Dutch govt sent back to drawing board over gas field

2017-11-15 22:08

The highest Dutch court has thrown out plans to cap extraction in Europe's largest gas field at current levels.

Climate change pushing Earth toward risky 'tipping points'

2017-11-15 08:00

As climate change drives up temperatures, Earth comes ever closer to dangerous 'tipping points' that could accelerate global warming beyond our capacity to reign it in, scientists have warned.

We don’t have money or staff, says fisheries department

2017-11-13 15:01

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has admitted in Parliament it does not have the resources to support the co-operatives at the heart of government's small-scale fisheries policy.

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.

Trump 'not invited' to Paris climate summit

2017-11-08 10:40

US President Donald Trump is not among the around 100 heads of state and government invited to next month's climate summit in Paris.

Earth's ozone hole shrivels to smallest since 1988

2017-11-03 16:02

NASA says the famous ozone hole over Antarctica shriveled to its smallest peak level since 1988.

Recycling initiative brings hope to homeless

2017-11-01 06:02

The key to clean living and helping the growing number of hungry people in the Nelson Mandela Bay may be located just around the corner – in Walmer Heights, to be exact.

New Zealand aims to go green with electricity, tree planting

2017-10-26 10:14

New Zealand's next government is hoping to make the nation greener by planting trees, ensuring the electricity grid runs on renewable energy, and spending more money on cycle ways and rail transport.

Greenpeace faults many tech giants for environment impact

2017-10-17 21:43

The environmental group Greenpeace has issued a report giving technology titans like Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact.

Paris is for walkers and cyclists as city bans cars for day

2017-10-01 22:04

Parisians and tourists are being encouraged to stroll through the City of Light as officials have banned cars from its streets for a day


Volkswagen managers' offices searched amid pay probe

2017-11-15 11:27

Investigators have searched the offices of two senior Volkswagen executives and the company's influential employee council chief in an operation apparently related to a probe of pay for employee representatives.

Climate talks enter 2nd week as report shows emissions rise

2017-11-14 05:33

Talks aimed at agreeing the rules countries have to play by in global efforts to curb climate change are going into their second week, with observers hoping that a meeting of ministers will provide a political boost.

Rural areas at risk as water levels drop in massive US aquifer

2017-11-13 10:34

The draining of a massive aquifer that underlies portions of eight US states is drying up streams, causing fish to disappear and threatening the livelihood of farmers who rely on it to water their crops.

Prospecting rights to mine seabed phosphate alarms marine experts

2017-11-08 13:07

Prospecting rights over huge areas of South Africa’s continental shelf have been granted to three companies searching for phosphate, writes Don Pinnock.

Shipping company cleaning up Durban cargo spill

2017-11-05 13:10

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) specialised boats and machinery are trying to extract the vast quantities of "nurdles" (raw plastic pellets) floating in the Durban harbour following a cargo spill by container ship MSC Susanna.

Survival of coral reefs depends on pollution cuts

2017-11-02 06:47

Some corals may naturally adapt to climate change, but their ability to survive could be outpaced by global warming unless cuts are made to greenhouse gas emissions.

Chile to ban plastic bags in coastal regions

2017-10-26 22:30

Chile's President Michelle Bachelet has signed a bill that seeks to ban plastic bags in more than 100 coastal areas in a bid to halt the accumulation of ocean plastic.

Australia rejects clean energy target for cheaper power

2017-10-18 16:48

The Australian government has rejected a plan to generate 42 % of country's power from wind and solar energy.

Mining company has eyes on West Coast National Park, say activists

2017-10-07 08:06

Kropz mining company has told SANParks executive committee members that it may ask to extend its phosphate mine into the West Coast National Park.

Forest loss means tropics emit more carbon than they trap

2017-10-01 17:25

The widespread loss of forests in the tropics means the region emits more carbon than it captures.

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