Trump poised to roll back climate protections

2017-03-28 09:37

US President Donald Trump is set to roll back a slew of environmental protections enacted by Barack Obama, in a bid to untether the fossil fuel industry.

Another reason to flip the off switch: light pollution

2017-03-25 08:32

For the 11th year running, cities worldwide will turn their lights off to mark Earth Hour in a global call to action on climate change.

Cape court to deliver vital environmental judgment

2017-03-20 11:02

Judgment is expected on a review application brought by Australian-owned mining company MSR, whose operations have attracted strong criticism about alleged environmental malpractices.

Living on Mars could solve Earth’s problems

2017-03-15 18:44

Mars One mission candidate Adriana Marais believes that finding a way to survive on the red planet could help humans solve Earth's current problems.

Judge won't stop construction of Dakota Access pipeline

2017-03-08 05:27

A federal judge in the US has declined to temporarily stop construction of the final section of the Dakota Access pipeline.

Republicans want Trump to undo Obama monuments

2017-03-05 19:31

Republican leaders in Maine and Utah are asking President Donald Trump to step into uncharted territory and rescind national monument designations made by his predecessor.

Climate, other programmes get deep cuts in EPA budget proposal

2017-03-04 07:43

The Trump administration would slash programmes aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the EPA budget proposal.

Tormin mine was searched using unlawful warrant, court told

2017-02-24 10:28

The Green Scorpions did not inform a Vredendal magistrate about a “vital debate” raging over whether they had legal status to conduct compliance monitoring and enforcement at the Tormin mineral sands mine on the West Coast.

Tormin mine claims false, court hears

2017-02-23 07:46

The “independent” geological consultant who said the catastrophic collapse of a sea cliff in front of a West Coast mineral sands mine was caused by natural events was employed by the mine when he wrote this in a report, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Australian mining company takes govt to court

2017-02-22 05:41

An Australian mining company operating on the West Coast has started its litigation against environmental authorities in the Western Cape High Court.


New York skyscrapers adapt to climate change

2017-03-26 20:34

With a skyline crowded with ever-more luxury towers, the construction of another Manhattan skyscraper wouldn't normally be remarkable.

2017 already marked by climate extremes, says UN

2017-03-21 12:30

Extreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic "heatwaves", are continuing this year, after 2016 topped the global temperature charts and saw shrinking sea ice and surging sea levels.

No mining in Barberton Nature Reserve - SCA

2017-03-17 18:17

No prospecting can take place in the Barberton Nature Reserve, the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein has ruled.

France's Jarre to play in aid of Dead Sea

2017-03-09 22:45

Electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre says he will perform in Israel next month in a concert to publicise the plight of the shrinking Dead Sea.

Michigan to offer prize in fight against invasive Asian carp

2017-03-05 21:24

Michigan plans to offer a prize to someone who can come up with a way to put the brakes on the invasive fish.

Carmakers rev up emissions cuts as tough rules loom

2017-03-05 14:00

Global carmakers, stung by emissions scandals, are racing to hunt down every gram of harmful CO² spewed out on the roads as tougher pollution rules kick in.

'Our daily bread' has hidden climate costs

2017-02-27 19:15

Nearly half the environmental impact of a loaf of bread comes from the "unsustainable use" of fertilisers on wheat crops.

Under deadline pressure, Dakota pipeline protesters leave camp

2017-02-23 12:18

After nearly a year of occupying North Dakota prairie land to block the route of a controversial oil pipeline, many of the camp's holdouts finally marched out to meet an evacuation deadline.

German city bans older diesel cars

2017-02-22 07:41

Authorities in southwest Germany are banning older diesel cars from driving in the city of Stuttgart starting in 2018.

Critical court showdown on mining and environment

2017-02-19 15:26

Tormin case will decide if government’s environmental watchdog still has power when it comes to mining.

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