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Sappi partners with Prince of Wales Trust
Sappi partners with Prince of Wales Trust

Sappi will be funding research on artificial intelligence and bringing carbon emissions to net zero in the paper and pulp industry as one of the founding partners of The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme...

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Dlamini-Zuma urges BRICS Youth Summit to prioritise gender equality
Dlamini-Zuma urges BRICS Youth Summit to prioritise gender equality

Minister in the presidency for planning, monitoring and evaluation Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has encouraged delegates at the BRICS Youth Summit to pay particular attention to...

17 Jul 2018

Independence of environmental consultant under the spotlight
Independence of environmental consultant under the spotlight

Questions have been raised again about the independence and objectivity of Adriaan du Toit, the environmental consultant who compiled the report on which basis a West Coast prospecting application was recently granted...

By John Yeld 16 Jul 2018

CSIR contributes to landmark climate report
CSIR contributes to landmark climate report

With humans and plants heavily reliant on the depleting water sources, a team of international scientists has put its heads together...

16 Jul 2018

Hukou Waterfall of Yellow River, China. ,
What we can learn from China's fight against environmental ruin

A good news story about China's environment is something you don't hear every day...

By Brett Bryan and Lei Gao 13 Jul 2018

Zanzibar's renewable energy plan to address climate change
Zanzibar's renewable energy plan to address climate change

While concerns about climate change are being actively addressed through different ways including pushing for enforcement of conventions and international protocols...

By Issa Yussuf 6 Jul 2018

US dogs deployed in SA to counter poaching
US dogs deployed in SA to counter poaching

Earlier this week the first of 10 new counter-poaching dogs from Texas, USA landed at OR Tambo International Airport in Gauteng...

5 Jul 2018

Hybrid embryos raise hope of resurrecting northern white rhino - but what's the point?
Hybrid embryos raise hope of resurrecting northern white rhino - but what's the point?

Scientists have for the first time created hybrid embryos with DNA from the nearly-extinct northern white rhinoceros...

By Jason Gilchrist 5 Jul 2018

Why global environmentalists are silent on Venezuela's mining crisis
Why global environmentalists are silent on Venezuela's mining crisis

Venezuela is on a path towards environmental devastation...

By Isaac Nahon-Serfaty 2 Jul 2018

And the 'Science Oscar' goes to... EWT's Wendy Collinson
And the 'Science Oscar' goes to... EWT's Wendy Collinson

The Endangered Wildlife Trust's (EWT) Wendy Collinson was awarded the TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Emerging Researcher at the recent NSTF-South32 Awards...

29 Jun 2018

Dana Omran named 100 Resilient Cities MD for Africa
Dana Omran named 100 Resilient Cities MD for Africa

Dana Omran has been appointed managing director for Africa at 100 Resilient Cities (100RC)...

28 Jun 2018

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Rhino poacher sentenced to 5 years' imprisonment

Arrested last year inside the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West while allegedly attempting to poach rhino...

28 Jun 2018

Refrigeration goes green at BM Foods Cape Town factory
Refrigeration goes green at BM Foods Cape Town factory

Food manufacturer BM Foods is shrinking its carbon footprint by introducing a CO2-driven refrigeration system into its new, modern Cape Town factory...

28 Jun 2018

Creepy-crawlies reared in CT to root out alien plants
Creepy-crawlies reared in CT to root out alien plants

Based in Westlake, the Cape Town Invasive Species Unit's Insect Mass Rearing Facility has reared more than 243,000 insects for release across the city to help root out alien invasive plants (AIP).

28 Jun 2018

Nigeria, 29 others to be insured for drought, food, cyclone
Nigeria, 29 others to be insured for drought, food, cyclone

The insurance of the countries will, according to African Risk Capacity, translate to $1.bn in coverage for some 150 million people...

By Favour Nnabugwu 25 Jun 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why SDGs are at the (Lion)heart of #CannesLions2018
#FairnessFirst: Why SDGs are at the (Lion)heart of #CannesLions2018

A stand-out factor of Cannes Lions 2018 was the introduction of the SDG Lions to this year's Festival of Creativity. We can make the world a better place through creativity...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Jun 2018

Mining companies in South Africa are legally obligated to set aside money to rehabilitate the environment when their mines cease operating. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks
Full Disclosure: Are mining companies repairing the damage they cause?

It's currently virtually impossible to determine whether South African mining companies are fulfilling their legal obligations to repair and rehabilitate environmental damage that they cause...

By John Yeld 22 Jun 2018

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SANPark's 2018 Kudu Awards now open for entries

The South African National Parks' 2018 Kudu Awards winners will be announced in Gauteng in October...

21 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: SDG Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2018: SDG Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Lions shortlist has been released, with an SA entry making the grade...

21 Jun 2018

EU Council emphasises FAO's role in sustainable food, agricultural practices
EU Council emphasises FAO's role in sustainable food, agricultural practices

"We welcome the Council of the European Union's reaffirmation of its strong support for FAO and are eager to further our work in the areas emphasised. Our food systems must be made sustainable or, eventually, they won't feed the world."

19 Jun 2018

Field rangers arrested for suspected rhino poaching
Field rangers arrested for suspected rhino poaching

Two field rangers, suspected of being involved in rhino poaching, were arrested on Monday morning, 18 June...

19 Jun 2018

Baobab trees have more than 300 uses but they're dying in Africa
Baobab trees have more than 300 uses but they're dying in Africa

Baobab trees keep soil conditions humid, favour nutrient recycling and avoid soil erosion. They also act as an important source of food, water and shelter for a wide range of animals...

By Aida Cuní Sanchez 15 Jun 2018

FAO utilises GCF Readiness Programme to help developing countries address climate change
FAO utilises GCF Readiness Programme to help developing countries address climate change

"We are working with countries to ready them to take climate action in the near future. This includes enabling the poorest families to produce food while adopting low-emission systems and building their climate resilience."

12 Jun 2018

Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment
Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment

"Retailers have been given to January 2019 to use their existing stock of plastic straws. We are going to start an intensive education programme as we also need to present importers with alternatives rather than just stating that we are imposing a ban."

11 Jun 2018

Tourvest CSR initiative empowers women in Africa
Tourvest CSR initiative empowers women in Africa

Tourvest has partnered with a crafting consortium comprising 18 local women with the aim to support and develop local entrepreneurs by providing its lodges with lunch boxes weaved from dried banana skins to reduce its impact on the environment...

11 Jun 2018

Why climate-smart agriculture is crucial to Africa
Why climate-smart agriculture is crucial to Africa

Agriculture is a risky business in Africa due to dangers such as uncertain weather and poor rural infrastructure, but a new detailed guide on the status of and opportunities for climate-smart agriculture (CSA) could offer farmers the much-needed break.

By Eldon Opiyo 11 Jun 2018

Have your say on the climate change bill
Have your say on the climate change bill

Environmental Affairs Minister Dr Edna Molewa has published the National Climate Change Bill in Government Gazette 41689 (Notice No. 636) for public comment...

11 Jun 2018

Peace Parks Foundation agreement to develop ecotourism in Mozambique
Peace Parks Foundation agreement to develop ecotourism in Mozambique

In terms of the partnership, Peace Parks Foundation will provide technical and financial support for conservation and tourism development activities, which will entail merging Maputo Special Reserve and Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve into one management structure.

11 Jun 2018

TCC plans to ban single-use plastics from all operations
TCC plans to ban single-use plastics from all operations

With its multi-year plastics elimination strategy, The Travel Corporation is committed to ensuring the environment remains vibrant for generations to come...

8 Jun 2018

Rhodes University Centre of Biological Control wins R68m contract
Rhodes University Centre of Biological Control wins R68m contract

The Department of Environmental Affairs has awarded Rhodes University's newly established Centre for Biological Control (CBC) a R68m contract for the research and implementation of biological control for 54 weed species in South Africa...

7 Jun 2018

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