The melting Arctic ice is forcing them to swim far further than usual to find food, causing a loss of body fat and threatening the lives of cubs.
We knew that 2017 was the year to put the brakes on activities that cause global warming, but we didn’t do enough – welcome to the future.
Uranium mining is returning to the area, threatening water resources in a dry region and raising concerns about the spread of radiation particles.
The Red Ants, the controversial ‘relocation and eviction’ company, had permits to run a fishing operation on the Vaal Dam that was in fact illegal
Ordinary South Africans are helping monitor water resources amid worsening shortages under citizen and school programmes.
The department of mineral resources has been left with a R30-billion rehabilitation bill to clean up the damage left by failed mining firms.
You might be tired of climate change phrases, doomsayers and so much hysteria and hyperbole it feels clichéd, but the planet's not getting any cooler.
Namibia is running out of water. It’s a crisis the city is uniquely equipped to solve and one from which South Africa should learn.
SA has embarked on Operation Phakisa, a programme which aims to generate R177-billion a year from exploiting the ocean economy.
Children exposed to air pollution in the womb have a 25% greater chance of developing asthma before the age of five, according to new research.
January 2016 has continued a trend of rapid global warming, setting the record for the hottest first month of the year in the history books.
Famous for complementing Mediterranean and Mexican cooking, the herb could now be a key ingredient in lowering global greenhouse gas emissions.
Levels of noise similar to those at a rock concert are bombarding the world’s marine life, making it harder for them to hunt and to detect predators.
Earth is going to slowly burn up and gangs will be key to survival, so form a clan and gather all the canned food, seeds, water and weapons you can.
The much-loathed cockroach is the inspiration for a new robot which has been earmarked for a range of uses, including search and rescue missions.
South African soil is unsuited to ploughing and farmers have found an alternative way to plant in no-till farming.
SA’s major polluters are going ahead with plans to offset their emissions, lowering pollution in one place to save money and continue polluting.
Poaching levels might have dropped in South Africa, but the number of rhino killed across the continent has hit record levels.
Water authorities are setting up schemes to supply water to the three million residents who are faced with shortages, thanks to the ongoing drought.