As the nation braces for a dangerous heat wave this weekend, a physician offers some tips for staying cool – and reminds us to watch out for older neighbors and friends.
South Africa's recently introduced carbon tax may lead to financial losses in the short term, but it's necessary and will be beneficial in the long term.
The world economy collapsed when homeowners couldn't repay subprime mortgages. We're now making a similar bet on 'repaying' carbon emissions.
The movement claims to practice civil disobedience – but its tactics suggest something else.
'Saving the planet doesn’t make compelling TV.' A philosopher gives his take on the legacy of the Apollo 11 moon landings.
High water prices in the Murray-Darling Basin are blamed on foreign investors and corporate speculators. The simple truth is they are caused mostly by lack of rain.
A new study shows these elephants boost the carbon stored in their forests by 7%.
At a time when storms are becoming more frequent and severe, relying on levees for flood control can create as many problems as it solves.
Good communication about climate change requires much more than just alarming messages about all the scary impacts of a warming planet.
The fossil fuel industry depends on massive government support, which makes the public foot the bill for a harmful and uncompetitive industry.
A significant change in political mentality is required to shore up one of Africa's leading lights.
Our body is able to regulate its temperature very effectively, but heat waves can damage certain organs if we are not careful…
Australia has well established urban design guidelines, whereas many Chinese cities don't have any – and it shows. But Australia can also learn from China.
At best, planting trees won't be enough on its own to slow climate change. At worst, it's a dangerous distraction.
Cuba is offering a compelling example of how we can take care of each other during the climate crisis with its work training doctors on Kiribati, a nation that is being devastated by climate change.
Some 58 metres of sea level rise is locked up in Antartica's ice sheets, and it's melting faster than expected.
New research indicates that rising temperatures can push those who prefer sweets to drink more sugary beverages, not water. This has significant implications for public-health policy.
Cities make their own climate, so such like-for-like comparisons are too simplistic.
The fervour over plastic waste is not as informed as it ought to be. It is time to focus on more significant dangers to the environment.
The Committee on Climate Change criticises slow progress, but has little to say about how to reconfigure government to make climate action a priority.