The Quino checkerspot butterfly has saved itself from extinction by shifting to a higher altitude and picking a new species of plant for laying eggs.
By narrowing oversight to mineral resources, the foxes will now guard the henhouse.
Air pollution is responsible for one in eight deaths worldwide, says the WHO, and is now regarded as the biggest environmental health risk.
The Nkangala municipality won't allow Eskom's Kriel power station to exceed its emissions cap. But this could be its only way to save power and money.
The United Nations says that 13 of the 14 warmest years on record have occured since the turn of the new millennium.
Emissions obligations weigh as heavily on the state-owned power firm's bottom line as its customers' health and safety.
At a climate training conference in Johannesburg, former US vice-president Al Gore has given an overview of how humans are driving climate change.
A horse containment zone has been established in the Western Cape after two animals were diagnosed with African horse sickness.
Bosveld Phosphates has leaked polluted water into the Selati River, which flows through the Kruger National Park.
Air quality was below China's new national standards in all but three of 74 major cities last year, despite Premier Li Keqiang's war on pollution.
This year 146 rhino have been killed so far, after 1 004 were killed in a record-breaking 2013.
The 2014 Budget has delayed the carbon tax, punted shale gas, budgeted for more independent energy, and asked that mines help fix acid mine drainage.
Earth orbiting satellites are now able to determine areas prone to land subsidence, the sinking of ground above abandoned mines.
New research from Wits University shows tropical storms are not becoming more frequent but they are moving south - resulting in increased rainfall.
The world's top greenhouse gas emitters, China and the United States, have signed an agreement to work together to address climate change issues.
The state claims 95% of people have access to water, but the water affairs department admits that only 65% have flowing water.
A Nairobi ivory bust – China's first wildlife crime arrest – was part of a month-long, international anti-trafficking operation.
The owner of the ill-fated Miroshga says the licence to fish tuna is in the interest of transformation.
A R232-million grant, given to the Peace Parks Foundation by the Dutch and Swedish postcode lotteries, will go to combatting rhino poaching.