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Critical climate change talks raise the pressure for COP26

The stage has been set for one of the most anticipated climate conferences to address global warming – and targets for the biggest emitters

Musina-Makhado zone cut down to size but ‘it’s window-dressing’

Opponents claim the reduced metallurgical and energy cluster with a coal-fired power plant will still cause harm to the environment

Human history on the verge of being wiped out by climate change

Cave drawings dating back more than 45 000 years are slowly eroding as temperatures and humidity fluctuate

Study on rats finds buchu can help with obesity, diabetes and other ailments

Stellenbosch researcher believes clinical trials on humans will show promising results

Activists protest outside Standard Bank over its financing of fossil fuel initiatives

Shareholders at the banks annual general meeting put its East African oil investments on the table

Landmark ruling orders Shell to comply with Paris Agreement targets

Hague court orders oil giant to cut its carbon emissions including those of its suppliers and users by 45% by 2030

Covid may stop SA presence at COP

The United Kingdom, this year’s climate change conference host, wants an in-person event, but Covid factors such as travel restrictions and vaccinations may stop people from attending

Penguins can’t get enough to eat

The causes include commercial fishing near their colonies and a scarcity of sardines and anchovies

Decolonising environmentalism and climate change

Indigenous oral cultures are teaching researchers that precolonial South Africans were aware of conservation

‘We want to breathe fresh air’

The landmark Deadly Air Mpumalanga case has pitted two environmental justice groups against the state

Poultry association says avian flu won’t rule the roost

To avoid the spread of the highly contagious disease, 937 farms are being monitored

Move to renewable energy must be people-centred, report says

New International Energy Agency report says policy changes will play pivotal role in reducing greenhouse emissions by 2050

Right to clean air ‘progressively realisable’ in polluted Mpumalanga Highveld, court hears

State argues dirty air can’t be ‘miraculously’ fixed overnight in final day of proceedings in landmark Deadly Air case

Landmark Deadly Air case: 10 000 deaths annually can be avoided

There is no legal mechanism in place to implement and enforce measures to prevent toxic air pollution in the Highveld

Amazon wants to pave ‘paradise to put up a parking lot’

Opponents hope that billionaire philanthropist Mackenzie Scott will ‘talk some sense’ into her former husband and Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos

Wildlife farming vs Creecy’s panel

The departments of environment and agriculture legislation are at odds over modifying the genes of wild animals

Century Property, Riversands Developments sue Joburg environmentalist for R197mn

Century Property Developments and Riversands Developments have ‘no prospect’ of recovering the damages being claimed, say defendants

Climate commission maps South Africa’s road to zero emissions

The commission has been meeting with interest groups to finalise the country’s climate change mitigation commitments, while adopting and developing models towards a zero carbon emission future

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