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Science and ‘social learning’ key to reduce climate disaster risks – Oxpeckers

Disrupting the Future: How communities and experts work together to reduce flood disaster risks in Limpopo. A multimedia #ClimaTracker investigation by Anina Mumm EXPLORE THE FULL MULTIMEDIA FEATURE HERE When the Western Cape experienced its worst storm in three decades in early June, disaster relief teams were on stand-by thanks to the early warnings provided by…

SA water experts have studied the African clawed frog to understand the influence of pesticides on our health. Photo: Brian Gratwicke

#ScibraaiSides: WRC report takes look at pesticides in our waters

Local water researchers turned to the study of African clawed frogs and Mozambique tilipia fish to understand how and if environmental chemicals in our rivers could be influencing the working of our hormones. Concern has been expressed as with regards to the health of wildlife and humans as a result of exposure to especially pesticides present in…

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Caught by the SciBraai Eye

16 January 2014: A few “lesser-spotted” quests for answers have caught the SciBraai Eye this week. Is there a way to prevent potholes? How can we make sure the mining industry doesn’t damage our water resources? How do traditional healers know if their remedies work? Why did more than 200 Kruger Park crocs die a few…