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Bennett talks climate change in Canberra

Today 10:00am - Climate change minister Paula Bennett is in Canberra this week talking with her Australian counterparts about New Zealand’s progress on tackling climate change.

Forestry up for Prince of Wales awards

Today 10:00am - Sustainable forestry in New Zealand is being recognised with two new awards from the Prince of Wales.

Government wants to hear sustainability views

Nicky Wagner

Today 10:00am - Got views on educating the public about sustainability? The Government wants to hear them.

Most of China's 200 EV startups are facing wipeout

Today 10:00am - China’s electric-vehicle industry, with 200-plus companies backed by a raft of billionaires, verges on a massive shakeout as the government imposes stricter technology standards on fledgling manufacturers and considers limiting their number to only 10.

Earth warming at unprecedented pace, says Nasa

Today 10:00am - The planet is warming at a pace not experienced within the past 1000 years, at least, making it “very unlikely” that the world will stay within a crucial temperature limit agreed by nations just last year, according to Nasa’s top climate scientist.

Victoria first state to ban fracking

Today 10:00am - The state of Victoria has become the first Australian state to ban fracking and coal seam gas exploration.

COFFEE CRUNCH: There goes the morning latte

Today 10:00am - Coffee production worldwide could decline by as much as 50 per cent in the next three decades thanks to climate change, according to a new report.


China's trans-Amazon railway stokes forest fears

Today 10:00am - China's fast-rising population and its burgeoning economy make steep demands on natural resources, so steep that Beijing is searching constantly for supplies from overseas. And it wants to obtain...

Obama creates largest marine protected area

Today 10:00am - President Barack Obama hasexpanded the Papahânaumokuâkea Marine National Monument surrounding the north-west Hawaiian Islands, creating the world’s largest marine protected area.

WHAT'S COOKING: Paris isn't the only game in town

Spain's Gemasolar power plant spied from the historic Solar Impulse round-the-world flight in July

Tuesday - Luckily for the chances of avoiding global warming, the Paris climate deal isn’t the only game in town. Here’s a rundown of what else is cooking.

Welcome to the Anthropocene epoch ...

Tuesday - Humanity’s impact on the Earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – needs to be declared, according to an official expert group.

The fact is eco housing is not expensive

Tuesday - Low-energy or zero-energy housing is international best practice, but is still considered costly. Part of the problem is that studies of housing standards typically use only cost-benefit analysis to...

Americans face rising hurricane bills

Tuesday - German scientists have just issued a financial weather forecast that in a world of unmitigated climate change, the financial losses for the US per hurricane could triple, and annual losses due to...

Climate sceptic to chair environment body

Craig Kelly

Tuesday - Australian climate sceptic Liberal MP Craig Kelly has been appointed chairman of the backbench environment and energy committee.

So the Paris deal enters into force, then what?

Monday - Excitement is building over the likely entry into force of the UN’s climate deal – but that will only be the start of a new set of tricky negotiations.

Paris check: Australia’s climate plans in focus

Monday - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said tackling climate change “inspires and energises” him, but has he delivered?

How long weekends can help to save the world

Monday - Three-day weekends might be one of the easiest steps we can take to radically reduce our environmental impact – and future-proof our economy.

Asia gets its own back ... soot, that is

Monday - Black carbon – soot particles that absorb sunlight, spread by fossil fuel combustion – are thought to accelerate the thinning of the glaciers of Himalaya and Tibet. Scientists have just identified...

Japan to make Olympic medals from electronic waste

Monday - Japan is planning to make medals for the 2020 Olympic Games out of electronic waste and junked home appliances.


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

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Canon offers prizes to environmentalists

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