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SA’s great whites are nearing extinction

The local population of the feared sharks face a double danger, say the authors of a comprehensive new study

MeerKAT discovers more than 1,000 galaxies

A Square Kilometre Array Meerkat antenna is transported to the international project site in the Karoo desert. Picture: SKA SA

The telescope, which is operating at only a quarter of its capacity‚ is already producing powerful images that are ‘far better than expected’

Burning seized ivory stocks ups the price and incentive to poach

Fire burns part of an estimated 105 tonnes of ivory and a tonne of rhino horn confiscated from smugglers and poachers at the Nairobi National Park near Nairobi, Kenya, in April. Picture: REUTERS/SIEGFRIED MODOLA

A regular supply of legal ivory, no burning and an increasing number of elephants should dampen the demand from speculators, writes Michael Eustace

SA scientists join global initiative to save species from extinction

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Stellenbosch one of six universities collaborating with Conservation International to model the response to climate change of tropical species on three continents

Options are attractive as La Niña looms

WARMING: Parched earth stretches almost to the horizon in a field near Gujarath, western India, in 2001. Picture: BLOOMBERG

Uncertainty causes agricultural investors to switch from futures, writes Pericles Anetos


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