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Rat Poisons Kill More than Just Rats

By Laurel Serieys, PhD Cape Leopard Trust, Urban Caracal Project Coordinator University of Cape Town and University of California, Santa Cruz Postdoctoral Researcher Caracal@capeleopard.org.za UrbanCaracal.org Facebook.com/UrbanCaracal 079-837-8814 Rat Poisons Kill More than Just Rats Anticoagulant rat poisons are the most…

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Rethink the Bag

Plastic shopping bags…we see them in stores, we see them bunched up in our kitchens, we see them drifting aimlessly through the streets and out to sea. We have become so accustomed to using them that we do not consider…

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The Wonders of This Bag

If you haven’t heard already, there is a new fireless slow cooker that is doing more than just providing scrumptious food—it is changing the world, one meal at a time. Sarah Collins has taken a traditional cooking method and transformed…

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Saving Our Rhino

Every day we lose another rhino and a species edges closer to extinction. But there are champions keeping watch, protecting our true national heritage. From the Frontline: Saving our Rhino, a short film created in support of the SANParks Honorary…

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Hemp, hemp hooray…

Does this simple plant that has over 50 000 uses have the solutions to resource depletion, low housing, fuel, food security and nutrition? It was just 80 years ago that hemp was hijacked out of its role as an abundant, multi faceted resource…

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Vertical farms

Last month we looked at vertical indoor gardens that functioned on hydroponic systems and just a few days after the last newsletter was sent out I came across an amazing story about a company that has invested in vertical gardening…

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Lewis Pugh does it again

Renowned Cape Town endurance swimmer and United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Patron of the Oceans, Lewis Pugh, has completed the most southerly swim in human history – swimming 500m off the coast of Cape Adare in the Antarctic Ocean. In formidable conditions,…

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One to watch: Unearthed

By Melissa Baird Fracking has been most recently banned in New York state in the USA as more and more cases of contaminated ground water as a result of fracking are brought into the public domain. South Africa however has…

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Design & Innovations

Funky furniture

By Jess Handley The ocean is an abundance of natural wonders: coral that one could liken to diamonds (they are so hard), volcanic rock activity rumbling deep beneath the water, a kaleidoscope of fascinating marine life, and of course the…

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Electric avenue

The 1960’s classic film Mary Poppins was arguably one of the first pieces of popular culture to show the notion that a woman’s handbag can house a large number of objects that are seemingly far too much for the volume…

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Upping the ordinary

In 2003, a fabulous film entitled Second Hand Lions showed the story about a young boy named Walter who goes to live with his two eccentric uncles in rural Texas. In the first half of the film, one of the…

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Hemp The Hero

Marijuana has been an increasingly hot topic of debate over the last few decades as legislation around its legality change and recreational use increases. Additionally, more attention is also being paid to marijuana’sTHC-free twin, hemp, and specifically the potential to…

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A Bright Idea

There are many ways to skin the every saving cat that do not involve living by candle light or bathing in the Liesbeek River, but rather taking a bit of trash and turning it into something marvellously creative. If you…

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