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‘War’ over how $8.5-billion climate finance will be distributed

Disagreements as civil society groups say they are not getting a meaningful role in the process, while would-be recipients queue up for the money The post ‘War’ over how $8.5-billion climate finance will be distributed appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Jagersfontein mine slimes dam disaster was preventable, says water expert

A second tailings storage facility at the Free State diamond mine is at risk of collapsing The post Jagersfontein mine slimes dam disaster was preventable, says water expert appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Jagersfontein: How mine dams collapse

Poorly designed, constructed or managed mine dam storage facilities represent a significant risk to local communities and ecosystems The post Jagersfontein: How mine dams collapse appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Big plan afoot to help save Africa’s smallest wildcat

Breeding project for rare black-footed cats aims to release them back into the wild, re-establish lost populations and strengthen genetics The post Big plan afoot to help save Africa’s smallest wildcat appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Climate change and water — why early warning systems are key to communities’ survival

Water shortages, droughts and devastating floods will have dire consequences for African communities The post Climate change and water — why early warning systems are key to communities’ survival appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Hefty insurance premium hike for people living in disaster-risk areas

Extreme weather conditions due to climate change are set to increase, meaning higher premiums The post Hefty insurance premium hike for people living in disaster-risk areas appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

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