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American students claim to clean the air with roof tiles

6 Jun 14 - California science students say they have created a roof tile coating that when applied to an average-sized residential roof breaks down the same amount of smog-causing nitrogen oxides per year as a car driven 11,000 miles.

By hook or by crook, science is finding new routes to energy

24 Apr 14 - While politicians posture, and climate scientists sigh sadly, researchers in laboratories continue to devise ingenious new ways to save energy, increase efficiency, and make the most of solar power.

Blocking the sunlight has a dark side

21 Feb 14 - By TIM RADFORD. Finding a technology that would let us counteract the effects of climate change is a cherished dream. But if there is a cure, it could be worse than the disease, scientists say.

TV takeback ticks over 200,000 mark

21 Feb 14 - More than 200,000 television sets have been collected for recycling under the TV TakeBack programme.

Carbon storage report will shape new laws

Prof Barry Barton ... climate change a huge problem.

6 Dec 13 - A report launched in Wellington yesterday lays the foundations for new laws around the storage of carbon dioxide as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Food stores switch to 'natural' refrigeration

Mike Sammons ... ideas becoming mainstream.

29 Nov 13 - Foodstuffs is looking to drastically cut emissions and energy costs by switching to natural refrigeration.

Battery pioneer excites hybrid car makers

Dr John Abrahamson ... in line for award.

24 May 13 - Forty years ago, Dr John Abrahamson made a discovery that is exciting modern hybrid car makers.


Retailer joins TV recycling camp

12 Apr 13 - Electronics retailer Noel Leeming has joined the Ministry for the Environmentís TV TakeBack Programme.

PNG student wins Daysh scholarship

12 Apr 13 - A PhD studentís plans to use traditional ecological knowledge to develop a sustainability education programme for Papua New Guinea have won her a scholarship.

'Pure NZ' impossible mountain, says scientist

Shaun Hendy ... NZ should be an innovator.

8 Feb 13 - The 100% Pure brand is stopping New Zealand reaching its potential, says the current holder of the Prime Ministerís Science Communicator Prize.

Carbon gear will map our land use

12 Aug 11 - Technology developed to measure New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions will be used to map the country.

Greens praise plans for Christchurch

12 Aug 11 - Light rail and more green spaces will find favour with Christchurch residents, says Green Party earthquake recovery spokesperson Dr Kennedy Graham.

Nappies-to-compost business spreads

8 Jul 11 - Thousands of tonnes of used disposable nappies in Wellington are to be composted rather than going to the rubbish dump.

Food waste firm wins green award

10 Jun 11 - Auckland food waste firm Eco Stock Supplies yesterday was named Supreme Winner of the annual Green Ribbon Awards.

Letís hear the truth about electric vehicles

10 Dec 10 - By Jeff Segal. - I want to clear up a few misconceptions about electric vehicles so that those of you who are looking to make a few bucks in this sector are not being swayed by tall tales and...

Electric cars could deliver $8 billion+ net benefit

Electric cars .. major long term net savings
Photo Credit: carrott

6 Nov 09 - The net benefit to New Zealand from comparing no uptake of electric vehicles to the expected market demand is $8.2 billion over a 50 year analysis period.

Green Spaniards here and keen to talk business

Solar power plant in Spain.

26 Jun 09 - Representatives of the technology company that has pushed Spain to the forefront of the global green economy were in the official delegation accompanying King Juan Carlos on his tour of New Zealand...

Europe keen to show us how to insulate

26 Jun 09 - The European Commission is keen to acquaint New Zealanders with its new portal designed to share information on building insulation and other methods of reducing energy demands in buildings of any...

Scientists fear another methane catastrophe

24 Apr 09 - A major spike in the powerful greenhouse gas methane nearly 12,000 years ago wasn't the result of a catastrophic release of seafloor gas hydrates, scientists say.


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