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Selected environmental threats in South Africa
Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
In examining environmental challenges in South Africa, it becomes clear that environmental pressures tend to occur in overlapping geographical areas. This tendency results in amplified environmental threats in already disadvantaged regions through negative feedback loops.