WATCH | Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change

2019-08-19 10:23

Iceland honoured the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate.

Area in Mpumalanga is second highest SO2 emissions hotspot in the world - new study

2019-08-19 06:19

In the latest study to illustrate alarmingly high levels of air pollution caused by humans, the area around Kriel in Mpumalanga is now the world's second biggest sulphur dioxide emissions hotspot in the world.

Japan under pressure over past hunting of endangered whales

2019-08-18 08:29

Japan insisted it no longer hunts endangered sei whales in international waters, but faced accusations of still violating a wildlife treaty by allowing commercialisation of meat from past catches.

Norway blocks €30m deforestation subsidy to Brazil

2019-08-16 11:00

Norway said it would halt Amazon protection subsidies worth 30m euros ($33m) to Brazil, which it accused of turning its back on the fight against deforestation.

WATCH | Climbers must be trained to tackle Everest, panel says after deaths

2019-08-15 18:03

Nepal must make training and experience in high altitude climbing mandatory for all climbers on Mount Everest and other high peaks, a government panel said, following the deadliest climbing season in four years.


CLIMATE PROTEST:  An Icelandic girl poses for a photo with a "Pull the emergency brake" sign near to where a monument was unveiled at the site of Okjokull, Iceland's first glacier lost to climate change in the west of Iceland. (Jeremie Richard, AFP)

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WATCH: Racoon invades snack vending machine, later freed

2019-08-15 21:40

A raccoon invaded a snack vending machine at a Florida high school; animal control officers worked with a vending machine operator to free then snack bandit.

WATCH | Climate activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for New York

2019-08-14 16:35

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for New York, heading for a UN summit on a zero-emissions yacht skippered by a member of Monaco's ruling family.

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WATCH: This cascade of waterfalls on the Dutoits Kloof Pass will make you even happier about the recent winter rains in SA

2019-08-14 10:55

There's a mesmerising beauty in watching water fall and foam from great heights - and the recent rains in the Western Cape have delivered their own kind of magic along the Dutoits Kloof Pass.

Australia offers climate funding to Pacific islands

2019-08-14 05:56

Australia has announced a A$500m climate change package for Pacific island countries, which have been increasingly vocal in demanding their powerful neighbour curb its carbon emissions.

Don't have a cow! London university bans beef

2019-08-13 12:39

Students at London's Goldsmiths will no longer be munching on canteen staples such as burgers and chilli after the prestigious university announced it would ban all beef products to fight climate change.

366 rhino 'poachers' arrested in Kruger National Park since start of 2018

2019-08-12 19:34

While 366 alleged rhino poachers were arrested in the Kruger National Park since the start of last year, 472 white rhinos were poached in the park between April 1, 2018, and July 31, 2019.

UN report warns climate change may lead to food shortages

2019-08-10 14:12

Climate change is putting the world’s food supply at risk.With more extreme weather, stable food production will increasingly be imperiled, threatening the poorest populations first, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a report Thursday.

Malawi has just 5 wild lions left, while SA has more lions in captivity than wild ones. Take a stand for Africa's lions

2019-08-10 06:30

An Oxford study from the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit entitled State of the Lion: Fragility of a Flagship Specie details how wild lions have vanished from 95% of their historic range.

WATCH | Trash for tickets on Indonesia's 'plastic bus'

2019-08-09 14:13

Dozens of people clutching bags full of plastic bottles and disposable cups queue at a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian city of Surabaya - where passengers can swap trash for travel tickets.

WATCH | World warned: Change now or endanger food and climate

2019-08-08 12:36

Humanity faces increasingly painful trade-offs between food security and rising temperatures within decades unless it curbs emissions and stops unsustainable farming and deforestation, a landmark climate assessment said.

WATCH | Could Mexico cactus solve world's plastics problem?

2019-08-07 11:37

Mexico's prickly pear cactus, which is emblazoned on the country's flag, could soon play a new and innovative role in the production of biodegradable plastics.

Indonesia ships back tons of Australian waste

2019-08-14 10:27

Indonesia has shipped tons of Australian garbage out of the country, an official said, as Southeast Asian nations push back against serving as dumping grounds for foreign trash.

New climate change report underscores the need to manage land for the short and long term

2019-08-14 09:26

The challenge, then, is convincing people to use land in ways that do more than maximise short-term benefits. As the most recent IPCC report states, degraded land produces less food and stores less carbon.

WATCH | Outrage as Trump administration weakens endangered species law

2019-08-13 08:46

US President Donald Trump's administration has finalised rollbacks to key provisions of the Endangered Species Act, a law credited with saving the gray wolf, bald eagle and grizzly bear. WATCH NOW.

Finally: A solution to get rid of the beetle that is killing SA's trees

2019-08-10 10:05

A new technology developed by a South African company is the first to prove effective in killing the polyphagous shot hole borer, a tiny beetle that has been killing trees worldwide at an alarming rate.

WATCH | These rare newborn giant panda twins are adorable!

2019-08-09 21:59

A Belgian zoo announced the "extremely rare" birth of twin baby giant pandas, three years after the arrival of a young male, which was a first for Belgium at the time.

WATCH | Thailand's severe drought reveals lost Buddhist temple

2019-08-07 19:00

What is otherwise seen as a natural disaster comes as a blessing to these Thailand residents as a drought reveals a lost Buddhist temple

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