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Can UK fossil fuel companies now be held accountable for contributing to climate change overseas?

A ruling by the UK Supreme Court could have huge implications for British companies accused of environmental damage overseas...

By Sam Varvastian 10 hours ago

DEFF orders Eskom to shut down Kendal units

Eskom has been ordered by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) to stop operations at Unit 1 or 5 of the Kendal power plant, in Mpumalanga, within 30 days because of dangerously high levels of emissions....

20 May 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Susan Goldberg on National Geographic's special Earth Day flip issue

Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of National Geographic magazine, tell us more about this special Earth Day issue and provides a global perspective on the impact of the pandemic on the publishing industry and the magazine specifically, and how they're responding...

By Jessica Tennant 11 May 2020

Woolworths allocates over R34m towards Covid-19 response

Woolworths has announced a commitment of over R34m to support a variety of initiatives to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis in South Africa...

23 Apr 2020

Barbara Creecy overrules officials on air pollution data

Environment minister Barbara Creecy has ordered air pollution data and anti-pollution plans of some of South Africa's biggest polluters to be made public...

By John Yeld 16 Apr 2020

Climate change a risk to agricultural production

Climate change has presented additional risks to agricultural production and to farming enterprises...

By Pertunia Setumo 14 Apr 2020

Study reveals 'hidden plastic pollution footprint' of Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever are responsible for half a million tonnes of plastic pollution that is burnt or dumped per year in just six developing countries...

1 Apr 2020

#Everydropcounts: Driving water conservation through adjusted pricing models

South Africa remains under pressure when it comes to efficient water use and conservation, where limited supply is increasingly stressed by rising demand, aged and insufficient infrastructure and lack of consumer awareness...

By Karen King 25 Mar 2020

Covid-19: World's response has slashed CO2 emissions - here's how to keep them down

How do you respond to a crisis? It's obvious that the response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been dramatically different to anything provoked by repeated scientific warnings about climate change...

By Simone Abram 24 Mar 2020

Global emissions are way off target: what needs to happen

At the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, countries set goals that require halving carbon emissions by 2030. In a new piece in Nature, Professor Harald Winkler, as part of an international team, delivers the bad news that the emissions gap...

16 Mar 2020

Why billionaire climate philanthropists will always be part of the problem

Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO and the richest man alive, recently made headlines after pledging to donate $10bn to a new "Bezos Earth Fund"...

By Heather Alberro 3 Mar 2020

Commonwealth secretary-general advocates for climate justice

Secretary-general Patricia Scotland said the Commonwealth advocates for changes in policies, modification of behaviour and curbs in pollution to reverse damage to our environment and ensure climate justice...

2 Mar 2020

Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative shortlisted for climate change award

Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative has been shortlisted for The Climate Coalition's Green Heart Hero Award...

28 Feb 2020

How heat can be used to store renewable energy

The effect that fossil fuels are having on the climate emergency is driving an international push to use low-carbon sources of energy...

By Antoine Koen and Pau Farres Antunez 27 Feb 2020

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