Gore: US getting close to political shift on climate change

2019-03-18 23:18

Former US vice president Al Gore is praising the Democrats' 2020 presidential field for its emphasis on combating climate change.

Students worldwide skip class to demand action on climate

2019-03-15 11:19

Students in more than 1 000 cities worldwide are planning to skip class in protest over their governments' failure to act against global warming.

Now is the time to panic, but not for the reasons you think

2019-03-13 05:00

We can still turn things around, but we need to act immediately and collectively, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Climate kids march for climate action

2019-03-07 07:02

There is a new movement in South Africa led by "climate kids" who will join a global school strike to call for climate action from governments who they say are "stealing our future".

Ramaphosa to launch 'Good Green Deeds' to tackle environmental protection

2019-02-28 16:36

President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce a programme designed to place environmental care at the centre of South African culture.

Radebe: Renewables aren't causing job losses in coal sector

2019-02-24 13:31

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe says the involvement of coal in SA's energy mix will become clearer in policy once the integrated resources plan update is finalised.

The missing link in the inspiring SONA

2019-02-12 08:48

Our existing socio-economic development model has proven not equal to the task of undoing the inherited and growing inequities of our colour coded society. The solution lies elsewhere, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Third of Himalayan glaciers can no longer be saved, study finds

2019-02-06 17:19

Study warns one-third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by the end of the century due to climate change even if current efforts to reduce climate change succeed, and the loss will be far greater if efforts fail.


2019-01-30 13:26

The weather is changing so fast that the new extremes being felt around the world might actually threaten human civilisation itself. Welcome to the new terrifying world of global weirding.

WATCH: Scientists drill over 2km through ice layer in West Antarctica for first time ever

2019-01-24 19:19

For the first time, scientists in West Antarctica have drilled 2km through the ice sheet to the sediment below.


Hundreds of thousands join world youth climate demo

2019-03-16 11:35

Hundreds of thousands of young people skipped school across the globe to march through the streets for an international day of student protests aimed at pushing world leaders into action on climate change.

Winter in Australia will disappear by 2050, new research claims

2019-03-14 05:15

A "new summer" with sustained temperature peaks sometimes well above 40ºC will become normal.

Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits - study

2019-03-07 10:44

Seals and whales in the Arctic are shifting their feeding patterns as climate change alters their habitats, and the way they do so may determine whether they survive, a new study has found.

Students in Hamburg, elsewhere call for climate action

2019-03-04 12:01

Thousands of students have gathered in the German city of Hamburg as part of a worldwide protest calling for action to curb global warming.

Consumer goods companies preparing for climate change impact

2019-02-25 21:05

The companies behind some of the best-known consumer products are beginning to factor climate change into their business equation.

Cancelling Kusile is the only logical option

2019-02-20 12:29

Kusile will further lock South Africa into a polluting coal-based electricity supply, while crowding out investments in renewable energy and perpetuating a cycle of pollution, writes Melita Steele.

Climate change could bring more infant heart defects

2019-02-07 05:32

A new study highlights the need for improved preparedness to deal with the anticipated rise in the number of babies born with congenital heart defects in the USA.

How long will we eat the future of our children?

2019-02-06 08:01

The transition from fossil fuels is inevitable. The question is how we can manage it in a manner that benefits us most, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Unlikely star at Davos: Meet the teen climate crusader Greta Thunberg

2019-01-25 19:45

Camera crews push past tycoons and government leaders to get a close shot of the unlikely star at Davos this year: a Swedish teen with long braids and a big message for the world.

WATCH: David Attenborough - 'The Garden of Eden is no more'.

2019-01-22 18:37

Sir David Attenborough has been speaking at the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The naturalist and broadcaster warned that what humans do in the next few years will have an impact on the next few thousand years.

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