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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

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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

Worthless mining waste could suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and reverse emissions
Worthless mining waste could suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and reverse emissions

The Paris Agreement commits nations to limiting global warming to less than 2°C by the end of the century. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that, to meet such a massive challenge, societies will need to do more than simply reduce and limit carbon emissions...

By Simon Redfern 24 Apr 2017

Implications of new Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulations for business
Implications of new Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulations for business

After being in draft format for nearly two years, the National Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulations were published by the minister of Environmental Affairs on 3 April 2017...

By Simon Clarke 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

UCT professor to serve on carbon prices commission
UCT professor to serve on carbon prices commission

Climate change will be one of the pressing matters discussed during this year's meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, and the G20 Hamburg Summit in July...

12 Apr 2017

Yes, we can do 'sound' climate science even though it's projecting the future
Yes, we can do 'sound' climate science even though it's projecting the future

Increasingly in the current US administration and Congress, questions have been raised about the use of proper scientific methods and accusations have been made about using flawed approaches...

By Kevin Trenberth and Reto Knutti 11 Apr 2017

UCLG Africa hosts brainstorm session on accessing climate finance
UCLG Africa hosts brainstorm session on accessing climate finance

Pan-African organisation United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) will this week host a brainstorming workshop on how local authorities of Africa can access climate finance...

6 Apr 2017

Investors want to know the risks of climate change
Investors want to know the risks of climate change

The North Gauteng High Court recently ruled that the environmental authorisation for a new coal-fired power station had not properly considered the project's climate change impacts...

6 Apr 2017

#GreenMondaySA: Eat less meat, save the world
#GreenMondaySA: Eat less meat, save the world

Since watching Cowspiracy and after taking part in the 2015 Greenpop Festival of Action in Zambia, I have been a lot more conscious about what I consume, particularly meat and dairy, industries which are the number one culprits when it comes to environmental damage.

By Ruth Cooper 6 Apr 2017

We are heading for the warmest climate in half a billion years, says new study
We are heading for the warmest climate in half a billion years, says new study

Carbon dioxide concentrations are heading towards values not seen in the past 200m years...

By Gavin Foster, Dana Royer, and Dan Lunt 6 Apr 2017

New research vessel explores oceans for the sake of better marine resources management
New research vessel explores oceans for the sake of better marine resources management

"This new vessel allows us to improve research and activities where marine observations are extremely limited, and better understand the impacts of climate change on aquatic ecosystems and our oceans."

28 Mar 2017

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Earth's soil carbon reservoir poses massive risk to climate change mitigation

Fijian president Jioji Konousi Konrote warned of colossal negative impacts on the environment and human societies if the massive stores of carbon trapped in Earth's soils are released...

22 Mar 2017

Premier Hotels & Resorts to educate guests during Earth Hour
Premier Hotels & Resorts to educate guests during Earth Hour

With 75% of hotels' environmental impact being directly related to excessive consumption, we have committed to transforming ourselves and, in turn, the environment, by adopting a more eco-friendly approach...

20 Mar 2017

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ELA wins Thabametsi green lawsuit

ELA has won its lawsuit against the environmental authorisation of a new coal-fired power station, scoring a major victory for the climate change cause...

8 Mar 2017

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Bringing water to Kenya's drought-stricken wildlife

In a wildlife sanctuary in southern Kenya the relentless sun has bleached savannah grasses and dried up rivers, turning water holes first into muddy pits and now, dust bowls...

7 Mar 2017

Judgement reserved in Thabametsi climate case
Judgement reserved in Thabametsi climate case

Judgment in South Africa's first climate change case around the impact of proposed Thabametsi coal-fired power station in Limpopo was reserved last week...

6 Mar 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
The importance of teaching about climate change

It is important for people to learn about clean energy, green practices, and reduced resource use for us to continue to enjoy these invaluable resources for generations...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 6 Mar 2017

Communicating climate change: focus on the framing, not just the facts
Communicating climate change: focus on the framing, not just the facts

Humans are currently in a war against global warming. Or is it a race against global warming? Or maybe it's just a problem we have to deal with?

By Rose Hendricks 6 Mar 2017

Court outcome will dictate SA's commitment to Paris Agreement
Court outcome will dictate SA's commitment to Paris Agreement

The practical consequences of the Paris Agreementmay soon be better understood as an application regarding climate change is being heard in the Pretoria High Court...

By Sandra Gore and Alecia Pienaar 2 Mar 2017

ELA goes to court over Thabametsi's environmental impact
ELA goes to court over Thabametsi's environmental impact

ELA argues that Thabametsi power station did not adequately assess the climate change impact of the facility...

1 Mar 2017

WWF urges Eskom to back renewables
WWF urges Eskom to back renewables

In a petition, WWF South Africa is calling on Eskom to expedite the use of renewable energy in the country...

1 Mar 2017

Flight to greener aviation fuel has hit turbulence – here's why
Flight to greener aviation fuel has hit turbulence – here's why

When it comes to reducing carbon emissions, one of the biggest hurdles is the world's addiction to flying...

By Simon Blakey 1 Mar 2017

FCFA report provides climate information for Africa
FCFA report provides climate information for Africa

Future Climate for Africa released a report late last year that provides scientific information about the continent's changing climate, equipping decision-makers to plan better...

27 Feb 2017

Climate change case in court

What has been described as South Africa's first climate change lawsuit is to be heard on Thursday, 2 March 2017, in the Pretoria High Court...

24 Feb 2017

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Indian Ocean Dipole: The obscure climate phenomenon driving drought

An obscure climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean is contributing to an East Africa drought that is threatening the lives of millions of people, as famine looms...

By Jared Ferrie 24 Feb 2017

Joanne van der Walt, Sage Foundation manager, Africa
Sage launches $1m fund to inspire African innovation

The Sage Foundation recently launched a $1m enterprise fund open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls...

23 Feb 2017

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