Make neighbourhoods green for heart health? The idea is taking root

2020-03-15 13:00

Just living in a neighbourhood dense with trees, bushes and other vegetation may reduce people's risk of having a heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular events.

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.

Brake dust another driver of air pollution

2020-02-19 18:45

Is brake dust another addition to all the various pollutants in the air?

I took a R289, 4-day train ride between Zambia and Tanzania, and even though it was delayed by an entire day, I'd do it again

2020-02-15 12:58

The TAZARA is claimed to be among the world's most scenic train rides — and a unique way to have an inexpensive African safari.

FEEL GOOD | 'I find myself where I need to be' - trainee ranger given a second chance

2020-02-10 08:13

Nine women and seven men have began their studies at the Tourvest Field Guide Academy which opened its doors in September 2019.

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.

A cougar hugging its mother made for one of the best travel photos of the year

2020-01-30 18:00

Taken in Torres del Paine National Park, the photo begs the question: Have you hugged your mom lately?

3 graphics reveal the unimaginable scale of Australia's fires

2020-01-08 12:53

Australia is in the midst of its worst wildfire season in history. The resulting smoke plume from the current blazes stretches 1.3 billion acres.

Stunning images from space reveal the shocking extent of Australia's bushfire crisis

2020-01-04 13:15

Australia's fires have lasted for months, burned millions of acres, and belched out a smoke plume that could cover half of Europe.

A giant 'blob' of hot water almost the size of South Africa threatens the survival of fish near New Zealand

2019-12-28 18:13

A 1 million-square-km chunk of the Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand is 6 degrees Celcius warmer than average in what could be a marine heat wave.

 

Medupi's killer fumes: Eskom has 'a comprehensive climate change strategy'

2020-03-03 09:23

In response to questions from News24 on its plans to reduce its emissions, Eskom says it has a comprehensive climate change strategy.

Table Mountain cableway company is taking on a mountain of waste

2020-02-27 05:31

Waste is a big problem on Table Mountain and the cableway company is making sure that it is kept under control.

'Green inhalers' could reduce carbon footprint – study

2020-02-19 15:17

Are 'conventional' asthma pumps adding to the copious amounts of environmental damage? Should 'green inhalers' be doctors' first option for prescriptions?

Aussie croc wrangler joins Indonesia bid to save tyre-tied reptile

2020-02-13 18:29

An Australian television personality has thrown his hat in the ring to help capture a giant Indonesian crocodile and remove a motorcycle tyre stuck around its neck.

Reasonable progress made in dealing with polluted Vaal River - portfolio committee

2020-02-07 08:00

Reasonable progress was being made to resolve the polluted Vaal River system, the human settlements, water and sanitation portfolio committee has said.

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 'Doomsday Clock' has jumped closer to midnight than ever as nuclear weapons and climate disasters turn the world into a 'pressure cooker'

2020-01-24 13:38

The Doomsday Clock is now just 100 seconds from the apocalypse. Previously, the clock's most alarming position was two minutes to midnight.

Giving up one food will help your health – and the planet

2020-01-05 12:00

Is it possible that cutting one food type out of your diet will be good for the planet's health and your's?

Diving deeper into sunscreen's impact on marine life

2019-12-31 12:00

Studies have shown that ultraviolet-screening ingredients in sunscreens can harm coral and other marine life when the sunscreens wash off bathers' bodies.

Aviation: Carbon emissions per passenger down 50% - IATA

2019-12-28 18:02

The International Air Transport Association recently published information confirming that carbon emissions per passenger have declined by more than 50% since 1990.

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