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Africa’s path to sustainable prosperity must move in step with environmental action
Africa’s path to sustainable prosperity must move in step with environmental action
A blueprint for environmental action in Africa exists. It’s time we used it to transform the continent
Partnerships are crucial to progress
Partnerships are crucial to progress
In recent weeks, South Africans have been overwhelmed by the euphoria of good news, from the Springbok victory to the heart-warming tale of...
Drought, depression and decolonisation
Drought, depression and decolonisation
A coal truck roars past, stirring up red dust that blows over the famished cattle and sheep lying in grassless paddocks. The carcasses of dead...
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...
Responding to the climate crisis
Responding to the climate crisis
"I want you to panic.” This statement, delivered by 16-year-old student and climate activist Greta Thunberg at the World Economic Forum Annual...
​Delta Skelter: Notes from a nascent music festival
​Delta Skelter: Notes from a nascent music festival
It’s a long drive to Maun from Johannesburg. The distance is only 1 250km, but it’s unwise to drive in the dark in Botswana, as the roads are...
Climate models update: It’s hotter than we thought
Climate models update: It’s hotter than we thought
The Mail & Guardian is publishing this article as part of a network of over 300 publications that are sharing journalism on the climate...
Afrobarometer: Climate change literacy still low in Africa
Afrobarometer: Climate change literacy still low in Africa
The recent havoc caused by tropical cyclone Idai which struck the southern African countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi is a grim reminder...
Avoiding a water crisis, one nudge at a time
Avoiding a water crisis, one nudge at a time
Professor Martine Visser grew up on a farm and has always loved being in nature, but also understood from early in her life that there would always...
Sorghum making a rebound in Europe thanks to climate change
Sorghum making a rebound in Europe thanks to climate change
Ferenc Kardos planted 300 hectares of sorghum instead of corn this year. From the fertile Hungarian plain where he lives all the way to southeastern France, the hot weather cereal is taking root in Europe....

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