The Weddell Sea off Antarctica, one of the coldest, harshest and most remote locations in the world, will be explored next year by a major international scientific expedition in which South African research organisations and scientists will play a vital role.
"We are doing everything in our power to help protect our marine life from plastic and other packaging materials which are threatening their natural habitats and therefore also their survival,” explains Plastics|SA’s Monya Vermaak.
In Cajamarca new alliances of small-scale farmers, land defenders and businesses are showing that it’s possible to build peace, prosperity and development without mining as Colombia enters a post-conflict era.
Mining in the community would result in removal of more than seventy households from the farming community, while also causing major problems to the water supply, air supply, and ecosystems of the area.
The New Zealand government will grant no new offshore oil exploration permits in a move that is being hailed by conservation and environmental groups as a historic victory in the battle against climate change.
A major tech company's facilities are now running on 100% green power, from its new headquarters, which has one of the largest solar roofs on the planet, to its distribution centers and retail stores around the world.
Load shedding is a possibility still, but what’s more likely is a tariff increase in our electricity bill this year and for many more years to come. It’s certainly not sustainable and this is why there’s an increasing need for consumers to consider other options, such as having solar panels installed.
A crude oil spill from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota last November has turned out to be nearly twice as big as first reported. Around 407,000 gallons spilled onto farmland when the pipeline broke near Amherst in Marshall County.
iNaturalist was created in 2008 with the goal of creating an online community for naturalists, ecologists, and nature-loving amateurs, where people could record and discuss their observations from the field, local park, or their own backyard.
Not only are human actions destabilising the very conditions that sustain life, but it is also increasingly clear that we are pushing the Earth into an entirely new geological era, often described as the Anthropocene.
With the trade in shark products estimated to have been worth $540 million (USD) to $1.2 billion (USD) as of 2007, and this trade continuing today, the focus on shark conservation couldn’t have come at a better time.
Across Africa, communities are devising new approaches to manage plastic waste. In Ghana, a former factory hand for Ashaiman may have found a new way to deal with the polymers contaminating our environments.