2014 was the hottest year on record, and new research shows humanity is exceeding safe levels of half of the systems that are needed to support life.
Experts say human-driven climate change is the main reason for last year being the most scorching on record.
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Forget the UN, social justice movements offer the only viable solution to global warming.
The UN pushes for a deal that sets out a compromise between emerging and developed nations but some environmental groups lament its weakness.
The UN climate talks in Lima, Peru, head for weakened deals in Lima on limiting global warming as meetings continue for an extra day.
The sale of wildlife to Angolan parks has sparked a row over the spread of species to areas in which they do not occur naturally.
Limpopo locals are standing their ground in their fight to halt a new platinum mine that Platreef wants to establish on their land.
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.
The third window is waiting to be signed off but the energy department is preoccupied elsewhere.
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.