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ROBOT REVOLUTION: Boss' job will go, not the gardener's

Tuesday - Advances in artificial intelligence mean a second wave of change is approaching – and it is not the low-paid service sector where jobs are most at risk.

PACIFIC PROBLEM: Carbon cuts will not settle seas

Tuesday - Even supposing the world does make dramatic reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, the fate of the small island states remains uncertain.

China taking green bond market by storm

Tuesday - China issued $US36.9 billion worth of green bonds in 2016, dominating the global market in climate-friendly infrastructure investment.

Cities unite to price cars for electric fleet

Tuesday - Four of the largest US West Coast cities are asking carmakers whether they can produce "a potentially record-breaking order" of 24,000 electric vehicles.

Big carmakers lead $10b hydrogen investment

Tuesday - Daimler, BMW, and Toyota are leading a group of 13 companies pledging to invest more than $10 billion during the next five years to spur public interest in buying hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

SUPER SAVER: Replace sticky labels with laser marking

Tuesday - The humble fruit sticker may seem an unlikely cause for environmental concern but removing it from produce could create huge savings in plastic, energy and CO2 emissions.

Congo peatland packs massive amount of carbon

Tuesday - Scientists have discovered the world’s largest tropical peatland in the remote Congo swamps, estimated to store the equivalent of three year’s worth of the world’s total fossil fuel emissions.


Global warming already causing local extinctions

21 Dec 16 - Climate change is already beginning to alter the natural world. A study of 976 plant and animal species worldwide – freshwater, terrestrial and marine – reveals that local extinctions have happened...

EU countries stall over carbon market reform

21 Dec 16 - After more than a year of negotiations, EU member states have come up short in their efforts to find common ground on a carbon market reform seen as necessary if the ambitions of the Paris Agreement...

Climate change puts the squeeze on coffee belt

21 Dec 16 - As a famous old song says, they’ve got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil. But if the findings of New Zealand and Australian researchers are right, that will change over the next 30 years.

Red alert as smog shuts down China

21 Dec 16 - A red alert, the highest level in the China's pollution warning system, has been issued in at least 23 cities as smog cancelled flights, shut factories and stopped traffic.

Las Vegas reaches energy milestone

21 Dec 16 - Ten years of effort finally paid off for Las Vegas this week when officials announced the city government will now be powered entirely by renewable energy.

The seven deadly things we’re doing to trash the planet

20 Dec 16 - We weep at the disappearance of endangered species but avert our eyes to the causes of Earth’s destruction.

This year is days away from sealing record-hot spot

20 Dec 16 - In less than two weeks, 2016 will officially be the hottest year on the books in more than 120 years of record keeping by US agencies. It will be the third straight record-setting year — and of the...

Gates suggests Trump will support green energy

20 Dec 16 - Federal support for research and development into clean tech should appeal to incoming president, says Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates.

Scientists confirm Antarctic glacier is melting

20 Dec 16 - Scientists have published a set of unprecedented ocean observations near the largest glacier of the largest ice sheet in the world: Totten glacier, East Antarctica. And the result was a troubling...

Driverless buses arrive in Australia

20 Dec 16 - Autonomous buses are likely to be better for passengers and the environment, but not everyone is excited.

Green Climate Fund gives millions to help Pacific

19 Dec 16 - The Green Climate Fund board has approved eight funding proposals worth $US315 million ($NZ452m) at a meeting in Samoa.

Queensland gets serious about waste-to-fuel

19 Dec 16 - The emerging biofuel industry is casting the net wide to find solutions to two environmental problems: reducing waste and increasing fuel production.


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