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Public engagement is ‘part of our DNA’, says Eni

Constructive dialogue is required to assess the pros and cons of gas and oil exploration off KwaZulu-Natal’s coastline, says Eni in a statement about its KwaZulu-Natal offshore gas and exploration

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Rowdy reception for oil drillers

Activists are unimpressed with a draft environmental impact assessment report on plans to explore for oil and gas off the KwaZulu-Natal coast. Fred Kockott and Thabiso Goba report.

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Hot news: how charcoal fuels terror

Tony Weaver reports on an unlikely source of terror funding and the harm it’s doing to Africa’s forests.

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Better latte than never to save lions, says cafe owner

A KZN cafe is offering a roar-some cup of coffee and it’s all for a good cause, reports Bukeka Silekwa.

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Bone lions: government passes the buck

The two government departments that should be dealing with the captive lion trade have gone awol, writes Louzel Lombard Steyn

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Tributes for minister who leaves a mixed legacy

TRIBUTES have poured in from conservationists and political leaders following the death of South African environmental minister, Edna Molewa.

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Claws out at lion trade colloquium: hearing in detail

Fur flew during a two-day colloquium on captive lion breeding, hunting and the bone trade. Opinion was sharply divided among experts, officials, and lobby groups about the dangers and benefits

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Yes Minister? What Environmental Affairs told Roving Reporters

Roving Reporters sent Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa a list of questions about her department’s apparent tardiness in expanding South Africa’s Marine Protected Areas.

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Scientists up demands for government to protect oceans

A group of young marine scientists are questioning why government is stalling on declaring a network of Marine Protection Areas (MPAs).  Fred Kockott reports

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Toxic times: primer takes the fight to polluters

A new booklet provides useful information for communities facing pollution problems. Thabiso Goba reports.