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Blue Economy punted as a panacea, but at what cost?

Amid the global Covid-19 pandemic and a looming climate crisis climax, the increasingly redundant fossil fuel industry seems hellbent on business as usual, writes Francois du Toit.

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Giving the bird: chemical farming’s shocking consequences

Our addiction to chemical fertilisers and pesticides has taken a terrible toll on wildlife and human health, writes Dr Andrew Venter 

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Involving more people in the ‘wild economy’ will make the world a better place

For too long, we’ve got it wrong when it comes to conservation. Fortunately some, especially the young, are pointing us in the right direction, writes Francois du Toit Young black

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Techy tax:
Strides in renewable energy put fossil fuel power on the line

Eskom has little choice but to go green, but there are reasons it’s dragging its feet, writes Dr Andrew Venter

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A lot on our plate:
Why the way we farm and eat must change

We’re travelling less and using less energy – good news for our efforts to rein in climate change – but we’ve still got far to go. Embracing nature may get

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Tourism takes a pounding in lockdown purgatory

As tourism languishes in lockdown purgatory the communities it supports will be feeling the pain. Vital funding for conservation has vanished too, writes Dr Andrew Venter

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Turn or burn:
Time for a carbon neutral future

The fossil fuel industry’s grip on the global economy has made it harder for us to move to a sustainable future. Dr Andrew Venter looks at the oil price collapse

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New ways needed to feed more

This virus reminds us of a growing problem: Either we find another planet to accommodate our ever-increasing needs or we change our relationship with planet Earth, writes Dr Andrew Venter

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Pandemic punishes but powers school digital switch

South Africa’s basic education system is subpar. Fixing it has proven hard to do, but the country’s response to coronavirus offers hope and some pointers for the future, writes Dr

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Bats in the belfry:
Time for a rethink on a troubling harvest

Dr Andrew Venter on how the unsustainable exploitation of wildlife is putting human health at ever increasing risk.