Environment

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). ...
Age of environmental breakdown
Age of environmental breakdown
The Eastern Cape is being crippled by a drought. In Makhanda, the dams are dry and an entire city will have to live off one water pipeline. In...
Your recycling isn’t being recycled
Your recycling isn’t being recycled
Sunday mornings are frantic at Pikitup depots in Johannesburg. Filled by the previous day’s chopping, mowing and decluttering, queues of bakkies...
We’re causing an insect apocalypse
We’re causing an insect apocalypse
Life wouldn’t be possible without insects, yet we know precious little about them, besides their immediate purpose. Bees pollinate flowers, dung...
Russian Arctic archipelago sounds alarm over aggressive polar bears
Russian Arctic archipelago sounds alarm over aggressive polar bears
A Russian Arctic archipelago on Saturday declared an emergency situation over an "invasion" of dozens of aggressive polar bears that have entered...
Colonisation drove Little Ice Age
Colonisation drove Little Ice Age
Something strange happened in Europe from the early 1600s. For months at a time, major rivers such as the Thames in London would freeze over. This...

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