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Oil and gas climate impact worse than we thought

Thursday - The oil and gas industry has had a far worse impact on the climate than previously believed, according to a study indicating that human emissions of fossil methane have been underestimated by up to 40 per cent.

Renewables could power the world by 2050

Thursday - Wind, water and solar sources − the renewable energy trio − could meet almost all the needs of our power-hungry society in 30 years.

Climate change could wipe out coral reefs by 2100

Thursday - The changing climate could destroy nearly all remaining coral reefs by the end of the century, according to new research.

Coal giant eyes 30% fall in carbon emissions

Thursday - Mining giant Glencore has predicted its carbon footprint will shrink by almost a third by 2035, but will not set climate targets for the company.

Why we must protect 30% of Earth for animals

Thursday - Governments should sharply expand protected areas for animals and plants to cover 30% of the planet by 2030 to pull back from “the precipice of irreversible loss of biodiversity”, a group of former foreign ministers says.

Bezos pledges $10b to save the planet

Jeff Bezos

Wednesday - Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and Washington Post owner, has announced that he is donating $10 billion to save the Earth’s environment – barely a month after it was revealed Amazon threatened to fire employees who spoke out about the company’s role in the climate crisis.

Carbon pricing role crucial, say experts

Tuesday - Carbon pricing is emerging as central to international climate negotiations, the Mercator Climate Institute says.


Earth just had its hottest January on record

Monday - The Earth had its hottest January in recorded history last month, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

FIGUERES: The only uncertainty is how long we’ll last

Christiana Figueres

Monday - Christiana Figueres, leader of the 2015 Paris Agreement, talks about her new book, The Future We Choose, and why it’s crunch time for humanity.

Billions of acres of cropland await the Big Thaw

Monday - As the climate warms in the decades ahead, billions of acres, most of them in the northern hemisphere, will become suitable for agriculture and could, if ploughed, emit a massive, planet-altering...

New BP chief vows net-zero emissions by 2050

14 Feb 20 - BP's new chief executive Bernard Looney has outlined plans to cut the company's carbon emissions from its operations and barrels produced to net-zero by 2050.

Splatter tests show decline in insect numbers

Splatter tests show decline in insect numbers

14 Feb 20 - Two scientific studies of the number of insects splattered by cars have revealed a huge decline in abundance at European sites in two decades.

Study blames fossil fuel pollution for 4m deaths

13 Feb 20 - Air pollution from burning fossil fuels is responsible for more than 4 million premature deaths around the world each year and costs the global economy about $US8 billion ($NZ12.37 billion) a day,...

BBC to film the Greta Thunberg story

13 Feb 20 - The BBC will produce a television series about 17-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Bankers' book delivers stark climate change warning

12 Feb 20 - The Green Swan brings a clear message from people who should know: bankers say the climate crisis means major change lies ahead.

Rise of climate anxiety 'overwhelming and terrifying’

12 Feb 20 - Medical experts are concerned that young people’s mental health is being particularly hit by reality of the climate crisis.

Gates eyes $830m hydrogen superyacht

11 Feb 20 - Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is hoping to hit the seas in the world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht - and it will set him back around $US830 million.

Mystery deaths focus battle for the butterflies

11 Feb 20 - The deaths of two butterfly conservationists have drawn focus to a troubling tangle of disputes, resentments and violence.

Living fabrics can help to clean the air

10 Feb 20 - Mushroom, pineapple and algae: it sounds like the topping for a rather unusual pizza. In fact, they could be the crucial ingredients in the wardrobe of the future as growing numbers of designers try...


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NZ winery commits to reducing its carbon emissions by 80 per cent

23 Jan 20 - MEDIA RELEASE - YEALAND WINE GROUP: Yealands Wine Group has today announced its...

Wind energy crucial to EU's carbon neutrality

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Mercury Quarterly Operational Update - 3 months to Dec 31, 2019

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Vegetarianism in schools is entirely appropriate

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Westpac NZ and Contact Energy agree first sustainability-linked loan

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European cement industry strives for carbon-neutrality by 2050

16 Jan 20 - MEDIA RELEASE CEMBUREAU: CEMBUREAU, the Association of the European cement...

Air NZ wins sustainable business award

25 Oct 19 - Air New Zealand has been recognised at the New Zealand Tourism Awards for its...

YHA celebrates carbon footprint reduction

23 Oct 19 - YHA New Zealand has reconfirmed its carboNZero certification by celebrating a...

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