Naturalist David Attenborough earns his wings

2017-08-18 09:12

David Attenborough has finally earned his wings after scientists named a 100-million-year-old damselfly after the veteran British broadcaster and naturalist.

Arctic Greenland burning, hunters blinded by smoke

2017-08-09 17:10

Smoke from a wildfire in southwestern Greenland is hampering the wild reindeer hunt on the Arctic island, best known for its ice rather than grass and bushes ablaze

Study: Being outside could become deadly in South Asia

2017-08-03 13:31

A new study suggests wide swaths of northern India, southern Pakistan and parts of Bangladesh may become so hot and humid by the end of the century that it will be deadly just being outdoors

Climate change can lead to 60 000 premature deaths

2017-08-02 10:29

Researchers predict that global warming will have far-reaching consequences for our health if nothing is done.

California governor to extend climate change bill

2017-07-25 18:38

Governor Jerry Brown is scheduled to sign legislation keeping alive California's signature initiative to fight global warming, which puts a cap and a price on climate-changing emissions.

Defence: Climate change a US security threat

2017-07-14 20:07

The House has approved a defence policy bill that declares climate change a threat to US national security and demands rigorous oversight of the Pentagon's cyber operations.

'Sixth extinction' of wildlife faster than feared

2017-07-13 19:10

The sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is unfolding more quickly than feared, scientists have warned.

G20: No agreement on climate

2017-07-08 11:25

Officials at the Group of 20 summit say leaders haven't reached an agreed statement on climate change - one of the most contentious topics at the talks.

US isolated over climate: G20 host Merkel

2017-07-07 10:16

US President Donald Trump faces isolation at Friday's G20 summit over his climate sceptic stance, Chancellor Angela Merkel said, noting that many countries are determined to honour the landmark Paris accord.

What special relationship? Trump and May test ties at G20

2017-07-06 11:30

The special relationship will get a reality check when UK Prime Minister Theresa May meets one-on-one with US President Donald Trump.


Planet marks new highs for heat, pollutants, sea level in 2016

2017-08-10 22:32

The Earth set a series of dire records in 2016, including hottest year in modern times, highest sea level and most heat-trapping gases ever emitted.

US to join climate talks despite Paris accord exit

2017-08-05 10:50

The United States says it would still take part in international climate change negotiations in order to protect its interests, despite its planned withdrawal from the Paris accord on global warming.

Earth's 2017 resource 'budget' spent by next week: report

2017-08-02 12:42

Humanity will have used up its allowance of planetary resources such as water, soil, and clean air for all of 2017 by next week, said a report.

How many billionaires would it take to save the planet?

2017-07-27 08:34

Bloomberg's Robin Hood Index has calculated what slice of each top billionaire’s fortune would be needed to buy all the carbon credits required to offset all domestic greenhouse gas emissions in their home country over a year.

Climate change deepens threat to Pacific island wildlife

2017-07-14 22:30

Land mammals and reptiles in the Pacific islands facing extinction due to habitat loss, hunting and other threats, could be decimated by climate change, a study has shown.

Trump says 'something could happen' on Paris climate accord

2017-07-13 22:03

US President Donald Trump says that "something could happen" regarding the Paris climate accord following his decision to withdraw.

SA has a role to play on climate change - French Ambassador

2017-07-13 18:16

South Africa has a part to play in addressing climate change, the French Ambassador to South Africa Christophe Farnaud said.

Merkel tells G20 leaders they must reach compromises

2017-07-07 15:18

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told leaders of the Group of 20 economic powers that millions of people are hoping they can help solve the world's problems.

California plans to host global climate summit

2017-07-06 21:58

California's Jerry Brown plans to convene a Global Climate Action Summit next year in his latest action to position the state as a leader in battling global warming.

Huge Antarctic ice block poised to snap off

2017-07-05 15:58

A massive chunk of ice is hanging by a thread from the West Antarctic ice shelf, satellite images have revealed.

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