Green groups fight rehabilitation regulations

2018-03-04 06:00

Environmentalists have warned of financial risk and burden on the state should the environmental affairs department relax regulations that require mines to provide enough financial provision for rehabilitation.

Heat on 'climate chancellor' Merkel over coal and cars

2017-11-14 11:59

Angela Merkel has been dubbed the "climate chancellor" but she now faces the real risk of Germany, a green energy pioneer, missing its emissions reduction target on her watch.

Protect yourself from this heat

2017-11-07 10:52

A look at the dangers that come with summer and the heat that comes with it, even though we prefer to spend time outdoors

Trump wins trade concessions at stormy G20

2017-07-08 19:20

US President Donald Trump has won key concessions on trade and the climate from world leaders at the most fractious G20 summit to date.

Faster-moving sea ice forces polar bears to use more energy

2017-06-09 17:50

A new US study of polar bears off the Alaska coasts says faster-moving sea ice brought on by rapid global warming is adding to stress on the already at-risk animals.

Trump to exit climate pact allies deride call for do-over

2017-06-02 09:30

President Donald Trump says he would withdraw the US from the Paris climate pact, saying it favours other nations at the expense of American workers.

Unusual October warmth could break more records

2016-10-20 13:14

The US National Weather Service says more record warmth could be in store for parts of the country as temperatures reach new highs.

Let's pull together to stave off drought disaster

2016-01-11 06:40

South Africans need to set aside petty politicking and power plays to save lives and avoid catastrophe, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Africa needs energy for growth, leaders say ahead of climate talks

2015-11-11 14:39

Africa is looking to key climate talks for solutions to electrify the continent, grow its economies and keep its youth from fleeing abroad, African leaders say.

G7 calls for end to fossil fuel use by 2100

2015-06-08 17:08

Angela Merkel says the G7 leaders are calling for the ending fossil fuel use by the end of this century.


Axing fossil fuel subsidies scant help on climate: Study

2018-02-09 11:16

Getting rid of massive subsidies for oil, gas and coal will not significantly curb carbon pollution or speed the transition to a greener global economy, researchers say, challenging widely held assumptions.

Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate

2017-11-10 13:28

The failure of wealthy nations to deliver on short-term climate commitments could hinder the rollout of a landmark treaty, a bloc of 134 developing countries, including India and China, has warned at UN negotiations in Bonn.

Macron: My charm offensive may soften Trump's climate stance

2017-07-16 14:40

French President Emmanuel Macron says his glamorous Paris charm offensive on new friend Donald Trump might have changed the US president's mind on climate change

SA banks slated for dirty energy investments

2017-06-15 09:41

South Africa’s banks continue to bankroll coal investments to the tune of billions every year, risking leaving investors with stranded assets.

SA disappointed in Trump's Paris climate accord withdrawal

2017-06-02 20:40

South Africa has urged US President Donald Trump to reconsider his decision to leave the historic Paris climate accord.

Earthlife wins first case against coal power

2017-03-12 06:02

Environmentalists believe they have struck a major blow to the future of coal-powered stations, following their win in the first climate change case in the High Court in Pretoria this week.

UN chief calls for climate action

2016-01-18 20:59

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has led calls for action to combat global warming at an energy summit in Abu Dhabi.

Woman fined €1 000 for refusing Paris police fingerprinting

2015-12-02 12:14

A Paris court fined a woman 1000 euros for refusing to have her fingerprints taken at a rally where clashes erupted between protesters and security forces ahead of a UN climate summit.

UN fund approves its first climate aid for poor nations

2015-11-06 12:55

The UN’s Green Climate Fund says it has approved its first financing of projects to help developing countries fight global warming, three weeks before a summit opens in Paris to ink a climate rescue pact.

'Radical transition' of economy needed

2015-06-03 14:00

Harmful impacts of global warming such as heat waves and sea level rise are mounting and show a need for a 'radical transition' to a greener economy.

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