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Sticking it to them: geologist gets climate community hot and bothered

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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Sand mining plans dog Xolobeni

Since 2006, people in Xolobeni have waged a struggle over plans for heavy minerals mining, reports Shona Aylward in this three part series first published by South Coast Herald.  

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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.

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‘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.

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Sowing dissent: Pondoland pain over mining plan

In this, the first of a three part series on Xolobeni, journalist Shona Aylward looks at the struggle over proposed heavy minerals on the Wild Coast. 

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Park expansion holds hope for Africa’s big tuskers

Eight of Africa’s remaining 30 “big tuskers” live in South Africa’s Tembe Elephant Park. The park is set to expand by up to 26,000 hectares, allowing its elephant herds to