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Lots of hot air about heat, but why is no one talking about sustainable cooling?

23 Mar 15 - Without cooling, the supply of food, medicine and data would simply break down.

New brainstorming centre will tackle the 'weird stuff'

16 Feb 15 - A new centre of research excellence in Auckland will help New Zealand business to develop the “weird stuff” that could transform the economy, its director says.

Why playing around with the climate could make things a whole lot worse

1 Dec 14 - Geoengineering – which sometimes seems to be the despairing climate scientist’s Plan B – simply won’t work.

Wastewater system earns environment award

4 Aug 14 - Watercare’s Kawakawa Bay wastewater system has received one of three Environment and Sustainability Awards for large projects presented by IPENZ, Auckland Branch at the prestigious Arthur Mead Awards function.

American students claim to clean the air with roof tiles

6 Jun 14 - California science students say they have created a roof tile coating that when applied to an average-sized residential roof breaks down the same amount of smog-causing nitrogen oxides per year as a car driven 11,000 miles.

By hook or by crook, science is finding new routes to energy

24 Apr 14 - While politicians posture, and climate scientists sigh sadly, researchers in laboratories continue to devise ingenious new ways to save energy, increase efficiency, and make the most of solar power.

Blocking the sunlight has a dark side

21 Feb 14 - By TIM RADFORD. Finding a technology that would let us counteract the effects of climate change is a cherished dream. But if there is a cure, it could be worse than the disease, scientists say.


TV takeback ticks over 200,000 mark

21 Feb 14 - More than 200,000 television sets have been collected for recycling under the TV TakeBack programme.

Carbon storage report will shape new laws

Prof Barry Barton ... climate change a huge problem.

6 Dec 13 - A report launched in Wellington yesterday lays the foundations for new laws around the storage of carbon dioxide as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Food stores switch to 'natural' refrigeration

Mike Sammons ... ideas becoming mainstream.

29 Nov 13 - Foodstuffs is looking to drastically cut emissions and energy costs by switching to natural refrigeration.

Battery pioneer excites hybrid car makers

Dr John Abrahamson ... in line for award.

24 May 13 - Forty years ago, Dr John Abrahamson made a discovery that is exciting modern hybrid car makers.

Retailer joins TV recycling camp

12 Apr 13 - Electronics retailer Noel Leeming has joined the Ministry for the Environment’s TV TakeBack Programme.

PNG student wins Daysh scholarship

12 Apr 13 - A PhD student’s plans to use traditional ecological knowledge to develop a sustainability education programme for Papua New Guinea have won her a scholarship.

'Pure NZ' impossible mountain, says scientist

Shaun Hendy ... NZ should be an innovator.

8 Feb 13 - The 100% Pure brand is stopping New Zealand reaching its potential, says the current holder of the Prime Minister’s Science Communicator Prize.

Carbon gear will map our land use

12 Aug 11 - Technology developed to measure New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions will be used to map the country.

Greens praise plans for Christchurch

12 Aug 11 - Light rail and more green spaces will find favour with Christchurch residents, says Green Party earthquake recovery spokesperson Dr Kennedy Graham.

Nappies-to-compost business spreads

8 Jul 11 - Thousands of tonnes of used disposable nappies in Wellington are to be composted rather than going to the rubbish dump.

Food waste firm wins green award

10 Jun 11 - Auckland food waste firm Eco Stock Supplies yesterday was named Supreme Winner of the annual Green Ribbon Awards.

Let’s hear the truth about electric vehicles

10 Dec 10 - By Jeff Segal. - I want to clear up a few misconceptions about electric vehicles so that those of you who are looking to make a few bucks in this sector are not being swayed by tall tales and...


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