We know that our oceans are currently being depleted by the international reliance and consumption of fishmeal. Yet the production of fishmeal has remained relatively constant over the past two decades, consuming about a third of the global catch of fish.
Photographer David Liittschwager has captured the beauty of biodiversity by placing a cube in a variety of habitats and recording whatever moves through it. The fate of humanity may depend on these micro-environments.
Dr Reuel Khoza has recently authored the book 'Attuned Leadership: African Humanism as Compass,' which provides a richly reflective discussion on leadership and transformation. In a world where tyrants abound in corporations and in states, his book gives direction to ethical leadership.
Deforestation is just one of many crises facing the world. It is closely related to environmental crises such as climate change. Modern human relationships with nature are profoundly dysfunctional and, on the current trajectory, can only lead to a global ecological catastrophe.
Die Bybel is nie ‘n wetenskaphandboek nie. Daar is baie aspekte van ons daaglikse moderne lewe wat glad nie deur die Bybel aangespreek word nie. ‘n Goeie voorbeeld is die ekologiese krisis waarmee ons vandag gekonfronteer word. Reg? Verkeerd! In Ernst Conradie se 'Rus vir die hele aarde' wemel dit van Bybelverse met ‘n ekologiese inslag – van Genesis reg deur tot in Openbaring.
This is one of those books that every now and then someone mentions and you make a mental note to read it someday. Well 'someday' just arrived and now I'm left wondering what direction my life might have taken if I'd read it before.
In an except from Steven Solomon's 'WATER: The Epic Struggle For Wealth, Power, and Civilization,' Mesopotamia is the area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, which largely corresponds to modern day Iraq and surrounding lands. The violent floods from those two rivers gave rise to the earliest flood myths. The word Mesopotamia literally means "between the rivers," and it was the land of the great early civilizations of Sumer, Assyria, Akkadia and Babylon - in fact it is known as the cradle of civilizations. Though now a desert, in those ancient times Mesopotamia was filled with luxurious forests and vast farms of wheat and barley. Then the population dwindled and the land lost its fertility. Why?:
Sustainable development in a city where everything is moving and changing at a tremendous pace is not a challenge for the faint-hearted. The harsh reality is that Cape Town is going through an extraordinarily rapid urban growth and transformation process which will have far-reaching consequences if not managed properly.
Conservationist Tony Fitzjohn's story of the 18 years he spent working with wildlife icon George Adamson and his struggle to rescue and rehabilitate Mkomazi, a 1 500 square mile wasteland in Tanzania, comes at a time when South Africa's conservationists are facing one of their biggest challenges, namely, the poaching of hundreds of rhino. For the many who are depressed at the prospect of never beating human greed and cruelty, this book is a wonderful example of how tackling the odds one step at a time can deliver incredible results.