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How do you bring a forest back to life?
22 March, 2019
How do you bring a forest back to life
Money can come from timber sales in sustainably managed forests or from harvesting ‘non-wood products' like nuts, oils and fruits from the trees. You can take note of how much carbon dioxide your forest is capturing and sell carbon credits to companies keen to offset their emissions. read more
'Specialized' microbes within plant species promote diversity
21 March, 2019
'Specialized' microbes within plant species promote diversity
It's widely accepted within agriculture that maintaining genetic diversity is important. In areas where crop plants are more diverse, pathogens might kill some plants but are less likely to wipe out an entire crop.Few studies, however, have focused on such highly specialized pathogens... read more
Local antagonism and resource partitioning between two invasive pine plantation pests
19 March, 2019
FABI
The woodwasp Sirex noctilio Fabricius, native to Eurasia and North Africa, regularly co‐occurs with a North American origin Pissodes sp. on Pinus trees in South Africa. The nature of this co‐occurrence and potential impacts on either of the species is unknown. read more
One step closer to separating waste at source
19 March, 2019
CSIR
Municipalities across South Africa are considering implementing separation of recyclable waste at source. A number of municipalities across South Africa used the first version of a CSIR-developed support tool to assess and compare the costs and benefits of different options... read more
Fieldwork To Understand The Emerging Ceratocystis Threat To Eucalyptus In South Africa
15 March, 2019
FABI
From 17-19 February, some members of the Ceratocystis team, Dr Irene Barnes, and TPCP students and Postdocs, Arista Fourie, Dr FeiFei Liu and Granny Hlongwane, went on a field trip to Kwambonambi, KwaZulu-Natal to observe the Ceratocystis infection on Eucalyptus hybrid clones... read more
Experts pinpoint eight unique lakes in SA
14 March, 2019
CSIR
Eight South African lakes with unique characteristics have been identified in the course of the National Biodiversity Assessment 2018. Experts emphasise the need to protect these wetlands from environmental and other pressures that threaten to degrade them. read more
CSIR waste experts contribute to landmark regional waste report
27 February, 2019
CSIR
Contributing to the landmark Africa Waste Management Outlook report is a feather in the cap for the CSIR. The Africa Waste Management Outlook report was launched during Sustainability Week earlier this month at the CSIR, in Pretoria. read more
Shot Hole Borer Projects Launched In Forests Of The Southern Cape
27 February, 2019
FABI
During the past week,Prof. Wilhelm de Beer of FABI and Prof. Francois Roets from Stellenbosch University, visited the southern Cape to launch two research projects on the impact of the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB)on native trees in the area. read more
JCPZ says its too early to classify the outbreak of shot-hole-borer as a disaster
21 February, 2019
JCPZ says its too early to classify the outbreak of shot-hole-borer as a disaster
Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo said that it is too early to classify the outbreak of polyphagous shot-hole borer (PSHB) in Joburg as a disaster. City Parks continues to meet with their counterparts for urban forestry in government. read more
Moving artificial leaves out of the lab and into the air
21 February, 2019
Moving artificial leaves out of the lab and into the air
Artificial leaves mimic photosynthesis -- the process whereby plants use water and carbon dioxide from the air to produce carbohydrates using energy from the sun. But even state-of-the-art artificial leaves, which hold promise in reducing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. read more

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