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Teaming up with the cheetahs


strokingWe decided this World Environment Day to treat us worker bees to an eco adventure to feed the soul and remind us all why we plug away regardless of the difficulties. Close to home we found the Cheetah Sanctuary, where cheetah cubs are hand-reared to serve as ambassadors to educate our world about their plight.
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Negotiating a global climate agreement


Power to the People! - delegates voice their demand at the UNFCCC meeting in Bonn. Photo: Volveremos.At last year's climate talks in Warsaw the corporate fossil fuel lobby was firmly in charge - and the result was catastrophic failure. At the talks now under way in Bonn, it's our turn to set the agenda - the billions of people crying out for positive action on climate and energy.
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Global warming washes up WWII dead


Kwajalein is one of Islands of the Marshall Islands, which are made up of 29 atolls. Photo: Google MapRising sea levels have disturbed the skeletons of soldiers killed on the Marshall Islands during World War Two. Speaking at UN climate talks in Bonn, the Island's foreign minister said that high tides had exposed one grave with 26 dead.
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For Angeles: honouring a fallen elder


tree landscapeOn 24 April 2014, Dr Angeles Arrien passed away. Angeles was a cultural anthropologist, whose research into the symbols, myths and practices of indigenous people drew attention to the high degree of commonality between the values and beliefs of cultures around the world.
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UN Climate Talks kick off in Bonn


UN climate talks BonnThe UN Climate Talks got underway in Bonn Wednesday with negotiations re-opening on the design of the 2015 agreement and finding ways to raise the current level of global ambition to address climate change in the near-term. Meetings and negotiations around the UNFCCC’s ongoing work in its subsidiary, and a series of workshops, high-level meetings and special events also kicked off today.
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‘Botanical gold mine’ could help boost development


Dr Nox MakungaWe are blessed with a rich variety of indigenous plants which should be used to drive socio-economic development, said Dr Nox Makunga of the Department of Botany and Zoology at Stellenbosch University (SU) earlier this month.
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Spread the word about ocean conservation


Plett Hope Spot World Oceans DayOn World Oceans Day people around our blue planet honor the ocean, which links us all. The Ocean Project and World Ocean Network have been helping to promote and coordinate this event since 2002, with greater success and global participation each year.
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SA battered with heavy rain and snow


snow western cape3Wintry weather will continue to blast the western half of South Africa as a strong cold front batters the Western Cape and spreads east, the South African Weather Service has said. The N3 Toll Concession has warned travellers to be wary of inclement weather and dangerous driving conditions and rain and snow are expected to affect traffic flows.
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UN climate chief backs Obama’s new US carbon cuts


Emissions_Saskatoon_UN_Climate_Talks_USNew carbon cuts proposed by US President Obama could offer much-needed momentum to UN climate talks taking place in Bonn later this week. That’s the view of the UN’s leading climate official, Christiana Figueres, who needs the world’s top economies on board for a global emissions reduction deal to work.
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Wearing away the stone of climate change


dr terry brownWe sometimes have very strange ways of imagining or writing about small island states and global warming. For example, we may think of the small island as a kind of oil rig, locked forever at a certain height from the bottom of the sea, being overwhelmed by the rising sea level, incapable of response, a victim. Or we may speak of small island states as “sinking” into the sea when precisely the opposite is happening.
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Bloemhof babies die from contaminated water


contaminated bloemhof drinking waterTwo more babies have died from diarrhoea in Bloemhof where the water has been contaminated, the North West health department said on Monday. The circumstances surrounding their deaths were similar to the first baby that died last Wednesday.
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Kruger Park elephant killed for its ivory


elephant poaching kruger national parkSouth Africa's Kruger national park recorded a case of elephant poaching last month. A dead bull elephant whose tusk had been hacked off was discovered by rangers. The head of the South African national parks rangers, Johan Jooste, said it was likely the bull was shot on purpose for its tusks.
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