This year 146 rhino have been killed so far, after 1 004 were killed in a record-breaking 2013.
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.
A landmark court ruling has ensured that directors can be held liable for the environmental damage done by their companies.
China welcomed the Year of the Horse with toned down celebrations as people heeded govt pleas to go easy on firecrackers amid air pollution concerns.
Scientists have discovered the first new river dolphin species in almost 100 years, in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil.
The department of water affairs says a new pip has been installed in Madibeng to address the water shortage in the area.
An activist group says Japanese fishermen have finished killing some 250 dolphins in the biggest roundup it has witnessed in the last four years.
Poachers are killing rhinos at a record rate, sparking fear of the demise of the entire population within 20 years.
The desire for scarce rhino horn has ensured that anti-poaching efforts have not stopped the killing.
In the second mass stranding in a week, 13 whales have beached on an NZ coastline as conservationists attempt to prevent more such natural tragedies.
A permit to hunt a black rhino in Namibia has been auctioned off in Dallas, US for $350 000 in a bid to raise money for conservation.
The fisheries department has announced fisherman who were refused line fishing rights may apply for exemptions pending an appeals process outcome.
Charity Rhino Ark says rhinos in Kenya are increasingly vulnerable to organised poaching gangs and should be protected in sanctuaries.