News and updates from the continent

Impact of climate change, fishing on ecosystems

Impact of climate change, fishing on ecosystems

Aug 27, 2015

Fishing and other pressures not only impact a specific population but also the upward food chain, as many bigger fish and mammals depend on the affected fish species for food and survival.

Drinking-water from air: SA firm’s water generator

Drinking-water from air: SA firm’s water generator

Aug 24, 2015

For every 1000 litres of bottled water consumed, over 300 kg CO2 is generated. A litre of bottled mineral water generates up to 600 times more carbon dioxide than a litre of tap water.

Sustainable farming critical to food security in South Africa

Sustainable farming critical to food security in South Africa

Aug 24, 2015

“Sustainable agriculture in South Africa is going to require significant collaboration between various stakeholders, including government, industry players, the farming community and environmentalists.” ~ Mark Beaumont, GFIA

UCT research on better water risk management

UCT research on better water risk management

Aug 24, 2015

The World Wildlife Organisation estimates that by 2025, water shortages may affect two-thirds of the world’s population. Already, 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to water.

Migratory waterbird welfare on African agenda

Migratory waterbird welfare on African agenda

Aug 24, 2015

Topical issues that will be deliberated on include the fact that developing countries, particularly African countries, rely on natural resources for survival, given the high rate of poverty and unemployment.