Fail to act on climate change and you're fired, says R570bn pension fund

2020-01-27 14:01

A £30bn (R570bn) UK pension fund has threatened to fire managers that fail to curb their exposure to climate change and position for a low-carbon economy.

Economy failing on climate and equality, says NGOs

2020-01-23 13:44

The world economy is a direct cause of social breakdown and a key driver of climate change, a green coalition has charged.

Weather 'merry-go-round' poses new risks for fire-ravaged Australia

2020-01-21 13:19

A "merry-go-round" of extreme weather has been hampering efforts by firefighters in Australia to tackle unprecedented bushfires that have killed at least 29 people and devastated vast swathes of the country.

Thunberg, Trump to offer competing visions at climate-focused Davos

2020-01-21 11:54

The starkly opposed visions of US President Donald Trump and Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on climate change will clash in Davos.

Secret mission saves Australia's 'dinosaur trees' from bushfires

2020-01-16 11:51

A secret operation by specialist firefighters has saved the world's last stand of Wollemi Pines, a pre-historic species known as "dinosaur trees", from Australia's unprecedented bushfires, officials have said.

A fundamental reshaping of finance

2020-01-15 14:08

In his annual CEO letter, BlackRock’s Larry Fink writes about how sustainability, and most significantly climate change, is reshaping finance and investing

Australian animals face extinction threat as bushfire toll mounts

2020-01-10 18:01

When volunteer Sarah Price found a baby kangaroo frightened but miraculously alive in the pouch of its dying mother surrounded by the embers of Australia's bushfires, it seemed fitting to name him Chance.

We'll be carbon neutral by July, says US airline JetBlue

2020-01-06 18:41

JetBlue Airways has said it will become the first large US airline to offset emissions from all of its domestic flights, aiming to become carbon neutral by July as pressure grows on the industry from climate change activists.

Thousands trapped on Australia beaches encircled by fire

2019-12-31 12:11

Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia Tuesday, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land.


Outrage after Ugandan climate activist is cropped out of photo with white peers

2020-01-26 14:54

Social media users have come out in support of Ugandan climate advocate Vanessa Nakate after she was cropped out of a photograph taken with her white peers in Davos.

Greta Thunberg says climate demands 'completely ignored' at Davos

2020-01-24 14:55

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on Friday said calls to the corporate elite meeting in Davos to immediately disinvest in fossil fuels had been ignored.

Trump decries so-called 'prophets of doom' in Davos speech

2020-01-21 22:16

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday assailed environmental "prophets of doom", delivering an uncompromising message in Davos after Swedish teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg slammed government inaction on the climate crisis.

Thunberg tells Davos: You’ve done nothing on climate change

2020-01-21 12:17

The Swedish activist's words came as the World Economic Forum sounds alarm bells on climate change. For the first time on record, environmental risks occupy the group's top five long-term concerns.

Thunberg's message to Davos: 'You have not seen the last of us'

2020-01-18 07:40

Climate activist who launched the #FridaysforFuture movement is set to attend WEF annual gathering of elites next week.

Past decade hottest on record, 'much extreme weather' ahead: UN

2020-01-15 20:21

The past decade has been the hottest on record, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the higher temperatures were expected to fuel numerous extreme weather events in 2020 and beyond.

Trends that will shape SA mining in 2020

2020-01-14 15:13

Precious metal miners are set to continue cashing in as coal’s flame is dampened by climate change concerns.

Australia bushfire disaster: Cyclone Blake lashes country's northwestern coast

2020-01-07 11:30

A tropical cyclone brought heavy rain to the northwestern coast of Australia on Tuesday and gusts of 102km's per hour to the town of Broome causing minimal damage.

Wildlife ravaged by Australia fires could take decades to recover

2020-01-04 14:54

The bushfires raging across Australia have had a devastating impact on the country's unique flora and fauna, with some estimates putting the death toll at nearly half a billion animals in one state alone, and experts believe it could take decades for

Trump, Syria and citizen action: the volatile cocktail of the 2010s

2019-12-31 06:03

The Arab Spring, refugee crisis and tension between China and the US are just some of the events that have shaped the years of the 2010s.

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