Zambia's high court is to decide on issuing a licence for a copper mine in a game reserve bordering Zimbabwe's Mana Pools world heritage site.
Slaughtered for tusks and meat, endangered wildlife numbers have taken a huge knock since soldiers and rebels began fighting in December.
Toyota's Mirai sedan will run on electricity produced by mixing hydrogen fuel and oxygen, of which the by-product is heat and pure water.
The US and China have agreed to limit carbon emissions, but the move might only be enough to save developed countries in the North.
The official plan is to diversify power sources in South Africa by harnessing renewable energy, but the 'hows' still need to be pinned down.
New laws state that land owners must monitor and remove invasive plants to avoid prosecution.
China and the US will sign a deal that will ensure negotiations on targets for climate change are agreed on at next year's climate talks in Paris.
During secret negotiations, the US pledged to cut its emissions by 28% by 2025 and China promised to reach a peak in emissions by 2030.
A UN climate panel said greenhouse gases were at its highest since the time of mammoths and mastodons, and time is running out to limit warming.
Misappropriation in a fund meant to hold proceeds of ivory sale could stymie plans to legally sell rhino horn, writes Sipho Kings.
Conservation of celebrity animals draws resources away from ensuring the survival of other less sexy species threatened by habitat loss and trade.
It's still possible to stop global temperatures rising above the critical 2°C mark, but only if people are scared enough to force governments to act.
Generations from now, there will still be no-go areas storing radioactive by-products of nuclear power production.
The world's wildlife population has decreased by 52% in the 43 years since 1971 because of human industry, according to the Living Planet Index.
There will still be processes to follow in the bilateral agreement between South Africa and Russia over the procurement of nuclear reactors.
The UN summit today is the last chance leaders have to commit to tackling the biggest issue of our century, writes Sipho Kings.
A ministry is caring for Swazi Aids orphans in the abandoned mining town of Bulembu in northern Swaziland, despite health warnings.
South Africa's unwillingness to move from nuclear and coal power will lead to catastrophic climate change for the profit of a few, writes Sipho Kings.
The troubled mine has closed, leaving behind a toxic legacy that nobody is prepared to deal with as liquidators try to cover debts before restitution.