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Shell swims against oil price tide

Monday - As the giant Shell oil company begins highly controversial exploration drilling in the Arctic, the price of crude continues to slide.

Are electric aircraft the future or just wishful thinking?

Monday - The future of aviation is dependent on finding an alternative power source. Is electricity the answer?

The green-tech future is a flawed vision of sustainability

Monday - What does your vision of a sustainable future look like? Some people imagine a scenario whereby technology solves the world’s most pressing environmental problems.

Solar power takes giant strides as prices fall

Monday - Massive solar power stations are being built in the world’s “sun belts” − with the US and India competing to have the largest in the world.

Hurricane Katrina: what have we learned?

Monday - Two academic papers inspired a media firestorm, polarising popular opinion and scientists, on whether global warming was in some way responsible for Hurricane Katrina.

Climate models may misjudge soils' carbon emissions

Monday - How soil organisms cope with decaying vegetation is much less certain than climate models suppose, researchers say, and carbon emission estimates may be wrong.

Scientists rate Australia even worse than NZ

Monday - Australia has got an even worse review from an international coalition of climate scientists for its post-2020 emissions reduction target than New Zealand got.

Emissions are putting species in lethal danger

Monday - Scientists warn that lizards, coral reefs and forests are all seriously under threat unless agreement is reached to reduce drastically fossil fuel emissions.

We can turn CO2 in the air into new materials

Monday - What if there were a way to suck carbon dioxide right out of the air and turn it into useful products? It might seem fantastic but scientists have actually proved it’s possible.

What in the world's going on ...

Shanghai skyline.

Monday - * What does China’s Black Monday mean for the climate? * Total brings down the curtain on coal operations * You can fight climate change and grow the economy, says Lord Stern * Government accused...

Nelson talkfest to get serious about contaminants

24 Aug 15 - Business, government and academic global leaders gather in Nelson this week to talk about the environmental impacts of manufactured contaminants.

Islamic climate experts urge 1.5° limit on warming

24 Aug 15 - A far-reaching call to avoid runaway climate change and to build a more just and sustainable global society has been launched by Islamic leaders.

China’s carbon count is not as high as feared

24 Aug 15 - The use of poor-quality coal in Chinese power plants means that the carbon dioxide emissions of the world’s biggest polluter are 10% less than previously thought.

If we want to eat tuna, we need to learn how to share

24 Aug 15 - Amid growing demand for seafood, gas and other resources drawn from the world’s oceans, and growing stresses from climate change, QUENTIN HANICH examines some of the challenges and solutions for...

Sydney sets energy sights on saving $600 million

24 Aug 15 - A new energy efficiency plan is set to save Sydney more than $600 million in power bills by 2030.

Renewables raise challenge to coal in power league

24 Aug 15 - Wind, solar and other renewable sources of clean energy are now second only to coal in generating the world’s electricity.

Time to tap an underused energy source: wasted heat

24 Aug 15 - Millions of people worldwide can’t afford to keep their homes warm, but few realise the heat wasted in our energy system could provide the answer.

What in the world's going on ...

24 Aug 15 - * Feeling the heat: Earth in July was hottest month on record * Norwegian fund divests from four Asian companies over palm oil * How coal giant Adani charmed Australia's political elite * 1000...

The quest to find sanitation solutions for Africa

24 Aug 15 - In a bid to get closer to the Millennium Development Goal of halving the 2.5 billion people without sanitation access, innovative solutions are being tested across the globe.

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Coca-Cola meeting water marks

Monday - Coca-Cola says it will meet its 2020 water replenishment goal – to return to...

Peace Park gets new plantings

Monday - Making a difference to the environment is something the team at Crowne Plaza...

Green Star rating widens field

3 Aug 15 - The Green Star building rating has been widened to include social and financial...

Canon opens grants programme

8 Jun 15 - Canon New Zealand is calling for not-for-profit organisations and schools...

Japan and Mongolia switch on to planting plan

8 Jun 15 - Panasonic’s international tree-planting project has hit Japan and China.

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