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South Durban chokes as Engen refinery starts up

Covid-19 brought clear skies when industries shut down, but then came what residents call waves of filthy air that made them sick

Take action today and see how far it will ripple

Our oceans provide us with oxygen, food, recreation, transport and energy; humans should return the favour

It’s time for a Green New Eskom

A better future for all South Africans is possible if we pursue a swift path to renewable energy

Threads of life: We have an opportunity to restore vital ecosystems

As the world celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity, we should commit to ensuring the natural world has what it needs to survive

Covid-19 brings South Africa’s daily carbon emissions down by 20%

With the nearly two-month grinding the economy to a halt as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, carbon emissions globally have dropped to 2006 levels

E-tracking marine predators to protect Southern Ocean’s rich feeding grounds

Scientists from a number of institutions collaborated to collect data on 17 marine birds and mammals such as penguins, albatrosses, seals and whales in the ocean around Antarctica

Kicking coal can improve our water supply to all

South Africa’s dependence on the fossil fuel and burning it in power stations uses 5% of water and pollutes even more

Covid-19 clarifies climate crisis

Unlike the virus, there is no treatment for global warming except to immediately abandon economic activities that cause it

Covid upends logic of return on investment, whatever the cost

"Now that fossil fuels don’t give long-term security, or an absurd return on investment, there is a real chance to look at the world differently."

‘There is heartbreak every day’

People are handing over their pets to shelters, but they too are battling financially

How protecting nature can protect us

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the tourism industry hard, making it evident that the protection of biodiversity requires other forms of protection such as stewardship

Covid carbon drop hides mass pollution by only 100 corporations

While individuals are doing all sorts of things that would dramatically reduce their carbon footprints, it has little effect.

Eskom lied to hide its deadly levels of pollution

Eskom says its air pollution kills more than 300 people a year. Other estimates put it at 10 times that

Ramaphosa misses chance to create a better climate future

Ramaphosa missed the chance to get even more out of his big moment

Why good governance is key for countries facing climate disruption

More droughts and floods, driven by climate change, will expose competing political pressures.

Pandemic gives us a last chance to avert climate – and social – catastrophe

As Covid-19 upends life, it has taught us critical lessons and offers an opening to confront other crises. Political will is required, of course

Pandas mate in lockdown privacy

Stuck at home with no visitors and not much else to do, a pair of pandas in Hong Kong finally decided to give mating a go after a decade of dodging the issue

Nature thrives in our distancing during the lockdown

In the past few weeks, nature has expanded into the spaces we have ceded by going into isolation

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