Andreas Späth

Over and out – my last column

2016-09-27 10:32

This is my last column here. I had fun while it lasted, but it’s high time for new voices to get the opportunity to make themselves heard, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

This organic wine is eco-friendly, but is it any good?

2016-09-19 07:07 540 views

Products that are made in a way that’s less damaging to the environment, from organic vegetables to hemp t-shirts, have become very popular. But there’s a problem, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Life without coffee?

2016-09-12 07:04 15 views

Perhaps the threat of life without coffee will finally push us over the edge and see us insist on a fossil-free future, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

We can’t spend our way out of climate change

2016-09-02 13:57 365 views

How should we respond to the multiple threats presented by global warming? There are two supposed solutions to the problem that many people point to when asked this question, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Is Lake Tanganyika in trouble?

2016-08-26 07:00 2320 views

Lake Tanganyika is magnificent. Stretching for 676km from north to south, it’s the longest freshwater lake in the world, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Happy cows and angry birds

2016-08-10 14:34 942 views

Is it silly to imbue animals with characteristics, like feelings or emotions, that only humans are capable of having, asks Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Are there more Pokémon than real animals in our future?

2016-07-20 09:07 724 views

I suspect my son can rattle off more names of Pokémon than he can name actual species of plants and animals, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.


Are SA rhino calves being exported to Thailand?

2016-08-25 07:18 2 comments | 1257 views

A permit appears to have been granted for eight South African rhino calves to be exported to a zoo in Thailand, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Why President Trump would be bad for the environment

2016-07-27 11:10 6195 views

What often falls by the wayside in discussions of a possible Donald Trump presidency is his attitude towards environmental matters, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Bad news for mussel lovers

2016-07-11 09:50 4952 views

Do you enjoy mussels? You might want to stop reading right now. Otherwise, I’m afraid I might ruin your appetite, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

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