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UN chief drops a line - to everyone

Today 11:00am - UN chief António Guterres wrote to every head of state over the weekend, demanding they set out plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Melting ice will hurt Southeast Asia

Today 11:00am - Southeast Asia will be hardest hit by rising sea levels caused by melting and collapsing ice sheets.

Many animals can't handle changing climate

Today 11:00am - The climate is changing too quickly for many animals to adapt, threatening their survival, scientists have confirmed.

Iceland leaves memorial to a glacier - and a global warning

Today 11:00am - The first of Iceland’s 400 glaciers to be lost to the climate crisis will be remembered with a memorial plaque – and a sombre warning for the future.

How science can double the solar dividend

Tuesday - Researchers have found three new ways to double the solar dividend, making the sun work harder and deliver more to the renewable economy.

We need to talk, scientists said 40 years ago

Tuesday - Forty years ago, a group of climate scientists sat down in Massachusetts for the first meeting of the “Ad Hoc Group on Carbon Dioxide and Climate”.

Biden vows net-zero farming emissions

Tuesday - Joe Biden, frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for US president, has one of the more ambitious rural climate-related goals ... but could his plan actually achieve net-zero emissions?

One flight emits as much as many people do in a year

Tuesday - Taking a long-haul flight generates more carbon emissions than the average person in dozens of countries around the world produces in a whole year.

Patience, the e-car revolution is coming

Monday - Someday, electric cars will just be cars. The big question is when will that happen?

US on path to extreme heat, warn scientists

Monday - Widespread increases in extreme heat due to climate change could bring unprecedented risks to the US in coming decades, a new study has warned.

Betting on geoengineering has its risks

Monday - The world economy collapsed when homeowners couldn't repay subprime mortgages. We're now making a similar bet on 'repaying' carbon emissions.

In a mushroom suit you'll be pushing up more than daisies

Monday - A mushroom suit for the deceased during burial offers a way to limit the environmental impact of traditional funerals.

THE CHALLENGE: Grow more food without more land

Friday - To feed a global population that's hurtling toward 10 billion people, the world's farms will have to increase output faster and more efficiently than at any point in history.

Leaked report warns of bioenergy and food clash

Friday - Blanketing the globe with monocultures of forests and bioenergy crops is no dream fix to the climate crisis, a leaked draft report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns.

Offshore auctions will bring Queen a windfall of millions

Friday - The Queen stands to make hundreds of millions of dollars from the world’s biggest offshore windpower auction in a decade.

Manmade Antarctic snows could save coastal cities

18 Jul 19 - Spraying trillions of tons of snow over west Antarctica could halt the ice sheet’s collapse and save coastal cities across the world from sea level rise, according to a new study.

Adani sets dangerous science precedent

18 Jul 19 - A freedom of information request has revealed Adani sought the names of Australian scientists involved in reviewing groundwater management plans related to its proposed Carmichael mine.

Can the global cement industry cut back its carbon emissions?

18 Jul 19 - Cement is the key ingredient in concrete, which has been called the most destructive material on Earth.

Elephants are our friends in climate fight

18 Jul 19 - Feeding elephants increase in the amount of carbon that forests are able to store, says a new study.

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New plant makes food packaging from recycled plastic

16 Jul 19 - A new plant to make New Zealand’s first range of food packaging from recycled...

Energy agency welcomes Government moves on e-vehicles

11 Jul 19 - Proposals to get more low-emission vehicles on New Zealand roads could be a...

Wood industry centre wins more funding

10 Jul 19 - A project to foster the wood industry on East Cape has won another injection of...

YHA and Sunshine in line for energy excellence award

10 Jul 19 - YHA New Zealand and partners Sunshine Solar have been recognised as finalists...

Kangaroo Island shows rock-solid promise for lithium

25 Jun 19 - Mining and energy company Lithium Australia has reported it has found anomalous...

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