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Call me Mercury, says Mighty River

Friday - Mighty River Power says a rebranding campaign launched today reflects New Zealand’s future in clean energy.

Don't expect a solar 747 anytime soon

Friday - After 12 years of planning and testing, Solar Impulse has finally completed its epic voyage around the world.

Why we should worry about Siberia's blazing forests

Friday - The news recently followed 200 firefighters tackling a blaze in California, while this May the world watched the evacuation of more than 50,000 people from Fort McMurray in Canada.

30 YEARS ON: Chernobyl could be reborn with solar energy

Friday - Thirty years after atomic fallout from the Chernobyl meltdown, Ukraine is seeking investors to develop solar power near the defunct Soviet reactors.

A short history of nuclear fission ...

Friday - An Italian physicist, Enrico Fermi, was the first to achieve it but just recently nuclear fission’s popularity has been decreasing.

Renewables overtake coal in UK power generation

Friday - Biomass, wind and other clean sources produced a quarter of UK electricity last year, government figures show, as plant closures reduced coal’s share to 22 per cent.

Denmark targets 100% renewable electricity by 2050

Friday - Currently, 40 per cent of Denmark’s electricity comes from wind, and the country’s target is to reach 50 per cent by 2020 and 100 per cent renewables by 2050.


Rio Olympic medals are sustainable

Friday - Rio 2016 and the Brazilian Mint have shown their commitment to the environment by using sustainable resources in the Olympic Games’ medals.

Big emitters face landmark human rights case

Thursday - The world’s largest oil, coal, cement and mining companies have been given 45 days to respond to a complaint that their greenhouse gas emissions have violated the human rights of millions of people...

Trump v Clinton: Worlds apart on science

Hilary Clinton

Thursday - Presidential candidates begin to make clear their stark differences on climate change, energy production and stem cell research.

Rising seas threaten to swamp military bases

Thursday - Military bases along the US East and Gulf coasts are at risk of losing large chunks of land as rising sea levels from climate change swamp installations from New Hampshire to Florida.

Frydenberg: Australia's use of coal is falling

Thursday - Australia’s new environment and energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, says coal will be a declining part of Australia’s energy mix because of inexorable market forces – but he insists the Coalition’s...

Campaign reduces Amazon deforestation by 86%

Thursday - Amazon deforestation due to soy production has fallen 86 per cent in the last decade as a result of Greenpeace’s soy moratorium.

SPIRAL-TASTIC: Climate change in three animations

Thursday - Mesmerising new climate visuals tell the story of how emissions have stoked global warming since 1850.

Floods sound call to sea-level action, say Greens

Eugenie Sage

Wednesday - Floods in Kapiti and Waitara last weekend show why the Government must take action over rising sea levels caused by climate change, says the Green Party.

A nuclear reactor in every town? Don't laugh

Wednesday - The nuclear industry sees the UK as a springboard for its plans to expand in the next 20 years, especially as a pioneer in the deployment of a new breed of small reactors.

Bacteria powers microscopic 'wind farm'

Wednesday - By TYLER SHENDRUK | Many of society’s energy challenges require gigawatts of power, but many more are small – and some are entirely microscopic.

Solar plane makes history

Wednesday - Solar Impulse 2 has completed the first round-the-world flight by a solar-powered aeroplane, after touching down in Abu Dhabi.

Climate top priority, says Philippines leader

Wednesday - Last week, he said he would not honour the Paris climate agreement. Yesterday, Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte said global warming was a “top priority”.


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