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Children pump water at the last tap with running water in drought-stricken Masotsheni, north of Durban, last month. Scientists are flying into the source of El Niño, causing the drought, to collect data. Picture: REUTERS

Meteorologists fly into El Niño’s heart for data

Data are helping researchers better understand what happens in the heart of the strongest El Niño in a generation

New approach needed to outfox costly predators

Black-backed jackal. Picture: SUPPLIED

SA urgently needs a formal, state-driven system to manage predation and employ best practices, writes Heather Dugmore

Telescope project runs into farmer flak

BLOCK: The KAT-7 telescope, a precursor to the much larger MeerKAT Karoo telescope and SKA, which has run into opposition over its plan to acquire land, used for sheep farming (Inset). Pictures: SUNDAY TIMES

Farmers demand collective talks and are unhappy about confidentiality clauses contained land valuation agreements

Time for SA to take the decline of the honeybee seriously, experts warn

Honeybees. Picture: REUTERS

Demise of honeybee likely to affect cash flow as raw material prices rise, writes Sue Blaine

Series of hot years very likely caused by global warming, new study shows

Picture: ISTOCK

Natural climate variations cannot explain the observed recent global heat records, but human-made global warming can, say scientists


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