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WATCH | SA’s COP26 climate finance deal is its last best hope

Unreliable coal power system is inhibiting economic growth and the country needs help to make transition

New fossil find ‘Leti’ adds weight to theory Homo naledi hominins buried their dead

The 28 skull fragments and six teeth were found in a very narrow passage 12m beyond the Dinaledi chamber, the site where the first H. naledi remains were found ...

WATCH LIVE | Can SA negotiate the climate finance deal we need at COP26?

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Q&A: UK’s Africa minister Vicky Ford says Britain is hoping for Eskom deal

Ford, the minister responsible for Africa within the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, was in SA last week

SA needs grants and loans to address climate issues, says US envoy

US deputy climate envoy Jonathan Pershing says SA needs grant funding and concessional loans to assist with its transition to clean energy

Gauteng Day Zero when taps run dry ‘not unlikely’ within 20 years

The evidence is that Southern Africa is warming twice as fast as the average for the rest of the globe

Questions raised about hydrogen use in green transport solutions

Experts differ on the use of hydrogen to replace  fossil-fuel engines

Kruger Park staff to be polygraphed to stop rhino poaching amid concerns over internal corruption

SANParks says it is closer to implementing lie detector tests, but no date has been set yet

Captive lion breeding should be banned, Barbara Creecy says

High-level panel found the practice damages the tourism industry and is not good for conservation

Revenue Service busts rhino horn shipment worth R53m

Sars’s customs unit has made its fourth rhino horn bust since July 2020

Captive lion breeding damages SA’s tourism reputation

There are an estimated 12,000 captive lions in the country, while fewer than 10,000 wild lions roam the continent

Nobel for chemistry goes to two female scientists for CRISPR tool

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna  developed the CRISPR/Cas9 tool to edit the DNA of animals, plants and micro-organisms with precision

2020 may smash all previous heat records, say scientists

Arctic sea ice reached its second-lowest extent for September, continuing a fast decline since satellites started monitoring the ice in 1979

Nobel Prize in physics awarded for black hole breakthroughs

Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez win the 2020 Nobel  for discoveries ‘about the most exotic phenomena in the universe, the black hole’

Nobel prize for medicine goes to Hepatitis C discoverers

Two Americans and a Briton share the award for decades-old work on a pathogen that afflicts 78-million people a year

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