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Ten things you should know about climate change …

Monday - No 1: New Zealand has the longest carbon dioxide record in the Southern Hemisphere.

Polluted rivers become deadly threat to millions

Monday - More than half the rivers of Asia, Africa and Latin America have become more dangerous in the past 20 years, with steep rises in organic and pathogen pollution.

China to slow green growth after boom

Monday - After installing more wind and solar farms than anywhere else on the planet, China is ratcheting back the pace of growth in an industry that’s helped lower the costs of green energy worldwide.

Obama orders climate risks be counted

President Obama

Monday - US president Barack Obama has signed a presidential memorandum establishing that climate-change impacts must be factored into the development of all national security-related doctrine, policies and plans.

Sometimes the research doesn't do the job

Monday - Research has shown that models used by economists to calculate the effects of climate change policies can produce polar opposite recommendations.

We can't blame the solar cycle for global warming

Monday - European scientists have dug deep to dismiss once again the old argument that climate change might be a consequence of solar radiation rather than atmospheric chemistry.

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NZ will join aviation emissions agreement

Friday - New Zealand will join an international market-based system to reduce aviation emissions, the Government has just announced.

Soil carbon storage not the fix we thought

Friday - Hopes that large amounts of planet-warming carbon dioxide could be buried in soils appear to be grossly misplaced, with new research finding that the ground will soak up far less carbon over the...

What we can do about threats to our food security and feed nine billion people

Friday - Can we really feed nine billion people? That’s the estimated global population in the year 2050.

Waste crime the new narcotics, says enviro chief

Waste recycling plant

Friday - Waste crime is the new narcotics, according to the head of the UK Environment Agency, offering huge profits as the authorities race to catch up with the damage caused to society.

Dire climate impacts go unheeded

Friday - The social and economic impacts of climate change have already begun to take their toll – but most people do not yet know this.

Solar behemoth arises in China

Friday - A massive 2-gigawatt solar project is under development in China's Ningxia region. The $2.34 billion project will need about six million panels and will likely be the world's largest solar farm.

Asia eyes renewable energy super grid

Friday - Entrepreneurs in China, Russia, Japan and South Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding which sets out plans to create an Asian renewable energy super grid.

Obama appeals for global climate investment

Thursday - Barack Obama appealed for a scaling up of climate finance to reduce global inequality in his last speech to the UN General Assembly as US president.

Emissions targets need all-electric cars

Thursday - A new study says that achieving limits on temperature rise agreed at last year’s Paris climate conference will require a massive switch to zero emissions electric-powered vehicles, coupled with the...

Major banks pledge to go carbon neutral

Thursday - Bank of America and Amalgamated Bank have vowed to completely power operations with renewable energy by 2020.

Tokyo wants self-drive cars for 2020 Olympics

Thursday - Tokyo aims to introduce self-driving vehicles by the time the Olympic Games are staged there in 2020.

Children's sunscreen fails tests

Thursday - Makers of a children’s sunscreen marketed as “organic” have been warned by the Commerce Commission following a complaint from Consumer NZ.


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