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.
The second-last day of the global climate change conference in Poland has seen 800 delegates walk out of the talks over a lack of progress.
Rich developed countries remain reluctant to compensate poorer nations financially for devastation wrought by increasingly extreme weather phenomena.
2013 is set to continue the trend of all the warmest years on record occuring after 1998, making it the seventh hottest year in recorded history.
Taking the devastation wrought on their country as a warning, the Philippine delegation at COP19 has called for urgent progress on climate change.
A comprehensive investigation into the factors that influence our climate has shown humans are definitely causing temperatures to rise.
Scientists fear the Arctic could be entirely ice-free in summer by the middle of the century – if not sooner.
A UN report due for release in 2014 has added the colour purple as the highest level for global warming - increasing the threat to natural systems.
China is spending almost R325-million to trigger rain artificially, which will help farmers whose crops are suffering in scorching summer weather.
The normal rate of adaptation of many animals is not fast enough for them to evolve and survive predicted temperature increases this century.
The most comprehensive reconstruction of global climate change in the last two millennia has confirmed that temperatures are rapidly rising.
US President Barack Obama has touted his new climate change proposal, calling for Americans to lead the charge against the warming environment.
Climate-change sceptics would have you think that global warming has paused, but this is only surface warming. Beneath the waves, heat is building.
Only 0.7% of 4 000 papers published on the causes of climate change in the last two decades reject the idea that humans are driving climate change.
North America's first climate refugees and threatened polar bears are the result of carbon dioxide levels at its highest in two-million years.
The debate over whether humans are driving climate change should be over. We need to start talking about adapting to this change, writes Sipho Kings.
If the world wants to survive the global crisis, it needs renewable energy and green-tech solutions, says Mark Swilling.
Protesters have denounced Shell's "reckless" Arctic campaign, after it was forced to abandon drilling when a test of its protection systems failed.