Andreas Späth

What to expect from the Johannesburg CITES meeting

2016-05-23 15:31

The signatories to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will be meeting in Johannesburg later this year. Andreas Wilson-Späth writes about the likely highlights.

SA cities exceed WHO air quality limits

2016-05-16 11:32 1474 views

Air pollution is a major problem in most urban centres around the world. Smog is also prevalent in more surprising locations, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Eco-activists under fire

2016-05-09 11:08 975 views

'The assassination of community organisers fighting for environmental justice and human rights is a growing threat', writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Coral reefs: we win some, we lose some

2016-05-04 08:13 1078 views

Scientists have just discovered a huge coral reef system where nobody had expected to find one – in the Atlantic Ocean off the mouth of the Amazon River, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

The end of the Age of Coal

2016-04-25 11:36 1561 views

We should celebrate any suggestion that the end of the Age of Coal is nigh. The writing is definitely on the wall – here are just a few recent developments that suggest that the coal industry is running out of steam.

Your cellphone and gorillas – a bloody connection?

2016-04-11 13:55 1686 views

You might think there is absolutely nothing linking your cellular telephone to the fate of the world’s gorillas. Sadly, there may just be, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Are we consuming ourselves to death?

2016-03-30 12:11 1132 views

Who is to blame for the world going to an environmental hell in a hand basket, asks Andreas Wilson-Späth.


No more tropical island paradise

2016-04-18 07:32 4270 views

If you live in a coastal city you might well have been a little perturbed by the prospect of the sea encroaching on your home more rapidly than previously predicted, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Said the one polar bear to the other...

2016-04-04 09:41 2178 views

Experts now believe that the Arctic will experience completely ice-free summers within the next 20 to 25 year, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth


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