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Rhinos: suffering in silence


                          By Isabelle Anne Abraham Rhino poaching is beyond a crisis now; it is simply out of control, said Dr. William Fowlds, in his rhino poaching presentation at Rhodes University. The talk was held on Wednesday, 28 March, and …

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Healthy trees for a healthy society

                          By Shirley Erasmus This year’s Scifest had a particularly Environmental engagement, with the theme of “Science Rocks!” involving “Earth sciences, archaeology, palaeontology, astrobiology, GIS, chemical and civil engineering, music… and any other -ology or – graphy you …

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Environmental Apathy

  Apology The latest issue of Activate featured a misprint in the Environmental section. David Peek was omitted from the by-line in the column titled “Environmental Apathy”. My sincere apologies for this mistake. Please see the revised article below. Shirley Erasmus (Environmental Editor)   Environmental Apathy By David Peek and …

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Environmental group “not enemies of economic growth”

By Marc Davies There is “good reason to doubt Shell’s claims of honesty and transparency”, Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) chairperson, Jonathan Deal, said during a Rhodes Skype conference. This environmental watchdog group claimed that the international oil giant has made all those opposed to fracking in the Karoo appear …

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A look at carbon neutrality

By Jemima Parker The environmentalists have been busier than it seems: look around you. There’s almost always the organic option, everything has a CFC-free stamp, ‘recycling’ logo or the vegetarian alternative that tastes almost as good as the packaging it comes in. We’re continually being reminded of the idea that …

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