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Soil inoculation accelerate carbon sequestration

Wednesday - Landscape News reports that the newly popular field of soil microbiome restoration research could provide a major new tool for carbon capture.

Third of Antarctic ice shelf at risk of collapse

Tuesday - Over a third of the Antarctic ice shelf is at risk of collapsing as Earth continues to warm.

Emissions and economy decoupling

Monday - A new study has found that economic growth and total greenhouse gas emission have been decoupled in 32 developed nations - including New Zealand... just.

EU carbon tariffs discriminatory - developing nations say

Monday - European Union plans to impose taxes on carbon at its border are “discriminatory” and unfair to developing nations, ministers from Brazil, South Africa, India and China have warned.

Spike in Arctic lightening could be due to climate change

Friday - Climate change may be sparking more lightning in the Arctic, a study has found.

Half of methane emissions come from aquatic ecosystems

7 Apr 21 - Methane — a greenhouse gas far more potent than carbon dioxide — plays a major role in controlling the Earth’s climate. But methane concentrations in the atmosphere today are 150% higher than before the industrial revolution.

Active travel must be built for women too

Anne Cronin believes city planning needs to  focus on how mobility patterns differ for women, children, the elderly, those with a disability and different ethnic minorities.
Photo Credit: Irish Examiner

7 Apr 21 - While the pandemic has seen more of us get out of cars and onto our two feet or our bikes, it’s also highlighted the differences in the availability of public spaces to men and women. As our cities move towards more sustainable transport models, with increased public funding being given to these, it’s worth examining whether that funding is being channelled appropriately to tackle this discrepancy.


Indigenous pressure scuttles Gates' geoengineering plan

6 Apr 21 - The first stratospheric test of geoengineering research technology, funded by Bill Gates, has been suspended under pressure from the indigenous people over whose heads it would take place, the Saami...

ConsciousCupid: Coupling sustainable singles

1 Apr 21 - Tired of being in relationships with people who don't live up to your sustainability credentials? ConsciousCupid matches earth-friendly singles with suitably woke partners.

Climate change will deepen rich-poor global divide, economists warn

31 Mar 21 - Nearly nine in 10 leading global climate economists think climate change will deepen income inequality between rich and poor countries, with most calling for urgent action to cut planet-warming...

Fifth of large companies back net-zero

24 Mar 21 - One in five of the world's 2000 largest publicly listed companies have now committed to a "net-zero" emissions target to help tackle climate change, researchers said on Tuesday.

Top emitters a long way from Paris goals - report

23 Mar 21 - The world's biggest carbon-emitting companies are far from aligning with the Paris Climate Agreement, a report by the leading climate-focused investor group shows.

Climate polluters accused of 'sportswashing'

23 Mar 21 - Polluting industries are pouring hundreds of millions of pounds into sports sponsorship in an attempt to “sports-wash” their role in the climate crisis, according to the authors of a report published...

Carbfix turns emissions into stone

19 Mar 21 - An Icelandic startup has an intriguing solution to the emissions problem: turn carbon into stone.

Paying for ecosystem services to save the planet

12 Mar 21 - The idea that ecosystems have monetary value now has global support — and creates a route to protecting Earth’s endangered regions.

OECD contender backtracks on climate scepticism

8 Mar 21 - An Australian former minister widely criticised by environmentalists has made it to the final two contenders to lead the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development

IMF and World Bank will push G20 over climate

1 Mar 21 - The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are vowing to step up efforts to combat climate change by looking more closely at climate-related financial stability risk and using...

Why corporate climate polluters must pay

26 Feb 21 - Who should pay the huge costs of climate change’s damage? There’s a case for corporate climate polluters to contribute.

WORTH NOTING...

23 Feb 21 - The Environment Select Committee starts hearing submissions on the Climate Change Response (Auction Price) Amendment Bill today.


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New climate indices launched

Wednesday - MEDIA RELEASE - Scientific Beta launches unique series of pure climate indices...

Climate change study win marine biologist a PM science prize

Wednesday - Media Release - When Dr Christopher Cornwall began his biological research...

Covering Climate Again

Tuesday - MEDIA RELEASE: Covering Climate Now, a global journalism consortium of more...

Nats call for ClimCom report back time extension

Monday - Media release - National has written to Climate Change Minister James Shaw...

15000 ClimCom submissions

Friday - Just over a week since submissions closed on the Climate Change Commission’s...

Marine species fleeing equator

8 Apr 21 - With tropical fish and other marine creatures already shifting south along...

Renewable LPG the answer

7 Apr 21 - MEDIA RELEASE - Renewable LPG can supply New Zealand’s LPG needs and achieve...

MBIE seeking feeback on insulation

7 Apr 21 - MEDIA RELEASE - MBIE is asking for feedback on whether New Zealanders think the...

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