Environment

Bolsonaro vows to fight 'illegal deforestation' in Brazil
Bolsonaro vows to fight 'illegal deforestation' in Brazil
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro vowed Saturday to combat "illegal deforestation," a day after the head of the agency that measures deforestation...
Going green: Ethiopia's bid to plant four billion trees
Going green: Ethiopia's bid to plant four billion trees
These days whenever Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appears in public, he removes his jacket, rolls up his sleeves, grabs a shovel and gets to...
Live in JHB, lose three years of life
Live in JHB, lose three years of life
Some 13-million people live in Gauteng. Every single one of those people are breathing in air that is toxic, and is shortening their lives. For the...
Industry and campaigners spar over carbon tax
Industry and campaigners spar over carbon tax
South Africa's new carbon tax has provoked a storm of criticism from environmental campaigners who say it is too weak — and from industry...
Empty nets as overfishing and climate change sap Lake Malawi
Empty nets as overfishing and climate change sap Lake Malawi
On the shores of Lake Malawi, a crowd eagerly awaits the arrival of a white and yellow cedarwood boat carrying its haul.
Shanghai leads battle against China's rising mountain of trash
Shanghai leads battle against China's rising mountain of trash
Nie Feng used to toss his rubbish outside his Shanghai flat without a thought while rushing to work, but saving China from a garbage crisis now...
Central African panel recommends closure of 4 Chinese gold mines
Central African panel recommends closure of 4 Chinese gold mines
Four Chinese-run gold mines should be closed in the Central African Republic because of pollution threatening public health, a parliamentary panel...
Kropz’s ‘irregular’ water licence
Kropz’s ‘irregular’ water licence
Environmental organisations’ issues with the Western Cape phosphate mine’s water use licence will go before the Water Tribunal, after a...
Air pollution death toll rises by 170
Air pollution death toll rises by 170
The department of environment, forestry and fisheries is trying to, once again, double the allowable concentration of sulphur dioxide that...
Nature’s Nocturne: Unfettered human sprawl drives animals into the night
Nature’s Nocturne: Unfettered human sprawl drives animals into the night
Lions, leopards and tigers —all apex predators — have evolved to dominate their respective environments. Over millions of years, they...
Refuelling under scrutiny as penguins hit by oil spill
Refuelling under scrutiny as penguins hit by oil spill
Rangers in wet suits have been searching for oil-tarred penguins in shallow water around St Croix Island off the South African coast as a refuelling spill highlights conservationists' fears over pollution....
Cashing in on climate change by investing in renewable energy
Cashing in on climate change by investing in renewable energy
On May 30 this year, Standard Bank shareholders voted on a resolution that would require the bank to disclose the climate-related risks to which...
Vegan bottles to the rescue
Vegan bottles to the rescue
The world seems to be collapsing under the weight of plastic being used in everything, from cellphones and shampoo to food packaging and the...
Why it's healthier to not exercise in New Delhi
Why it's healthier to not exercise in New Delhi
As part of the Mail & Guardian’s series on air pollution, Simon Allison reports on his experience of living with the air in New Delhi —...

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