Six Luxury South African Hotels

Olivia Greenway | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Greenway

With the rand weak, South Africa - apart from being sun filled for most of the year, having superb locally grown food, excellent wine and high standards of hospitality - is a good value place to visit. Even the relatively well off appreciate a good deal.

Proteas Legend Kallis Bows Out A Winner

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Sport

Jacques Kallis ended his Test career a winner as South Africa beat India by 10 wickets to take the best-of-two series 1-0 in Durban. Kallis also ma...

The South Africa Diaries - Part I

June Sun | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
June Sun

Safari, for me, was by equal measures amazing and surreal. But there was nothing out of the ordinary safari story - until our last night. We went on a night drive in the hopes of seeing some of the night cats out hunting, but to no avail.

A Sober Look at Durban's Climate Deal

Simon Retallack | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK
Simon Retallack

Has the progress seen at Durban changed that? Immediate reaction to the outcome of the negotiations was decidedly mixed. A month on, with the spin having died down, what does a sober look at the facts tell us about what actually happened in Durban and what the implications might be?

A Tweet to Change the World

David Hone | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK
David Hone

Anyone who followed COP 17 in Durban would have noticed that the UNFCCC and its Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres, are active Tweeters. But one...

A Girl Guide's Perspective on Climate Change

Leah Parsons | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK
Leah Parsons

Ultimately, I think it will be women who make the difference as it became clear to me that at the moment climate change affects women more than it does men. One of our delegates - Beatrice Nyambeki - is from Kenya, gave a speech about how climate change affects girls and young women in Kenya.

Glass Half Full: The Business Verdict on Durban

Eliot Whittington | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK
Eliot Whittington

The recent UN Climate Change meeting in Durban, South Africa was in many ways the marmite of such events. Opinions are polarised on whether to love or hate the outcome.

Air Pollution in the UK - Taking Years Off Our Lives

Clare Nasir | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK
Clare Nasir

DEFRA, the UK's environment ministry, was taken to the High Court by international environmental law firm ClientEarth over its failure to meet legal limits on air quality in 17 regions and cities across Britain. Whilst David Cameron would never be confused with Dan Quayle in terms of his environmental knowledge, it is time for him to match his awareness of the issues with the leadership we need to tackle this public health crisis. After all, don't we all have the right to take a stroll down our local high street in the knowledge it won't take years off our lives?

Landmark Deal Saves Climate Talks

PA | Posted 09.02.2012 | UK

Europe and India have brokered an agreement to push ahead with a road map for a new climate treaty. The latest round of United Nations climate talk...

European Politicians On The Verge Of Scuppering A Climate Change Deal

PA | Posted 09.02.2012 | UK Politics

United Nations climate talks are deadlocked after Europe said it could not accept a "watered down" road map to a new treaty which would not deliver a ...

Living the Durban Durbar

Simon Maxwell | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home
Simon Maxwell

Here's a funny thing. It was possible to stay perfectly busy at the climate talks without going anywhere near the actual talks. This was not about sitting around gossiping over a cup of coffee, although there seemed to be plenty of that going on. Nor was it about dressing up as a polar bear or a lump of coal and waving placards outside.

We Need to Act Now to Protect our Communities From the Devastating Effects of Flooding

Frank Kelly | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home
Frank Kelly

Businesses have a responsibility to protect their staff in flood-prone regions, and also safeguard their assets so profits are not needlessly lost due to extreme weather events. In addition, individuals need to take some responsibility - flooding can affect anyone, and there are simple measures to take to ensure your home and belongings are safe from this uncertain future.

Brace Yourself! Sub Zero Temperatures With Snow Sleet And Hail On The Way (Pictures)

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK

It took long enough to arrive but winter is finally here, with an icy sting in its tail. Snow, sleet and hail are set to hit parts of Britain, and...

Poverty And Emissions: The Agenda For Durban

PA | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK

Funding for poor countries and the "emissions gap" are among the topics on the table for government ministers getting down to negotiations on tackling...

Grapes In Gravesend And Goodbye Radiators: Could Global Warming Benefit Britain?

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

Climate change could be good news for UK farmers according to a report from the Met Office, that says crop yields could rise by nearly 10% by 2011 due...

Solving Climate Change the Steve Jobs Way

Chris Deary | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Deary

Climate change does not have an awareness problem. It does, however, have a marketing problem. Plenty has been done to raise awareness, but very little has been done to effectively market green solutions to the general public.

The Week That Was

Carla Buzasi | Posted 02.02.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

Whether we like it or not, alternative energy sources must be invested in. The 'green' issue cannot be ignored just because the world's economy is in freefall and we're all distracted by whether there will be any money left to pay our pensions or not. Now is the time to put pressure on our MPs and government to tackle these issues and, while we look to them to take the big steps, we must remember our responsibility to all the little steps - even those that require more effort than sorting the plastic bottles and newspapers into different coloured bins.

Protesters March On Parliament Calling For Reduction In Carbon Emissions

PA | Posted 02.02.2012 | UK

Hundreds of climate change protesters have marched on the Houses of Parliament calling for the world's rich countries to reduce their emissions. Th...

Warning Over Ocean Acidity Levels

PA | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Politics

Large scale "geoengineering" solutions to climate change will not reverse rising acidity in the oceans which damages marine life, conservationists hav...

Durban: As Storm Clouds Give Way to Clear Skies, Is There Real Reason for Optimism?

Asad Rehman | Posted 28.01.2012 | Home
Asad Rehman

We've had nearly 20 years of negotiations under the UN Climate Convention, and this is now the seventh year that countries have met to discuss ways of cutting greenhouse gas emissions after 2012. The pledges currently on the table are so weak they will lead to 5°C global warming that will cause catastrophic climate change threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. How did it come to this?

Victim and Culprit: Why COP 17 Can't Ignore Agriculture

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

We have to do more to build adaptation and resilience for rural communities and significantly reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases if we are truly serious about tackling climate change globally.

Durban Climate Conference - Crunch Time On Climate Change

Dr Keith Allott | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Keith Allott

As governments gather in Durban for the annual UN climate change conference, climate change is worryingly low down the international agenda. This is perhaps not surprising given the turmoil in the global economy. However, the stakes at Durban are very high. The meeting is the last real opportunity for governments to provide certainty on the future of the Kyoto Protocol and lay out a path to a future global climate agreement.

Can Global Emissions Really Be Reduced?

David Hone | Posted 26.01.2012 | UK
David Hone

With delegates, energy/environment  ministers, business representatives and NGO leaders arriving in Durban for COP 17, attention again turns to the pressing issue of actually reducing global emissions.

Durban Climate Conference: The Only Way is (Bottom) Up

Simon Retallack | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK
Simon Retallack

Governments can hardly claim they haven't been warned. In the last few weeks, four pieces of news have landed on their desks that ought to cause them grave concern. These weren't the latest growth rates or unemployment figures, or the latest credit rating agency downgrades. But they are every bit as worrying.

The Occupation, St Paul's, Thailand and Durban: For Love or Money

Anuradha Vittachi | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Anuradha Vittachi

What links the Occupation movement, an ancient cathedral, floods in Thailand, and the UN? You can thread them as four beads on a single necklace.