Environment

How laws can be bolstered to stop the human rights box-ticking of big corporates

There’s always a risk of due diligence becoming a mere box-ticking exercise for big firms, panel discussion hears

Government presses urgency on climate change

Catastrophic KZN floods show how the impacts of climate change are being felt in South Africa

Report: Breach of Lake St Lucia estuary did not contravene recommendations

The independent panel noted that no significant harm occurred and has recommended that breaching can continue in exceptional circumstances

Kommetjie’s giant squid evokes mysteries of the deep

The second giant squid to wash up on Western Cape beaches in two years was cut into chunks before it could be removed for observation.

Baby turtles on SA’s shores carry ‘messages’ of how polluted the sea is

The rescued turtles are excreting plastic, an indication that the ocean itself is sick

High court suspends environment department’s trophy hunting quota for black rhinos, leopards and elephants

Interim interdict ‘spares death’ of 170 animals at the hands of hunters, judge says

Halfmens: Four succulent poachers jailed for seven years in Northern Cape

‘Worst case in history of Richtersveld National Park’ SANParks said of the incident, which involved the attempted poaching of 14 endangered Halfmens succulents

Deep concern over rising underground tide of toxic acidic mine water on East Rand

Broken abstraction pumps at the Eastern basin treatment plant mean that water supply may become contaminated, posing a serious threat

Whale makes unprecedented 10 000km journey from SA to Argentina

Scientists believe she travelled that far to find good food sources, which is a ‘worrying trend’

Rhinos to return to Mozambique’s ‘silent park’

More than 40 critically endangered black rhino and near-threatened white rhino will be reintroduced to the Zinave National Park

Facebook is a ‘major enabler’ of illegal trade in wildlife

An Avaaz Investigation shows how its algorithms drag casual users into international wildlife trafficking rabbit hole

Investors and startups are focusing on green, sustainable businesses

In South Africa and abroad it is renewable energy, new environmental-friendly technologies and materials, as well as goods and services that are attracting attention

Durban’s future: Storms, intense and more frequent flooding

Climate projections show that the eThekwini metro will receive more rain by 2050 that could fall in brief periods

Manufacturers lose court battle over ban on drone fishing

Department says drone angling is illegal, is a threat to imperilled fish and sharks and small scale fisher livelihoods

KwaZulu-Natal premier slammed for withholding report on rhino carnage

At least 70 rhinos have been killed in in Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park in the three months from January to March this year

God is an environmentalist, says South Africa’s ‘green bishop’

God is the creator, the greatest sin is extinction of species and profit is driving our destruction, says Bishop Geoff Davies

Insect army winning fight against invasive water hyacinth

The coverage of the invasive superweed has been reduced to 12.5% from 40% in February

Environment minister appeals portions of landmark ‘Deadly Air’ judgment

Barbara Creecy says her appeal ‘boils down to a question of law’
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