Andreas Späth

Dear Elon Musk: Please come home!

2015-05-25 13:08

South Africa needs your help, so won’t you please lend us just a fraction of your spark to get us out of a spot of bother we’re in, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth in a letter to Elon Musk.

The efficacy of trading rhino horn debunked

2015-05-21 14:47 607 views

A group of local and international experts converged in Cape Town to discuss the legal and illegal trade in endangered wildlife.

New government plan promotes canned lion hunting and trade

2015-05-18 15:45 7 comments | 1382 views

A newly released document establishes an official, government-supported framework for the commercialisation and growth of captive lion breeding, canned lion hunting and the trade in lions and ‘lion products’ in South Africa, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Bi-polar meltdown

2015-05-11 07:25 2 comments | 1841 views

The state of the planet’s environment is a depressing thing. Nowhere more so than at the most remote top and bottom of the world, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Fracking – let’s not

2015-05-04 09:46 8 comments | 706 views

One of the things about bad ideas is that they almost never miraculously turn into good ones, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Renewables beat fossil fuels

2015-04-20 08:36 6 comments | 1422 views

There are a number of good reasons why renewables are thrashing fossil fuel butts. Andreas Wilson-Späth tells us why.

Let’s green our rooftops

2015-04-07 09:28 5 comments | 1282 views

There are a number of very compelling environmental, social, public health and economic benefits from green roofs, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.


Biodiversity matters

2015-04-28 14:35 3 comments | 471 views

Eco-cynics like to ridicule the poster children which the corporate conservation industry has chosen to represent the plight of the natural world, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

(Solar) Power to the People!

2015-04-13 10:40 11 comments | 2720 views

It’s poor folks whose lives are impacted by ecological degradation - they’re paying for the excesses of the wealthy and can’t buy themselves to a greener future, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Garden weed killer ‘probably’ causes cancer

2015-03-30 07:20 14 comments | 3539 views

What’s more shocking than the sheer number of industrial chemicals we’re in contact with on a daily basis is how very little we know about their potential effects on our bodies and health, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.


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