Battle for the prime beach erupts

2017-07-18 18:47

The battle over one of Durban's unspoilt beaches is about to erupt over a multi-billion rand high-rise development at the southern-most end of the city's "Golden Mile".

France aims for automakers to ditch petrol and diesel by 2040

2017-07-06 13:35

French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot says he has set the country's automakers of not selling petrol or diesel cars by 2040.

First salvo fired in court battle to prevent Mabola mining

2017-06-28 17:41

Civil organisations have set in motion a precedent-setting legal battle which could determine how future mining applications in environmentally sensitive areas are handled.

Great Barrier Reef a $42 billion asset 'too big to fail'

2017-06-26 11:34

Australia's under-pressure Great Barrier Reef is an asset worth $42 billion and as an ecosystem and economic driver is "too big to fail", a study says.

California still digging out snowy roads

2017-06-16 12:30

Crews are still working to remove snow from roads through two national parks in California despite the summer and a heat wave approaching.

Tyre wars: Was tyre recycling scheme a money making racket?

2017-06-07 13:03

South Africa’s controversial tyre recycling scheme may have plundered a tyre levy recycling fund, instead of creating jobs and improving the environment as it promised.

Nuclear could be the next 'fossil' fuel

2017-05-28 19:19

A grey dinosaur statue outside south Florida's largest power plant is meant to symbolize two decommissioned fossil fuel reactors, but it also could be seen to represent a nuclear industry crumpling under mounting costs.

Mining company serves summons on environmental rights lawyers

2017-05-24 18:28

Two attorneys at the Centre for Environmental Rights have been served with a summons by an Australian mining company operating on the West Coast.

Study finds that climate change threatens fynbos

2017-05-19 07:13

A study using data stretching back several decades has produced the first empirical evidence that increasingly hot, dry summers driven by climate change are having a negative effect on the Cape’s unique fynbos

New Zealand has plan to save birds

2017-05-12 20:07

People across New Zealand are embracing an environmental goal so ambitious it's been compared to putting a man on the moon: ridding the entire nation of every last rat, opossum and stoat.


Audi engineer charged with directing VW emissions cheating

2017-07-07 06:43

A former high-level executive for Volkswagen's Audi luxury brand has been charged with conspiracy and accused of directing other employees to program vehicles to cheat on emissions tests

No mining at Mabola ‘for the foreseeable future’

2017-07-03 06:01

Mining at the Mabola protected water zone is on hold – for now. The status of the the mining right is unclear after court action by civil society groups this week.

Good news surprise as world's whales recover rapidly

2017-06-27 08:09

At a time when news about the environment is so often depressing, oceans expert Professor Ken Findlay has some good news about the future of the Earth’s biggest creatures.

Bid for environmental rights pact to kick off in Paris

2017-06-23 22:30

Politicians, legal experts and activists will launch a campaign in Paris on Saturday for a global pact to protect the human right to a clean, healthy environment.

Durban clearing company sues over 'defamatory' Facebook posts

2017-06-12 16:21

A Durban cleaning and clearing company claims, accused on social media of illegal dumping in a nature reserve, is now suing two Facebook sites and two individuals.

KZN earthworms get English names to be more relatable to the public

2017-05-29 09:00

Two scientists in KwaZulu-Natal have embarked on a great earthworm naming push, to assign common English names to the roughly 100 species of indigenous earthworms found in the province.

‘This is not the democracy we fought for’ – former Robben Island prisoner

2017-05-25 22:51

South Africa's democracy is not the democracy Robben Island prisoners had fought for, a former island prisoner says.

28 000 plant species for medical use

2017-05-19 21:29

More than 28 000 species of plants around the world have a medical use but poor documentation means people are not making the most of the health benefits.

China cleans up Everest

2017-05-12 21:03

Volunteers have cleared four tons of garbage from the Chinese north side of Mount Everest in the first five days of a clean-up operation.

US cities, states work on climate change without Trump

2017-05-12 17:36

Even as President Donald Trump steers the United States away from actively fighting climate change, a number of American cities and states are continuing to pursue renewable energies to reduce their carbon footprint.

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