WATCH: Waste not: South Africa makes world's first human urine brick

2018-11-15 15:25

One day, when nature calls, your urine could be put to better use than to be flushed down the loo.

WATCH: Fish and chip shop serves battered plastic to customers

2018-11-14 12:03

A fish and chip shop in Blackburn serves battered plastic to customers to raise awareness of plastic in oceans. It aimed to highlight the threat to Britain's beloved national dish if the rate of plastic pollution in the ocean continues.

Fisheries department rotting from the top

2018-11-13 09:00

South Africa's fisheries authority is in a state of crisis, paralysed by a factional war between its two most senior officials and hollowed out by a culture of corruption, GroundUp reports.

KZN school scoops top water conservation awards in London

2018-11-06 08:03

A KwaZulu-Natal school has made waves at an international water conservation competition, winning two top awards.

Earth's oceans may be way hotter than scientists realised - here's how worried you should be

2018-11-02 13:54

The oceans are the world's thankless, built-in air purifiers.

Revealed: Here's where the worst air pollution is in SA

2018-10-29 15:11

Satellite data from the TROPOMI instrument has shown Mpumalanga to be a global pollution hotspot.

Shock study: Eating fish from the Klip River could give you cancer

2018-10-26 08:11

The sharptooth catfish – a source of food for people living along the Klip River – contains high levels of toxins that can cause cancer if eaten regularly.

A miniature universe exists just beyond our sight — these photos capture it in beautiful, breathtaking detail

2018-10-14 07:15

In honor of the beauty and scientific importance of microscope photos, or micrographs, the Nikon Small World contest rounds up the best images every year.

Green building policy for 'old, sick' govt buildings

2018-10-08 20:32

The Department of Public Works has launched its green building policy, which will support sustainable construction and enable the creation of "green jobs".

Here's how much plastic every South African uses - and the number is shocking

2018-10-04 12:11

A lot of our disposable items are plastic – and these are often thrown away almost immediately after use, ultimately ending up in the ocean.

 

California's Camp Fire has melted cars and reduced bodies to bone — these images show the horror of the state's deadliest fire ever

2018-11-15 09:37

Harrowing photos show the hell on Earth that Paradise, California, became as it burned to the ground in the deadly Camp Fire. The flames rage on.

Satellite images show how the Californian fire destroyed entire towns

2018-11-14 10:48

Satellites in space took pictures of Paradise, California, and the nearby town of Magalia as the Camp Fire burned much of the two places to ashes.

WATCH: Ozone will repair itself over the next 50 years

2018-11-09 07:43

Finally, some good news for our Earth! According to a UN report, the hole in the Earth's ozone layer is healing and is expected to fully heal by the 2060s.

WATCH: Would you live in a house built with bricks made from your pee?

2018-11-02 21:33

Going to the toilet to pee could result in building materials for a new home if South African researchers who made the world's first bio-brick from "liquid gold" have their way.

Scientists are terrified that Brazil's new president will destroy the 'lungs of the planet'

2018-11-01 16:14

Jair Bolsonaro will control the fate of nearly two-thirds of the largest tropical rainforest on Earth, the Amazon.

'Big dry' drags on as Australia sets up drought-proof fund

2018-10-29 06:50

Australia is setting up a billion-dollar fund to "future proof" the country against droughts, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, as farmers struggle with a "big dry" forecast to continue for months.

Experts puzzle over massive fish die-off in Sedgefield

2018-10-17 07:42

Experts from CapeNature are puzzling over a die-off of fish in the Groenvlei Lake in the Goukamma Nature Reserve, near Sedgefield.

It's drawdown or game over - environmental activist

2018-10-07 17:27

We can't just 'mitigate' global warming - we must reverse it, says renowned environmental activist Paul Hawken. And, he adds, the top ways to do this surprise you: eat more plants, support smallholders, and educate girls.

Let’s get more job-intensive, less carbon-intensive

2018-10-02 20:15

Ahead of the Jobs Summit in Midrand this week, Louise Naudé of WWF South Africa says a just transition to a low-carbon economy must be factored into the equation.

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