The energy crisis has to be resolved. But crises also typically create opportunities for unproductive rent-seeking
The invasion of this destructive beetle wiping out trees is only in its infancy and scientists expect ecological and social costs to rack up
The good news is that the drought has eased, poaching is down and the environment department is now not only focusing on the poachers but is going after crime syndicates
Planting trees in Africa is proposed by some as a quick fix for climate change. But local experts disagree — and say their voices are being sidelined
It took 10 years to rescue Karura from land-grabbers and criminals and turn it into an urban refuge
Developing countries such as ours cannot follow the same growth path that Western economies have taken over the last century and a half
Trailblazing in public spaces
Woody plants’ cover has increased across large swathes of the continent in the past three decades
Using 98% of a tree — instead of the 48% of used today — will dramatically change the industry.
Workers in sectors such as forestry have been reporting that their working conditions are worsening as casualisation continues apace.
The Sirex wasp and its deadly passenger have brought the prospect of ruin to the pine industry, but geneticists have a shrewd plan to fight back.
The world’s largest maker of glossy paper will sell 67 000 hectares of forest in Swaziland for R1-billion in order to finance debt.
The world’s third-largest paper producer Asia Pulp and Paper says it has stopped using logs from Indonesia’s natural forests.
The Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute is in war mode defending indigenous forests, writes
Sharon van Wyk.
A R20,5-million land-claim settlement between paper and packaging giant Mondi and two recipient communities was signed on Wednesday.
Professor Brenda Wingfield has always pushed the boundaries of science. She was the first person to start DNA sequencing of filamentous fungi in SA.