Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think so
Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think so

Deep in the rainforest in a northern corner of the Republic of Congo, some of the most sophisticated monitoring of animal sounds on Earth is taking place...

By Jennifer Langston 13 Aug 2018

What is corporate social responsibility - and does it work?
What is corporate social responsibility - and does it work?

When you purchase a product, I imagine you hope that the product was made with attention to human rights...

By Muhammad Azizul Islam 8 Aug 2018

Kangnas Wind Farm backs research on current status of Red Lark
Kangnas Wind Farm backs research on current status of Red Lark

Kangnas Wind Farm has partnered with the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, providing financial support for a PhD study on the Red Lark...

7 Aug 2018

Eat Out, Woolworths looking for SA's most sustainable restaurant
Eat Out, Woolworths looking for SA's most sustainable restaurant

Entries for the 2018 Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award are now open...

7 Aug 2018

A gigantic trek: what it takes to move 200 elephants 1,500km
A gigantic trek: what it takes to move 200 elephants 1,500km

The translocation of wild animals is becoming an increasingly important conservation strategy...

By Matt Hayward 7 Aug 2018

23 poachers arrested in Kruger National Park in 18 days
23 poachers arrested in Kruger National Park in 18 days

Since Thursday, 19 July - the day the rangers corps lost a colleague in a contact with a poaching group - 23 suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park (KNP)...

6 Aug 2018

All-women conservation expedition to 'journey with purpose' across southern Africa
All-women conservation expedition to 'journey with purpose' across southern Africa

This September will see an all-women South African expedition set out on a conservation mission...

2 Aug 2018

New map shows that only 13% of the oceans are still truly wild
New map shows that only 13% of the oceans are still truly wild

Just 13% of the world's oceans are now free from intense human activities such as fishing...

By Kendall Jones et al. 1 Aug 2018

Cecil the Lion shortly before he was killed.
Outrage over Cecil the lion slaying three years ago left little in its wake

It's just over three years since a lion was shot in Zimbabwe by Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota in the US, in a drama that became known as "Cecilgate"...

By Muchazondida Mkono 31 Jul 2018

South African field rangers
Communities urged to fight against wildlife crime

Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa has encouraged community members to work with the South African National Parks (SANParks) and government to preserve South Africa's heritage...

31 Jul 2018

Researchers release a balloon carrying instruments to measure ozone levels above Antarctica. ,
The ozone hole is both an environmental success story and an enduring global threat

The headlines in recent months read like an international eco-thriller...

By Shane Keating and Darryn Waugh 30 Jul 2018

BRICS countries sign environmental agreement
BRICS countries sign environmental agreement

The ministers of environmental affairs for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Environmental Cooperation...

30 Jul 2018

Technology is making cities 'smart', but it's also costing the environment
Technology is making cities 'smart', but it's also costing the environment

The Australian government has allocated A$50m for the Smarter Cities and Suburbs Program...

By Mark Sawyer 27 Jul 2018

Groot Marico, North West by SA Tourism, CC BY 2.0,
Marico listed as UNESCO biosphere reserve

The North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development has welcomed the listing of Marico as a biosphere reserve...

26 Jul 2018

Former SANParks head receives 2018 WWF Living Planet Award
Former SANParks head receives 2018 WWF Living Planet Award

Mavuso Msimang, former SANParks head, has received the 2018 WWF Living Planet Award for his significant contribution to the environmental sector...

25 Jul 2018

Are healthier people going to save the planet?
Are healthier people going to save the planet?

Does our sensitivity to the planet's health depend on the status of our own, personal health?

By Dr Craig Nossel 24 Jul 2018

Extinction is a natural process, but it's happening at 1,000 times the normal speed
Extinction is a natural process, but it's happening at 1,000 times the normal speed

When Sudan the white rhino was put down by his carers earlier this year, it confirmed the extinction of one of the savannah's most iconic subspecies...

By Elizabeth Boakes and David Redding 23 Jul 2018

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...

Issued by Sappi 20 Jul 2018

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

Africa needs to build its statistical capacity
Africa needs to build its statistical capacity

High quality data crucial for success of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, says the Economic Commission for Africa...

13 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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