Environment

Mpumalanga tops world nitrogen dioxide air pollution charts
Mpumalanga tops world nitrogen dioxide air pollution charts
Mpumalanga province has the highest levels of air pollution in the world, topping nitrogen dioxide levels across six continents, according to a new...
Fears for Amazon after Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidency
Fears for Amazon after Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidency
Environmentalists and rights groups reacted with dismay on Monday to the victory in Brazil of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right champion...
Poor practices put chicken industry in danger
Poor practices put chicken industry in danger
Research has raised questions about the effect of raising a seething mass of chickens in crowded, long, narrow buildings.
R72-million later and Delmas’s sewerage scandal still stinks
R72-million later and Delmas’s sewerage scandal still stinks
Standing on the highest hill in Delmas, you can see the modern story of Mpumalanga playing out in every direction. A mix of dust and haze fades out...
Raw sewage flows as little changes
Raw sewage flows as little changes
Thwack! Thwack! Thwack! Bongani Khumalo has hit the perfect rhythm. His axe bites into the dry, yellow trunk of a once tall tree. His khaki chinos,...
Chemical killing the killer whales
Chemical killing the killer whales
Orcas, or killer whales (Orcinus orca) have been around for 11-million years. An apex predator, only humans dare hunt them. Evolved to...
Millionaire golf estate sucks water
Millionaire golf estate sucks water
A vacant plot at the Blair Atholl Golf & Equestrian Estate starts at R1.5-million. A four-bedroom home goes for R20-million. The estate, north of...
City buildings sprout urban gardens
City buildings sprout urban gardens
Johannesburg is rethinking how it works. Its tall, concrete buildings stretch across a vast swath of land between the tar of the motorway network...
Earth faces climactic moment
Earth faces climactic moment
Twelve years — that’s how long we have to make fundamental changes to the way we do things. Fail and, by 2030, the world will be locked...
The IPCC’s latest climate report on 1.5°C holds implications for African countries
The IPCC’s latest climate report on 1.5°C holds implications for African countries
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which is the United Nations-backed body of scientists reviewing climate science, released a special...
Goat brigades help battle Portugal's deadly wildfires
Goat brigades help battle Portugal's deadly wildfires
Fernando Moura and his herd may not look like heroes but the Portuguese farmer and his 370 goats are the latest recruits in the country's battle...
Nobel award recognises how economic forces can fight climate change
Nobel award recognises how economic forces can fight climate change
Yale economist William Nordhaus has devoted his life’s...
UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos
UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos
Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is "unprecedented in scale," the UN said...
Bigger farms needed to feed nine billion
Bigger farms needed to feed nine billion
Scientists have a solution to how nine billion people, the world population by 2030, will be fed. That’s good news. But not everyone will like...

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