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How many nurdles are floating out there, Sabic?

Port authorities and Sabic fail to come clean on cargo spill As public concern mounts about the extent of industrial plastic pollution arising from the recent Durban cargo spill, responses

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Government probes KZN cargo spill

Saudi company will pay, says Plastics SA In the wake of one the worst spillages of raw plastic pellets in KwaZulu-Natal waters, a Roving Reporters investigation has revealed that the one

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Ocean Stewards inspired by ‘beach-bum extraordinaire”

A “beach bum extraordinaire” has teamed up with fellow marine scientists to generate a new wave of ocean stewards. Fred Kockott and Diony Lalieu report.

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Poverty drives poaching – warning of bloodbath

Boots on the ground will not solve South Africa’s poaching problem, says criminologist, Cath Jakins, co-organiser of the Durban chapter of yesterday’s Global March for Elephants and Rhinos.

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Vultures thrive on rhino kills

Battle against bloodshed Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife is under unfriendly fire, but latest arrests spark hope that the tide can be turned in combating rhino poaching. FRED KOCKOTT reports

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Global march against poaching

Several thousand people in 97 cities worldwide – from Gaborone to Canada – are taking part in a global march tomorrow to raise awareness about the impacts of poaching and

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Plastic-free surf contests for a “blue-er” ocean

The 2017 Cobbles Classic surfing event and Cape Recife Music Festival in Port Elizabeth last weekend, heralded the start of a drive to create “plastic-free” surf contests in South Africa. Spearheading

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Ocean faces competing interests

Deep-sea exploration sparks renewed conservation efforts, but when it comes to protecting ocean life, competing commercial interests pose a huge challenge, writes FRED KOCKOTT.

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Massive indigenous tree planting drive takes root

A world without trees would be hell on earth As a massive indigenous tree planting project takes root in South Africa, FRED KOCKOTT and JANE ROSS reflect on the relevance

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The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees by French author, Jean Giono, is a classic tale worth reading during Arbor Week. The 4000-word allegorical tale was also made into an award-winning short film