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Panic over water in Gauteng is misplaced
Panic over water in Gauteng is misplaced
It has been a hot, dry October in much of the interior of South Africa. And the rains have started later than usual. So it was not surprising that...
Chill your Netflix habit, climate experts say
Chill your Netflix habit, climate experts say
Movie nights once required driving to the local video store to rent, rewind and return the latest blockbuster. Now on-demand video content...
Filthy factory torments neighbours
Filthy factory torments neighbours
Kuils River has changed over the past decade or so. As more people move into the middle-class, so more residential housing estates have mushroomed...
Our future is here: Empty taps, dry lands, thirsty power plants
Our future is here: Empty taps, dry lands, thirsty power plants
Johannesburg uses 530-million more litres of water than it is allowed to – every single day. And taps and reservoirs in Gauteng,...
Climate change amplifies conflicts, hinders peacebuilding
Climate change amplifies conflicts, hinders peacebuilding
Climate change poses serious challenges to current and future peacebuilding efforts and can amplify conflicts, according to a report on years of...
‘Forgotten Five’ in need of rescuing
‘Forgotten Five’ in need of rescuing
Rhino poaching is decreasing. The environmental affairs department says that 259 fewer rhinos were poached last year than the year before —...
‘My future’s a desert if we don’t act’
‘My future’s a desert if we don’t act’
Young people are demanding that governments act against climate change. Lester Kiewit spoke to a Cape Town schoolgirl, one of 16...
We’re killing off life, but there is hope
We’re killing off life, but there is hope
The cheetah is the world’s fastest land mammal. It evolved for semi-arid areas and used to roam South Africa. But most of its habitat...
Inaccessible Island tells the plastic truth
Inaccessible Island tells the plastic truth
We might have been wrong about the plastic waste floating about our oceans, choking fish and spreading the waste-signature of humanity.
Fishing for a solution to catch marine life smugglers
Fishing for a solution to catch marine life smugglers
The government needs to deal with the poaching and smuggling of vital natural, economic and food resources as organised crime, but insufficient...
The end of the world is nigh – but we can stop it
The end of the world is nigh – but we can stop it
It is hard to stay deaf to the religious overtones of the current talk on climate change and biodiversity loss. The environmentalist talks about an...
Global warming may dwindle the supply of a key brain nutrient
Global warming may dwindle the supply of a key brain nutrient
The Mail & Guardian is publishing this article as part of a network of over 300 publications that are sharing journalism on the climate...
‘Kung Fu’ nuns cycling for the environment
‘Kung Fu’ nuns cycling for the environment
The Mail & Guardian is publishing this article as part of a network of over 300 publications that are sharing journalism on the climate...

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