals less obesity and depression
More nature equals less obesity and depression
Humanity now stands on top of nature, either smashing it or carefully curating it into designated spaces. Cement replaces green fields of grassland....
​Three million electric cars by 2050 – if government doesn’t trip itself up
​Three million electric cars by 2050 – if government doesn’t trip itself up
There are about 300 electric cars whooshing along South Africa’s roads. By 2050, there should be three million. The only thing standing in the...
The Anthropocene equation measures the impact of humans
The Anthropocene equation measures the impact of humans
Humans are now the dominant force in changes to the Earth. This is according to a new equation, drawn up by scientists at the Australian National...
Earthlife Africa's win: State’s court loss is also its gain
Earthlife Africa's win: State’s court loss is also its gain
In a precedent-setting victory for the environmental lobby, the high court in Pretoria has ordered the environment department to reconsider its...
​Power station in vicious circle with climate change
​Power station in vicious circle with climate change
Wildfires, spontaneous combustion of coal, floods, drought, angry people ... welcome to the future that coal-fired power stations will have to deal...
Why this matters: Environment department paves way for more coal-fired power plants
Why this matters: Environment department paves way for more coal-fired power plants
The world is warming at an unprecedented rate in human history. Each of the last three years has successively set the record for the hottest year on...
Obituary: The people's attorney, Judge Essa Moosa
Obituary: The people's attorney, Judge Essa Moosa
There is one particular anecdote repeated by friends of the late Judge Essa Moosa. It takes place in a jail cell, packed with clergy and activists...
​Environment dept says its hands are tied in SA’s first climate change case
​Environment dept says its hands are tied in SA’s first climate change case
South Africa’s environmental affairs department is defending the construction of a coal-fired power station, because it doesn’t have the...
Toxic ocean pollution adds to fish woes
Toxic ocean pollution adds to fish woes
The oceans are dying. Humans are to blame but we know precious little about the where, why and how. More is known about the moon than about the...
It's raining but QwaQwa hopes dry up
It's raining but QwaQwa hopes dry up
"QwaQwa is burning,” say residents who have been without water for more than a week and without running water for two and a half years.