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World's biggest renewables companies abysmal on human rights

Tuesday - Renewable energy companies are falling short on efforts to safeguard the rights of workers and communities in their operations and throughout mineral supply chains, placing the sector’s legitimacy and the global clean energy switch at risk, a new analysis says.

THAT'S RICH: Affluence is killing the planet

26 Jun 20 - iN SOCIETIES where money can buy almost everything, being rich is generally perceived as something good. But there's a catch: affluence trashes our planetary life support systems.

Is sea-steading a vanity project for the rich?

25 Jun 20 - Beloved by Silicon Valley tycoons and tyranny-fearing libertarians, are cities atop the waves Earth’s next frontier?

Nature’s accounts show what the world does for us

25 Jun 20 - People go on getting richer, and the planet pays a mounting price. There’s a better way to balance nature’s accounts.

Zero-carbon homes must lead the green recovery

24 Jun 20 - Living in a house that doesn’t fully meet your needs might have been tolerable when you spent more of your time elsewhere, but a third of the world has been stuck indoors at one time during the pandemic.

Come on England, time to seize the day

24 Jun 20 - England must “seize the day” and create a national nature service to restore wildlife and habitats, says a coalition of the country’s biggest green groups.

EU puts onus on ‘renewable hydrogen’

By 2030, up to €50-150 billion would be invested into solar and wind power capacity dedicated to clean hydrogen production, according to the draft commission strategy
Photo Credit: Vattenfall, Flickr

23 Jun 20 - An updated version of the European Commission’s draft hydrogen strategy confirms the EU’s “priority focus” on clean hydrogen produced from renewable electricity, but also recognises the role played by “fossil-based hydrogen” in the transition.


Why sport is bad news for the climate

23 Jun 20 - The carbon footprint of sport is causing is worldwide damage. And global heating is itself penalising players and fans alike.

Why world has six months to divert climate crisis

22 Jun 20 - The world has only six months in which to change the course of the climate crisis and prevent a post-lockdown rebound in greenhouse gas emissions that would overwhelm efforts to stave off climate...

Climate 'progressives’ fail on Paris carbon target

22 Jun 20 - Nations which pride themselves on their zeal in tackling climate change by cutting carbon dioxide emissions as they have promised, the so-called “climate progressives”, are a long way from living up...

Why we’ll still need waste in a circular economy

19 Jun 20 - Every year, we buy 30 billion tonnes of stuff, from pizza boxes to family homes. We throw out or demolish 13 billion tonnes of it as waste – about two tonnes per person.

Threatened mangrove forests won’t protect coasts

19 Jun 20 - Rising tides driven by global heating could swamp global mangrove forests – bad news for the natural world, and for humans.

Globally, how much do people care?

18 Jun 20 - New survey results from 40 countries show that climate change matters to most people. In the vast majority of countries, fewer than three per cent said climate change was not serious at all.

Markets reel as oil major opts to downgrade itself

17 Jun 20 - This week, BP said it was writing down or reducing the value of its assets by between $US13 billion and $17.5b. BP’s shares fell by 5.4 per cent after the news was announced, making it one of the...

The awful truth of our hidden plastic superhighway

17 Jun 20 - Solving the issue of waste in our seas turned out to be more complex than scrounging for bottles off the beach.

Post-lockdown carbon emissions bound back

12 Jun 20 - Carbon dioxide emissions have rebounded around the world as lockdown conditions have eased, raising fears that the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could surge higher than ever unless...

SHIFTING SANDS: We don't have the full story

12 Jun 20 - Humans see sand as an infinite resource. We are astounded to discover there are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on our beaches.

Humanity finished if it fails to adapt, says Goodall

11 Jun 20 - Humanity will be finished if we fail to drastically change our food systems in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis, prominent naturalist Jane Goodall has warned.

‘Final blow’ as EU agrees to weaken aviation rules

11 Jun 20 - The climate plan for aviation is losing its last shred of credibility, after the European Union confirmed it will back an industry proposal to water down the rules.


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Air NZ wins sustainable business award

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YHA celebrates carbon footprint reduction

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