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Image: Deforestation in Zambia This mini documentary is about the start of a story that needs to be told.

Makhulu Productions and Greenpop want to make a feature length documentary to complete the project and tell the stories of more people affected by the problem and working on solutions. Help us make a film to highlight deforestation in Zambia and the stories of local heros promoting a culture of preservation before it is too late.


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- the coolest conference this side of the equator.

We have launched Trees for Zambia 2013, a 3-week tree planting and eco-education action event in July to boost our ongoing initiative in Zambia. 2012's event saw 4135 trees planted in and around Livingstone, along with educational projects, seminars and LOTS of fun.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Sustainability

Global solar power plant developer SunEdison has broken ground at the site of its first project in South Africa – a solar-resource-rich country where it is hoping to develop a sizeable operating base and create the platform for further expansions into Africa.   Read More...

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Image: Greenpop launches Trees for Zambia 2013

In 2012 Greenpop launched Trees for Zambia, a reforestation and eco-awareness project which began with a 3-week tree planting event and was followed by an ongoing campaign to inspire awareness about deforestation, climate change, tree planting, environmental sustainability and alternative energy sources.   Read More...

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Image: UCLA professor leads effort to protect Africa's rainforests from ravages of climate change 'Africa is the continent predicted to be most severely affected by climate change...'
UCLA professor Thomas B. Smith will head an international research project investigating the effects of climate change on biodiversity in Central Africa's rainforests, under a US$4.95m grant from the National Science Foundation, writes UCLA's Alison Hewitt.   Read More...

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Image: Heavy rains shut down KNP Kruger shuts down bush camps, roads due to rain.
Skukuza - Heavy rains in the Kruger National Park have resulted in the temporary closure of bush camps and most of the roads in the Nxanatseni region today. Kruger Park managing executive Abe Sibiya said they decided to close the bush camps for the safety of their guests, writes Eric Mashaba of SAnews.gov.za.   Read More...

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In response to climate change, will a postage-sized-domain move uphill - and ultimately out of room?

Climate change is on your porch and in your backyard and living room - anywhere you bedeck with flowering plants, but global warming affects favourite flowers of garden and vase. This is true of plants around the world, including the proteas and the pelargoniums native to South Africa, writes Cheryl Dybas, of the National Science Foundation.   Read More...

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Parts of the West Antarctic ice sheet are warming twice as fast as previously thought

A new study funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) finds that the western part of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought.   Read More...

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... And understanding the past can help us understand the present, and the future, even better.

High tech X-ray scanning equipment has opened up a whole new world to scientists studying delicate specimens such as fossils, skeletons and ancient manuscripts. Scientists are now able to see very precisely how evolution has led from animals that lived perhaps millions of years ago, to their modern decendants. Who knows... that could have relevance in the environmental area.   Read More...

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New alliance aims to fight fracking in the Karoo. Your chance to donate.

AfriForum has entered into an alliance with the Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) to oppose the plans of the Department of Mineral Resources as well as oil and gas companies to explore for and extract shale gas in South Africa.   Read More...

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Lions have lost three-quarters of their original natural habitat in Africa.

The report, courtesy of Panthera and World Science staff, reaches a sombre conclusion: Western Africa, in particular, must be given money to protect the lions' habitat as people have taken it over for their own purposes, according to a new study. Billed as the fullest assessment to date on the state of African savannah, or grassland, habitat, the report says the habitat loss has devastated lion populations.

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- Southern Africa Oil & Gas Summit, Cape Town

Speaking at the Southern Africa Oil & Gas Summit in Cape Town, TKAG Chair, Jonathan Deal cautioned delegates not to rush into investment decisions around shale gas mining in South Africa. In an address that included what he described as a sample of the hurdles facing the proponents of shale gas mining in SA, Deal said that in the view of TKAG, the technology was wholly inappropriate for South African conditions and that the applicants and the government would be challenged in the courts.   Read More...

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Image: World joins South Africans in fight against Fracking - harm done by fracking is potentially irreversible
International groups opposed to fracking, in the USA, Europe and Australia, have rallied in support of the Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) in their fight to prevent the government from giving fracking in South Africa the green light. Fracking has been banned or restricted in 155 jurisdictions throughout the world.   Read More...

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- hosted by Greenpop

Greenpop hosted the Sustain our Africa Youth Summit at the V&A Waterfront. 187 eager learners from 4 of Greenpop’s top performing beneficiary schools came out for the day of green learning. We had learners from St Augustine’s Primary School in Ravensmead, Surrey Primary in Manenberg, Clarke Primary in Elsies Rivier and Kalksteenfontein Primary in Elsiesrivier.   Read More...

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- launch of 10 000 Tree Landscape Project in W. Cape

On Thursday 25 October 2012, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille joined acclaimed South African artist, Beezy Bailey in planting 30 trees at Bridgetown High School in Athlone as part of Bailey’s 10 000 Tree project. This was the official launch of Beezy Bailey’s 10 000 Tree Landscape project which will see 10 000 trees planted in the under-greened areas around Cape Town over the next year, carried out by Greenpop.   Read More...

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Bee die-offs are a concern for the agricultural sector.

Contrary to some previous studies, crop pesticides are unlikely to cause devastating declines in honeybee populations, the authors of new research say, in this article courtesy of the University of Exeter and World Science staff. Researchers believe inappropriate data might have been used in earlier studies.   Read More...

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Those fossils were brainier than we might have thought.

A remarkably well preserved fossil of an extinct, worm-like animal reveals that anatomically complex brains evolved earlier than previously thought, researchers say in a new study. Found in rock formed from mud deposits during the so-called Cambrian period 520 million years ago, scientists said, the roughly 75mm long fossil represents a primitive arthropod.   Read More...

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Sudden losses of honeybee colonies in the US and Europe cause alarm.

Contrary to some previous studies, crop pesticides are unlikely to cause devastating declines in honeybee populations, the authors of new research say in this article courtesy of the University of Exeter and World Science staff.   Read More...

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Microorganisms that crashed to Earth embedded in the fragments of distant planets might have been the sprouts of life on this one, according to new research from Princeton University, the University of Arizona and the Centro de Astrobiología (CAB) in Spain, writes Princeton University's Morgan Kelly, in the Office of Communications.   Read More...

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Have you got rubble trouble? Well, here's a new way to get rid of it.

Every year several millions of tons of building rubble are produced. An efficient way of recycling concrete – the building material of the 20th and 21st century – does not yet exist. Researchers are working on new recycling methods, and with the aid of lightning bolts, they can break down the mixture of cement and aggregate into its components.   Read More...

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