Environment

Remote Cape with 'world's cleanest air' offers smog respite
Remote Cape with 'world's cleanest air' offers smog respite
As much of Asia wheezes, coughs and sniffles its way through another smog season, one isolated and windswept corner of Australia is serving as the...
This is why we don’t have water
This is why we don’t have water
The department of water and sanitation is crippled. 
Pollution kills nine million a year
Pollution kills nine million a year
A staggering nine million people are killed a year by pollution, making it the single biggest killer in the world, according to a new report by the...
Emissions squeeze sparks electric surge for Volkswagen
Emissions squeeze sparks electric surge for Volkswagen
Mammoth German carmaker Volkswagen massively expanded Tuesday its plans for electric car sales in the coming decade, as its scramble to meet tougher...
Failure to govern geoengineering could destabilise peace and security
Failure to govern geoengineering could destabilise peace and security
New technologies to combat global warming could complement reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions. But their potential impact is highly...
Bedrock of food security destroyed
Bedrock of food security destroyed
Continue destroying plants, animals and insects at this rate and we will put “the future of our food system under severe threat”. This stark...
UN: North Korea food production 'lowest for a decade’
UN: North Korea food production 'lowest for a decade’
North Korea recorded its worst harvest for more than a decade last year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, as natural disasters combined with...
Killer Eskom’s victims pile up
Killer Eskom’s victims pile up
The Mail & Guardian reported...
Climate change claims its first mammal extinction
Climate change claims its first mammal extinction
The Bramble Cay mosaic-tailed rat’s first recorded encounter with humans was violent. Sailors on the HMS Bramble, on discovering the...
New survey raises concerns about elephant poaching in Botswana
New survey raises concerns about elephant poaching in Botswana
Botswana has an elephant poaching problem. The numbers far exceed previous years according to a new survey. The...
Pollution kills as power plants fail
Pollution kills as power plants fail
Air pollution from Eskom’s power plants kills about 333 people a year, the utility says.
These climate activists want you to give up hope
These climate activists want you to give up hope
The Extinction Rebellion, a network of climate activists who use civil disobedience to spotlight inaction on global warming, is rooted in the...
Glencore pledges to limit coal production
Glencore pledges to limit coal production
Mining giant Glencore pledged on Wednesday to limit its coal production and instead prioritise investment in other commodities needed as part of a...
SA will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 or face crisis — WWF report
SA will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 or face crisis — WWF report
South Africa faces an impending food security crisis if there isn't urgent action to correct unsustainable practices, says environmental organisation World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). ...

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