Insect decline threatens migratory bird
/ 21 May 2024

Insect decline threatens migratory bird

There are early signs that fewer lesser kestrels and Amur falcons are visiting South Africa this year

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Eskom spends more than half of its quarterly budget on diesel
/ 10 May 2024

Eskom spends more than half of its quarterly budget on diesel

Critics suggest the utility has caved in to political pressure to keep the lights on at all costs ahead of the 29  May elections

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Powerful insect army reduces water hyacinth on Hartbeespoort Dam to 2.5%
/ 1 May 2024

Powerful insect army reduces water hyacinth on Hartbeespoort Dam to 2.5%

The tiny planthoppers are biological control agents and natural enemies of the world’s worst aquatic weed

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Toxic acid mine water continues to rise underground on East Rand
/ 25 April 2024

Toxic acid mine water continues to rise underground on East Rand

The situation is frightening, says an anonymous source who used to work at the department of water and sanitation

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SA’s rivers and dams can no longer recover from pollution, say water scientists
/ 27 March 2024

SA’s rivers and dams can no longer recover from pollution, say water scientists

About seven billion litres of sewage are released every day into rivers and dams

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Creecy hauled to court over ‘irrational’ closures around penguin colonies
/ 27 March 2024

Creecy hauled to court over ‘irrational’ closures around penguin colonies

The closures sound the ‘death knell’ for the seabirds

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‘Weak focus’ on climate, environment in election manifestos
/ 13 March 2024

‘Weak focus’ on climate, environment in election manifestos

Political parties are treating the issues as ‘peripheral’ concerns

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Seal off polluted dams to protect public health, says water expert
/ 15 February 2024

Seal off polluted dams to protect public health, says water expert

About 80% of the country’s dams are so enriched with nutrients they could produce toxic algal blooms

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Researchers help safeguard unique kelp forests
/ 27 January 2024

Researchers help safeguard unique kelp forests

The forests are found nowhere else in the world and stretch along about 1 000km of the coastline from the Cape into Namibia

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Eskom rejects Mozambique’s power offer
/ 18 January 2024

Eskom rejects Mozambique’s power offer

High tariffs have turned the power utility away

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Africa’s birds of prey in danger of population collapse
/ 17 January 2024

Africa’s birds of prey in danger of population collapse

Researchers have found that the continent’s population of raptors have declined, even in protected areas

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Nuclear energy procurement market to open in 2024
/ 12 December 2023

Nuclear energy procurement market to open in 2024

Nuclear energy is thought to be a solution to the baseload concerns facing the country

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What to look out for at COP28
/ 29 November 2023

What to look out for at COP28

There will be some crucial talking points for the climate crisis at this year’s event

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Highly hazardous pesticides pose risks to South Africans, says environment department official
/ 22 November 2023

Highly hazardous pesticides pose risks to South Africans, says environment department official

Toxins are found in water and the soil and these harm human health and the environment

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SA team helps safeguard Himalayan brown bear
/ 29 October 2023

SA team helps safeguard Himalayan brown bear

Himalayan Brown Bears, Critically Endangered, University of the Free State, Pakistan, Francois Deacon, Willem Daffue, Saving the Survivors

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Dogs sniff out succulent thieves
/ 1 October 2023

Dogs sniff out succulent thieves

Meet the dogs who are helping combat the plant poaching that serves insatiable overseas markets

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Southern right whales dropped 23% in body weight
/ 17 September 2023

Southern right whales dropped 23% in body weight

This is because of a reduction and fluctuation in krill in their feeding grounds in the Southern Ocean

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Invasive alien species driving animal and plant extinctions
/ 13 September 2023

Invasive alien species driving animal and plant extinctions

A major new report warns that invasive alien species wreaking havoc on nature and thus on nature’s contribution to people

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Illegal mining: High risks to environment, infrastructure
/ 1 September 2023

Illegal mining: High risks to environment, infrastructure

The effect of illegal mining includes sabotaged pipelines that contaminate the environment, illegal water usage, sinkholes, underground fires and explosions

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