Environment

What Southern Africa can learn from other countries about adapting to drought
What Southern Africa can learn from other countries about adapting to drought
Rainfall in South Africa is naturally highly variable with total amount of precipitation very different between years and across the country. Total annual...
Shrinking ice caps mean polar bears use more energy to find food
Shrinking ice caps mean polar bears use more energy to find food
Polar bears live in a remote and inhospitable environment far from most human settlements. For most biologists, opportunities to observe these...
Paradise lost: 'Anote's Ark' shows Kiribati on the brink
Paradise lost: 'Anote's Ark' shows Kiribati on the brink
With its pristine sands, glistening saltwater flats and gently swaying palms, Kiribati ought to be a tropical paradise – but this precarious...
Battle looms over Cape Town green waste tender
Battle looms over Cape Town green waste tender
A battle is looming over a green waste tender in the City of Cape Town as a key contract is appealed, sparking rumours that drop-off points will be...
A rare glimpse into the world of the Red Sea’s dolphins and whales
A rare glimpse into the world of the Red Sea’s dolphins and whales
The Red Sea is one of the world’s least studied regions when it comes to whales and dolphins – until now. A report was released recently that...
Why coral reefs are important and why they are dying
Why coral reefs are important and why they are dying
More than 11 billion pieces of plastic larger than five centimetres wide are littering coral reefs across the Asia-Pacific region, according to a...
The persistence of climate scepticism in the media
The persistence of climate scepticism in the media
Among the world's climate scientists, the number of those who doubt that global warming is caused by human activity is extraordinarily low - fewer...
Panic and blame as Cape Town braces for water shut-off
Panic and blame as Cape Town braces for water shut-off
For some residents of drought-stricken Cape Town, the prospect of the taps running dry is almost too much to bear.
China's waste import ban upends global recycling industry
China's waste import ban upends global recycling industry
For years China was the world's top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain imports has left nations scrambling to find new dumping...
Researchers warn 'purified' Cape Town sea water will be contaminated
Researchers warn 'purified' Cape Town sea water will be contaminated
After the City of Cape Town spends at least half a billion rands to build desalination plants, the “purified” seawater these produce will have...
Cape Town's map of water usage has residents seeing red
Cape Town's map of water usage has residents seeing red
The latest weapon in Cape Town’s water saving arsenal is a map that exposes private meter readings to public scrutiny. The initiative has been...
Climate change demands that we must adapt
Climate change demands that we must adapt
After many years of speculation about climate change, it is a reality and something we cannot ignore any longer. It is wreaking havoc, as evidenced...
Outrage after koala found screwed to pole in Australia
Outrage after koala found screwed to pole in Australia
A dead koala has been found screwed to a pole in Australia in a "sickening" act that sparked outrage Thursday on social media.

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