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Rainbow’s end?
Dairymen rise to Covid-19 challenge but question own future

Times have long been tough for the country’s dairy farmers, squeezed between rising costs and flat prices.  Under lockdown they are, for the most part, bearing up well. Fatima Khan

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Numbers man graphs hard as conspiracies thicken

Modelling the progression of the pandemic involves complex data and a wide range of disciplines. It’s a far from exact, often flawed, business, but the alternative is confusion and conspiracy

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Alas poor Yorick:
Musings on masks and mortality by top medic

Some of us will survive the coronavirus pandemic. Some of us will not. In the meantime, wear a mask, says respected  physician Dr Jonas Sharma.

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Geologist’s ‘deep view’ perspective heats up the debate on climate crisis

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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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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Shea class: Midlands school scores in water compo

A RURAL KwaZulu-Natal Midlands school has taken top honours in a national programme that encourages water conservation and implementing the UN’s sustainable development goals. Shea O’Connor Combined School will now

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Wild waters, but where are all the sharks?

A record breaking endurance swimmer saw worryingly little marine life, especially sharks, on a North Coast adventure. Jess Nicholson reports.

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Best little kitchen on the Wild Coast

Masha Ramsamooch meets a remarkable woman and finds on the Wild Coast, a moveable feast.