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AWF Urges Moratorium on Sport Hunting of Elephants
26 November, 2015
At a time when African elephants are facing extraordinary threats to their survival, AWF is urging governments that currently allow sport hunting of elephants to suspend such activities, and to enact a moratorium on elephant trophy hunting.
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The end of canned lion hunting looks imminent
26 November, 2015
Breaking news has also come out of the Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA) AGM.
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New approach to water usage needed
26 November, 2015
The worst drought in decades in South Africa will have far-reaching impacts, but will also motivate the government, businesses and consumers to change the way they use water.
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Sea Harvest committed to fishing sustainably
26 November, 2015
According to Felix Ratheb, Sea Harvest' Chief Executive Officer, it is well documented that the ocean's fish stocks are under severe pressure from overfishing.
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Top speakers inspire at the 2015 Green Building Convention
26 November, 2015
“If everyone got free WiFi with every tree they planted, we wouldn’t have the problem of climate change.”
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Africa: South Africa in Midst of 'Epic Drought'
12 November, 2015
South Africa is facing its worst drought since 1982, with more than 2.7 million households facing water shortages across the country, the government has said.
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Wildlife conservation in the Congo is like guerrilla warfare. Rangers stalk – and are stalked by – poachers
12 November, 2015
Johannesburg — The eight suspected poachers stood under a tree, apparently unaware they were being tracked by 10 rangers from Congo’s Garamba National Park.
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South Africa: Huge Serval Population Found Around Sasol Fuel Plant
12 November, 2015
Scientists are both astonished and excited after more than 100 serval cats were captured on camera in a population study around Sasol's fuel plant in Secunda.
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Plastic Shopping Bags & Environmental Impact
12 November, 2015
Disposable bags may seem convenient but have proven to be a huge source of pollution.
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Tusk force: Zim army to take on elephant poachers in national parks
12 November, 2015
Harare – The Zimbabwean army is reportedly set to be deployed to the country’s national parks following the killing of dozens of elephants in recent months.
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Africa set for huge growth in renewable energy
29 October, 2015
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.
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7 tips for creating a water-wise garden
29 October, 2015
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.
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Adidas unveils sports shoes made from recycled ocean waste
29 October, 2015
Sportswear brand Adidas has launched a prototype shoe with an upper made entirely from yarns and filaments produced using plastic salvaged from the ocean.
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Picking a sunscreen that’s safe for coral reefs and you
29 October, 2015
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.
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Zambia Busts SA Wildlife Smuggling Syndicate
29 October, 2015
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.
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14 elephants killed by cyanide poisoning.
13 October, 2015
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.
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Scientists capture first footage of biofluorescent turtle (Video)
13 October, 2015
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.
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SA plans to build 1 500 MW solar park
13 October, 2015
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.
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SA's solar cars head to world challenge
13 October, 2015
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.
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What is a rhino in the wild really worth?
13 October, 2015
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.
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7 Signs Renewable Energy Is Here to Stay
1 October, 2015
A new Greenpeace report shows how the world can move to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.
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Tracker dog praised as two poachers convicted
1 October, 2015
A Belgian Malinois dog has successfully tracked two poachers, resulting in their conviction.
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Solar-powered cars spark South Africans' interest in clean tech
1 October, 2015
Two solar car teams from South Africa will showcase the government's efforts to inspire interest in clean technology.
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Marine robots unite in hunt for wildlife hotspots
1 October, 2015
Marine robots are being used to understand why marine animals are attracted to a biodiversity hotspot in the Celtic Sea.
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Six rhino die in moonlight poaching
1 October, 2015
The full moon allows poachers to enter reserves at night to reduce the risk of getting caught.
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New human related species found at Maropeng
17 September, 2015
A new species of hominin has been unveiled at Maropeng in the Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg, that is being described as a new branch of the human family tree.
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The Black Mambas, a Mostly Female Anti-Poaching Unit, Wins Top U.N. Award
17 September, 2015
Talk about some serious girl power.
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National Greening Project
17 September, 2015
Pretoria – Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana has called on forestry partners to give life to a broad national greening project as a means of ensuring a brighter future for children.
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Rhino poaching 'ringleader' loses bail appeal
17 September, 2015
Pretoria - The alleged ringleader of a rhino poaching syndicate has lost his renewed bid for bail.
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Business case for green buildings more compelling
17 September, 2015
Johannesburg - The business case to invest in green buildings is becoming more compelling every year, according to Brian Wilkinson, CEO of the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).
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The Desolenator gets the People's Choice at INDEX awards
3 September, 2015
When I first looked at the Desolenator, one of the 46 nominees in the INDEX awards, I was a bit dubious.
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S Africa’s renewables programme the basis of green economy
3 September, 2015
South Africa’s successful Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) has not only brought in hundreds of billions of rands in economic infrastructure investment
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Lions rescued from circuses coming to SA
3 September, 2015
Johannesburg - A group of 33 lions, rescued from ten circuses in Peru and Colombia, will be relocated to a sanctuary in Limpopo next month
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2 tons of elephant tusks seized in Vietnam
3 September, 2015
Hanoi - Customs officers in Vietnam seized more than two tons of elephant tusks
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Anti-Poaching Team Fights To Save Newborn Baby Elephant In Mozambique
3 September, 2015
UPDATE: We're very sad to report that despite every effort to save him, Rascal the elephant calf died earlier today, most likely from shock.
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Giraffe numbers shrink alarmingly
19 August, 2015
Durban - The population of the world’s tallest animal species, the giraffe, is shrinking fast.
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Elephant skin graft gives mutilated rhino second chance
19 August, 2015
A rhinoceros in South Africa that was mutilated by poachers for its horn is getting a chance to recover after receiving a skin graft from an elephant, a veterinarian said.
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One of the newest, most viable forms of clean energy could beat all other existing options
19 August, 2015
Worldwide oil prices are subject to quite a bit of volatility and are often affected by political disputes and controversies.
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Fake elephant tusks fitted with GPS, help to uncover smuggling routes
19 August, 2015
Poaching is at its all time highest across Africa, with more elephants and rhinos being slaughtered now than ever before.
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Recycling prize for textbooks and fixing classrooms
19 August, 2015
What would your school do with the prize money if you win the 2015 Schools Recycling Competition? ‘We will buy textbooks, and fix broken chairs, desks and windows at the schools.
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Killing of Cecil sparks calls to ban trophy hunting
4 August, 2015
The maiming with a crossbow and later killing of Cecil, the famous Hwange lion, by American dentist Walter Palmer has led to an international firestorm of protest and calls for the banning of all trophy hunting worldwide.
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Corruption undermines every aspect of conservation
4 August, 2015
Poached ivory is being laundered as legal ivory and park staff, customs officials and politicians have been implicated. Some conservationists argue this corruption can’t be tackled and have called for a complete trade ban.
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The innovators: how tiny amounts of wind energy could light up Africa
4 August, 2015
Royal College of Art graduate Charlotte Slingsby has developed energy generation system involving sheets of plastic with wave-like filaments.
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The king of the jungle has returned to Rwanda
4 August, 2015
Rwanda reached a major conservation milestone this week as it reintroduced lions to the country after more than a decade of being absent.
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Maasai women are leading the solar revolution in rural Kenya
4 August, 2015
A new project spearheaded by Green Energy Africa sees Maasai women delivering simple solar technology to improve the lives of rural Kenyans.
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African Climate Centres Win European Windfall
22 July, 2015
The European Union (EU) has teamed up with African governments to fund local climate research centres and help the continent prepare for natural disasters.
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SA, EU Discuss Climate Change
22 July, 2015
South Africa and the European Commission on Thursday, 16 July 2015, stressed the importance of intensifying urgent action to address the issue of climate challenge at international, regional, national and grassroots levels.
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Livestreaming Cameras Implanted in Rhino Horns to Fight Poaching
22 July, 2015
Rhinoceros poaching has seen a dramatic increase in the last few years, and conservationists have been stepping up their efforts to fight this scourge by turning to new technologies like motion-triggered, satellite-connected remote cameras and drones.
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Cleaning up SA for a Sustainable Future
22 July, 2015
From 14-19 September this year, South Africans will once again be encouraged to clean up and recycle in their environment as part of annual National Clean-Up and Recycle Week.
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Mine-Detecting Elephants in Angola
22 July, 2015
Elephants had it rough during Angola’s long civil war.
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Conservationists to send 7 lions to Rwanda
6 July, 2015
A conservation group plans to move seven lions from South Africa to a national park in Rwanda, where it says the lion population was wiped out 15 years ago.
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Central Africa: Wildlife Future Hangs in the Balance
6 July, 2015
An extraordinary conference of the Organization for Wildlife Conservation in Africa and the 15th meeting of the 10 member Congo Forest Basin has ended in Yaounde with a statement of intent to save Africa's wildlife whose future, the documents authors say, is threatened.
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Skye charity aims to save otters in Africa
6 July, 2015
The Skye-based International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) is rolling out its otter training workshops to the continent - after a successful similar project over the last seven years in Asia.
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Mozambique to fight poaching by destroying large stockpile of confiscated ivory, rhino horn
6 July, 2015
Mozambique plans to destroy more than one ton of confiscated ivory as well as 53 rhino horns to show its resolve in the fight against poaching, a New York-based conservation group said Saturday.
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Costa Rica Is Now Running On 100% Renewable Electricity
6 July, 2015
In March, the government announced that the country has been running on nothing but renewable electricity in 2015.
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African vultures declining at a critical rate
22 June, 2015
African vultures are likely to qualify as ‘Critically Endangered’ under the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s global threat criteria.
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Four countries are acting as safe havens for African elephants
22 June, 2015
African elephants are crossing borders to escape lawlessness and fighting.
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Conservationists turn to military tactics to save African wildlife
22 June, 2015
African governments and private conservation groups are increasingly turning to militarised anti-poaching tactics to suppress the rise in illegal wildlife trade, a new Small Arms Survey says.
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Could Solar Power Be the Answer to Africa’s Energy Crisis?
22 June, 2015
Despite the huge shortages of electricity and energy, Africa remains one of the biggest untapped sources of renewable energy in the world.
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Powering into the future - A look at electric and hybrid cars in South Africa.
22 June, 2015
Technically, electric and hybrid cars are already available in South Africa, but not yet on quite such a widespread scale as overseas.
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Africa’s first Bottle-2-Bottle plastic recycling plant opens its doors
8 June, 2015
The first Bottle-2-Bottle recycling plant in Africa was officially opened by Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa in Wadeville, Johannesburg, with an investment of R75 million and the capability to produce resin that will be suitable for the carbonated drink sector.
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'Moon shot' call on clean energy
8 June, 2015
A group of scientists and economists is calling for the equivalent of the Apollo space programme to produce cheap, clean energy.
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Africa debate: Can Africa lead the way on renewable energy?
8 June, 2015
In a report published on World Environment Day, the Africa Progress Panel makes the case for Africa to emerge as a "global renewable energy superpower". So could this be the solution to Africa's power trouble?
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Nepal snow leopard gets a radio collar
8 June, 2015
Nepalese conservationists announced on Friday that they had successfully radio-collared a second snow leopard near Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain.
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The African Lion Needs Endangered Species Act Protection
8 June, 2015
The species faces imminent danger of extinction throughout significant portions of its range due to several unabated threats, including over-exploitation by recreational trophy hunting and commercial trade, loss of habitat and prey species, retaliatory killings, disease and other human-caused and natural factors.
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As poaching heats up, conservationists advocate sending South Africa rhinos to Texas
25 May, 2015
The proposal to transport 6% of the country’s white rhinos to the Lone Star State, announced last week by Group Elephant and the Exotic Wildlife Alliance, underlines just how serious the illegal wildlife trade has become.
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Call for China to Support Africa Conservation
25 May, 2015
So strong was the call for support for the closure of all ivory and rhino horn trade into Africa at a high profile Forum in Beijing that a Resolution was signed.
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Vietnam, South Africa strengthen ties in biodiversity conservation
25 May, 2015
The Vietnamese Government is willing to enhance cooperation with South Africa and other countries in biodiversity conservation both bilaterally and multilaterally, said Vietnamese Ambassador to the African nation Le Huy Hoang.
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Global bird conservation could be four times more cost-effective
25 May, 2015
Targeting conservation efforts to safeguard biodiversity, rather than focusing on charismatic species, could make current spending on threatened birds four times more effective, a new study has shown.
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Africa: Call for Conservation to Respect Tribal Peoples' Rights
25 May, 2015
Tribal peoples are generally the best conservationists; they have managed their lands sustainably for many generations. Forcibly removing tribal peoples from their land usually results in environmental damage.
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Chelsea Clinton highlights plight of elephants on visit to reserve in Kenya
11 May, 2015
Former President Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea, visited one of Africa’s most prominent elephant reserves Sunday, highlighting the enormous threat still facing the species, in spite of growing conservation efforts.
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New species of diving beetle found living in isolation in Africa
11 May, 2015
A striking new species of beetle with no direct relatives has been identified by a scientist from Plymouth University living in wetlands on the outskirts of Cape Town.
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Wildlife conservation hub to be established in Victoria Falls
11 May, 2015
THE Africa Albida Tourism group says it plans to establish a wildlife conservation hub in Victoria Falls to be known as Santonga Park as part of efforts to provide research and educational facilities for wildlife conservation.
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Tesla's low-cost renewable battery could revolutionise Africa's energy supply
11 May, 2015
Batteries that can store renewable energy for longer and at half the current cost have been hailed as an energy revolution that could transform Africa’s power supply.
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South Africa rhino poaching at new record levels
11 May, 2015
PRETORIA - The South African government said Sunday that more rhinos had been poached in 2015 than in the previous year, as the number of poached rhinos in the country balloons to record levels.
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Elephant conservation: The need for political will
28 April, 2015
The greatest threat to the safety of Africa’s elephants is not the poachers who prey on them for their tusks; rather it’s the governments of many of their homelands who lack the political will to ensure their safety. Indeed these very governments are in many cases complicit in the demise of these great animals.
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2015 Rhino Conservation Awards to honour rangers on the front-line
28 April, 2015
According to a recent article written by photojournalist, Scott Ramsay, rhino poaching in South Africa is at record levels, with more than 1215 having been killed in 2014.
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Scientists to discuss preservation of Cape's floral kingdom
28 April, 2015
Challenges to the preservation of the Cape's unique floral kingdom for the next 100 years will be top of the agenda when several of South Africa's foremost conservation scientists converge at the Lanzerac Hotel in the Jonkershoek Valley near Stellenbosch.
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Marine Dynamics takes conservation award
28 April, 2015
Marine Dynamics is very proud to have won the African Responsible Tourism Award for Best in Wildlife Conservation. This category is awarded to a tourism business or initiative that preserves and carefully manages habitat and wildlife species.
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Natural Resource Depletion
28 April, 2015
Our current global population is 7.2 billion and growing. Earth’s total resources are only good for 2 billion people at the current demand. Let’s do the math, and it is obvious that the result is a negative.
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Declining great apes of Central Africa get new action plan for conservation for the next decade
15 April, 2015
The number of gorillas and chimpanzees in Central Africa continues to decline due to hunting, habitat loss, and disease, combined with a widespread lack of law enforcement and corruption in the judicial process.
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Conservation is war: Inside the battle to save Africa's elephants
15 April, 2015
Every day in Zakouma National Park, in the Salamat region of southeastern Chad, park rangers risk their lives to protect elephants that have managed to survive the poaching massacres of the last decade.
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Africa’s Conservation Miracle: The Return of the Rhinos
15 April, 2015
The North Luangwa Conservation Programme was established by Frankfurt Zoological Society, and it receives funding from organisations that include Save the Rhino, which is based in London.
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Mountain gorillas stuck in genetic bottleneck
15 April, 2015
Researchers have constructed the first complete genomic sequence for the mountain gorilla. The data may help conservationists to improve the plight of the critically endangered species, which is found only in Central Africa.
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The role of renewable energy in South Africa’s energy mix
15 April, 2015
The solution to the energy crisis might be at home with the country’s renewable energy independent power producer (REIPP) procurement programme.
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Largest Rhino Airlift Ever to Move 100 At-Risk Animals
2 April, 2015
Weighing up to two and a half tons each, rhinos aren't easy to herd, let alone pack into crates and ship across national borders in airplanes.
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Ian Redmond Commends Malawi’s Ivory Burn Announcement
2 April, 2015
Renowned conservationist, Ian Redmond, has stepped forward to champion Malawi’s fight against wildlife crime following the government’s announcement of its ivory burn this Thursday 2nd April.
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Renewables Re-energized: Green Energy Investments Worldwide Surge 17% to $270 Billion in 2014
2 April, 2015
Global investments in renewable energy rebounded strongly last year, registering a solid 17% increase after two years of declines and brushing aside the challenge from sharply lower crude oil prices.
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Black Mambas' on South African Rhino Patrol
2 April, 2015
Poachers are depleting the elephant, tiger and rhino population.
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Camera Trap Footage Sparks Hope for Lion Comeback in Gabon
2 April, 2015
The forests and grasslands of the Batéké Plateau National Park in south-eastern Gabon are perfect lion habitat – but Africa’s largest cats have not roamed the area in any large numbers for more than half a century.
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Botswana MPs Want Wildlife Hunting Ban Lifted
19 March, 2015
A week before Botswana hosts two key wildlife conservation conferences, a small group of lawmakers are seeking a review of a 2014 commercial hunting ban designed to reverse a decline in wildlife.
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Gorillas vs Oil: DR Congo Seeking way to Explore at Virunga Park
19 March, 2015
In the Virunga national park, Africa's oldest natural reserve and home to the mountain gorilla, the endangered Great Ape and its habitat are under a new threat: oil exploration.
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Solar Water Heating Delay Hurts Investments
19 March, 2015
The Department of Energy freeze on rolling out the solar water heating programme has created an uncertain environment that has deterred investors, Parliament heard on Wednesday, 11 March.
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Drip by Drip, Tanzania Farmers Learn to Cope with Drought
19 March, 2015
Peter Chuwa has long flooded his paddy field using a canal that draws water from the river.
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Is the Global Coal Boom Over?
19 March, 2015
It wasn't that long ago that we all assumed coal use would keep growing for decades to come. But those assumptions were wrong.
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Kenya to Burn All Ivory Stockpiles This Year – Uhuru
5 March, 2015
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday called for a collective approach from all stakeholders in fighting the poaching menace in Kenya and the African continent.
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Organized Crime Threat to Wild Species on the Increase, Says UN on Wildlife Day
5 March, 2015
The Second World Wildlife Day, themed "It's time to get serious about wildlife crime" is being observed around the world, Tuesday.
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KaXu Solar One to Ease Pressure on SA's Energy Grid
5 March, 2015
The first house in South Africa got electricity in 1890; by 1996, 5-million homes were connected to the grid.
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Bundu expects shale gas exploration right decision this year
5 March, 2015
Unconventional gas explorer Challenger Energy expects to hear by the third or second quarter of this year whether its subsidiary, Bundu Gas and Oil Exploration, will be allowed to explore for shale gas in South Africa’s Karoo basin.
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Biologist Aims to Grow Synthetic Rhino Horns
5 March, 2015
A Seattle-based biotechnology startup that hopes to grow cruelty-free rhino horns in a laboratory to save the animal from poachers — and eventually from extinction — says it has already produced multiple batches of rhino horn powder.
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Blue Crane Massacre
19 February, 2015
In a massive blow to the population of South Africa’s national bird, between 200 and a thousand blue cranes have been poisoned, allegedly by a well-known Northern Cape farmer.
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Shale Gas an ‘Unlikely’ Prospect, not Necessarily Cheap – WWF-SA
19 February, 2015
A preliminary report by the World Wide Fund for Nature-South Africa (WWF-SA) has described shale gas as a marginal resource that remains reliant on a high gas or oil price and reasonable tax incentives, and may not provide as “cheap” a source of domestic energy as contended by private firms and State agencies.
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Gauteng Moving Towards Renewable Energy
19 February, 2015
Gauteng is moving towards renewable energy to take pressure off the struggling national energy grid, the province's infrastructure development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza said on Tuesday.
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The Documentary that Could Save Africa’s Oldest National Park
19 February, 2015
Bribery, shoot-outs, smuggling, secret cameras, endangered baby gorillas, a law-breaking multinational corporation, and heroes willing to die for their cause.
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Scientists Alarmed at Short-Term Eroding Gases
19 February, 2015
Environmental scientists raised concern on Monday at rising levels of gases that attack Earth's protective ozone layer, including manmade chemicals not covered by a key UN treaty.
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SA to Host the Next International Renewable Energy Conference
5 February, 2015
The Government of South Africa announced that it has teamed up with REN21 – the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century – to organise the next International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) in South Africa in autumn 2015.
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Pangolin Rescued at Liuwa Plain National Park
5 February, 2015
The Liuwa Plain National Park law enforcement team recently caught a poacher with a live pangolin.
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Third of our Food Depend on Pollinators
5 February, 2015
We need to protect our honey bees, not only for their survival, but also for our own.
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It's all About the Bike for Young SA Entrepreneur
5 February, 2015
Jeffrey Mulaudzi has not looked backed since he first seized the opportunity to build a business on the potential offered by the Fifa World Cup, hosted by South Africa in 2010.
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CANSA Advises Farmers to Conduct Prefracking Water Tests
5 February, 2015
Nonprofit organisation for cancer prevention the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) has advised farmers whose farms border on officially identified hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, operations in the Karoo, in the Eastern Cape, to finance professional baseline analyses of their drinking water before fracking starts.
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SA Gears up for Africa Energy Indaba
22 January, 2015
South Africa’s energy crisis will be thrust into a “broader spotlight” as global energy leaders meet at the Africa Energy Indaba from February 17 to 18, in Sandton, to discuss the continent’s energy future.
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Zimbabwe to Sell Elephants
22 January, 2015
Zimbabwe's government says it must export elephants to raise funds for wildlife management.
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SA Top Renewable-Energy Investment Destination, says Global Firm
22 January, 2015
Despite an array of challenges ranging from labour volatility, a weakened currency and unpredictable policy, South Africa continues to lure international investment to its various renewable-energy projects, global solar group Talesun Energy VP Arthur Chien has asserted.
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Multiple Dangers Threaten the Okavango Delta
22 January, 2015
The Okavango Delta in Botswana is one of Africa's natural wonders, but the new Unesco World Heritage Site is facing a multitude of threats, which could lead to its ecological collapse.
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Exploring East Africa’s Coral Reef Fish
22 January, 2015
With the stadium lights of Durban fading into the night and the water lapping at the side of the boat, hopes were high for our small team.
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Transparent Solar Windows Generate Energy Without Obstructing the View
11 December, 2014
Researchers have developed transparent solar concentrators that can be placed on windows or cell phone screens.
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SAA to Test Biofuel Flight Next Year
11 December, 2014
As project Solaris gains traction, South African Airways (SAA) has made headway on its journey to becoming a biofueled airliner by 2020 through the conversion of nicotine-free Solaris tobacco plants into more environment-friendly jet fuel.
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DEA Launches R256m Worth of Enviro Protection, Infrastructure Projects
11 December, 2014
The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), in collaboration with the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency, plans to implement some R256-million worth of environmental protection and infrastructure projects in Mpumalanga, bringing the department’s total funding commitment in the province to R345-million.
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Local Producers of Solar-Powered School Bags Featured on CNN
11 December, 2014
A Rustenburg-based company that converts upcycled plastic bags into solar panel school bags that charge while children walk to school and act as a light source to enable them to to study at night has been featured on international news organisation CNN’s ‘African Start-Up’ programme.
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Trackable, Biodegradable Fishing Nets Could put an End to "Ghost Nets"
11 December, 2014
The environmental impacts of trawling are many.
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World Bank to Ditch Coal for Clean Energy
27 November, 2014
The World Bank will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects in “circumstances of extreme need” because climate change will undermine efforts to eliminate extreme poverty, says its President Jim Yong Kim.
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Wildlife Crime Study Finds 33,000 Items Worth £7m for Sale Online
27 November, 2014
The world’s endangered wildlife is for sale on the world wide web: live tigers, bears, orangutans and chimpanzees are all just a few clicks away
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Google Keeps an Eye out for Fish Poachers
27 November, 2014
When we think of poaching, we tend to focus on land animals being illegally hunted toward extinction, but a similar event is happening to fish in the sea.
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In Africa, Tracker Dogs Join War Against Elephant Poachers
27 November, 2014
MANYARA RANCH, Tanzania—On October 14, tracker dogs led game scouts to a group of armed poachers who were on the run after shooting and killing a well-known old elephant bull just outside Tarangire National Park.
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Mozambique Dragging its Heels – No Real Effort to Combat Elephant Poaching
27 November, 2014
In the dead of night a group of men hack the meat from a corpse using rusted machetes and pocket knives
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In Battle Against Food Waste, Rethinking "Use By" Labels
27 November, 2014
Everyone's done it: You reach into your fridge and pluck out something tasty that you've meaning to eat but had half-forgotten about, only to discover that its "best before" date passed a few days earlier.
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SA Taking Bold Steps to Fight Climate Change
13 November, 2014
South Africa has taken bold steps to fight climate change, says Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.
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Clearwater Mall gets Solar Plant, Many More to Follow
13 November, 2014
Clearwater Mall in the western parts of Johannesburg has launched a rooftop solar power plant which will generate 3% of its electricity.
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WWF Calls for Entries for Innovative Energy Awards
13 November, 2014
World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) on Tuesday launched the 2014-15 round of the organisation’s international Climate Solver Awards platform, providing an opportunity for small businesses to showcase innovative technologies that reduce carbon emissions and boost energy access.
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Beehive Wins Social Innovation Awards
13 November, 2014
The SAB Foundation has named local innovation, Bee-Pak™, a compact bee farming system, as the R1-million prize winner in its 4th Annual Social Innovation Awards.
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Wind Turbine Tower Production Facility Opens in WC
13 November, 2014
RI Renewable Industries has announced the opening of their new R300m wind turbine tower production facility in Atlantis near Cape Town.
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SA Attracts Nearly $10bn in Renewables Investment in Two Years – Study
30 October, 2014
South Africa has been ranked third, after China and Brazil, in a new country-by-country assessment of 55 renewable-energy markets in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Karoo Fracking by Winter 2016
30 October, 2014
The first exploratory drill head could be biting its way down through Karoo rock in search of shale gas by as early as mid-2016, according to the mineral resources department.
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First-ever Existing Building Green Rating Awarded to Cape Town’s Black River Park
30 October, 2014
The 18,675sqm North Park in the Black River Park office park in Observatory, Cape Town, has become the first building in the country to be awarded an “existing building” certification from the Green Building Council SA (GBCSA), under the council’s newly launched Green Star SA Existing Building Performance (EBP) pilot tool.
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Lions, Elephants in Need of Database Similar to Rhino Project, Urges DNA Pioneer
30 October, 2014
There is a need to develop a database for every threatened species in the world – not just rhinos, says Dr Cindy Harper from the University of Pretoria’s Veterinary Genetics Laboratory.
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South African Environment Minister: 'We Appreciate Western Help Against Poaching — But We Need Asia's'
30 October, 2014
Earlier this month, 137 cities took part in a global march against the poaching of rhinos and elephants, amid an alarming surge in killings of the endangered species.
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Elephants Worth Much, Much More Alive than Dead, says New Report
16 October, 2014
A living African elephant has 76 times the value of one poached for ivory, according to report.
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China’s Internet Companies Join Wildlife Trade Battle
16 October, 2014
Chinese internet companies will begin to stop the online trading of wildlife and wildlife products from Friday.
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SA Elected to UN Biological Diversity Convention CoP Bureau
16 October, 2014
South Africa has for the first time been elected to the United Nations (UN) Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties (CoP) bureau, strengthening the country’s status as a global player in the biodiversity field, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) reported on Wednesday.
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Joburg Planning a Green Revolution
16 October, 2014
If you intend building a house in Johannesburg you'd better add trees to the plan.
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Endangered Orangutans Gain From Eco-Friendly Shifts in Palm Oil Market
16 October, 2014
Orangutans are endangered. Now, they're also at the epicenter of a quiet revolution, a transformation taking place on our grocery store shelves, as one company after another promises to switch to palm oil from "deforestation-free" sources.
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Ethiopia Banks on Seeds to Boost Food Security
2 October, 2014
Ethiopia has introduced a programme to improve food security that combines scientific knowledge with local know how, as new community-based seed banks and training centres try to help farmers meet their basic needs and increase agricultural output.
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Soon, You'll be able to Eat the Food Packaging too
2 October, 2014
It drives me crazy when grocery stores wrap a bunch of bananas in plastic wrap.
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Earth Lost 50% of its Wildlife in the Past 40 Years, says WWF
2 October, 2014
The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past 40 years, according to a new analysis.
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Counting Cheetahs in South Africa's Kruger National Park
2 October, 2014
If counting African wild dogs in the Kruger sounds like a fantastic adventure, then join the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and South African National Parks Honorary Rangers's sixth wild dog and fourth cheetah photographic survey.
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Growing our Way out of Climate Change by Building with Hemp and Wood Fibre
2 October, 2014
From domestic housing to the Science Museum, plant-based construction materials cut reliance on scarce resources and build healthy, efficient and zero carbon buildings
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Department of Environmental Affairs Trying to Remove Protection for Elephants
18 September, 2014
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards, it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending to remove all welfare-based provisions relating to elephants.
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Thirsty Serengeti Wildlife to Get New Water Hole: Lake Victoria
18 September, 2014
After decades of struggling to help the wildlife of Serengeti National Park cope with Tanzania's increasingly intense droughts, the government is implementing a controversial plan to use Lake Victoria as an alternative water source for the animals.
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Absa, FDA Offering Rebate on Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Loans
18 September, 2014
Barclays Africa group company Absa, in partnership with the French Development Agency (FDA), was offering commercial businesses in South Africa an up to 7% rebate on loans of up to R100-million that are used to fund energy efficiency or renewable energy projects.
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KZN Shark Board to Test Protection Cable
18 September, 2014
The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board (KZNSB) will begin testing an electronic shark repellent cable next month in an attempt to prevent future shark attacks.
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Nations to Decide on South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary
18 September, 2014
International Whaling Commission (IWC) members were on Tuesday debating a fresh attempt to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic, an idea thwarted by pro-hunting nations for years.
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Unlikely Bedfellows: Mines that Run on Solar or Wind Power
4 September, 2014
At first blush, mining and renewable energy seem incongruous.
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How NASA is Tracking Earth's Melting Arctic Sea Ice
4 September, 2014
NASA kicked off a new expedition at the top of the world this week to study melting sea ice in order to learn more about Earth's changing climate.
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Water Experts Urge Environmental Rules for Shale Gas Extraction
4 September, 2014
Extracting shale gas has environmental consequences and puts pressure on scarce water resources, requiring strict monitoring and regulation, energy and water experts said.
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World Water Week: We Must Replicate Stockholm's Water Improvements
4 September, 2014
This week the who’s who of the world’s water experts, government representatives, UN agencies and practitioners have descended on Stockholm for World Water Week to discuss challenges and find solutions around the world’s most important resource: water.
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Whistle-blowing Website WildLeaks Targets Powerful Poaching Networks
4 September, 2014
Wildleaks, a new website in the vein of WikiLeaks has set its sights on taking down powerful poaching networks and illegal logging operations
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SANParks Allegedly Sold Rhinos to Hunting Farms for ‘Safekeeping’
21 August, 2014
On the 20th July 2014 an announcement was made about the relocation of 500 rhinos out of Kruger National Park
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Interview with Kruger’s Anti-poaching Chief General Johan Jooste
21 August, 2014
There’s a small sign above Major-General Johan Jooste’s desk at his office in Skukuza, the headquarters of Kruger National Park.
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Gabon Poachers Decimate Pangolin
21 August, 2014
Hunted for generations for its tasty meat, the scaly-skinned pangolin is under threat in Gabon as demand for the small mammal surges in Asia, where it is used in traditional medicine.
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Cool initiative: Food Waste Composting Curbs Climate Change
21 August, 2014
When are we going to stop sending our food waste to landfills, where it emits dangerous methane gas contributing to climate change?
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Poisons and Poaching: A Deadly Mix Requiring Urgent Action
21 August, 2014
Darcy Ogada has studied the animals of Africa for a long time, but this might be the worst of times yet.
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Industry Body Launches 2030 ‘Zero Plastics to Landfill’ Objective
7 August, 2014
South African plastics industry body Plastics SA has launched its new sustainability objective, ‘Zero plastics to landfill by 2030’, which aims to divert all plastic from the country’s landfill sites and significantly influence the plastics industry’s waste and recycling strategic direction over the next 16 years.
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R80m US Solar Plant to Open in Cape Town
7 August, 2014
Washington - United States company Jinko Solar will open its R80m, 120 MW SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) module production facility in Cape Town on Tuesday, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies announced.
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Shell 'Failing' to Clean Oil Pollution in Nigeria
7 August, 2014
Lagos - Little action has been taken to clean up pollution caused by oil production in Nigeria's Niger Delta region, either by the government or Shell Oil, Amnesty International and other groups charged on Monday
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US Stands Firm on Elephant Trophy Ban
7 August, 2014
The US government has upheld its earlier ban on the importation of elephant trophies from Tanzania and Zimbabwe for the duration of 2014, despite vocal objections from hunting lobbies.
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Are the Poachers Winning? South African Rhinos Killed so Far in 2014 Surge to 618
7 August, 2014
Anti-poaching efforts around the world might be stepping up their tactics to go toe-to-toe with well equipped criminals, but is that enough to protect rhinos in South Africa?
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SA Launches One of Africa's Biggest Wind Farms
17 July, 2014
The R3-billion Jeffrey's Bay wind farm, located between the towns of Jeffreys Bay and Humansdorp in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, was officially inaugurated last week.
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South Africa Enters Solar Power World Top 10
17 July, 2014
South Africa has now connected more than half a gigawatt of utility-scale solar power, moving into the world top 10 of countries harnessing renewable energy from the sun, according to figures released last month by Wiki-Solar.org.
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Namibia Ropes Armed Forces into Poaching War
17 July, 2014
Cabinet has approved a request by Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism to allow the country’s security forces to be involved in the fight against poaching and other crimes threatening the country’s wildlife
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Call for Trade Embargo against Mozambique for Failure to Address Poaching Issues
17 July, 2014
Two international environmental organisations have called on the US government to implement trade sanctions against Mozambique for its official complicity in the ongoing rampant slaughter of elephants and rhinos by Mozambican nationals not only within Mozambique but also in South Africa and Tanzania.
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South Africa: 10 Days and 62 Rhinos Dead
17 July, 2014
South Africa has released its latest rhino stats which show that so far in 2014 558 rhinos have been killed in the country.
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It’s Time to Treat Illegal Wildlife Trade like a Serious Crime
26 June, 2014
A new report calls for international collaboration to fight the crime organizations behind illegal trading in wood and wildlife.
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Organic Farm in Benin, an Example for Africa
26 June, 2014
Porto-Novo - With his pilgrim's staff and panama hat, Father Godfrey Nzamujo nips up and down the paths of Songhai, the organic farm he created nearly 30 years ago to fight poverty and rural migration in Africa.
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Meet Hugh Whalan, a Clean-Tech Entrepreneur Making Waves in Africa
26 June, 2014
Learn some of the lessons serial entrepreneur Hugh Whalan has learned in the 7 years he’s been working on renewable energy in the developing world.
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The Next Breadbasket
26 June, 2014
Why big corporations are grabbing up land on the planet's hungriest continent.
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Serengeti Highway Ruling Prevents Tanzania from Building Bitumen Road
26 June, 2014
The East African Court of Justice yesterday delivered a long awaited ruling on the case brought against the Tanzanian government by ANAW and others, seeking to restrain them permanently from building a highway across the Serengeti migration routes of the great herds of wildebeest and zebras.
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SA Developing Blue Economy Strategy
12 June, 2014
In order to make full use of its oceans’ potential, the South African government is in the process of developing a blue economy strategy, said the Department of Environmental Affairs.
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Over 450 Fruit Trees Planted in Khayelitsha
12 June, 2014
Greenpop and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) partnered to plant fruit trees and indigenous vegetation at the Abalimi Bezekhaya community gardens in Khayelitsha.
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Victory for Virunga
12 June, 2014
Oil company won’t drill in Africa's oldest national park
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Pangolin Poaching Reaches 'Epic' Levels
12 June, 2014
Four African species of pangolins are in severe danger as poaching levels rise drastically, according to a report.
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Looking for the Holy Grail: Heat-Resistant Corals that could Survive in Warming Oceans
12 June, 2014
Coral reefs are extremely important biodiversity hotspots.
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Why is Wave Power so Far Behind Wind and Solar?
29 May, 2014
A few years ago, I was sure that wave power would soon catch up with wind and solar and become part of a renewable trifecta.
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Kenya Warriors Have a New Job, Protecting Lions
29 May, 2014
Kenyan lions are killed by the thousands for hunting cattle
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Conference to Spotlight New e-Waste Management Solutions for Kenya
29 May, 2014
A National e-Waste Conference and Exhibition was held in Nairobi, Wednesday, to identify solutions to Kenya's mounting e-waste problem.
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Offsets to Cushion South African Carbon Tax
29 May, 2014
To curb greenhouse gas emissions, South Africa wants to put a tax on carbon emissions from big polluters.
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Arrest of Former SANParks Ranger and Police Officials Welcomed
29 May, 2014
The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, the Hawks and SANParks have welcomed the arrest of a former SANParks field ranger and two SAPS members by South African National Parks (SANParks).
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Nigeria to get 3,000 MW of Solar Power and Over 30,000 Jobs From SkyPower FAS Energy
14 May, 2014
A couple of months ago, I wrote about a giant effort to bring 600 megawatts (MW) of solar power to Ghana and another giant effort to bring 2,500 MW and 5,000 MW solar power projects in one Indian state. Now I've just received news that a whopping 3,000 MW of solar power projects are planned for Nigeria by SkyPower FAS Energy, a joint venture between SkyPower Global and FAS Energy.
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All 60 Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm Turbines Commissioned
14 May, 2014
All 60 wind turbines at the 138 MW Jeffreys Bay wind farm, in the Eastern Cape, have been commissioned, following the erection of the final turbine in February.
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Poachers Slaughter Dozens of Elephants in Key African Park
14 May, 2014
One of Africa's oldest national parks announced Tuesday that it had been hit by an unusual wave of attacks by armed elephant poachers, with dozens of carcasses found, and three suspected poachers killed.
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A $200 Device Could Reduce Bycatch of Endangered Albatross by 95%!
14 May, 2014
Trawling bring up vast quantities of fish to the surface, so it's no surprise that birds are attracted to them and often get caught in the cables and nets, wounding and often needlessly killing them. The first solution would be not to trawl and give the ocean a break, but if that's not possible, something should be done to spare the birds. According to a new paper published in Animal Conservation, something could be done, and quite cheaply too.
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Elephant, Rhino Poaching Up in Namibia
14 May, 2014
Windhoek - The rising tide of elephant and rhino poaching in Africa is spreading to the sparsely-populated vastness of Namibia in the southeast of the continent, latest official figures show.
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Africa Gets New Fund For Climate Change Projects
30 April, 2014
Nairobi - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has created a key fund to tackle the growing vagaries of climate change on the continent. Directors of the bank approved the creation of the Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF), a bilateral thematic trust fund to support African countries in their transition to climate-resilient and low-carbon development, last week. The bank will host and manage the fund, created with a 4.7 million euro contribution from Germany, for an initial three-year period.
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The Filming of HORN: The Human Face of the Poaching Crisis
30 April, 2014
Pythagoras once said, “As long as humans remain the ruthless destroyers of other living beings, they will never know health or peace, because as long as humans massacre animals, they will kill each other.”
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Durban Activist Wins International Award
30 April, 2014
New Delhi - Six environmental advocates from India, Peru, Russia and South Africa have won this year's Goldman Prize, which is awarded annually for grass-roots activism.
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WWF Condemns Oil Search in Africa's Oldest Park
30 April, 2014
Geneva - Environmental campaigners WWF on Thursday condemned moves by British firm Soco International to start searching for oil in part of Africa's oldest national park.
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Swaziland: Showing Africa How to Save Rhinos
30 April, 2014
If you’re concerned about the calamitous state of rhinos – and wildlife – in Africa, then consider what Ted Reilly has to say. Now 75 years old, Ted has worked his whole adult life for the protection of the Kingdom of Swaziland’s wildlife and its natural habitat. With support from King Sobhuza II, Reilly pioneered and implemented the establishment of the kingdom’s protected areas.
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SA Asked to Abandon Carbon Tax Plan
16 April, 2014
THE Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has called on the South African government to follow Australia's example by abandoning the proposed introduction of carbon taxes.
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R12.45bn Mzimvubu Water Project Launched
16 April, 2014
President Jacob Zuma on Friday launched the more than R12.45-billion Mzimvubu water project, which would include the building of the Ntabelanga and Laleni dams, in the Eastern Cape.
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Busy Week for South Africa's Anti-poaching Units
16 April, 2014
Last week was one of the busiest on record for anti-poaching units in South Africa's Kruger National Park, with three heavily armed groups of suspected rhino poachers being detected and eight arrests being made.
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New Nuclear Power in SA Dependent on Future Electricity Demand
16 April, 2014
Low growth in electricity demand in South Africa will delay, or eliminate the need for, new nuclear power plants. So warned Eskom Transmission Division Energy Planning and Market Development Department power system economics: chief adviser Keith Bowen, addressing an Academy of Science of South Africa symposium in Pretoria on Tuesday.
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Kenya's Shift to a Green Economy Could Generate US$45 Billion by 2030
16 April, 2014
Kenya's transition to a green economy could generate an estimated 45 billion US dollars by 2030 for the East African country.
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Conservation of Wetlands and Water Catchment Areas a Money-Saver
3 April, 2014
The country's third largest economy, the eThekwini Municipality, spends up to R135-million on chemicals to clean water for the city and surrounds every month. That's more than the government's Working on Wetlands spends in a year to restore water catchments throughout the country.
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Responsible Tourism Features High at Forthcoming WTM Africa
3 April, 2014
The inaugural edition of the forthcoming World Travel Market (WTM) Africa will bring wider issues of responsible tourism to the forefront during its leading event program. World Travel Market Africa, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, is launching its very own WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Program, and it will form a key component of the education sessions taking place over the two days of the show.
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South Africa and Vietnam Discuss Rhino Poaching
3 April, 2014
NELSPRUIT – South Africa and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam concluded “fruitful discussions” in Pretoria last week on issues related to biodiversity conservation and management.
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Access to Funds a Challenge Limiting Joburg’s Green Environment Initiatives
3 April, 2014
The difficulties of accessing international financial assistance and meeting stringent borrowing conditions were a collective barrier to fully developing and rolling out climate change programmes for the City of Johannesburg, said city mayor Parks Tau at the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Summit at the Sandton Convention Centre, hosted by the city in January.
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The Cost of Coal Fired Power Stations to People and Planet
3 April, 2014
When building new coal fired power stations, are those bent on this path for energy provision factoring in the cost to human health and the environment?
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New Energy Project in Kraaifontein
19 March, 2014
Cape Town - A new way to turn plastic into oil will be tested in Cape Town, the project is seen as a new energy option.
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Conference Will Focus on Legalising Rhino Horn Trade
19 March, 2014
While the issue of legalising trade and exporting rhino horn is frequently debated in the conservation corridors of Washington, Nairobi and Brussels, Outraged South African Citizens Against Poaching (OSCAP) has decided to bring the debate to SA's doorstep.
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Using Bees to Protect Elephants and Farmers
19 March, 2014
According to the World Wildlife Fund, there were as many as 3-5 million African elephants in the 1930s and 1940s. However, due to loss of habitat and poachers seeking ivory and meat, elephant populations in Africa have significantly decreased.

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'Intensive Protection Zone’ to be Created in Kruger to Protect Rhinos
19 March, 2014
An 'intensive protection zone' (IPZ) using sophisticated detection and tracking equipment and infrastructure on the ground, as well as in the air, will be established to combat rhino poaching in South Africa’s flagship Kruger National Park and assess antipoaching tactics that can be applied in other regions of Africa.
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Why You Should Get to the African 'Alps' Asap
19 March, 2014
Rwenzori Mountains - In swirling snow, John Medenge prods a thin ice bridge over a crevasse with an iron-tipped spear, guiding climbers scaling the steep glacial wall using crampons and axes.
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Solarcentury Africa Brings Solar to More Roofs in South Africa
5 March, 2014
Solarcentury Africa is a solar energy company that works across the commercial roof, solar park and isolated grid markets.
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All 60 Turbines Now Erected at Eastern Cape Wind Project
5 March, 2014
All 60 turbines have been installed at the 138 MW Jeffreys Bay wind farm, in the Eastern Cape, with the project, which is already supplying electricity to Eskom, expected to enter commercial operations in May.
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Young Gorillas Observed Destroying Poachers' Traps
5 March, 2014
For Rwanda's population of Mountain gorillas, poaching remains one of the biggest threats to their long-term survival. But after decades of being a prime target for unlawful hunters, these critically endangered gorillas have apparently learned to outsmart them -- and even the youngsters are getting in on the act.
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Global March for Lions
5 March, 2014
South African wildlife activists have initiated a Global March for Lions that will be held in various cities throughout the world to highlight the plight of lions caught up in the canned hunting industry. The march is to be held on Saturday 15th March 2014.
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Light from a Bottle
5 March, 2014
Cape Town - A huge issue for South Africans living in informal settlements is the lack of electricity. A non profit organisation is changing this problem with one cooldrink bottle at a time.
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Zulu Church Embraces Fake Fur to Protect Leopards
19 February, 2014
Carrying Zulu warrior shields and draped in leopard skins, the men of South Africa's Shembe Church move hypnotically as they go through the steps of a traditional religious ritual.
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Plane, Train or Automobile: Which Has the Biggest Footprint?
19 February, 2014
Which form of travel gives off the fewest emissions? Let's just say it pays to carpool.
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Innovative DIY Solar Water Pump Takes Aim at Global Water Crisis
19 February, 2014
In an age when many of us have unprecedented and almost instant access to technology and resources, and yet others in the developing world are dying daily because of lack of something basic and simple, such as access to clean drinking water, it should be fairly obvious that there's something very wrong with the state of human affairs.
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Green Loans Help Kenya's Small Farmers and Protect the Environment
19 February, 2014
A scheme offering cheap credit to Kenyan farmers in return for conservation measures has produced encouraging results.
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License to Kill: Legal Culling of 900 000 Jackals and Caracals in Cape
3 February, 2014
In 2011, members of the agricultural lobby in the Western Cape were legally permitted to kill just short of 900 000 jackals and caracals. That is more than its combined population. Issued as a means to control the problem of livestock loss, it’s a decision that could wipe out the Cape’s mid-level predator group entirely and result in the collapse of an ecosystem.
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SA Reduces 2013 Electricity Consumption by 0.5%
3 February, 2014
South Africa’s consumption of electricity decreased by 0.5% year-on-year in 2013, while the country’s yearly electricity production narrowed by 0.7% over the 12 months, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday.
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Get Close to Endangered Rhinos While Helping to Conserve Them
3 February, 2014
Another day, another tale of mixed blessings in the convoluted story of the endangered rhino. At an auction organised by the Dallas Safari Club in Texas last weekend, a big game hunter caused outrage by paying $350,000 for the right to shoot a black rhino in Namibia. Meanwhile in Britain, it emerged that Prince William is planning to rally support for the animal’s plight by speaking at a summit on endangered species in London next month.
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Rwandan Government Looking to Build More Green Villages
3 February, 2014
Climate change and environmental degradation are a major agent of destabilization of people's lives, but Rwanda is now building environmentally friendly, 'green' villages to help mitigate peoples' environmental impact.
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Dangerous Goods Advisory - Lithium Batteries
12 November, 2010
In view of the potential threat of lithium batteries to aviation safety, Royale Logistics would like to remind all shippers that dangerous goods, including lithium batteries, are not permitted to be shipped as courier.
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