A decade of Jacob Zuma has made South Africans more desperate but also more wary of politics and receptive to Siya Kolisi's brand of sincere, lived-in pragmatism, writes Cecelia Balfour.
Morning clouds. Mild.
A tornado ripped through New Hanover, Pietermaritzburg, on Tuesday afternoon killing two people. It will not be the last one South Africa sees.
A new study has found small pieces of plastic, ranging from 50 to 500 micrometers in size, present in human stool samples. Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna tested fecal samples from eight different participants aged 33 to 65.
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"The underpinnings of our economy and our social fabric are facing unprecedented threats from climate change, environmental degradation and the loss of our biodiversity."
Investors responsible for $34trn in assets have signed a joint letter demanding governments act to meet targets on climate change set down in the Paris accords of 2015.
The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed legislation that would prevent US President Donald Trump from following through on his withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement.
More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced "acute hunger" last year because of wars and climate disasters, with Africa the worst-hit region, the UN said.
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Greenpeace protestors scaled a massive chimney at Poland's Belchatow coal-fired power plant as one of Europe's largest polluters gears up to host the COP24 global climate summit.
William Nordhaus of Yale and Paul Romer of NYU's Stern School of Business have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics for long-term thinking on climate issues and technological innovation in economic research.
South Africa’s overall dam capacity is sitting at 64% full, down from this time last year.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will be pushing countries to speed up their greenhouse gas reduction targets at Monday's UN climate summit.
Carbon-heavy development in countries part of China's Belt and Road Initiative could render the Paris climate goals unreachable, according to a new analysis on the gargantuan global infrastructure project.
Europe was bracing itself for a sweltering Saturday as the heatwave continued across the continent.
In France, the National Assembly will discuss its carbon neutral objectives this week. The new proposals will set a 2050 target for the country to be carbon neutral.
Cape Town's dam levels are 10% higher than this time last year and the city is in a good position even if winter rains are below average, deputy mayor Ian Neilson has said.
A wet winter has replenished reservoirs and increased snow packs.
The Czech capital Prague has experienced its hottest year since records started in 1775, the weather institute said.
The world must invest $2.4trn in clean energy every year through 2035 and cut the use of coal-fired power to almost nothing by 2050 to avoid catastrophic damage from climate change, according to scientists convened by the United Nations.
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