Hungry Caterpillar feasts on plastic bags

2017-04-24 22:21

A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a notoriously resistant plastic raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution.

UK could face legal battle over air pollution delay

2017-04-24 16:14

The British government is seeking to postpone the publication of its keenly-awaited air-pollution plan due to elections, raising the prospect of a legal challenge.

New legal challenge to shut down Durban landfill site

2017-04-18 13:35

Doctors, specialists and school principals have given their support to a legal challenge aimed at shutting down a landfill site they say affects the health of residents of Shongweni and Hillcrest.

Dumping causes foul flow

2017-04-11 17:27

More health horrors due to sewage in the Grassy Park area are emerging after residents living next to the Lotus River canal reported sewage spilling into the river.

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.


Crews set to take down 600-year-old tree

2017-04-24 18:27

A 600-year-old white oak tree in New Jersey that's believed to be among the oldest in the nation is about to come down

Overflowing landfills choke Puerto Rico

2017-04-22 07:05

Landfills across Puerto Rico are over capacity and groaning under tons of liquefied garbage seeping into the tropical soil and posing a threat to people and the environment.

De Lille to address Cape Town drought intervention plans

2017-04-18 07:12

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille is to join a panel discussion to discuss the city's interventions in the drought crisis affecting the metro.

'Outdoorsy' kids may become environmentally-conscious adults

2017-04-11 09:55

Research shows that adults who grew up 'in nature' are more concerned about the planet.

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.

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