All posts tagged in: ecosystems


Turtles released at Sodwana Bay Shootout

The newly released Green turtle pair, nicknamed  ‘Mel’ and ‘Grotto’, have been in the care of uShaka Sea World for the past three weeks after being found stranded in separate incidents. Green turtles – although they do not nest on our ...


Big Data and Africa’s Green Revolution

“Take it to the farmer”. Those were the last words of Dr. Norman Borlaug, as remembered by his granddaughter Julie Borlaug in her opening speech at the Africa Green Revolution Forum in Nairobi. The man whose improved wheat varieties ...

SINGAPORE (Dec. 17, 2007) Sailors from amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1), guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) and Marines from 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit clean trash and debris from local beaches on the island of Pulau Ubin. The Sailors and Marines donated their time and labor during a brief port visit to Singapore. Tarawa and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel A. Barker (Released)

The world’s trash problem is growing

The world has a well-documented problem with trash – and we’re rapidly running out of places to put it. But despite the fact that more and more of us are aware of the issues, our addiction to convenience and disposable living has us churning out ...


Mining companies threaten fragile ecosystems

WAKKERSTROOM, Mpumalanga – The insatiable hunger for mineral resources means mining companies are starting to encroach on more vulnerable ecosystems. With energy and jobs high on the national agenda, government departments are failing in their ...