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DE-GROWTH D-DAY: Why we must shrink the economy

Today 11:00am - What is so refreshing about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is that they recognise the inherent tension between economic development and the ecology of our planet. Or so it seems.

Rich investors call on G20 leaders to ratify Paris

Today 11:00am - A group of 130 institutions that control $13 trillion of investments have called on G20 nations to ratify the Paris Agreement this year and accelerate investment in clean energy and forced disclosure of climate-related financial risk.

Human impact might be slowing down

Today 11:00am - Human activities have taken a heavy toll on our environment. But there may be some hope.

When will this massive Antarctic ice shelf break apart?

Today 11:00am - A crack is spreading rapidly across Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf, hastening the loss of a massive chunk of ice, say scientists.

California Assembly approves climate change law

Today 11:00am - A bill extending California’s greenhouse gas emission targets has squeaked by in the state Assembly.

How Australia could blow its carbon budget

Today 11:00am - Australia will blow its carbon budget with either the Coalition’s emissions reduction targets, or those suggested by the Labor opposition, highlighting the urgent need for negative-emissions technology.

Can a single region show Florida how to adapt?

Today 11:00am - With every passing year, Southeast Florida faces more pressure to adapt to climate change.


RANGE ANXIETY: Today’s e-cars right on the button

Today 11:00am - Electrifying transportation is one of the most promising ways to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, but so-called range anxiety – concern about being stranded with an uncharged...

It's official, King Coal has been dethroned

Wednesday - This is the worst year in decades for US coal. During the first six months of 2016, US coal production was down a staggering 28 per cent compared to 2015, and down 33 per cent compared to 2014.

Russia poses threat in melting Arctic, says UK

Wednesday - Russian military expansion in the Arctic as a result of the melting ice-cap is a potential threat to the UK, a Parliamentary inquiry has concluded.

Climate impact of clouds defies simple analysis

Wednesday - Scientists have just been presented with new evidence on how tropical clouds’ climate impact affects rates of global warming, and therefore need to be factored into computer simulations of climate...

How an English village became a climate leader

Wednesday - The English village of Ashton Hayes is different in an important way when it comes to one of the world’s most pressing issues: climate change.

Electric car sales increase 21% in Europe

Wednesday - A total of 91,300 electric vehicles were sold in Europe in the first six months of this year – a 21 per cent year on year increase.

Energy breakthrough could save billions

Wednesday - Engineers have developed a new way to separate chemicals that could drastically cut the energy required to make fuels or synthetic polymers.

Don’t fear a Jellygeddon ...

Wednesday - Reports of the pending jellyfish apocalypse have been greatly exaggerated.

NZ lets economics rule environment policies

Tuesday - Balancing the environment with development is tricky. One way for policymakers to include the value of ecosystems in development is to set limits for pollution and other environmental impacts, known...

Musk wants to build entire roofs of solar panels

Elon Musk

Tuesday - A new venture spearheaded by Elon Musk will create house roofs made entirely of solar panels, in a sweeping expansion of Tesla’s clean energy ambitions.

China turns to free markets to tame pollution

Tuesday - There are at least three good reasons why China is likely to succeed in starting the world's biggest carbon-trading market when its efforts to limit pollution kick in next year.

Special report to scrutinise feasibility of 1.5deg

Tuesday - The head of the United Nation’s climate body has called for a thorough assessment of the feasibility of the international goal to limit warming to 1.5deg.


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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...

Small meat producer wins help from the experts

28 Apr 16 - A specialist pork and beef producer has won a nationwide competition to have...

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