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SUNfarming technology spells good news for food security
SUNfarming technology spells good news for food security

The project began production in June 2016, producing tomatoes, spinach, cauliflower and other herbs. No soil is required to grow vegetables in the project's tunnels and water productivity is increased through drip irrigation...

1 day ago

Six ways the meat on your plate is killing the planet
Six ways the meat on your plate is killing the planet

Reducing consumption of animal products is essential if we are to meet global greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets...

By Francis Vergunst and Julian Savulescu 3 days ago

The role of NGOs in Africa: are they a force for good?
The role of NGOs in Africa: are they a force for good?

Non-governmental organisations have become key actors in responding to poverty and related suffering...

By Sally Matthews 3 days ago

South African Green Schools Programme launches
South African Green Schools Programme launches

The inaugural South African Green Schools Programme has been in Polokwane as a pilot project...

3 days ago

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The CER wants Anglo/Seriti deal environmental documents made public

When Anglo announced its restructuring plans in February 2016, the CER ddressed an open letter, calling on it to make key environmental documents available...

25 Apr 2017

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Technology and big data are helping Cameroonians protect their forests

A project conducted by the African Conservation Foundation and the Environment and Rural Development Foundation shows that emerging technologies and big data can take conservation to a new level...

By Arend de Haas 24 Apr 2017

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New FAO satellite tool helps African farmers optimise water productivity

With FAO's new tool, the WaPOR open-access database going live, measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech...

24 Apr 2017

Environment not a priority for sub-Saharan African countries
Environment not a priority for sub-Saharan African countries

The latest results of the 2016 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) highlight that sub-Saharan African countries are the poorest performers...

24 Apr 2017

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Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

Blood Lions - joint overall winner
Winners of African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 announced

“Our winners have a vision that extends beyond the commercial - linking business success with the wellbeing of local communities and the longevity of their environments."

21 Apr 2017

Vergelegen celebrates research this Earth Day
Vergelegen celebrates research this Earth Day

On Saturday, 22 April, Earth Day, 317-year-old Vergelegen will celebrate over a decade of hosting field researchers undertaking ground-breaking work on the estate...

21 Apr 2017

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Shutters can add to ‘green' building ratings

In an effort to meet sustainability norms, local legislation (Sans 10400 XA) stipulates that all newly erected buildings need to have solar water heaters, heat pumps or comparable technologies in place. ....

21 Apr 2017

Study reveals loss of fynbos diversity due to extreme summer weather
Study reveals loss of fynbos diversity due to extreme summer weather

Increasingly prolonged periods of severe hot and dry weather during the first summer after wild fires is inhibiting vegetation recovery and causing loss of plant diversity in fynbos...

21 Apr 2017

Trialogue conference to tackle socio-economic issues
Trialogue conference to tackle socio-economic issues

Graça Machel is the keynote speaker at the tenth annual Trialogue Business in Society Conference...

21 Apr 2017

Communities urged to explore opportunities in biodiversity economy
Communities urged to explore opportunities in biodiversity economy

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has challenged communities to awaken to the possibilities available in the biodiversity economy...

21 Apr 2017

Hotel Verde staff celebrating the good news of FTT accreditation at the eco pool
#WTMA17: Hotel Verde now Fair Trade Tourism certified

Hotel Verde has been certified by Fair Trade Tourism at the annual World Travel Market Africa, showing leadership in the rapidly growing responsible tourism market...

20 Apr 2017

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Why consumers need help to shift to sustainable diets

Consumers are in an unprecedented dilemma over food...

By Tim Lang 19 Apr 2017

KZN game reserves hit by massive budget cuts
KZN game reserves hit by massive budget cuts

The operational budgets of state-run game reserves in KwaZulu-Natal are facing a 40% cut, which conservationists say will affect anti-poaching efforts, biodiversity, tourism and the running of game parks...

By Katharine Child 19 Apr 2017

Endangered species poached in protected areas: WWF
Endangered species poached in protected areas: WWF

Illegal poaching, logging and fishing of sometimes critically endangered species is taking place in nearly half of the world's most protected natural sites, environmental campaigners WWF warned on Tuesday, 18 April...

18 Apr 2017

Six ways to green your office this Earth Day
Six ways to green your office this Earth Day

This year, Greenpop is encouraging you to cut back on your business's carbon footprint - and your costs - by making these easy switches!...

Issued by Greenpop 18 Apr 2017

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Uganda's second Slow Food Earth Market launched in Manafwa

The objectives of the Manafwa Earth Market is preserving traditional and local products and bringing together small-scale food producers and consumers...

13 Apr 2017

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Keeping track of fish from sea to plate to keep illegally caught fish off store shelves

Guidelines on CDS will act as an internationally-recognised "gold standard" for governments and businesses looking to establish systems that can trace fish from their point of capture through the entire supply chain - from sea to plate...

13 Apr 2017

Trio partner to develop resilience framework for northern Durban
Trio partner to develop resilience framework for northern Durban

As part of the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Programme, Durban aims to create a city that will survive and thrive in spite of environmental and societal changes...

13 Apr 2017

Investing in sustainability enhances brand value
Investing in sustainability enhances brand value

Investing in sustainability and The Carbon Trust Standard is not only a risk management tool...

13 Apr 2017

Impact of junk status on non-profits, civil society
Impact of junk status on non-profits, civil society

South Africa's downgrade to sub-investment level, along with other developments that impact institutional and economic strength, could be particularly bruising for civil society and non-profits...

13 Apr 2017

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Accenture releases 2016 Corporate Citizenship Report

Accenture has published its 2016 Corporate Citizenship Report, Making a Difference, which details its progress on skills training, sustainability and closing the gender gap...

13 Apr 2017

2017 Green Talents competition open for entries
2017 Green Talents competition open for entries

Since its inception, the award has recognised 182 young researchers and scientists from 51 nations...

13 Apr 2017

Environmental Affairs to study court decision on rhino horn
Environmental Affairs to study court decision on rhino horn

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says the department will study the Constitutional Court order that dismissed the leave to appeal the application to keep a ban on the domestic trade in rhino horn...

7 Apr 2017

Alosha sells 3D Deco to pursue his eco dream
Alosha sells 3D Deco to pursue his eco dream

Alosha Lynov, previous owner of 3D Deco, has sold his event stretch décor company to pursue his dream of spreading his acquired knowledge of creating a self-sustainable lifestyle...

Issued by Bio Veda 6 Apr 2017

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