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VIDEO: Eco-friendly funerals in private cemetery gardens

Environmentally friendly funerals have become more of a choice for people who are eco-friendly in life, and wish to be in death, too

Joburg students primed for a solar-powered safari

Picture: THINKSTOCK

University’s Ilanga II car set for a 4,000km cross-border trip using the sun’s energy in an event that is hoped will enhance South Africa’s quest for renewable energy

In twist, scientists join tobacco companies to fight cancer

TAKING THE AIR: Gabor Kovacs smokes an e-cigarette, which his shop sells at Camden in London. Picture: REUTERS

Scientists who have devoted years to developing medicines to cure disease are now working for tobacco companies to make e-cigarettes

South Africa to host 2016 CITES talks

An elephant crosses the road near the Paul Kruger gate in Kruger National Park.  Picture: THE TIMES

South Africa, badly hit by rhino poaching, appropriate location for CITES talks given wildlife challenges on African continent, global regulator says

Lion among 23,000 species threatened with extinction

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Mighty lion, reclusive cave crabs and world’s rarest sea lion among nearly 23,000 species at risk of dying out, top conservation body warns


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