The Galapagos Islands' giant tortoises are one of the world's best examples of evolution. Scientists are pioneering new conservation strategies to save them from extinction and restore their habitat.
Massive state capture activity is taking place in the South African water sector under the guise of radical economic transformation, threatening financial sustainability and water supply.
Used tyres pose a serious environmental challenge. So far, traditional recycling methods have proved insufficient to solve the problem. New, eco-friendy alternatives are now being explored.
Two new studies have linked controversial pesticides neonicotinoides to wild bee and butterfly declines.
Migratory birds play key ecological roles. and connect us with nature. The 1916 Migratory Bird Treaty curbed overhunting, but birds face other threats today that require international solutions.
What are the oldest living animals on the planet?
Hollywood shirks its ethical responsibilities when it comes to vulnerable animal species.
Forecasting drought should be about more than weather – to help those likely to be hit hardest, we need financial and even health data too.
Climate change and overfishing have destroyed livelihoods, so many locals have been forced into the forest.
The next cancer breakthrough could be found in international waters – but who's in charge of the high seas?
Time to salute the monkeys, dogs and ducks that went before us.
South African sharks have low levels of genetic diversity. This could pose a threat to their survival as a species.
Solar is a vital piece of the energy puzzle for Africa, but there is an insect problem that comes with the light from solar.
Given the global commitment to conserve biodiversity in the face of climate change, it is important to understand how biodiversity arises in the first place – and how it is maintained.