Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet

2019-01-18 05:36

A report says limiting meat is optimal for people and the planet, but not everyone agrees

Essential for SA economy to go green - UN representative

2019-01-15 21:07

Transitioning to a low carbon economy is essential for the South African economy, says a UN representative.

With the environment in mind, a UK company says 40% of its new dog food consists of flies

2019-01-14 12:50

Worried that the beef in your beloved pup’s grub might contribute to environmental degradation? Don’t fret – flies could be the answer, a company claims.

3 drivers of the future of work and how to deal with them - labour expert

2019-01-10 20:24

The jobs of the future might not always geographically be where the old jobs were centred, says the director general of the International Labour Organisation.

A massive fatberg is clogging UK sewers

2019-01-10 09:08

Fatbergs are masses of hardened fat and household garbage that plug up sewers.

NGO warns of looming disaster of globally endangered vultures

2019-01-08 07:47

VulPro, which works to safeguard Africa's vulture populations, says an environmental disaster is looming after it experienced an increased number of rehabilitation cases recently.

More green space may mean a healthier heart

2019-01-01 08:00

A study found that in neighbourhoods with more vegetation, people had lower levels of epinephrine in their urine, which indicates lower levels of stress.

Santa Claus would be far more likely to live at the South Pole — here's what the North Pole really looks like

2018-12-25 10:25

Unless Santa Claus likes to swim, he probably doesn't live at the geographic North Pole. No people do, but there are polar bears and walruses there.

Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action

2018-12-17 13:42

The US, China and nearly 200 other nations at UN climate talks have agreed on a 'rulebook' for putting Paris accord into action.

Water from sewage rivers used to grow vegetables in Bolivia

2018-12-13 09:46

What gets flushed down in Bolivia's capital city is used to irrigate the green, leafy fields that supply its produce markets.


Fixing the environment: When solutions become problems

2019-01-17 05:33

In a world where climate change, air and water pollution, biodiversity loss, water scarcity, ozone depletion, and other environmental problems overlap, a fix in one arena can cause trouble in another.

Total lunar eclipse to produce rare 'Blood Moon'

2019-01-15 20:54

A rare total lunar eclipse, which will produce a rare 'Blood Moon', is expected on Monday next week - and will be partially visible in South Africa.

These 23 animals that are in danger of disappearing forever

2019-01-13 15:00

The world's last male northern white rhino recently died this past March — but that's not the only animal in danger of going extinct.

SA running out of time to implement green economy - minister

2019-01-10 19:12

There are only a few years left for SA to implement practical solutions for a green economy, says Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Nomvula Mokonyane.

'Affluenza' the world's biggest disease - Amnesty International activist

2019-01-10 06:55

Kumi Naidoo, secretary general of Amnesty International, was speaking in Cape Town about climate change and the green economy.

Exhibition shows impact of pollution on oceans

2019-01-07 18:32

The non-profit organisation Fondation Pacifique is showcasing its environmental research done on the ocean at an exhibition at the V&A Waterfront.

WATCH: Costa Rica hopes for greener future with electric cars

2018-12-29 07:24

Electric vehicles are slowly gaining space in the congested streets of Costa Rica, a country that prides itself on being an ecological paradise, with 600 vehicles running on electricity rather than petrol, which is double last year's number.

WATCH: This vertical forest is in the centre of a city

2018-12-19 22:33

The promotion of plant growth can help mitigate smog and produce oxygen, protect from noise pollution. and help attract nature such as birds.

More than half the plots earmarked for backyarders in Cape Town's southern suburbs are on wetlands

2018-12-13 11:13

More than 60 properties on at least 100 hectares of land have been identified for possible housing developments in several Cape Town southern suburb areas. But more than half of them are on wetlands.

Hanekom: SA scaling up efforts to address climate change

2018-12-12 22:30

Despite experiencing "slow and fragile" economic growth, SA is scaling up its efforts to address climate change, Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom tells COP24.

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