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Drought and jobless, hopeless youth, fertile grounds for extremism
Drought and jobless, hopeless youth, fertile grounds for extremism

"Millions of rural young people face an uncertain future due to the lack of decent rural jobs and continuous loss of livelihoods due to land degradation and falling yields..."

By Ips World Desk 7 hours ago

2017 SERAS CSR Awards now open
2017 SERAS CSR Awards now open

The 2017 edition of The Sustainability, Enterprise, and Responsibility Awards (SERAS CSR Awards) Africa is now open for entries...

21 Jun 2017

Reliance Compost earns gold at Eco-Logic Awards
Reliance Compost earns gold at Eco-Logic Awards

Reliance Compost, provider of 100% Certified Organic Compost produced from green garden refuse, won a gold Eco-Logic Award in the Recycling and Waste Management category...

21 Jun 2017

SA, Rwanda to enhance environmental protection
SA, Rwanda to enhance environmental protection

South Africa and Rwanda share a common concern and responsibility to enhance cooperation in the fields of environmental protection and sustainable development...

21 Jun 2017

Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study
Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study

Climate change could wipe out more than half of Ethiopia's coffee production unless farmers move to higher ground, scientists warned. Climbing temperatures and dwindling rainfall have already degraded prime growing areas...

20 Jun 2017

Wind farms are hardly the bird slayers they're made out to be. Here's why
Wind farms are hardly the bird slayers they're made out to be. Here's why

People who oppose wind farms often claim wind turbine blades kill large numbers of birds, often referring to them as “bird choppers”...

By Simon Chapman 20 Jun 2017

Sappi invests in community growth through Abashintshi youth project
Sappi invests in community growth through Abashintshi youth project

With the initial goal of improving stakeholder relations in the communities surrounding their operations in KZN, Sappi Southern Africa sought community-minded individuals and recruited them for the Abashintshi Social Mobilisation Project...

Issued by Sappi 19 Jun 2017

2017 Eco-Logic Awards winners announced
2017 Eco-Logic Awards winners announced

The Eco-Logic Awards 2017, hosted by The Enviropaedia, took place at the CSIR in Tshwane on Wednesday, 14 June, honouring individuals and organisations who are contributing to a sustainable future...

19 Jun 2017

Garden Route declared a biosphere reserve
Garden Route declared a biosphere reserve

The Garden Route has been approved as a Unesco Biosphere Reserve...

19 Jun 2017

‘Seed to Seat' hardwood design project launches in South Africa
‘Seed to Seat' hardwood design project launches in South Africa

Seven South African designers are working with American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), to design a ‘Seed to Seat' project at 100% Design South Africa...

15 Jun 2017

Trump's withdrawal from Paris Agreement could ultimately harm US economy
Trump's withdrawal from Paris Agreement could ultimately harm US economy

Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord could ultimately harm the US economy by ceding the jobs of the future in clean energy and technology to overseas competitors...

15 Jun 2017

Dypsis decipiens - a highly threatened palm of Madagascar. Mijoro Rakotoarinivo, author provided
The loss of Madagascar's unique palm trees will devastate ecosystems

Madagascar is a crucial diversity hot spot for palm tree species. 98% of the currently 204 known species do not occur anywhere else...

By Mijoro Rakotoarinivo 15 Jun 2017

Arrest of rhino horn smugglers welcomed
Arrest of rhino horn smugglers welcomed

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has welcomed the arrest of two people and the recovery of 10 rhino horn valued at R2.8m at OR Tambo International Airport...

14 Jun 2017

A rhino killed every 33 hours in KZN
A rhino killed every 33 hours in KZN

Poachers are now slaughtering one rhino every 33 hours in KwaZulu-Natal, most of them in the flagship Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, where Africa's white rhinos were rescued from extinction in the 1970s...

14 Jun 2017

President of the Republic of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba, announces the creation of 20 marine protected areas during his speech at the headquarters of the United Nations
Gabon creates network of marine protected areas

President Ali Bongo Ondimba announced that his government created a network of 20 marine protected areas in Gabon, including nine marine parks and 11 aquatic reserves covering 26% of Gabon's territorial waters...

13 Jun 2017

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Cape Town Marathon: Run for change, #RunGreen

Certified carbon-neutral event, Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, is encouraging all participants to take the pledge to ‘RunGreen'...

9 Jun 2017

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Cracking down on illegal and overfishing

Many fisheries around the world are characterised by excessive fishing effort, low productivity, and inadequate profitability, exacerbating pressures that have led to almost a third of all marine fish stocks being exploited...

9 Jun 2017

Adidas turning threat into thread through Parley for the Oceans partnership
Adidas turning threat into thread through Parley for the Oceans partnership

Through Parley for the Oceans, adidas has been turning threat into thread by re-using marine plastic debris to form a signature element of its performance-led running shoes...

8 Jun 2017

Integrated clean technology solutions can help solve water issues
Integrated clean technology solutions can help solve water issues

At this stage, we must conceive we all have a shared responsibility towards water conservation. What is needed is an integrated approach to resolving these current challenges...

By Songo Didiza 8 Jun 2017

Advancing PET recycling: Petco Award winners announced
Advancing PET recycling: Petco Award winners announced

Individuals and companies who have made extraordinary contributions to PET recycling in SA, including Bizcommunity's Managing Editor, have been named Petco Award winners...

8 Jun 2017

Water from Air bottling plant to birth 'waterpreneurs'
Water from Air bottling plant to birth 'waterpreneurs'

The current water crisis might become a catastrophe for South Africa, but not for everyone if a South African company has its way...

6 Jun 2017

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Tackling environmental challenges with the help of a 100 city network

As Cape Town continues to experience the worst drought on record, the city has the opportunity to implement solutions that will not only address this acute environmental shock but also strengthen the fabric of the city overall...

By Michael Berkowitz 6 Jun 2017

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FSA releases updated environmental management guidelines for commercial forestry plantations

Forestry South Africa has released the third version of its Environmental Management Guidelines for Commercial Forestry Plantations in South Africa to provide updated guidelines for the management of plantation forestry...

5 Jun 2017

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#WorldEnvironmentDay: Are South Africans living eco-friendly enough?

As South Africans, we can be proud of the steps that various organisations are taking, but we must ask ourselves are we as individuals doing enough?

5 Jun 2017

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#WorldEnvironmentDay: How eating green can help save the planet

Replacing meat, eggs, and dairy with plant-based foods, even just one day a week, can make a tremendous difference, especially as we face water restrictions, shortages of arable land and the threats of climate change...

5 Jun 2017

New Environmental Management Bill tabled
New Environmental Management Bill tabled

The National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, 2017, proposing changes to section 24G of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA), was tabled in Parliament on 24 May 2017...

By Garyn Rapson 2 Jun 2017

The beautiful Chinese cave gecko, or Goniurosaurus luii, is highly prized by poachers. Carola Jucknies
Scientists are accidentally helping poachers drive rare species to extinction

If you open Google and start typing “Chinese cave gecko”, the text will auto-populate to “Chinese cave gecko for sale” - just $150, with delivery...

By Benjamin Scheele and David Lindenmayer 1 Jun 2017

Radisson Blu contributing to SDGs with Blu Planet for Meetings
Radisson Blu contributing to SDGs with Blu Planet for Meetings

To make meetings carbon-free at Radisson Blu hotels worldwide by the end of the year, the hotel brand is launching Blu Planet for Meetings...

29 May 2017

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront closing pool to help save water
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront closing pool to help save water

The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront announced that it is closing the hotel's swimming pool until further notice, due to the proposed level 4 water restrictions...

25 May 2017

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