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UN approves urgent global warming report

Friday - Top climate scientists have just under two years to deliver assessment of dangers and avoiding strategies for warming of 1.5deg.

Exxon says world needs oil of five Saudis

Friday - Global demand for energy will grow 25 per cent in the next 25 years and countries will guzzle oil five times the size of Saudi Arabia’s reserves, predicts Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson.

Saudis say oil industry must do its bit

Friday - Oil companies must cut their carbon footprints to play a part in meeting the Paris Agreement on climate change, says Saudi Arabia oil chief Khalid Al-Falih.

UN tells Bangladesh to halt coal plant

Friday - The UN’s world heritage body has made an urgent intervention to stop the construction of a coal power station in Bangladesh.

Why has climate been ignored in US election debates?

Friday - Climate change has been the elephant in the room during the three US presidential debates. Ignoring this issue would be more understandable if this metaphorical pachyderm weren’t about to rampage through the lives of Americans, causing upheaval on a scale not seen since the start of human civilization.

Meet the US companies with the most solar

Friday - Target is now the US. company that produces the most solar power at its facilities, beating out Walmart for the first time, and heading off Prologis, Apple, Costco, Kohl’s, and IKEA.

Big Oil might be emerging stronger than ever

Thursday - After a heart-stopping plunge in the price of crude over the last two years, along with slashed dividends and the elimination of tens of thousands of jobs, the biggest oil companies are proving surprisingly adept at again pumping profits, as well as oil, out of the ground.

More trading could cut cost of climate change mitigation

Thursday - Greater global cooperation through carbon trading could reduce the cost of climate change mitigation by 32 per cent by 2030, according to a World Bank report.

Emissions fall as EU cuts surplus carbon quotas

Thursday - Greenhouse gas emissions from the main sectors covered by the European carbon market fell between 2014 and 2015, according to the European Environment Agency.

Secret ingredient lures bees into making more food

Thursday - A plant virus has developed the trick of attracting bees to the plants it has attacked to make sure they produce plenty of seed.

Why is the US Green Party so irrelevant?

Thursday - Many Americans value environmental protection and want to see more of it.

National electric vehicle fleet grows to 2000

Wednesday - New Zealand now has more than 2000 electric vehicles – twice as many as at the start of the year.

Divestment not the best approach, says AMP

Wednesday - One of Australia's biggest investment companies, AMP Capital, says dumping fossil fuel assets is not the answer to climate change, despite acknowledging the significant financial risks...

Ontario wants to cap bottled water industry

Wednesday - The Ontario government has proposed a two-year moratorium on the creation or expansion of bottled water operations fed by groundwater in the Canadian province.

Oslo to reduce emissions by 50% in four years

Wednesday - Norwegian capital Oslo has committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent compared to 1990 in four years – which would be the fastest change a city has ever had.

Millions more facing extreme poverty by 2030

Wednesday - Up to 122 million more people worldwide could be living in extreme poverty by 2030 as a result of climate change and its impacts on small-scale farmers’ incomes, a major UN report warns.

What if nature had the protections of a person?

Wednesday - The world has taken notice of a radical approach taken by New Zealand in 2014 when it adopted the Te Urewera Act which granted an 821-square-mile forest the legal status of a person.

Trees do their job much better than we thought

Wednesday - The pre-industrial atmosphere contained more particles, and so brighter clouds, than we previously thought.

Nuclear fusion record big boost for clean energy

Tuesday - A nuclear fusion world record has been set in the US, marking another step on the long road toward the unlocking of limitless clean energy.

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Canon offers prizes to environmentalists

7 Jun 16 - Canon New Zealand’s 2016 Environmental Grants Programme is open.

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