The short-term profits from commercial exploitation of offshore mineral resources may imperil fishing communities.
Boipatong struggles to breathe and residents say the steel mill is to blame. But ArcelorMittal says it is not responsible for their health problems.
Difficulties in obtaining leases on communal land in the Eastern Cape are discouraging investors in renewable energy.
A Dutch court has ruled in favour of citizen's demands that the country be more ambitious in lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
Scientists have pointed fingers at humans for rates of extinction that are 100 times higher than would be normal without human intervention.
Industry and even some state bodies have been putting pressure on the treasury to change its approach.
The Pope has called for a transformation of how the world is run in order to confront climate change and environmental degradation.
Without hops, there can be no beer - and South Africa's hops farms are in serious trouble because of climate change.
The G7 countries have agreed to phase out the use of fossil fuels this century, in a significant step towards a global agreement in Paris in November.
Jo'burg B&B owner Mike Bobby has saved R1-million by building his guesthouse from recycled material.
The failure to curb carbon emissions could see a catastrophic 6°C rise in temperature by the end of the century.
Rich countries and the private sector will have to step up if we are to meet a $100bn target for poor countries to help them cope with climate change.
Six large energy companies have asked the United Nations for help in setting up a carbon pricing scheme that would include their operations.
A study estimates about 5 500 of these ice sheets could vanish by 2100, affecting millions of people.
Surviving climate change and its effects on small-scale and self-sufficient farmers depends on political will at national and international levels.
A meaningful agreement at this year's UN climate talks in Paris is unlikely, despite evidence of climate change and the fact that there is no plan B.
The International Monetary Fund says environmental costs and taxes borne by society for fossil fuels are R63-trillion a year, or R2-million a second.
A team of researchers has R12.5-million and two years to consider the effect of fracking for shale gas on the Karoo.
The US government is under fire for allowing the oil company to continue exploring the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean.