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Dozens of Elephants Killed in ‘Biggest-Ever’ Slaughter in Africa

The carcasses of 87 elephants have been found near a wildlife sanctuary in Botswana, in what conservation group Elephants without Borders have called “the largest scale of elephant poaching to date”. Botswana was known for being very harsh with poachers until the government disarmed its anti-poaching units in May – a month after President Mokgweetsi Masisi was sworn into office.

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Forests: A natural solution to climate change, crucial for a sustainable future

Throughout history, times of crisis have yielded extraordinary innovation and social cooperation. Not only has this been essential for conquering many seemingly insurmountable challenges, but it has also shown one of the greatest strengths of human nature: we can best face and overcome crises through joint, creative action.

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South Africa: No Additional Nuclear in SA’s Electricity Plan, Government Punts Renewable Energy

Government has thrown its weight behind renewable energy in the new integrated resources plan (IRP).Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe on Monday gazetted the long-awaited IRP. Radebe had met with the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) on Friday to finalise the IRP.

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Rubbish is powering Sweden’s heat, electricity, and buses

At a power plant in Linköping, Sweden, Tekniska Verken, a municipal government company is burning rubbish to turn waste into energy. This is one of Sweden’s 34 plants that use rubbish instead of coal or gas for heat and electricity.

Within these power plants, giant mechanical claws pick up tonnes of garbage every day and drop it into an incinerator that reaches temperatures of over 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition to reducing the amount of rubbish that ends up in landfills, using rubbish as an energy supply also reduces fossil fuel usage.

Read more: http://www.climateaction.org/news/rubbish-is-powering-swedens-heat-electricity-and-buses

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