Captivity isn't kind to cheetahs where most develop diseases that are unusual in big cats. It's never been clear why this is the case, but understanding their metabolism might provide the answer.
High costs, poor performance, a lack of manufacturing capabilities and local perceptions prevent biodegradable bags from taking root in Kenya.
The best cure against a snakebite is to avoid being bitten at all. Here is what you need to know about snakebites, antivenom, and what you need to do if bitten.
The Agulhas Current plays a critical role in global ocean circulation that influences climatic conditions across the world.
Gas is cheaper, but charcoal continues to be the fuel of choice for most households in Mozambique's capital.
Windhoek can teach Cape Town on dealing with drought. Technology alone is not enough.
South Africa has been considering shale gas development in the Karoo region. The gas, will be expensive to explore and extract, will be used as part of the country's energy mix.
Protecting rhinos and fighting terrorism are both noble causes, but there isn't much evidence of a link between the two.
There are rising concerns that rapid deforestation across the Amazon and Southeast Asia could spread to Africa. The continent hasn’t yet seen vast agricultural expansion but it could be on the way.
It's very easy to assume climate change causes droughts, but they are complex extreme events that result from a combination of drivers.
Forests and savannas are expected to be strongly affected in the coming decades by changing rainfall patterns. But land use will also have a major impact.
There is an increasing demand for water in cities like Cape Town. The current drought exacerbates this. But there are ways to use and save water sustainably.
The plastic bag ban doesn't consider the impact it will have on Kenya's economy or consider other environmental alternatives.
Building resilience in Cape Town's water sector will require addressing risks like climate change, drought and flooding. Stormwater and groundwater are tipped as potential solutions.
The land reform programme in Zimbabwe has come at the cost of wildlife and opens up the debate on people versus nature. But there is a way forward.
Demonstration farms are a key way in which new knowledge can be transferred to farmers around the world.
Eskom's stand threatens the viability of the entire renewable energy sector in South Africa, something which plays into the hands of those pro coal and nuclear.
Solar radiation management might be able to reduce some of the risks of global warming while countries get their emissions under control.
Africa's great green wall suffers from a major mismatch between ambition and effort. But that's not to say it should be ditched altogether.
US President Donald Trump’s call to renegotiate the Paris Climate Accord is a fresh opportunity to craft a binding and enforceable agreement.
Human alteration of the natural environment will make malaria increasingly difficult to control in the years to come.
Generally conflicts are not caused by climate change. But it can lead to complex security risks.
International and local demand have brought Madagascar's palm species to the brink of extinction.
For the domestic ivory trade ban to be effective at preventing further elephant poaching, Chinese authorities need to signal explicitly that it will be implemented indefinitely.
The UN Ocean Conference provides a golden opportunity for countries to present their aspirations for sustainably growing their 'blue' economies.
World Oceans Day reminds us we should be contributing towards safeguarding the big blue.