The average size of wildlife populations has plummeted more than two-thirds in less than 50 years because of deforestation and rampant overconsumption, experts said on Thursday in a stark warning to save nature in order to save ourselves. Human activity has severely degraded three-quarters of all land and 40 percent[…]
After lengthy negotiations, delegations from nearly 200 countries at the COP25 climate summit have reached an agreement on stepping up the global response to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. However, negotiators on Sunday stalled on an agreement on the regulation of carbon markets, one of the most critical and contentious issues at[…]
Residents in parts of eastern Australia abandoned their homes on Tuesday as soaring temperatures and strong winds threatened to fan bushfires in a giant blaze north of Sydney, the country’s biggest city. Air quality in parts of Sydney plunged as the city awoke on Tuesday to another thick blanket of smoke, disrupting[…]
Parisian mushrooms are reclaiming their space in the dark spaces under the City of Light. “When cars arrived in Paris in the 1930s they pushed out “champignons de Paris” (known in English as button mushrooms),” explains Jean-Noel Gertz, CEO of Cycloponics, the start-up that has transformed an abandoned car park into[…]
The bio-brick, which was hailed for being a forward-thinking solution to using human waste to highlight sustainable change made by the University of Cape Town (UCT), is now being exhibited as a showpiece at the MAK Design Lab in the Austrian Museum for Applied Arts/Contemporary Art in Vienna. The museum focuses on[…]
Published by Aimee Pace As part of CapeNature’s 20th annual celebration of conserving nature for the community and its commitment to providing access for all, it will be giving free entry to everyone aged 35 and under on Youth Day this Sunday June 16. All people within this age group will[…]
A climate change paper grabbed headlines this week with its terrifying prediction of what the world will be in 30 years’ time – absent drastic and immediate change to human societies. “World of outright chaos,” “Climate apocalypse,” “We’re all gonna die,” the media banners blared. The sobering headlines and equally[…]
by Marlowe HOOD In 2011, poachers killed some 40,000 tuskers — about ten percent of the continent’s population, according to figures from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), based in Geneva. Last year the kill rate was about four percent, or 15,000 animals, according to new research[…]
Ever since 1988, over 70% of the world’s harmful greenhouse gas emissions have been the doing of just 100 companies. Sadly, it’s kind of a myth that modifying personal behaviour like buying eco-friendly, green products, eliminating the use of straws and saving every drop of water possible would drastically reduce[…]
A massive concrete dome built during the Cold War to contain waste from US Nuclear testing has degraded and began leaking nuclear waste into the Pacific Ocean, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has confirmed. While the imposing structure at Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands may look like something from[…]
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