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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

Environment

The ties that bind: land and loyalty

Loyalty to the land runs deep among Pondo,  Shona Aylward reports in the final instalment of her look into Xolobeni and the mining saga.

Environment

‘Mining Xolobeni like putting jackal with the goats’

Plans to mine Xolobeni continue to face  stiff opposition from residents, reports Shona Aylward, in this the second of a three-part series on the area.

Environment Shona's wild sojourn Wild Walk series

It’s a wrench and a drench to leave

Pooped but proud to have finished, Shona Aylward looks back on the demanding final days of the Wild Coast hike and salutes their energetic guide.

Environment Ocean Watch

Volunteers bag tons in Beachwood cleanup

Volunteers are clearing storm debris from Durban’s beaches. They tackled the Beachwood Mangroves at the weekend and are now turning their attention to Toti and the city’s central beaches