OPINION: Youth climate activists call for countrywide community support in response to Covid-19 crisis

2020-03-24 17:11

President Ramaphosa’s firm response to the COVID-19 crisis has inspired the youth. However, with existing inequalities, the lasting effects of spatial apartheid planning and high rates of TB, HIV, poverty and malnutrition in South Africa, those who can, must step up to prevent the worst through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, writes Kate Birch, Gabriel Klaasen, Sairusha Govindsamy and Nick Ford.

Coronavirus masks | US primaries: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-03-11 08:51

Taiwan inmates make face masks after virus outbreak | US presidential primaries: polls close in Michigan; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

Medupi's killer fumes: The story of a power station's missing air scrubbers

2020-03-03 05:53

Medupi is suffocating not only the economy, but the people and the environment around it too.

Australia heating up with longer summers due to climate change - study

2020-03-02 18:34

Australian summers are lengthening by a month or more while winters are getting shorter due to climate change, according to an analysis.

Climate change threatens SA socio-economic development - Creecy

2020-02-18 22:14

Climate change poses a "significant risk" to South Africa's socio-economic development, Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy said in the debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address.

Mamphela Ramphele: Existential threat from climate change presents a historic opportunity

2020-02-18 10:07

Our country has an opportunity to develop a national holistic climate emergency plan that would provide a platform for transformative development programmes that would promote prosperity for all, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Higher Antarctic temperatures bad news for South Africa's climate

2020-02-15 07:29

Researchers note that the Antarctic has experienced a temperature spike as part of a warming climate trend that could impact on South African weather.

OPINION: Climate conscious? Start deleting your selfies

2020-02-08 16:59

How many times a day do you take a photo, like or share something on social media, or stream some form of entertainment? Human beings have created a massive data dump that's contributing to global heating, says Marelise van der Merwe.

Summers are getting hotter as global temperatures keep going up

2020-02-06 15:20

Global temperatures for December and January were especially hot, data from international organisations shows.

WATCH | Matric student skips school to protest climate change

2020-02-04 12:50

Matric pupil Raeesah Noor-Mahomed plans to continue missing school on Fridays until the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries declares a climate emergency. Watch.


The mighty Nile river is being threatened by pollution and climate change

2020-03-22 08:48

Egypt's water source since Pharaonic days is under massive strain from pollution and climate change and now the threat of a colossal dam being built far upstream in Ethiopia.

It’s not just climate change, it’s a climate crisis, warns EU Commission deputy

2020-03-06 07:00

European Union vice president Frans Timmermans said all world leaders would need to expedite their march to cleaner and renewable energy within the decade, before climate change irreversibly disrupts the livelihoods of the human population.

Half of world's beaches could vanish by 2100, warn researchers

2020-03-02 18:34

Climate change and sea level rise are currently on track to wipe out half the world's sandy beaches by 2100, researchers warned Monday.

Climate campaigners win appeal to prevent new Heathrow runway

2020-02-27 22:00

Britain's Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of environmental campaigners who oppose the building of a third runway at London's Heathrow airport, Europe's busiest.

Bezos launches $10 bn fund to combat climate change

2020-02-18 15:00

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has pledged $10bn to a new fund to tackle climate change but activists have urged the world's richest man to first clean up the e-commerce giant's own lacklustre environmental record.

Greenpeace welcomes Ramaphosa's 'light bulb moment' on climate crisis

2020-02-15 08:31

Greenpeace Africa says a just transition to renewable energy must be at the core of Eskom's new business plan and "it is good that the president has seen the light in this regard".

Hunger stalks southern Africa as climate crisis deepens

2020-02-12 20:40

Chronic lack of rain in southern Africa is threatening mass hunger and ruin. Climate change is being fingered as the big culprit.

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

2020-02-06 17:21

The 17-year-old was nominated by two members of Sweden’s Left Party, Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling.

Looking at data on injury deaths: how climate change may translate into more fatal injuries

2020-02-04 20:00

Researchers predict that in an 'anomalously warm year' the United States could see an additional 1600 deaths from injuries.

Advocacy group needed to defend coal industry against 'renewables lobby', coal conference hears

2020-02-03 07:37

Calls are made for the coal industry to 'fight back' against those who wish to see the country become less reliant on coal for electricity.

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