Environment

New hurricane season jeopardises Caribbean recovery
New hurricane season jeopardises Caribbean recovery
June 1 marks the beginning of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season – an ominous date for the Caribbean region, where many countries have not yet...
New Zealand orders mass cattle cull to eradicate disease
New Zealand orders mass cattle cull to eradicate disease
New Zealand on Monday ordered the culling of 126 000 cattle in an attempt to eradicate the painful Mycoplasma bovis disease, which causes udder...
What Kenya needs to do to take advantage of its rainfall
What Kenya needs to do to take advantage of its rainfall
For the past month Kenya has had torrential rainfall. This followed devastating droughts in parts of the country. The Conversation Africa’s...
Why Kenya’s proposal to execute convicted poachers is a bad idea
Why Kenya’s proposal to execute convicted poachers is a bad idea
Wildlife poaching in Kenya may soon be a capital offence, punishable by death. The proposal has surfaced because people believe existing penalties aren’t stringent enough, and because of...
Western Cape tackles its mounting landfill crisis
Western Cape tackles its mounting landfill crisis
“We have a serious waste problem in the Western Cape. We are running out of landfill space,” Minister of Environmental Affairs Anton Bredell...
Why studying African birds’ varied migration patterns is so important
Why studying African birds’ varied migration patterns is so important
Bird migration comes in many flavours – and, as with ice cream, “vanilla” is the one people are most familiar with.
How collaboration can help grow and transform agriculture in Africa
How collaboration can help grow and transform agriculture in Africa
It’s been four years since African leaders met in Equatorial Guinea to commit themselves to boosting agricultural growth across the continent....
Somalia's illicit charcoal trade threatens security, the environment and livelihoods
Somalia's illicit charcoal trade threatens security, the environment and livelihoods
Stockpiles of charcoal cast long shadows that shield motorists from the scorching sun on the road that links the southern port of Buur Gaabo to the...
New tech is revolutionising ecology, conservation
New tech is revolutionising ecology, conservation
Understanding Earth’s species and ecosystems is a monumentally challenging scientific pursuit. But with the planet in the grip of its
Why poachers persist in hunting bushmeat — even though it's dangerous
Why poachers persist in hunting bushmeat — even though it's dangerous
The illegal hunting of bushmeat, or game meat, has long distressed wildlife conservationists. It has persisted in sub-Saharan Africa,...
The City of Cape Town denounces iceberg solution to water crisis
The City of Cape Town denounces iceberg solution to water crisis
With Day Zero still a real threat for Cape Town’s immediate future, salvage expert Nick Sloane has come up with a novel solution: lasso an...
Why blaming conflicts in Africa on climate change is misguided
Why blaming conflicts in Africa on climate change is misguided
The role of water crises in conflicts in places like Syria, Nigeria and Iran often feature in media and
Mount Fuji eruption could paralyse Tokyo, says report
Mount Fuji eruption could paralyse Tokyo, says report
Japan's iconic Mount Fuji could paralyse Tokyo with ash if it erupted, choking roads and halting water supplies, according to a government disaster...
Icebergs: A new water source for Cape Town
Icebergs: A new water source for Cape Town
South African marine salvage expert Nick Sloane, who sprang to international fame when he refloated the massive Costa Concordia wreck in the...

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