Africa set for huge growth in renewable energy

A groundbreaking new report by IRENA shows that Africa as a continent could generate almost a quarter of its energy requirements through clean, renewable energy by 2030.

7 tips for creating a water-wise garden

Water-wise gardens cut down water usage but are still beautiful and, as there are so many indigenous options to choose from, water-wise gardening should be the norm.

Adidas unveils sports shoes made from recycled ocean waste

Sportswear brand Adidas has launched a prototype shoe with an upper made entirely from yarns and filaments produced using plastic salvaged from the ocean.

Picking a sunscreen that’s safe for coral reefs and you

Scientists have long suspected that sunscreens contribute to coral bleaching events, as concoctions designed to protect skin wash off the bodies of swimmers, surfers and beachgoers of all kinds.

Zambia Busts SA Wildlife Smuggling Syndicate

Zambia Wildlife Authority’s (ZAWA) Intelligence and Investigations Unit (IIU) officers have successfully intercepted a group of men attempting to illegally export 12 live Zambian sable antelopes by air to South Africa.

14 elephants killed by cyanide poisoning.

Harare – Fourteen elephants were poisoned by cyanide in Zimbabwe in three separate incidents, two years after poachers killed more than 200 elephants by poisoning, Zimbabwe’s National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said Tuesday.

Scientists capture first footage of biofluorescent turtle (Video)

From glowworms to comb jellies, there are a number of creatures in nature that glow with the magic light of bioluminescence, which is a chemical reaction created within the organism to create light.

SA plans to build 1 500 MW solar park

South Africa, which is battling with power shortages, plans to build a solar park in its Northern Cape province to produce an additional 1 500 megawatts, a senior official said on Monday.

SA’s solar cars head to world challenge

Two teams from South African universities are set to take their solar-powered cars to participate at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge from 18 to 25 October in Australia.

What is a rhino in the wild really worth?

In Africa, the average cost of an AK-47 is a little over $300. A single rhinoceros horn — reputed (falsely) in Asia to have cancer-healing properties — can bring $300,000 on the black market.