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Science

The extinction of Africa’s plants

According to a new assessment by the French National Institute of Sustainable Development, over a third of tropical African plants are on the verge of extinction. Deforestation, population growth and climate change are happening at an alarming rate and these factors are posing a very real threat to Africa’s trees, shrubs, herbs and woody vines….

Sport

Leave your troubles at the surface

Scuba diving has a reputation for being a somewhat ‘extreme’ sport. While it does attract its fair share of adrenaline junkies, there is a whole community out there passionate about the underwater ecosystems, the wrecks, and the sport. Even though it is not competitive like most sports, scuba gives a chance to step back and…

Global

Amazon crisis: rainforest fires rage on

The Amazonian forest fires that erupted in early January this year are still raging deeper into the rainforest, and the significant escalation in August has meant that fires have hit a record-breaking rate. According to the Guardian, more than 9,000 new fires have ignited since August, which is an 80% rise from the same period…

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