Fri, Jan 15, 2021

Changes in South Africa’s Rainfall Seasons Could Affect Farming and Water...

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Most of South Africa’s seasonal rainfall occurs during the warmer summer months, from October to March. As a result, October is an important period...

‘Extinction: The Facts’: Attenborough’s New Documentary is Surprisingly Radical

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We have learned so much about nature from David Attenborough’s documentaries over the past seven decades. In a new BBC film he lays bare...
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Prince William Launches World’s Biggest-Ever Environmental Prize

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The newly launched Earthshot Prize, publicised by Prince William in an interview with the famous environmentalist Sir David Attenborough as the most prestigious in...
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Noordhoek Wetland Road Gets Green Light

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Appeals against the first phase of a controversial new road link through part of the extensive Noordhoek wetland system in the southern Cape Peninsula have...
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In Pictures: Strong Winds and Big Waves in Kalk Bay Harbour,...

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As Cape Town was battered by rain and strong winds on Thursday, photographer Nigel Riley ventured out to the iconic Kalk Bay Harbour on...
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WATCH Excitement as Cape Town Dam Theewaterskloof Approaches 100% (Not Yet...

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There was much excitement this weekend as Theewaterskloof Dam, Cape Town's main source of drinking water, appeared to be overflowing. But it turns out...
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Landmine Detection Rat from Africa Awarded Animals’ George Cross

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For the first time in its 77-year history a British animal welfare organisation has awarded a gold medal for honorable service to a rat,...
The Berg River Dam, which can hold 14% of Cape Town’s water capacity, is full, so the sluice has been opened. Photo: Nathan Geffen

After the Drought: Cape Town’s Gushing Dam Water. Before and After...

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In May 2017 we (GroundUp) took photos of Cape Town’s dam levels at the height of the drought. This is what the Berg River...
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Chinese Out After Zimbabwe Bans All Mining in National Parks

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The Zimbabwean government has banned mining inside national parks, after reports surfaced that two Chinese companies had been granted rights to mine for coal...

Holding Thumbs for Summer Rains as Vaal Dam Keeps Dropping

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The Vaal Dam has continued to fall this week, hitting levels unseen since the beginning of 2017, when large parts of the country were...
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