US eases Obama-era coal ash pollution rules for utilities

2018-07-20 06:15

The Trump administration is easing rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 coal-fired power plants across the US after utilities objected to the regulations adopted under former US president Barack Obama.

On board the SA Agulhas II: Farewell to 5m swells as young scientists finally stretch their sea legs

2018-07-13 15:57

In the pre-dawn hours, the crashing and rolling of the ship stopped and there was silence. We were anchored in Table Bay, out of the 5m swells driven by the cold front, waiting to come into Cape Town harbour.

Joburg recycling initiative up and running- Pikitup

2018-07-11 15:52

Pikitup Johannesburg is adamant that waste pickers will not be affected by the City's waste separation at source programme.

Kenya capital to launch car-free days

2018-07-05 14:51

To reduce congestion, Nairobi County has proposed car-free Wednesdays and Saturdays in two of the busiest parts of the city.

War on plastic leaves manufacturers clutching at straws

2018-07-03 07:53

For decades, plastic straws have been essential props for cocktail makers, smoothie lovers and fast food addicts.

Your pee is the new liquid gold: Think fertiliser-producing urinals for men and women

2018-06-28 09:26

If urine is the new ‘liquid gold’ then we need to find a good way to collect it – and the rush is already on to include women with gender neutral urinals being tested in the country.

This abandoned Disney water park has been rotting for over 15 years — now it's turning into a resort

2018-06-27 18:40

A Cleveland-based photographer who works under the pseudonym Seph Lawless documented the abandoned Disney water park in his photo series "Dismaland" in 2016. Now, two years later, Disney plans to pave over the park to build timeshares and a hotel.

Starbucks CEO says your morning coffee ritual is under threat

2018-06-27 09:15

Climate change has already hit farmers of coffee beans, described as a "finicky" crop.

WATCH: David Attenborough - My World-Changing Idea

2018-06-20 21:34

BBC Future asked David Attenborough what world-changing idea he would like to see implemented by humanity.


WATCH: Your beloved morning cup of coffee could be facing extinction

2018-07-13 16:36

Is this the wake-up call our caffeine-crazed world needs to hear?

On Board the SA Agulhas 2: From sea bird spotters to humpback whales, this ship requires all hands on deck

2018-07-12 06:54

Gone is the placid ocean of the last two days, as we head towards Cape Agulhas through bumpy seas under grey skies.

On board the SA Agulhas 2: Hi-tech labs, little white dogs and potential stowaways

2018-07-10 18:02

Join Melanie Gosling as she writes from on board South Africa’s state-of-the-art marine research ship, the SA Agulhas II.

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars

2018-07-04 06:13

Seattle bars and restaurants can no longer offer plastic straws and utensils under a rule that aims to reduce marine plastic pollution.

'You are not alone in this drought, we have a world of Cape Towns' – environment activist

2018-06-28 22:18

The problem of the paradigm of water and waste management needs to be addressed before the scarcity of water can be dealt with, says a world-renowned environment activist.

WATCH: Turning plastic trash into cash in Ghana

2018-06-28 09:24

A Ghana businessman is turning waste plastic into a business opportunity.

Last straw for McDonald's, Burger King in Mumbai plastic ban

2018-06-27 13:44

Burger King, McDonald's and Starbucks are among dozens of companies fined for violating a new ban on single-use plastics in India's commercial capital Mumbai, an official says.

There's a compelling explanation for why we've never found aliens — and it could mean humanity is doomed

2018-06-26 13:41

One of the most important questions for the survival of the human species — and one that could help us figure out if other intelligent life exists in the universe — is whether planetary civilizations can survive the ways they change their own environ

Plastic will pile up in wake of China recycling ban - scientists

2018-06-22 06:25

A group of scientists says China's decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to stockpile around the globe, and wealthy countries need to find new solutions.

WATCH: Losing battle to clean up Mount Everest

2018-06-20 20:41

Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, has become a rubbish dump thanks to decades of commercial expeditions. Even though the Nepalese authorities have made efforts to prevent the pollution, the solution is far away as the number of climbers increases.

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