Andreas Späth

All the plastic in the sea

2014-07-21 14:13

Let’s cut down on the vast quantities of plastic we produce, buy, use and throw away every day, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth

Putting a market value on nature

2014-07-08 07:42 2 comments | 550 views

What is nature worth to you? No, not in terms of the joy of seeing a rose-tinted sunset or a rhino in the wild, but in rands and cents, asks Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Genetically engineered mossies

2014-07-07 12:35 1 comments | 281 views

The world’s gene splicing and dicing scientists are a busy lot who have long started to experiment with modifying the genetic material of animal species as well, says Andreas Wilson Späth.

Reinventing the leaf

2014-06-23 07:53 4 comments | 1982 views

One of the holy grails of solar power technology might soon become a reality, Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Let them eat bugs

2014-06-17 08:53 11 comments | 1329 views

Why are prawns a delicacy, while cockroaches are just yuk? To an objective observer they don't really look all that different after all, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Oil and coal vs gorillas and rhinos

2014-06-02 12:00 5 comments | 1531 views

Two of Africa’s oldest and most important conservation areas are under threat from the fossil fuel industry, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Antarctic meltdown

2014-05-19 14:52 28 comments | 1208 views

The effects our carbon-intensive way of life has on our planet are becoming harder and harder to ignore, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.


We’re causing a mass extinction!

2014-06-09 15:13 19 comments | 1318 views

It's official: human activities, intentionally or not, are killing off animal and plant species at a catastrophic rate, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Planting 7001 trees in a day

2014-05-26 12:49 2 comments | 1312 views

A couple of weekends ago, my family and I went to fight aliens in the Southern Cape. Alien plants that is, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

How sustainable is your shrimp cocktail?

2014-05-12 12:20 6 comments | 1534 views

Environmental concerns about shrimp production are real and serious. Andreas Wilson-Späth thought it was time to investigate the issue a little further.

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