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Powering the economy through alternative energy
Powering the economy through alternative energyArticle

South Africa is finalising the much-anticipated Hydrogen Society Roadmap as the country shapes its industrialisation and economic pathway...

5 May 2021

'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthy
'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthyArticle

A stable ecosystem of organic matter is the key to improving agricultural yields in the surrounding farmland and fighting climate change...

Michele Francis 9 Apr 2021

New forum launched for global soil health
New forum launched for global soil healthArticle

Farmers, especially Africa's millions of smallholders, must be empowered to be the primary caregivers of the soil in the interest of food security and climate-change management alike...

24 Mar 2021

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Three SA researchers shortlisted in international forestry research awardArticle

Three South African researchers have made it to the global shortlist of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Awards. They were selected from 14 candidates in the South African round...

11 Mar 2021

Nature: how do you put a price on something that has infinite worth?
Nature: how do you put a price on something that has infinite worth?Article

There's a new nature conservation strategy in town - and it means business...

Tom Oliver 8 Feb 2021

Demand for meat is driving deforestation in Brazil - changing the soy industry could stop it
Demand for meat is driving deforestation in Brazil - changing the soy industry could stop itArticle

Deforestation in Brazil recently reached a 12-year high, prompting France to cut soybean imports from the country...

Angela Guerrero and Malika Virah-Sawmy 4 Jan 2021

Fewer tourists meant less money for wildlife during the pandemic - but there's an alternative
Fewer tourists meant less money for wildlife during the pandemic - but there's an alternativeArticle

"Nature is healing" read social media posts at the outset of the pandemic, as birdsong replaced the drone of traffic during lockdown. But for wildlife conservation in Africa, the reality was very different...

Joseph Hamm 24 Dec 2020

Metals from urban pollution are contaminating the last few old forests in Cape Town
Metals from urban pollution are contaminating the last few old forests in Cape TownArticle

Forests are good for the planet: they purify the air and moderate the climate...

Anne-Liese Naude (Kruger) 15 Dec 2020

The wooden economy and the world's ultimate renewable
The wooden economy and the world's ultimate renewableArticle

As a sustainably farmed resource that stores carbon, wood is increasingly being used not only in the built environment for houses and high-rises but also for its cellulose, lignin and sugars...

2 Dec 2020

Dust in the atmosphere is a sign of trouble in South Africa's maize fields
Dust in the atmosphere is a sign of trouble in South Africa's maize fieldsArticle

Soil loss in South Africa can have a negative impact on air quality and food security...

Frank Eckardt 20 Oct 2020

How South Africa's mangrove forests store carbon and why it matters
How South Africa's mangrove forests store carbon and why it mattersArticle

Scientists around the world are looking for ways to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere...

Jaime Leigh Johnson and Jacqueline L Raw 26 Feb 2020

Travel treasure troves in the trees
Travel treasure troves in the treesArticle

Dr Ronald Heath, research director at Forestry South Africa shares how commercial forests and the land which they share with indigenous woodlands and grasslands, are a playground for many this festive season and lists five things to add to your bucket list ahead of this festive season and going into the new year...

Dr Ronald Heath 2 Dec 2019

International Print Day: 8 reasons why print thrives
International Print Day: 8 reasons why print thrivesArticle

With research the world over pointing to a resurgence of paper and print, from planners to paperbacks, we are enticed away from the touchscreen to the tactile...

Samantha Choles 23 Oct 2019

To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for Nature
To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for NatureArticle

Earth's cornucopia of life has evolved over 550 million years. Along the way, five mass extinction events have caused serious setbacks to life on our planet...

Greg Asner 2 May 2019

New CO2 capture technology is not the magic bullet against climate change
New CO2 capture technology is not the magic bullet against climate changeArticle

According to a recent major UN report, if we are to limit temperature rise to 1.5 °C and prevent the most catastrophic effects of climate change, we need to reduce global CO2 emissions to net zero by 2050...

Chris Hawes 24 Apr 2019

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On dangerous ground: Land degradation is turning soils into desertsArticle

Land degradation can take many forms, but always entails a serious disruption of a healthy balance between five key ecosystem functions. These are: food production, fibre provision, microclimate regulation, water retention, and carbon storage...

Prof Abbas El-Zein 29 Mar 2018

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From foe to friend: How carnivores could help farmersArticle

Our new study showed that far from causing problems for farmers, carnivores could actually be beneficial by controlling rodent pests...

Sam Williams, Lourens Swanepoel & Steven Belmain 6 Mar 2018

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Global Soil Organic Carbon Map a powerful tool for sustainable agriculture, climate change mitigationArticle

Conserving and restoring soils, as a major carbon storage system, is critical for both sustainable agriculture and mitigating climate change. FAO launched a comprehensive global map showing the amount of carbon stocks in the soil...

6 Dec 2017

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Tobacco hurts more than just your lungs - it damages the communities that grow itArticle

Tobacco impacts the health and well-being of the people who grow it and the environment where it is grown, often with devastating consequences. So why do farmers grow tobacco?

Eleanor Jew 23 Nov 2017

Africa's rainforests are different. Why it matters that they're protected
Africa's rainforests are different. Why it matters that they're protectedArticle

Around 2 million km² of Africa is covered by tropical rainforests...

Martin Sullivan, Oliver Phillips, and Simon Lewis 25 May 2017

27 African countries adopt the Marrakesh Declaration
27 African countries adopt the Marrakesh DeclarationArticle

Twenty-seven African countries have adopted the Marrakesh Declaration, which consolidates these countries' commitment to placing the Adaptation of African Agriculture at the heart of COP22 negotiations...

11 Oct 2016

New technology offers hope for storing carbon dioxide underground
New technology offers hope for storing carbon dioxide undergroundArticle

To halt climate change and prevent dangerous warming, we ultimately have to stop pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere...

Dom Wolff-Boenisch 13 Jun 2016

Roads built for logging in the Congo Basin have implications for forest management. Fritz Kleinschroth
How forests recover rapidly on logging roads in the Congo BasinArticle

Large areas of tropical forest worldwide are used for selective logging which requires extensive road networks to access trees harvested for timber...

John Healey and Fritz Kleinschroth 7 Jun 2016

Slow forest drought recovery may boost climate change: study
Slow forest drought recovery may boost climate change: studyArticle

Trees and other vegetation take longer than expected to recover from extreme drought, thus storing less carbon dioxide and accelerating global warming, a study said on Thursday, 30 July...

3 Aug 2015

Conservation action is needed to save the DRC’s forests and slow global climate change. Julien Harneis, Creative Commons.
Africa's forests may be our last chance to slow climate changeArticle

Deforestation is now the second leading cause of global climate change. Debates on this topic often centre on the Amazon, given the high-profile destruction of its forest biodiversity. However, a troubling rise in deforestation in Central Africa - home to the world's second largest tropical forest - has received surprisingly little attention...

Laura Sonter and Gillian Galford 23 Jul 2015

Int speakers address colloquium on urban green spaces, greeningArticle

A colloquium on 'The Value of Urban Green Spaces and Greening' will be held at the UNISA Florida Campus in Roodepoort on Thursday 1 November 2012 from 8am, ending with a tour of the new horticulture centre at the campus at 2pm.

29 Oct 2012

SA to test carbon storage technology 'by 2017'Article

According to Business Day, the head of the South African Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage, Tony Surridge, said that the country is likely to be ready to test-inject carbon dioxide into underground storage cavities from 2017 in a bid to determine whether "carbon capture and storage" technology is viable.

8 May 2012

New global partnership for healthy oceansArticle

SINGAPORE: A coalition of governments, international organisations, civil society groups and private interests are joining together under the banner of a Global Partnership for Oceans to confront widely documented problems of over-fishing, marine degradation, and habitat loss.

27 Feb 2012

SA's natural ecosystems offer protection from climate change ravages
SA's natural ecosystems offer protection from climate change ravagesArticle

Dr Jeanne Nel, conservation biologist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), strongly feels that delivering "doom and gloom" environmental messages on the dire consequences of climate change, as well as talking about the need to become "greenies", leaves South Africans feeling hopeless.

13 Oct 2011

Food security, climate change closely linkedArticle

JOHANNESBURG: International relations and cooperation minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, says food security in the African continent is linked to the prevailing climate.

Nthambeleni Gabara 15 Sep 2011

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