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Wealthy vow to raise millions for activists

Monday - A group of US philanthropists and investors have donated almost half a million pounds to support the grassroots movement Extinction Rebellion and school strike groups – with the promise of tens of millions more in the months ahead.

Quarter of biggest firms fail to disclose emissions

Thursday - About a quarter of the world’s highest-emitting, publicly listed companies fail to report their greenhouse gas emissions, new research has found.

WAY TO GO: What’s a greener method of corpse disposal?

Thursday - Burial uses too much land; cremation releases too much carbon dioxide. So what about composting our loved ones – or even dissolving them?

Every week, there's a climate crisis happening somewhere

10 Jul 19 - Climate crisis disasters are happening at the rate of one a week, though most draw little international attention, says the UN.

Attenborough: Climate change could be equal of slavery

10 Jul 19 - Climate change and ecological breakdown might one day be viewed with the same universal repugnance as slavery, according to David Attenborough.

It's a tough one, but hunt goes on for cleaner, greener plastic

9 Jul 19 - The search goes on for solutions to harmful plastic waste but the answer is far from simple.

Heat stress at work could cost $2.4 trillion a year

8 Jul 19 - An increase in heat stress at work linked to climate change is set to have a massive impact on global productivity and economic losses, notably in agriculture and construction, according to UN labour experts.


Saudi row over 1.5deg science raises frustrations

8 Jul 19 - Diplomats are losing patience with players like Saudi Arabia blocking progress at international climate talks, instead looking to other forums for action.

China pledges to strengthen climate plan

4 Jul 19 - China has made its clearest signal yet of an intention to ramp up climate action, pledging to increase its climate targets.

How the climate crisis will change your plate in 2050

2 Jul 19 - In her new book, Amanda Little explores what it will take to continue feeding 7.5 billion people in the world.

Guterres fights to save the climate ... and the UN

1 Jul 19 - When UN chief António Guterres posed knee-deep in a Pacific island lagoon for a Time magazine photographer, he wanted the world to see his determination to tackle the climate crisis.

Doubting Saudis block key climate report

28 Jun 19 - A major report on 1.5deg has been excluded from formal UN climate negotiations, after Saudi Arabia tried to discredit its scientific underpinnings.

Would you eat meat grown from cells in a laboratory?

28 Jun 19 - For those who want something closer to the real thing than fake meat made from plant-based materials, meat cells can be grown in a laboratory. Here’s how it works ...

World faces ‘climate apartheid’, says UN expert

27 Jun 19 - Climate change threatens to undo the past 50 years of development, global health and poverty reduction, a United Nations expert says, citing the risk of a new era of “climate apartheid” where the...

Investors with $34 trillion demand urgent action

27 Jun 19 - Investors managing more than $34 trillion in assets, nearly half the world’s invested capital, are demanding urgent action from governments on climate change.

Temperatures on the rise ... and so is the rat population

27 Jun 19 - The warmer weather creeping into cities across America is cause for international concern, but there’s one group that loves it– rats.

Greenland could be ice-free in 1000 years

27 Jun 19 - By the year 3000 Greenland could simply be green, with rocky outcrops and its icy mountains will have vanished.

Science looks at turning carbon dioxide into cash

26 Jun 19 - Scientists from around the world are meeting in Germany to improve ways of making money from carbon dioxide.

Why pursuit of profit won’t solve climate crisis

25 Jun 19 - Resolving the climate crisis demands radical political change, a British author argues: the end of free market capitalism.


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New plant makes food packaging from recycled plastic

Tuesday - A new plant to make New Zealand’s first range of food packaging from recycled...

Energy agency welcomes Government moves on e-vehicles

Thursday - Proposals to get more low-emission vehicles on New Zealand roads could be a...

Wood industry centre wins more funding

10 Jul 19 - A project to foster the wood industry on East Cape has won another injection of...

YHA and Sunshine in line for energy excellence award

10 Jul 19 - YHA New Zealand and partners Sunshine Solar have been recognised as finalists...

Kangaroo Island shows rock-solid promise for lithium

25 Jun 19 - Mining and energy company Lithium Australia has reported it has found anomalous...

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