UN science panel chief calls for more action to curb warming

2018-12-13 05:36

The head of the UN's top science panel on climate change says the world needs to "do more and faster" to prevent global warming on a scale that would cause irreversible environmental damage and hit poor societies hard.

Southern California officials OK Colorado River drought plan

2018-12-12 13:03

Southern California's largest water wholesaler has approved a drought contingency plan that it hopes will ensure the drought-stressed Colorado River will supply the Southwest for a decade.

Day Zero 'fear-mongering' not the only factor that helped avert water crisis - City

2018-12-12 14:33

The City of Cape Town has expressed sceptism about a study which suggests that the fear associated with Day Zero was the single most successful intervention in its campaign to get residents to slash water consumption.

WATCH: Facing climate change in the shadow of Mount Everest

2018-12-12 07:23

Formed in the shadow of Mount Everest, Napal's breathtaking Imja glacial lake is a portent of catastrophic floods, putting the impoverished nation at the mercy of a warming planet.

WATCH: Chile's pine forests: A botanical dinosaur bound for extinction?

2018-12-11 12:36

In Quinquen, an indigenous community in southern Chile, Ricardo Melinir shows off a forest of Chilean pine trees – the araucaria araucana, a "living fossil" seen as sacred by several local tribes.

Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game

2018-12-11 06:09

Many African countries tend to mismanage their groundwater resources. In many instances it’s over exploited and heavily contaminated and in other situations it is merely considered an emergency resource.


YOUNG LEADER:  Young Swedish activist, 15-year-old Greta Thunberg, who has inspired students around the world to campaign against global warming, addresses participants in a UN climate conference in Katowice. (Czarek Sokolowski, AP)

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100 marathons, 100 days: A punishing run for water

2018-12-12 05:17

From ankle-deep mud in Central Asia to the scorching heat of Australia, Mina Guli is running 100 marathons in 100 days to highlight a looming global water shortage.

The cute animals of 2018 that made our hearts burst

2018-12-11 12:00

From rhinos to hippos to pets to even lemurs, if you're in need of a little extra dose of pure goodness to remind you there's still good in the world, check out our list of the top cutest animals that stole our heart in 2018.

Plant a tree: Milan's ambitious plans to be cleaner, greener

2018-12-10 10:28

The colour for Italy's fashion capital now is gray – due to its stone buildings and polluted skies – but Milan is embarking on a new plan to go green, planting 3 million new trees by 2030.

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Popular travel hubs affected by disasters and if you should go there in 2019

2018-12-10 10:28

It's been a long year, and for those destinations hard-hit by natural disasters, the year got stretched even further. Here's a look at the top disasters of the year, and the outlook for 2019.

Small businesses in Africa will be on the frontline of climate change

2018-12-09 10:00

Water and power cuts prompted by reduced rainfall and drought in southern Africa have caused major problems for business, writes The Conversation.

WATCH: Have a look at this incredible real-life swan lake!

2018-12-06 21:14

Hundreds of swans left their home in the Yamalo-Nenets region of Russia and moved to Altai region on the Svetloe lake for the winter.

PICS: Aquila's newest rhino baby will help you get over Hump Day

2018-12-05 15:00

Fill your heart with these adorable pics of a new baby rhino at Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa.

Hunting and breeding of endangered species up for review - Mokonyane

2018-12-04 21:44

Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane is expected to review policies and practices on hunting and trading in endangered species.

WATCH: NASA's Osiris-Rex reaches asteroid deemed Earth threat

2018-12-04 20:43

NASA's deep space explorer Osiris-Rex has flown to within a dozen miles of a skyscraper-sized asteroid believed to hold organic compounds fundamental to life as well as the potential to collide with Earth in about 150 years.

SA telescope confirms new evidence of white dwarf cannibalising companion star

2018-12-04 11:28

Work by researchers operating the Southern African Large Telescope in the Northern Cape has confirmed that a white dwarf star is cannibalising its companion star.

In Mauritius, sugar cane means money, renewable energy

2018-12-09 15:18

Far out into the Indian Ocean where it is forced to be self-reliant, the island nation of Mauritius is weaning itself off fossil fuels by turning to its main cash-crop sugar cane, for electricity.

German farmers sue government over missed climate targets

2018-12-08 13:13

Dismayed by the German government's failure to meet climate protection targets, dairy farmer Heiner Luetke Schwienhorst has filed a lawsuit against Berlin to force it into action.

Malaysia torches 2.8 tonnes of African pangolin scales

2018-12-07 06:52

Malaysia torched nearly three tonnes of seized scales of endangered pangolins worth $9m in a bid to deter illegal wildlife trafficking from Africa.

'Ultra-rapid' charging points can boost your car's range by 200km in under 30 minutes

2018-12-07 09:05

Legendary acceleration and fast charging have long been two of the proudest boasts of Tesla drivers. But according to independent electric-vehicle advice site Driving Electric, the tables are about to turn when it comes to charging speed.

Kruger National Park unveils safari vehicles for people with mobility challenges

2018-12-06 10:30

This week, SANParks and the Kruger National Park have made enjoying SA's natural heritage accessible to more people with the unveiling of vehicles for visitors with mobility challenges.

WATCH: Rescued baby rhino learns to charge (but fails at braking)

2018-12-05 06:14

A baby rhino rescued from a pool of mud in the Meru National Park Rhino Sanctuary in northern Kenya is learning how to charge - stealing hearts in the process.

Carbon tax will mean more trade, not less - Treasury

2018-12-05 08:03

The National Treasury says the carbon tax will not have a negative effect on trade, but will help protect South African companies against punitive trade actions for failing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Science body pushes for better human genetics ethics guidelines in SA

2018-12-04 13:03

The Academy of Science of South Africa has released a study it says is aimed at creating a more certain regulatory environment for government departments on matters relating to human genetics and the human genome.

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