Environment

Government considers ban on microbeads after water is found to be contaminated
Government considers ban on microbeads after water is found to be contaminated
The government has set up a task team to look at imposing a total ban on microbeads – the tiny plastic beads used in cosmetics, toothpaste and...
World Wildlife Fund uses fake Singapore ivory store in awareness campaign
World Wildlife Fund uses fake Singapore ivory store in awareness campaign
An apparent online ivory store which caused a furore in Singapore has been exposed as a hoax set up by environmental group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to highlight perceived shortcomings in local laws....
Hunting for 'black gold' in Albania's lawless truffle trade
Hunting for 'black gold' in Albania's lawless truffle trade
Threats, poisoned dogs and massacred trees: Albania's forests are gripped by a war over truffles, the prized and pricey fungi known in this poor...
Extreme heat, wildfires and the cost of climate change
Extreme heat, wildfires and the cost of climate change
From water shortages to wildfires, the past 12 months have raised...
Everyday plastics emit greenhouse gases, study reveals
Everyday plastics emit greenhouse gases, study reveals
A study in the journal PLOS One on Wednesday found that degrading plastics emit powerful greenhouse gases such as methane and ethylene, and are a...
Is Africa becoming the world's dumping ground for dirty diesel vehicles?
Is Africa becoming the world's dumping ground for dirty diesel vehicles?
As emission regulations become stronger for new vehicles in industrialised countries, cars as old as 25 years no longer able to meet emission...
Death toll rises as tinder-dry conditions fuel deadly California fires
Death toll rises as tinder-dry conditions fuel deadly California fires
The death toll in California's wildfires rose to seven as shaken survivors recounted the horror of watching fast moving flames whip through...
Investing in bamboo to curb floods in Kenya
Investing in bamboo to curb floods in Kenya
In Kenya, floods and landslides killed around 100 people and displaced nearly 300 000 between March and May 2018. Smallholder farmers along the...
The tusk at hand: SA begins great elephant trek
The tusk at hand: SA begins great elephant trek
Owing to an overpopulation of elephants at its Limpopo nature reserve, diamond producer De Beers has opted to relocate 200 elephants to Mozambique....
Resistance to genetically modified seeds in Africa
Resistance to genetically modified seeds in Africa
Ghana recently hosted a conference focused on the question of genetically modified organism (GMO) seed varieties versus those that have traditionally spawned the continent's staple crops....
In Mozambique, a joint fight against climate change and forest loss
In Mozambique, a joint fight against climate change and forest loss
From a distance, the Gile National Reserve in northern Mozambique is a vast, dense ocean of green that reaches as far as the horizon.
Japan tackles clean-up as rains toll nears 200
Japan tackles clean-up as rains toll nears 200
Japanese rescue workers searched the ruins of homes Thursday looking for dozens of people still missing after deadly rains that killed nearly 200...
New Togo fishing port stokes coastal erosion fears
New Togo fishing port stokes coastal erosion fears
The fishing village of Agbekope and other seaside communities along Togo's coast have long lived with the consequences of erosion from the strong...

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