Conservation organisation launches World Pangolin Day awareness campaign
Conservation

Conservation organisation launches World Pangolin Day awareness campaign

Conservation non-profit organisation Pangolin.Africa will launch a World Pangolin Day campaign on Saturday which will involve ordinary people from across the globe.According to the organisation, the #running4pangolins campaign was aimed at generating mass global awareness. This will be done by inspiring everyone from armchair athletes to competitive runners to hit the tar, track, trail or treadmill in…

Michael Guillen: Why is Pluto no longer a planet? The answer may surprise you (here’s why it also must change)
Green Energy

Michael Guillen: Why is Pluto no longer a planet? The answer may surprise you (here’s why it also must change)

Make Pluto a planet again?Four4Four Science: Scientists want to restore Pluto’s planet status; UAE eyes city on Mars, facial-recognition software could save lemurs, New Mexico’s ancient matriarchyPluto was a planet in good standing for seventy-six years when in 2006, out of the blue, it was demoted and booted from our solar system’s family of planets. The…

Greenpeace welcomes Ramaphosa’s ‘light bulb moment’ on climate crisis
Renewable Energy

Greenpeace welcomes Ramaphosa’s ‘light bulb moment’ on climate crisis

“The greatest existential threat” – this is how President Cyril Ramaphosa described the global climate crisis in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday. As he outlined plans to turn around South Africa’s faltering energy supply, Ramaphosa said work is “under way to fundamentally restructure our electricity industry; we will achieve a secure…

Bask in nature’s majesty without getting your tootsies cold with this Northern Lights livestream
Nature & Science

Bask in nature’s majesty without getting your tootsies cold with this Northern Lights livestream

Photo: VW Pics (Getty Images)The natural world overflows with incredible sights—the kind of things that fill with awe and force us to view ourselves as one part of a greater whole, tiny atoms in a universe impossibly vast and beautiful in its magnificent design. Unfortunately, nature is also outside and outside can be too cold…

Asteroid warning: Astronomers find asteroids once thought harmless can still strike Earth
Nature & Science

Asteroid warning: Astronomers find asteroids once thought harmless can still strike Earth

Approximately 100 tons of asteroid debris and space dust pelts the planet’s atmosphere every single day. Larger, car-sized asteroids are estimated to hit us about once a year on average. Even larger asteroids and comets hit the planet less frequently, and the killer rocks measuring many miles across only hit once every few million years.The…