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Lift off for African vulture safe zones

The first of at least five new “vulture safe zones” in Southern Africa are about to take off as private landowners and other partners join the battle to save Africa’s

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Geologist’s ‘deep view’ perspective heats up the debate on climate crisis

Global warming is real and it’s happening, but a geology professor reckons the current focus on it is short-sighted, distracting from more pressing environmental problems. Mike Watkeys’ “deep time” perspective

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Why are conservative men so scared of Greta Thunberg?

What is it about Greta Thunberg that scares so many ageing, conservative men? Is it because she challenges the old-world industrial capitalist order that gave men the authority over everything,

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Buzz off! Stinky solutions for a jumbo problem

Elephants can fundamentally alter the landscapes as they forage, damaging or killing large trees. Now researchers are trying out pungent potions to keep destructive pachyderms at bay. Tony Carnie reports 

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Win in war on logging pirates

Mozambique has recorded a measure of success recently against wildlife poachers and illegal loggers, thanks to stronger enforcement. Fred Kockott reports. This report was commissioned and first published by Mongabay

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Silver lining to Dusi pollution calamity?

Durban-Pietermaritzburg river pollution a microcosm of nationwide water pollution control failures First published by GroundUp by Tony Carnie Sometimes, a really bad dose of pollution news can turn out to

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Shea class: Midlands school scores in water compo

A RURAL KwaZulu-Natal Midlands school has taken top honours in a national programme that encourages water conservation and implementing the UN’s sustainable development goals. Shea O’Connor Combined School will now

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Wild waters, but where are all the sharks?

A record breaking endurance swimmer saw worryingly little marine life, especially sharks, on a North Coast adventure. Jess Nicholson reports.

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South African version of Truman Capote’s, In Cold Blood?

“You’re cadet journalists, barely a published word to your names, jointly or individually, and what you’re working on has potential to be a global hit!” So said author, Denis Beckett,