Scientists have been studying changes in animal physiology and behavior, some of which they believe are linked to rising global temperatures. They say the adaptations are beneficial, but may have limitations in the long term.
Certain species of vultures are critically endangered in southern Africa. Recently, some mass killings of vultures in Botswana and South Africa have led to concern over the vulture population. But conservationists are working to increase their numbers.
Dinesh Joseph, who is a South African-born leadership and management trainer based in London, was recently on vacation and was one of the people forced to take the test before boarding his flight from the Canary Islands back to the UK. He described the experience to The World's host Marco Werman.
Women and girls living in poverty face many forms of discrimination and pressure during events like flood disasters.
Two years into the pandemic, stimulus money around the world has largely fallen short in transforming the energy economy.
Despite Africa's low vaccination rates, the continent's early, robust response has helped mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the continent so far, says Dr. John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And he predicts many more vaccines will be available in 2022, with a strong emphasis on distribution.
Aquamation is a corpse decomposition process that uses water instead of fire to produce similar results — an urn of ashes. It’s seen as a “greener alternative” to carbon-emitting cremation.
Firefighters continue to battle a blaze that has reignited at South Africa's main Parliament building in Cape Town. Authorities have charged a man with arson, but details and motives remain unclear.
Tropical forests are a treasure trove of biodiversity and contain vast stores of carbon that, if released through deforestation, threaten the stability of Earth’s climate system.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who worked against South Africa's apartheid regime, has died at the age of 90. He chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that documented atrocities and sought to promote national reconciliation.
African wood species are clearly suitable to make violins. They produce an instrument with a beautiful, though slightly different sound.