The former Johannesburg mayor has 18 months to build a movement and a team to compete in the 2021 municipal elections, writes Adriaan Basson.
More sun than clouds. Mild.
Australian bushfires have caused unprecedented pollution in Sydney and along the country's east coast, officials said Thursday, with smoke and dust burning residents' eyes and prompting a spike in respiratory complaints.
Alaska residents accustomed to subzero temperatures are experiencing a heat wave of sorts that is shattering records, with the thermometer jumping to more than 30 degrees Fahrenheit (16.7 Celsius) above normal in some regions.
In a recent UN report, climate scientists have warned that the world has to curb global warming at 1.5C or face great risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty.
If the world ever entered another era of anarchy, Africa would be defenceless against a potential second scramble … and this time around, it would be utterly ruthless, writes Robert J. Traydon.
Kumi Naidoo, a former executive director of Greenpeace, continues to lobby business leaders to bring about drastic changes that will address climate change and economic inequality.
A hungry person does not care about the environment and so all the talk of climate change and or global warming will come to naught if the employment factor is not fixed.
The EU has unveiled national targets for cutting greenhouse gases by 2030, placing the burden on richer northern countries including exit-bound Britain to help meet the bloc's UN goal.
A warming planet means more hot days than before, and the phenomenon could cause three to nine more days per year when ozone levels are unhealthy by the 2050s.
President Barack Obama said the new global climate agreement "offers the best chance we have to save the one planet we have" and credited his administration as being a driving force behind the deal.
Ruminant animals emit methane, a gas that is more than 20 times more efficient than carbon dioxide in trapping the sun's heat.
A powerful climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean stronger than any seen in years is unleashing destructive rains and flooding across East Africa -- and scientists say worse could be coming.
Hundreds of protesters have turned out in central London and blocked off the capital's main bridges to demand the government take climate change seriously.
Delegates meeting in Bonn are seeking to strengthen the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, which is under threat because President Donald Trump has said the US will exit the pact.
President Donald Trump has announced America's shock withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, prompting a furious global backlash and throwing efforts to slow global warming into serious doubt.
Mexico City has joined with Paris, Madrid and Athens in committing to eliminate diesel vehicles from their cities by 2025.
Russia's practice of leaving massive wildfires to burn out of control in sprawling stretches of Siberia puts at risk a key global resource for absorbing climate-warming emissions: its trees.
Thousands of hectares of mangroves in Australia's remote north have died, scientists say, with climate change the likely cause.
It took years of careful planning by the United Nations and the 195 countries involved to reach the historic deal on climate change agreed in Paris.
Upcoming UN climate talks in Paris will focus on the negotiations, and "a whole series" of side events will be cancelled, the French prime minister has said.
Heads of 11 companies that generate a third of the world's electricity are urging governments to agree on clear, long-term policies regarding lower-carbon energy.
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