There are no environmental checks on Gauteng's emergency response to the mine drainage crisis, as polluted water seeps into rivers and land.
Sewage flows because of misplaced trust in local government and co-operative governance.
This year is set to be 0.1°C warmer on average than 2014, thanks to an unusually strong El Niño warming the Pacific Ocean and the world's climate.
Most sewerage plants in South Africa malfunction, but officials have been told to back off ahead of local elections in 2016.
A breakdown in Vaal Dam sewage management is polluting the water for 10-million people in Gauteng while locals live next to streams of human waste.
More than 60 mayors have signed a declaration with Pope Francis pledging to do their part in taking action against man-made climate change.
The price of progress may be a reversal of the gains made unless we stop degrading ecosystems.
Half a century of mining has polluted the water farmers living west of Welkom in the Free State rely on for their cattle and to irrigate their crops.
The OECD has warned that coal-fired power stations will release half of all the carbon that humanity can safely emit and alternatives must be found.
The impacts of climate change will reverse decades of progress on improving world health and will be keenly felt by children, writes Sipho Kings.
The short-term profits from commercial exploitation of offshore mineral resources may imperil fishing communities.
A blistering heatwave sweeping through Europe brought blackouts to France, but meant a range of ice creams for the continent's zoo animals.
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.