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How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050
How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050Article

Species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds over the last 50 years...

Michael Obersteiner, David Leclère, Piero Visconti 15 Sep 2020

Women making waves in water conservation with RAIN
Women making waves in water conservation with RAINArticle

Through its Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN), the Coca-Cola Foundation is supporting women-inspired partnerships in South Africa create positive impacts on the environment and livelihoods...

25 Aug 2020

Green economy recovery: Women leading their emancipation
Green economy recovery: Women leading their emancipationArticle

On the 9th of August 1956, courageous women of South Africa decided they had experienced enough oppression and exclusion in the economy, which subjected them to living in abject poverty...

Bonani Madikizela 13 Aug 2020

Biodiversity loss adds to economic woes, research shows
Biodiversity loss adds to economic woes, research showsArticle

The Ramsar Convention decided on the international theme of 'Wetlands and biodiversity' for the year 2020...

Bonani Madikizela 28 Jan 2020

If citizens think they’ll personally and financially benefit from a carbon tax, maybe politicians would take action.
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Want citizens to care about climate change? Write them a chequeArticle

Climate scientists insist in a recent report that fundamental changes in how energy is consumed and supplied are urgently required to avoid serious damage to life and property...

Abhishek Kar & Hisham Zerriffi 3 Jan 2019

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Mainstreaming biodiversity crucial for securing global food securityArticle

Together with healthy agricultural ecosystems, biodiversity provides the ecological foundations for food production, which play a critical role in humankind...

30 May 2018

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We know how food production needs to change if crisis is to be avoided - so why isn't this happening?Article

Business as usual is no longer an option for food and agriculture. The global agriculture system will have to be radically transformed to avoid further environmental and social problems...

Nina Moeller & Michel Pimbert 27 Mar 2018

How smart policies can lessen effects of climate change
How smart policies can lessen effects of climate changeArticle

Strong government structures can turn the dream of a prosperous continent into a reality...

Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi 10 Nov 2016

Egypt uses sewage to grow forests in the desert
Egypt uses sewage to grow forests in the desertArticle

To tackle desertification, the Egyptian government is growing tree plantations that thrive on waste water...

Kate Walker 31 Aug 2016

ProEcoServ project identifies $1bn benefits in four countries
ProEcoServ project identifies $1bn benefits in four countriesArticle

The four-year ProEcoServ project, aimed at integrating the economic value of ecosystems into government policies, has identified almost $1bn of benefits in four pilot countries...

13 Oct 2015

UN report: government subsidies may exacerbate deforestation
UN report: government subsidies may exacerbate deforestationArticle

According to a new United Nations brief, government subsidies, estimated at $200 billion annually are often the key underlying drivers of forest loss worldwide...

4 Sep 2015

Climate change is hitting South Africa's coastal fish
Climate change is hitting South Africa's coastal fishArticle

Climate change that is linked to the buildup of greenhouse gases and aerosols in the atmosphere has led to increases in the earth's...

Nicola James 3 Aug 2015

Green Flag status for Knysna forest trails
Green Flag status for Knysna forest trailsArticle

Two hiking trails in the Knysna forest recently received Green Flag status...

20 May 2015

Worsening climate change could affect the economy
Worsening climate change could affect the economyArticle

The devastating effects of climate change are already being felt across the planet, including in Africa. The 2011 drought-induced famine in the Horn of Africa affected more than 10 million people and claimed 257,000 lives.

Richard Munang and Jessica Andrews 26 Sep 2014

Land degradation can't be ignored says Molewa
Land degradation can't be ignored says MolewaArticle

Desertification, land degradation and drought has negatively affected livelihoods in a way that cannot be ignored anymore, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said.

26 Sep 2013

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

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