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NZ will join aviation emissions agreement

Friday - New Zealand will join an international market-based system to reduce aviation emissions, the Government has just announced.

Soil carbon storage not the fix we thought

Friday - Hopes that large amounts of planet-warming carbon dioxide could be buried in soils appear to be grossly misplaced, with new research finding that the ground will soak up far less carbon over the coming century than previously thought.

What we can do about threats to our food security and feed nine billion people

Friday - Can we really feed nine billion people? That’s the estimated global population in the year 2050.

Waste crime the new narcotics, says enviro chief

Waste recycling plant

Friday - Waste crime is the new narcotics, according to the head of the UK Environment Agency, offering huge profits as the authorities race to catch up with the damage caused to society.

Dire climate impacts go unheeded

Friday - The social and economic impacts of climate change have already begun to take their toll – but most people do not yet know this.

Solar behemoth arises in China

Friday - A massive 2-gigawatt solar project is under development in China's Ningxia region. The $2.34 billion project will need about six million panels and will likely be the world's largest solar farm.

Asia eyes renewable energy super grid

Friday - Entrepreneurs in China, Russia, Japan and South Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding which sets out plans to create an Asian renewable energy super grid.


Obama appeals for global climate investment

Thursday - Barack Obama appealed for a scaling up of climate finance to reduce global inequality in his last speech to the UN General Assembly as US president.

Emissions targets need all-electric cars

Thursday - A new study says that achieving limits on temperature rise agreed at last year’s Paris climate conference will require a massive switch to zero emissions electric-powered vehicles, coupled with the...

Major banks pledge to go carbon neutral

Thursday - Bank of America and Amalgamated Bank have vowed to completely power operations with renewable energy by 2020.

Tokyo wants self-drive cars for 2020 Olympics

Thursday - Tokyo aims to introduce self-driving vehicles by the time the Olympic Games are staged there in 2020.

Children's sunscreen fails tests

Thursday - Makers of a children’s sunscreen marketed as “organic” have been warned by the Commerce Commission following a complaint from Consumer NZ.

Streak of record heat adds another month

Thursday - The unprecedented streak of record-hot months that the world has experienced over more than a year just tacked on one more month: Data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

We've taken 15 million plastic bags out of play

Wednesday - New Zealanders have recycled nearly 15 million soft plastic bags in less than a year.

CARMAGEDDON | Let's face it, cars always were a dumb idea

Wednesday - It was a mistake – a monumental, world-class mistake. Cars for everyone was one of the most stupid promises politicians ever made.

US and China release fossil fuel subsidy peer reviews

Wednesday - The world’s biggest polluters have released their fossil fuel subsidy peer reviews and the obstacles to reform are clear: the US will wait on Congress, while China will wait on China.

Native American pipeline resistance is about climate justice

Wednesday - Over the past months, hundreds of indigenous persons and their allies have gathered near the crossing of the Missouri and Cannon Ball rivers in the ancestral territories of the Standing Rock Sioux...

New patent boosts CO2 capture hopes

Wednesday - A technology that could in theory catch 90 per cent of carbon dioxide from coal-fired power stations has been patented by US government scientists.

Canada will impose nationwide carbon price

Catherine McKenna

Wednesday - Canada will impose a carbon price on provinces that do not adequately regulate emissions by themselves, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said without giving details on how the Liberal...


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Children's sunscreen fails tests

Thursday - Makers of a children’s sunscreen marketed as “organic” have been warned by the...

Child labour not for us, says Karen Walker

Karen Walker

12 Aug 16 - Kiwi clothing designer Karen Walker has certified that none of its garments are...

Farm trust honours regional winners

8 Jun 16 - Supreme winners from the 11 regions participating in the 2016 Ballance Farm...

Canon offers prizes to environmentalists

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

School gets first Powerwall battery

16 May 16 - New Zealand’s first Tesla Energy Powerwall battery has been switched on at a...

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