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THE CHALLENGE: Grow more food without more land

Friday - To feed a global population that's hurtling toward 10 billion people, the world's farms will have to increase output faster and more efficiently than at any point in history.

Leaked report warns of bioenergy and food clash

Friday - Blanketing the globe with monocultures of forests and bioenergy crops is no dream fix to the climate crisis, a leaked draft report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns.

Can the global cement industry cut back its carbon emissions?

Thursday - Cement is the key ingredient in concrete, which has been called the most destructive material on Earth.

Elephants are our friends in climate fight

Thursday - Feeding elephants increase in the amount of carbon that forests are able to store, says a new study.

Big firms silent on deforestation impacts

Wednesday - Almost three out of four companies with a significant footprint on the world’s forests have failed to provide data on their impact on global deforestation in 2018, according to a new study.

Wealthy vow to raise millions for activists

Monday - A group of US philanthropists and investors have donated almost half a million pounds to support the grassroots movement Extinction Rebellion and school strike groups – with the promise of tens of millions more in the months ahead.

Quarter of biggest firms fail to disclose emissions

11 Jul 19 - About a quarter of the world’s highest-emitting, publicly listed companies fail to report their greenhouse gas emissions, new research has found.


WAY TO GO: What’s a greener method of corpse disposal?

11 Jul 19 - Burial uses too much land; cremation releases too much carbon dioxide. So what about composting our loved ones – or even dissolving them?

Every week, there's a climate crisis happening somewhere

10 Jul 19 - Climate crisis disasters are happening at the rate of one a week, though most draw little international attention, says the UN.

Attenborough: Climate change could be equal of slavery

10 Jul 19 - Climate change and ecological breakdown might one day be viewed with the same universal repugnance as slavery, according to David Attenborough.

It's a tough one, but hunt goes on for cleaner, greener plastic

9 Jul 19 - The search goes on for solutions to harmful plastic waste but the answer is far from simple.

Heat stress at work could cost $2.4 trillion a year

8 Jul 19 - An increase in heat stress at work linked to climate change is set to have a massive impact on global productivity and economic losses, notably in agriculture and construction, according to UN labour...

Saudi row over 1.5deg science raises frustrations

8 Jul 19 - Diplomats are losing patience with players like Saudi Arabia blocking progress at international climate talks, instead looking to other forums for action.

China pledges to strengthen climate plan

4 Jul 19 - China has made its clearest signal yet of an intention to ramp up climate action, pledging to increase its climate targets.

How the climate crisis will change your plate in 2050

2 Jul 19 - In her new book, Amanda Little explores what it will take to continue feeding 7.5 billion people in the world.

Guterres fights to save the climate ... and the UN

1 Jul 19 - When UN chief António Guterres posed knee-deep in a Pacific island lagoon for a Time magazine photographer, he wanted the world to see his determination to tackle the climate crisis.

Doubting Saudis block key climate report

28 Jun 19 - A major report on 1.5deg has been excluded from formal UN climate negotiations, after Saudi Arabia tried to discredit its scientific underpinnings.

Would you eat meat grown from cells in a laboratory?

28 Jun 19 - For those who want something closer to the real thing than fake meat made from plant-based materials, meat cells can be grown in a laboratory. Here’s how it works ...

World faces ‘climate apartheid’, says UN expert

27 Jun 19 - Climate change threatens to undo the past 50 years of development, global health and poverty reduction, a United Nations expert says, citing the risk of a new era of “climate apartheid” where the...


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New plant makes food packaging from recycled plastic

Tuesday - A new plant to make New Zealand’s first range of food packaging from recycled...

Energy agency welcomes Government moves on e-vehicles

11 Jul 19 - Proposals to get more low-emission vehicles on New Zealand roads could be a...

Wood industry centre wins more funding

10 Jul 19 - A project to foster the wood industry on East Cape has won another injection of...

YHA and Sunshine in line for energy excellence award

10 Jul 19 - YHA New Zealand and partners Sunshine Solar have been recognised as finalists...

Kangaroo Island shows rock-solid promise for lithium

25 Jun 19 - Mining and energy company Lithium Australia has reported it has found anomalous...

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