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Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies

As climate change alters temperature and rainfall patterns, yields of some crops are increasing while others decline. The net result: less food, especially where it's most needed.

10 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addiction

Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable...

By Sabrina Chakori 6 Feb 2019

AUSTRALIA

Green is the new black: why retailers want you to know about their green credentials

Australian supermarkets phasing out single-use plastic bags is just one example of how retailers are fiercely engaged in a race to be "green". Other examples are dumping plastic straws...

By Louise Grimmer and Gary Mortimer 30 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Female corporate leaders make firms less likely to fall foul of environmental laws

Companies with more gender-balanced boards are less often sued for breaching environmental laws...

By Chelsea Liu 31 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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

GLOBAL

Can meat exports be made humane? Here are three key strategies

What do we need to do to humanely sell meat to the world? Three experts: an agricultural specialist, a veterinarian and a religious scholar, answer...

By Andrew Butt, Andrew Fisher & Shakira Hussein 11 May 2018

AUSTRALIA

What businesses can do to stamp out slavery in their supply chains

Until quite recently, businesses didn't have a reason to dig deeper than assessing the price and appearance of the products shipped to their warehouses...

5 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Barrier Reef report card paints bleak picture

Australia on Thursday, 20 October, admitted more needs to be done to protect the Great Barrier Reef from pollution after a government-backed report painted a bleak picture of the natural wonder...

21 Oct 2016

AUSTRALIA

Message in a bottle: the wine industry gives farmers a taste of what to expect from climate change

Wine, as we have seen once again this week, seems to be a handy way to galvanise concerns about the future ill-effects of climate change...

By Douglas Bardsley 30 Jul 2015

AUSTRALIA

Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

Despite improvements in efficiency, global aviation emissions are expected to grow 70% by 2020 from 2005...

By John Mathews 8 Jun 2015

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