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Crypto-currency windfall for wildlife  

An online platform is making it greener, cheaper and easier to support conservation agencies worldwide.

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‘Environmental hero company’ charged for massive Durban air, water and soil pollution

Marathon legal case looms large for agrochemical giant in wake of Durban’s disastrous chemical spill.

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New narratives needed on wildlife trafficking

Roving Reporters is helping spearhead an innovative journalism project in the Greater Kruger National Park.

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Wild about weeds

We are often in a rush to rid our gardens of blackjacks, stinging nettles and a bunch of other bitter things. But Julia Invernizzi wised up on a recent walk.

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Enviro Champs tackle Pietermaritzburg river pollution

A community-based programme is helping to clean rivers in the KZN capital. Thobani Ngomane and Matthew Hattingh report.

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Swimming against the tide of sewage: Standerton sanfus stir up action

An intrepid band of activist-athletes are drawing attention to a pressing pollution problem

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Heads up for rookie environmental writers

The window period for submission of story pitches has closed – June 15 2021   Keen to write a few environmental wrongs? Do you have a conservation story that needs to be told, but are not sure how to go about it?

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Hiya ladies, I am in a wooing mood!
. . . Spider love can be so strange

When it comes to wooing aggressive females, spiders can really spin the charm… just ask David Attenborough and Jurgen Otto. Fatima Khan reports

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Trial may shed light on Wild Coast violence

A much-delayed case, back before the courts, brings to light community conflict over mineral sands mining plans. Fred Kockott reports. 

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The story behind the murder of anti-mining activist, Fikile Ntshangase

Fikile Ntshangase will be buried tomorrow.  Roving Reporters looks into the background to her murder last Thursday evening. Mine boss links the killing and other recent incidents of violence and intimidation to concerns in the community about job losses should be the mine be forced to close Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife – the custodian of Kwazulu-Natal’s protected parks – wants  Tendele Coal Mining to fund a comprehensive study on the adverse impacts its operations have on the iMfolozi wilderness area Commentators