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UN faces deadlock over shipping climate plans

Today 9:00am - Countries remain split on a framework for tackling the climate impact from shipping after two days of UN-backed talks in London.

Backyard battery recycling biggest chemical polluter

Today 9:00am - The backyard recycling of lead-acid car batteries is the number one source of chemical pollution in the world’s poorer nations and leads to millions of years of healthy life being lost, according to a new report.

Renewables poised for rapid growth worldwide

Today 9:00am - About 500,000 solar panels are installed each day worldwide. In China, two wind turbines are built every hour.

Adelaide blackout draws attention to battery storage

Today 9:00am - Battery storage is still many years away from preventing massive blackouts such as the one that hit South Australia last month, according to a senior utility figure.

India’s solar power set to outshine coal

Today 9:00am - India wants to provide its entire population with electricity and lift millions out of poverty, but in order to prevent the world overheating it also needs to switch away from fossil fuels.

Britain becomes nuclear showroom to the world

Today 9:00am - The UK has laid out a welcome mat for any nuclear operators in the world who want to showcase their latest designs in Britain − the one exception being the Russian state company Rosatom.

Pope's climate message falls flat in America, says report

Today 9:00am - Pope Francis' landmark statement on climate change and his call for more work on the issue failed to sway conservative American Catholics, according to a new study.

Connected cars could be big energy savers ... or not

Today 9:00am - Connected cars and trucks are intended to make driving safer and easier. The chances of success all come down to humans.

Energy efficiency makes impact on carbon emissions

Tuesday - Improved energy efficiency is helping New Zealand to cut thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions, as well as saving millions of dollars a year, the Government energy efficiency agency reports.

Antarctic glacier biggest threat for rising sea levels

Tuesday - US and British science agencies have announced a multimillion-dollar research mission to study an enormous and exceedingly remote Antarctic glacier, one that they say could hold the potential for...

Corporate climate risk is all about turning a profit

Tuesday - Risk has become a central construct for how businesses should respond to climate change.

Clinton says clean energy economy will create millions of jobs. Can it?

Tuesday - Job growth is a prime topic in the US presidential race, but Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have very different takes on the role clean energy could play in creating employment.

The world meets in Quito to discuss the future of cities

Tuesday - As the global population grows from seven billion to nearly 10 billion by 2050, we will need to build the equivalent of a city of one million people every five days to house them.

Why you may never need to buy your child a bike again

Tuesday - Imagine Project sets out to cut waste in the industry by renting rather than selling bikes, which can then be returned and refurbished when the child outgrows them.

There's a new corporate standard on sustainability

Tuesday - Non-profit organisation Global Reporting Initiative has launched the first global sustainability reporting standard that uses a “common language” for companies to disclose non-financial information.

UN approves urgent global warming report

Friday - Top climate scientists have just under two years to deliver assessment of dangers and avoiding strategies for warming of 1.5deg.

Exxon says world needs oil of five Saudis

Friday - Global demand for energy will grow 25 per cent in the next 25 years and countries will guzzle oil five times the size of Saudi Arabia’s reserves, predicts Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson.

Saudis say oil industry must do its bit

Friday - Oil companies must cut their carbon footprints to play a part in meeting the Paris Agreement on climate change, says Saudi Arabia oil chief Khalid Al-Falih.

UN tells Bangladesh to halt coal plant

Friday - The UN’s world heritage body has made an urgent intervention to stop the construction of a coal power station in Bangladesh.

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Business network wins sustainability award

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Children's sunscreen fails tests

22 Sep 16 - Makers of a children’s sunscreen marketed as “organic” have been warned by the...

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12 Aug 16 - Kiwi clothing designer Karen Walker has certified that none of its garments are...

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.

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