The number of rhinos poached this year has tipped the 1000 mark, the Department of Environmental Affairs announced on Thursday.
A total of 1020 rhinos have been poached for their horn since January, already more than the 1004 rhinos poached in 2013.
The largest number of rhino poached has been in the Kruger National Park, where 672 rhino have been poached so far this year. A total of 110 rhino have been poached in Limpopo, 84 in KwaZulu-Natal, 70 in Mpumalanga, 58 in North West and 15 in the Eastern Cape. READ MORE
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In a highly scientific field, the smallest variation in protocol could mean the difference between the manufacturing of a safe, non-toxic green cleaning product and a dangerous, illness causing product. For this reason, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) are utilised by responsible manufacturers to ensure the safety of their products.
GMPs requiremanufactures to conform to guidelines recommended by agencies that control the authorisation and licensing for manufacture of bio-enzyme products, as well as the sale of these products. These guidelines provide minimum requirements that bio-enzyme manufacturers must meet in order to assure that the products are of high quality and do not pose any risk to the consumer or public. READ MORE
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The law of natural selection dictates that species will adapt, over time, to a changing environment. And unfortunately for American farmers who rely on GM crops, it seems that some of the world’s most invasive weeds are following nature’s laws to the letter when it comes to competing with genetically modified soybeans and corn.
Genetically modified corn and soybeans developed by Monsanto in the 1990s to be resistant to the synthetic herbicide glyphosate (better known by Monsanto’s trademarked name for the weedkiller, Roundup), have nearly taken over the American rural landscape. More than 80 percent of soybeans and more than 70 percent of corn produced in the United States are the genetically modified, herbicide-resistant variety. READ MORE
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The magnitude of e-waste generated today is phenomenal. The magnitude that can be extracted from and reused is also surprising. There is more gold in a tonne of e-waste than in an ore of gold.
India with its embracement of technology has become a huge generator of e-waste. “We have come from 150,000 tonnes of e-waste in India in 2006 to 800,000 in 2012-13, growing at more than 100 per cent a year,” says Rathinam T, vice-president of Tes-Amm India, a prominent e-waste recycling company. READ MORE
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Seventy-seven rhinos have been poached in KwaZulu-Natal this year – eight less than in the whole of last year – raising fears that this could be bloodiest year on record for the province.
The grim statistics spiked after authorities discovered three rotting carcasses in the Zululand area last week.
Ezemvelo Wildlife spokesman Musa Mntambo said two were found on the Double H Farm near the Thanda Private Game Reserve outside Hluhluwe on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Another was discovered not far away, at the Mduna Royal Private Game Reserve, on Thursday, he said.
“The first two rhinos on the Double H farm were killed on the same day, but their bodies were found on different days.” READ MORE
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