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Gabions

( Article Type: Explanation )

Gabions are made of various types of material, the earliest dating back 2 000 years to the time of the ancient Egyptians, and were made from willows, filled with small stones and used to protect the banks of the River Nile.

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Gaia

( Article Type: Opinion )

Could Lovelock's legacy be our salvation?

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Game Farming

( Article Type: Explanation )

Game farming is a method of farming that uses wildlife species as livestock instead of domesticated animals. The wildlife species are better adapted to the veld and other conditions, cause less damage and are less affected by disease and illness.

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Genetic Modification ~ The 'Anti' Position

( Article Type: Opinion )

In South Africa, GMOs are controversial (scientifically, economically and socially) as they are globally, in both industrialised economies and in developing countries.

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Genetic Modification ~ The 'Pro' Position

( Article Type: Opinion )

Genetically modified (GM) crops are those in which genes from another species have been inserted to express a particular trait, which the original crop lacked.

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Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

( Article Type: Explanation )

GIS is essentially a set of computer-based software systems (database and mapping techniques combined) that allow managers, decision-makers and scientists to look at spatial data (information that often appears on maps) in new ways.

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Geothermal Energy

( Article Type: Explanation )

Geothermal energy is thermal energy stored in the earth

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Global Change

( Article Type: Explanation )

Africa, as a whole, is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. This is not only due to the actual changes expected, but also due to the poor capacity of its people to cope with the changes and the developmental constraints.

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Global Compact

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The United Nations – Global Compact is a voluntary corporate citizenship initiative with two objectives: mainstreaming the nine principles in business activities around the world and to catalyse actions in support of UN goals.

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Global Compact (The United Nations Global Compact- UNGC)

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The UNGC is a strategic policy initiative and a global leadership platform for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment an

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