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Millions in Indian capital endure 'eye-burning' smog
Millions in Indian capital endure 'eye-burning' smog
Millions of people in India's capital started the week Monday choking through "eye-burning" smog, with schools closed, cars taken off the road and...
Developing countries like Gabon are finding climate solutions
Developing countries like Gabon are finding climate solutions
When Gabon ratified the 2015 Paris climate agreement, its real work was just beginning. The main challenge was to find ways to conserve the...
A handful of multinational corporations is responsible for the world's plastic waste
A handful of multinational corporations is responsible for the world's plastic waste
Tens of thousands of pieces of plastic littering the planet come from just a handful of multinational corporations, an environmental pressure group...
Mantashe’s dangerous energy agenda is from the Trump playbook
Mantashe’s dangerous energy agenda is from the Trump playbook
Last Friday, climate activists from Extinction Rebellion held protests outside the department of mineral resources. They were demanding an end to...
All the looks without the voom
All the looks without the voom
The new Nissan Micra sparkled its silver sparkle in the driveway. Sliding into the passenger seat, my mother — in Johannesburg visiting the...
Africa needs a green new deal
Africa needs a green new deal
Earlier this year, Tropical Cyclone Idai tore through Southern Africa, killing hundreds, injuring thousands and displacing even more. In Mozambique, as much as half of all annual crops and critical infrastructure were destroyed. In total, more than three million people in the region...
Amazon fires create image nightmare for Brazil
Amazon fires create image nightmare for Brazil
Scorched forests, government inaction and presidential insults — fires in the Amazon rainforest are having a disastrous effect on Brazil's...
The manifestation of climate injustice
The manifestation of climate injustice
Quarry Road West informal settlement is located in the urban core of Durban in South Africa. It lies adjacent to a golf course, below (at least in...
Robben Island joins list of 20 new protected marine sites in South Africa
Robben Island joins list of 20 new protected marine sites in South Africa
South Africa’s Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries recently declared 20 marine sites as protected areas. One of them is Robben Island, the site of the prison...
Alternative straws: the long and the short of it
Alternative straws: the long and the short of it
After footage went viral of a baby turtle struggling to breathe because a plastic straw was trapped in its nose, it didn’t take people long to...
We desperately need to change course
We desperately need to change course
Everybody knows that a periodic medical checkup is good for your health. Once a year, everyone would do well to visit a doctor who can listen to...
These climate activists want you to give up hope
These climate activists want you to give up hope
The Extinction Rebellion, a network of climate activists who use civil disobedience to spotlight inaction on global warming, is rooted in the...

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