It’s hard to comprehend that giraffe numbers have plummeted by almost 40% in just three decades. They are now among the most threatened species on the planet, with only approximately 98,445 remaining across Africa!
Recycling SMMEs received support from the PET recycling sector earlier this month in the form of equipment that will enable their effective participation in Ekurhuleni's recently launched mandatory recycling programme.
The upward trend of renewables has grabbed headlines over the last few years, particularly due to the falling costs of solar photovoltaic (PV) power and countries increasing their renewable commitments in the wake of the Paris Agreement reached at COP21.
“The current hot and dry spell in the UK is partly due a combination of North Atlantic ocean temperatures, climate change and the weather,” said Len Shaffrey, a professor of climate science at the University of Reading.
A community-funded affordable housing scheme for Cape Town has been named on a shortlist of five entries for Africa in a global competition run by RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) to find solutions to problems facing the world’s cities.
“We are very concerned about the national state of fisheries management and over exploitation. This is a disturbing global trend which we see manifesting itself locally as well to the detriment of livelihoods and ecosystem functioning.”
Using surface samples and aerial surveys, ocean plastic reduction group Ocean Cleaunup recently worked out that 46 percent of the plastic in the garbage patch by weight comes from a single product: fishing nets.
When I learned about the oil giant BP’s plan to drill off the coast of my home, my heart felt like it dropped out of my chest. My thoughts went immediately to those oil sullied shorelines in the Gulf of Mexico, where countless marine animals suffocated in the earth’s primordial blood.
Cheap and versatile, plastic is used for everything. The problem is, it’s also indestructible. As a result, it piles up in landfills where it leeches toxic chemicals into soil and groundwater, or ends up in the ocean affecting wildlife and getting into food chains.
Located on the southern tip of Africa, the Heuningnes River system includes numerous critically endangered terrestrial ecosystems such as Overberg Sandstone Fynbos, Elim Ferricrete Fynbos as well as Western and Central Rûens Shale Renosterveld.
In its current form, the the long-awaited Climate Change Bill won’t get us where we need to be: a climate-resilient country that complies with international climate commitments, with near zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.
Be it by flood, drought or hurricane, communities at risk of climate displacement have won vital protection after their plight was for the first time recognised in a global pact on migration, campaigners say.
For several years, Malan, the chairperson of the Mabola Protected Environment Landowners Association, has opposed the a proposed Yzermyn underground coal mine near Wakkerstroom in the sensitive Mabola district.
At least 50,000 mollusk species inhabit the Earth. Whereas some shells are harvested for their meat, others—like the chambered nautilus, known for its beautiful, coiled multi-colored protective casings—are collected solely for decorative purposes.
The Adani Carmichael Coal and Rail project in Queensland’s Galilee Basin has proven controversial, facing a series of legal challenges by environment groups and Traditional Owners every step of the way, as well as campaigns by activists.
Human faeces remains a global environment pollutant and changing the way we manage this waste can blaze a trail for a new way forward for sanitation in South Africa and the world, according to Jayant Bhagwan from the Water Research Commission.
As the sun crept above the horizon, CBS News’ Don Dahler headed out in the Gulf of California with a disparate group of volunteers, veterinarians and marine biologists on a difficult – some would say impossible – mission to track the rarest of marine mammals: the vaquita, a species of porpoise. It’s a mission two years in the making.
Monitored by a conservationist, a young pangolin slurped ants with a long tongue near a veterinary hospital that became a temporary home after the animal was found near the body of its mother, killed by a jolt from an electric fence.
The goal: Collect 250 tonnes of food over three days to provide over a million meals. This is the task ahead for the second consecutive Mandela Day Food Drive, and South Africans encouraged to unite together to reach this goal.
When they’re not piling up in landfills, plastic bags are blocking storm drains, littering streets, getting stuck in trees, and contaminating oceans, where fish, seabirds, and other marine animals eat or get tangled up in them.
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