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Floods sound call to sea-level action, say Greens

Wednesday - Floods in Kapiti and Waitara last weekend show why the Government must take action over rising sea levels caused by climate change, says the Green Party.

A nuclear reactor in every town? Don't laugh

Wednesday - The nuclear industry sees the UK as a springboard for its plans to expand in the next 20 years, especially as a pioneer in the deployment of a new breed of small reactors.

Bacteria powers microscopic 'wind farm'

Wednesday - By TYLER SHENDRUK | Many of society’s energy challenges require gigawatts of power, but many more are small – and some are entirely microscopic.

Solar plane makes history

Wednesday - Solar Impulse 2 has completed the first round-the-world flight by a solar-powered aeroplane, after touching down in Abu Dhabi.

Climate top priority, says Philippines leader

Wednesday - Last week, he said he would not honour the Paris climate agreement. Yesterday, Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte said global warming was a “top priority”.

London Mayor targets tube network

Wednesday - The new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is in the process of securing a licence to provide “clean energy” for London tube stations.

China's coal peak hailed as turning point

Tuesday - The global battle against climate change has passed a historic turning point with China’s huge coal burning finally having peaked, according to senior economists.

EPA finding clears way for limit on aircraft emissions

Tuesday - The Environmental Protection Agency has declared that jet engine exhaust endangers public health by contributing to climate change, a key milestone as it works to develop regulations that will cut...

Scientists call for more work on 1.5deg target

Tuesday - More research is needed on the risks involved in even 1.5 degrees of warming, a Scientists call for new report shows.

Air-conditioning big and getting bigger

Tuesday - Globally, 2016 is poised to be another record-breaking year for average temperatures. This means more air-conditioning. Much more.

Weather disasters can fuel war in volatile countries

Tuesday - Climate scientists have reported that armed fighting is prone to follow droughts, heatwaves and other weather-related calamities in turbulent countries.

Huge Episcopal church backs climate action

Tuesday - The Paris Agreement on climate change has the backing of America’s largest and oldest Black church.

Irish agriculture faces emissions dilemma

Tuesday - Ireland is facing a classic conflict, pitching economic growth targets against the need for action on climate change.

Power price woes are more due to gas than wind

Tuesday - The past few weeks have seen extraordinarily high wholesale electricity prices in South Australia, averaging A$321 per megawatt hour, compared with A$80 per MWh for July 2015.

Australia to build first hybrid wind-solar farm

Tuesday - Australia’s first large-scale hybrid wind and solar farm is set to be built near Canberra.

Google and UN launch online climate platform

Tuesday - The United Nations has unveiled new software, developed in partnership with Google, to help to tackle climate change, deforestation and food production issues.

Australians make hydrogen with near-zero emissions

Monday - An Australian company is using “cheap as dirt” iron ore to convert methane in natural gas into hydrogen generating near-zero emissions.

MINE GAMES: Plunder of Earth’s natural resources is rising

Monday - Humans’ appetite for gnawing away at the fabric of the Earth itself is growing prodigiously.

As nuclear power plants close, states need to bet big on energy storage

The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant

Monday - Pacific Gas and Electric has started the process of shutting down the Diablo Canyon generation facility, the last active nuclear power plant in California.

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Farm trust honours regional winners

8 Jun 16 - Supreme winners from the 11 regions participating in the 2016 Ballance Farm...

Canon offers prizes to environmentalists

7 Jun 16 - Canon New Zealand’s 2016 Environmental Grants Programme is open.

School gets first Powerwall battery

16 May 16 - New Zealand’s first Tesla Energy Powerwall battery has been switched on at a...

Small meat producer wins help from the experts

28 Apr 16 - A specialist pork and beef producer has won a nationwide competition to have...

Business incubator has high hopes for Northland

7 Apr 16 - Ranui Sustainable, a Whangarei-based business incubator with the mission to...

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