Polyphagous shot hole borer

Well, will you look at that. It's been 2 years since I last blogged. Time flies when you're focused on other things in life. Anyway... Hopefully you have heard about the the polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) which has found its way to the tree-lined streets and gardens of Johannesburg, posing a very genuine threat... Continue Reading →

Worrying about water

I posted this image on the right quite a while back, and it feels more appropriate now than ever before. I’m so incredibly concerned about the water issues in Joburg and what worries me most is everyone’s apparent indifference to it. In environmental circles a few years ago, there were warnings of drought and predictions of... Continue Reading →

Subterfuge in the kitchen

There is deception going on in my kitchen in the name of greening. I feel a little uncomfortable about it, so in order to nullify my guilt, I am coming 'clean'. Here it is: I repackage green cleaning products into the "known" but non-green equivalents. Gasp!  Here's why: My housekeeper is a lovely old lady, very set in... Continue Reading →

Earth Day 2015

Yet another Earth Day rolls around, and 'we' largely carry on as it's business as usual. Sad. Anyway, this poster via Do the Green Thing appealed to me today. A reminder to reduce our consumption.

Quote of the day

"I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists... Continue Reading →

Latest IPCC report out. And it’s bleak.

 The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) released their latest and updated report about climate change yesterday.  Admittedly I haven't read much in detail, having just skimmed over the headline and summary documents, but I find it bleak reading. The primary take-out, and one which every climate change justice group worth it's salt is talking... Continue Reading →

New aliens!

New NEMBA (National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act) regulations have just been passed with regards to Invasive Alien Species in SA. For a proudly South African, pro-indigenous, biodiversity-aware person like me, this news borders on being described as exciting (seriously!) I’m primarily interested in the plant side of things, and these new rules put an additional... Continue Reading →

A meat-free rant

I’m not sure when or how some people forgot that chicken or fish are meat, but it appears that many are of this bizarre opinion. I've been faced with this a couple of times in the past, but it was brought sharply to my attention again this weekend in an article I read in the... Continue Reading →

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