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Obama pledge gets dollars flowing into climate fund

Today 12:00pm - It was quite a week for those waiting for some action on climate change.

Investors slow to take up climate change fight

Today 12:00pm - Global investment in climate change reduction has fallen for the second year in a row, a drop of $28 billion from 2012, and far below estimates of what is needed, according to new research

Six steps world leaders must agree to take to protect Earth

Today 12:00pm - International talks in Paris in 2015 could see the world’s nations agree to limit global warming to a rise of 2C.

WORLD WEB: Toyota hopes to recreate Prius success with hydrogen-powered Mirai

Today 12:00pm - * Next president could make or break US climate plans * Industry shock as marine energy leader Pelamis to call in administrators * Germany’s climate targets unattainable with dirty coal power, analysts say * Europe reveals plans to ration shoppers to 40 free carrier bags a year * Nasa animation shows stunning year in the life of carbon emissions

UN warns Pacific islands of extreme weather risks

Today 12:00pm - Extreme weather conditions predicted for the Pacific Ocean pose a significant threat for island states' industry and infrastructure, warns the United Nations.

Court rules Britain must clean up air pollution

Today 12:00pm - The UK government will be forced to urgently clean up illegal air pollution in British cities following a ruling in the European court of justice.

Deal or no deal … can China and the US deliver?

17 Nov 14 - It’s been called an historic agreement − a game changer in the battle to combat climate change. But can China and the US fulfill the promises in their announcement of plans to cut carbon emissions?


Does this climate deal let China do nothing for 16 years?

17 Nov 14 - “As I read the agreement it requires the Chinese to do nothing at all for 16 years while these carbon emissions regulations are creating havoc in my state and around the country.” – US Republican...

G20 climate challenge calls for a rethink of economics

17 Nov 14 - Focusing on growth, the Brisbane G20 leaders' summit has not grappled with three key issues - how much more growth the planet can survive, how poorer nations can raise their living standards to...

WORLD WEB: Coal industry costs Australia $8 billion in medical bills

17 Nov 14 - * New Commission floats first 'kill list' of green EU laws * India feels heat as pressure mounts to deliver climate target * Global meat demand ploughs up Brazil's 'underground forest' * Giant...

Australia's green building review adds more uncertainty

17 Nov 14 - Australia's Commercial Building Disclosure programme is the latest federal environmental policy to be placed under review.

Election rout blow to US climate change role

Republican rise ... firmly in control.

10 Nov 14 - The role of the United States in confronting the global climate crisis has been cast into serious doubt after an election that stacked the deck in Congress in favor of fossil fuel industries.

Environment another casualty of war, says UN

Ban Ki-moon ... complex warfare.

10 Nov 14 - The environment has long been a “silent casualty of war, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday as he warned that the fast-changing dynamic of conflict required solutions to...

WORLD WEB ... news from the world of carbon

Bill McKibben ... challenges.

10 Nov 14 - * Why the climate movement needs to get confrontational * Govt bid to strip Tasmanian forests of world heritage cover 'disappointing' * The world's 10 biggest tidal power projects * Energy storage...

Why warnings on climate spark aggressive denials

10 Nov 14 - If you don’t like the message on climate change, it seems that the answer is to shoot the messenger.

Leaders must act, says UN after dire climate report

Dire warning ... Ban Ki-moon releases the IPCC report.

3 Nov 14 - If left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems, says a United Nations report.

At last, there's a glimpse of an ETS in Australia

3 Nov 14 - With the passage of the Emissions Reduction Fund through the Senate last week, Australia's federal government has taken a step toward achieving the country's minimum target to reduce greenhouse gas...

WORLD WEB: We can continue to burn coal, says Australia

3 Nov 14 - * Germany may cut coal-fired energy to protect climate * Banks invest record €66bn in coal sector * Airport solar farm will be world’s largest * Scotland to open remanufacturing hub to cash in on...

Booming cities need sustainable urban planning

3 Nov 14 - Growing urban areas will need better planned and better managed environments or risk exacerbating negative trends, the United Nations has warned.


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You'll never run out of printer paper

25 Aug 14 - A printer which reuses the same paper over again has won Toshiba two awards

Canon offers environment prizes

18 Aug 14 - Canon New Zealand is calling for Kiwis to get creative and apply for its annual...

CRL Energy wins environment award

1 Aug 14 - CRL Energy is the winner of the 2014 Minerals West Coast Environment...

Evolution show home opens in the south

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Sustainability graduates make their mark

7 Mar 14 - Now in its fourth year, Otago Polytechnic’s Graduate Programmes in Sustainable...

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