Environment

Goat brigades help battle Portugal's deadly wildfires
Goat brigades help battle Portugal's deadly wildfires
Fernando Moura and his herd may not look like heroes but the Portuguese farmer and his 370 goats are the latest recruits in the country's battle...
Nobel award recognises how economic forces can fight climate change
Nobel award recognises how economic forces can fight climate change
Yale economist William Nordhaus has devoted his life’s...
UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos
UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos
Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is "unprecedented in scale," the UN said...
Bigger farms needed to feed nine billion
Bigger farms needed to feed nine billion
Scientists have a solution to how nine billion people, the world population by 2030, will be fed. That’s good news. But not everyone will like...
The state of Joburg’s pipes
The state of Joburg’s pipes
Johannesburg’s infrastructure includes 22 000 manhole covers. To get water to homes, the utility has 117 reservoirs, 31 pump stations and 1 100km...
Spoiler alert: Raw sewage flows through northern Joburg
Spoiler alert: Raw sewage flows through northern Joburg
A sewage crisis is bubbling away in Johannesburg’s north. Used nappies, illegal stormwater connections, old infrastructure and huge new housing...
Storm warning for the fossil-fuel industry
Storm warning for the fossil-fuel industry
London — This has been a year of extreme weather events, from the “Beast from the East” that froze much of the United...
UN report confronts nations with tough choices on climate
UN report confronts nations with tough choices on climate
The world's nations will gather at a UN conference in South Korea on Monday to review and approve a 20-page bombshell — distilled from more...
South African lion cubs conceived artificially in world first
South African lion cubs conceived artificially in world first
Watching the two little lion cubs boisterously play with each other at a conservation centre outside of South Africa's capital Pretoria, it's hard...
Dangerous daisy meets its weevil nightmare
Dangerous daisy meets its weevil nightmare
One of South Africa’s most destructive weeds is wiping out farmlands, poisoning cattle and making people sick. It’s been doing this for more...
R700k wetland fine for luxury developer
R700k wetland fine for luxury developer
The self-proclaimed leading developer of luxury estates in southern Africa, Century Property Developments, has paid a R700 000 fine for building...
It's not that bad! Science, tourism clash on Great Barrier Reef
It's not that bad! Science, tourism clash on Great Barrier Reef
A row is raging over Australia's warming-damaged Great Barrier Reef, with firms worried that scientists' apocalyptic warnings are scaring visitors...
Nepal set to double tiger population under WWF global plan
Nepal set to double tiger population under WWF global plan
Nepal's wild tiger population has nearly doubled over the last nine years, officials said Monday, in a victory for the impoverished country's drive...
Food insecurity rising in Africa
Food insecurity rising in Africa
A third of all people living in sub-Saharan Africa face severe food insecurity. They do not have enough money, or the resources to grow food, and...

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