The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is calling for urgent action to improve the health of the world’s limited soil resources to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water and energy. ”Soil is the basis for food, feed, fuel and fibre production,” Maria Helena Semedo, FAO [...]
The level of elephant poaching across Africa remains alarmingly high, according to a new United Nations-backed report release recently, which also found an increase in the number of large seizures of ivory. “Africa’s elephants continue to face an immediate threat to their survival from high-levels of poaching for their ivory and with [...]
The giant rhino cake is being baked for us by Paul Vieira and decorated by Paul and Buddy Valastros, the Cake Boss! We will cut into the cake on the 1st of August and each slice will be sold to raise funds for the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s crucial work to [...]
By Heather Dugmore
We need to look to the earth beneath our feet to see the riches of our land. This could not be more evident than in the smallest, richest floral kingdom in the world, the Cape Floristic Region (CFR), also known as the Cape Floral Kingdom.
The CFR is home [...]
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, introducing a new United Nations-backed report outlining pathways major industrial economies can use to cut their carbon emissions by mid-century, called for broad cooperation and “bold” action or the world will face dangerous and irreversible climate disruption.
“We know that we are not on track, and time is [...]
Pretoria – Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says R850 million of her department’s R7.4-billion budget will go towards nuclear development. “On the nuclear front, R850 million has been allocated to the department and its relevant agencies in order to undertake further research and development, especially in regard to safety matters,” said the minister. She [...]