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Nelson talkfest to get serious about contaminants

Monday - Business, government and academic global leaders gather in Nelson this week to talk about the environmental impacts of manufactured contaminants.

Islamic climate experts urge 1.5° limit on warming

Monday - A far-reaching call to avoid runaway climate change and to build a more just and sustainable global society has been launched by Islamic leaders.

China’s carbon count is not as high as feared

Monday - The use of poor-quality coal in Chinese power plants means that the carbon dioxide emissions of the world’s biggest polluter are 10% less than previously thought.

If we want to eat tuna, we need to learn how to share

Monday - Amid growing demand for seafood, gas and other resources drawn from the world’s oceans, and growing stresses from climate change, QUENTIN HANICH examines some of the challenges and solutions for developing 'the blue economy' in smarter, more sustainable ways.

Sydney sets energy sights on saving $600 million

Monday - A new energy efficiency plan is set to save Sydney more than $600 million in power bills by 2030.

Renewables raise challenge to coal in power league

Monday - Wind, solar and other renewable sources of clean energy are now second only to coal in generating the world’s electricity.

Time to tap an underused energy source: wasted heat

Monday - Millions of people worldwide can’t afford to keep their homes warm, but few realise the heat wasted in our energy system could provide the answer.


What in the world's going on ...

Monday - * Feeling the heat: Earth in July was hottest month on record * Norwegian fund divests from four Asian companies over palm oil * How coal giant Adani charmed Australia's political elite * 1000...

The quest to find sanitation solutions for Africa

Monday - In a bid to get closer to the Millennium Development Goal of halving the 2.5 billion people without sanitation access, innovative solutions are being tested across the globe.

Our ecolabelling is right on the mark

Monday - New Zealand’s ecolabelling is officially up to global standards.

Milk plant cuts water consumption

Monday - A new drying plant at Fonterra’s Pahiatua milk-powder plant will cut water consumption per litre of milk by reusing its own condensate, the dairy co-operative says.

Clouds gather over China’s solar power industry

17 Aug 15 - The recent turmoil in China’s stock market has sent shockwaves through the country’s corporate sector, including its mighty solar power industry which in recent years has grown to dominate the world...

Frustrated Sydney gets climate act together

Sydney ... the heat is on.

17 Aug 15 - Sydney is acting to protect itself against heat waves, floods, storms and energy shortages as a result of climate change.

Wind and solar surge sends EU emissions tumbling

17 Aug 15 - Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions are falling fast, mainly because of the rapid spread of the wind turbines and solar panels that are replacing fossil fuels for electricity generation.

The urban machine solution is not good for cities

17 Aug 15 - First-world cities have an unhealthy dependence on the “urban machine” - the modern engineering solutions within their infrastructure - making their inhabitants vulnerable to disaster, new research...

Why promoting green ways in Africa might be bad

17 Aug 15 - Inadequate infrastructure is widely recognised to be holding back Africa’s development and lowering the quality of life of its citizens.

Extreme weather puts Africa's food security at risk

17 Aug 15 - A British government scientific panel says increasingly frequent heat waves, droughts and other extreme weather threaten more – and more severe – global food crises.

What in the world's going on ...

The candidates for the 2015 IPCC election: Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Chris Field, Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Hoesung Lee, Thomas Stocker.

17 Aug 15 - * IPCC chair election: 5 candidates, 8 weeks to go * Fifteen states seek to block Obama power plan * UK to trial under-road wireless charging for EVs * How Japan pushes coal on the world *...

Clean Power Plan will have a real impact

17 Aug 15 - The United States Government’s recently announced Clean Power Plan will have a negative impact on the country’s coal industry, with the potential loss of up to 60 Gigawatts of coal power capacity by...


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Green Star rating widens field

3 Aug 15 - The Green Star building rating has been widened to include social and financial...

Canon opens grants programme

8 Jun 15 - Canon New Zealand is calling for not-for-profit organisations and schools...

Japan and Mongolia switch on to planting plan

8 Jun 15 - Panasonic’s international tree-planting project has hit Japan and China.

Artificial grass goes green

8 Jun 15 - Artificial grass just went green with Eco Lawn providing new eco-friendly...

Bank's Auckland office wins green accolade

18 May 15 - Innovative design and exemplary waste minimisation has helped BNZ to achieve a...

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