Earthlife wins first case against coal power

2017-03-12 06:02

Environmentalists believe they have struck a major blow to the future of coal-powered stations, following their win in the first climate change case in the High Court in Pretoria this week.

Unusual October warmth could break more records

2016-10-20 13:14

The US National Weather Service says more record warmth could be in store for parts of the country as temperatures reach new highs.

Let's pull together to stave off drought disaster

2016-01-11 06:40

South Africans need to set aside petty politicking and power plays to save lives and avoid catastrophe, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Africa needs energy for growth, leaders say ahead of climate talks

2015-11-11 14:39

Africa is looking to key climate talks for solutions to electrify the continent, grow its economies and keep its youth from fleeing abroad, African leaders say.

G7 calls for end to fossil fuel use by 2100

2015-06-08 17:08

Angela Merkel says the G7 leaders are calling for the ending fossil fuel use by the end of this century.

Is climate change fuelling war?

2015-02-11 20:42

For years, scientists and security analysts have warned that global warming looms as a potential source of war and unrest.

UN climate talks deadlocked

2014-12-13 22:04

Already well into overtime, UN climate talks have reached a standstill as developing countries rejected a draft deal they said would allow rich countries to shirk their responsibilities to fight global warming and pay for its impacts.

Struggling climate talks look to UN summit

2014-06-16 10:00

A new round of talks on climate change has sputtered to a close, placing the onus on a UN summit in September to boost momentum for a global pact by the end of 2015.

Snail fever to decline due to climate change

2013-12-13 12:38

The parasite schistosoma mansoni that causes snail fever in humans could become less common in the future due to climate change.

Sun's magnetic field about to reverse

2013-08-07 08:30

According to measurements from observatories, the sun's magnetic field is about to change polarity.


More fires expected in Western Cape as drought worsens

2017-01-11 18:14

The Western Cape can expect more wildfires, while drought conditions are set to worsen as the province feels the impact of climate change, authorities say.

UN chief calls for climate action

2016-01-18 20:59

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has led calls for action to combat global warming at an energy summit in Abu Dhabi.

Woman fined €1 000 for refusing Paris police fingerprinting

2015-12-02 12:14

A Paris court fined a woman 1000 euros for refusing to have her fingerprints taken at a rally where clashes erupted between protesters and security forces ahead of a UN climate summit.

UN fund approves its first climate aid for poor nations

2015-11-06 12:55

The UN’s Green Climate Fund says it has approved its first financing of projects to help developing countries fight global warming, three weeks before a summit opens in Paris to ink a climate rescue pact.

'Radical transition' of economy needed

2015-06-03 14:00

Harmful impacts of global warming such as heat waves and sea level rise are mounting and show a need for a 'radical transition' to a greener economy.

France debates energy law that would slash nuclear

2015-02-10 22:45

The French Senate is set to debate a bill that aims to cut the country's reliance on nuclear energy by 50% before 2025, and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Are redheads really going extinct?

2014-07-11 11:36

The internet is buzzing with the news that climate change will drive the redhead gene to extinction. Is there any truth in this?

Climate change to impact food prices more

2014-03-25 20:20

Climate change could put back the fight against hunger by 40 years, but the global food system is unprepared to cope, says Oxfam.

African dust clouds bad for health

2013-08-28 08:28

Dust particles kicked up by African sandstorms blow across the sea - limiting pilots' visibility and troubling asthmatics.

US-China climate deal called "breakthrough" but no long-term cuts

2013-06-13 07:45

China and the United States took a major step in the fight against climate change, but what was termed a "breakthrough" might not do much to lock in carbon emission cuts from the world's two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases.

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