ARTICLES RELATING TO CLIMATE

Tornadoes in South Africa are likely to grow more common – as thunderstorms grow more severe

2019-11-13 14:55

A tornado ripped through New Hanover, Pietermaritzburg, on Tuesday afternoon killing two people. It will not be the last one South Africa sees.

WATCH: Microplastics found in human stool samples - Study

2019-10-04 21:59

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.

US points to Iran over Saudi strike | Thunberg gets climate honour: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-09-17 06:50

Trump says Iran appears to be behind Saudi strike | Teen activist Thunberg receives Conscience Award; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

Nation needs to work together against climate change - Creecy

2019-07-11 23:00

"The underpinnings of our economy and our social fabric are facing unprecedented threats from climate change, environmental degradation and the loss of our biodiversity."

WATCH: Investors with $34trn demand climate action

2019-06-27 06:00

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.

House passes bill to keep US in Paris climate accord

2019-05-04 11:27

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 milion people suffer 'acute hunger' - UN

2019-04-02 23:00

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.

WATCH: Top World news videos for today

2019-01-11 05:27

Trump pushes for wall on Rio Grande visit | Sexual harassment claim prompts Sanders apology; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH.

Greenpeace protests ahead of Poland climate summit

2018-11-27 20:56

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.

Nordhaus, Romer win Nobel Prize in Economics for tackling climate, innovation

2018-10-08 14:58

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.

 

Dramatic satellite images show Graaff-Reinet’s supply dam drying up – and three other SA dams on the verge of running empty

2019-10-20 08:53

South Africa’s overall dam capacity is sitting at 64% full, down from this time last year.

UN climate summit: Push for greenhouse gas reductions

2019-09-23 13:31

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will be pushing countries to speed up their greenhouse gas reduction targets at Monday's UN climate summit.

China's 'Belt and Road' risks Paris climate goals: analysis

2019-09-03 18:52

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 set to sizzle again as heatwave continues

2019-06-29 15:20

Europe was bracing itself for a sweltering Saturday as the heatwave continued across the continent.

WATCH: French National Assembly expected to declare 'climate emergency'

2019-06-26 19:12

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 in good position even if winter rains are poor - deputy mayor

2019-04-16 07:16

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.

California drought-free for the first time in 7 years

2019-03-18 12:09

A wet winter has replenished reservoirs and increased snow packs.

Prague experiences hottest year on record

2019-01-07 13:19

The Czech capital Prague has experienced its hottest year since records started in 1775, the weather institute said.

Climate crisis spurs UN call for $2.4trn fossil fuel shift

2018-10-08 16:48

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.

This is the best aircon temperature for South African offices

2018-08-24 13:17

But you may still have a fight about where your office air conditioner is set: “Females specifically usually prefer one degree higher temperature than males for all ages."

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