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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.

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.

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.

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.

Milk plant cuts water consumption

24 Aug 15 - A new drying plant at Fonterra’s Pahiatua milk-powder plant will cut water consumption per litre of milk by reusing its own condensate, the dairy co-operative says.

'Myopic focus' costing us climate change progress

17 Aug 15 - New Zealand might have reached the limits of its ability to exploit natural resources, the Labour Party says.

Review ETS after Paris, says climate lawyer

17 Aug 15 - The Emissions Trading Scheme review should be pushed off into next year, a climate change lawyer says.


It's time for packaging that cares about the future

17 Aug 15 - Our Daily Waste founder Dr SHARON McIVER on why how smart businesses are future-proofing by getting rid of plastic packaging now.

Clouds gather over China’s solar power industry

17 Aug 15 - The recent turmoil in China’s stock market has sent shockwaves through the country’s corporate sector, including its mighty solar power industry which in recent years has grown to dominate the world...

Wind and solar surge sends EU emissions tumbling

17 Aug 15 - Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions are falling fast, mainly because of the rapid spread of the wind turbines and solar panels that are replacing fossil fuels for electricity generation.

Why promoting green ways in Africa might be bad

17 Aug 15 - Inadequate infrastructure is widely recognised to be holding back Africa’s development and lowering the quality of life of its citizens.

Extreme weather puts Africa's food security at risk

17 Aug 15 - A British government scientific panel says increasingly frequent heat waves, droughts and other extreme weather threaten more – and more severe – global food crises.

India lets loose the reins of its energy horses

17 Aug 15 - India’s “seven horses of energy” electricity sector transformation is gathering pace, with far-reaching ramifications for renewable energy development and the structural decline of seaborne thermal...

Why coal commitment will cost Fonterra dearly

Protesters give Fonterra a message.

10 Aug 15 - Fonterra’s determination to keep using coal is exposing it to future high carbon costs, an international energy expert is warning.

Revolutionary fence is set to trap the sea’s power

How the rotor blades look installed in a tidal fence configuration.

10 Aug 15 - A British company has announced plans for an array of unique marine turbines that can operate in shallower and slower-moving water than current designs.

Caygill sets out on new energy mission

David Caygill ... energy job.

3 Aug 15 - Former Finance Minister David Caygill is to chair the BusinessNZ Energy Council – a group of energy companies whose mission is to secure a sustainable energy future for New Zealand.

Clinton stakes out safe political ground with energy and climate plan

Clinton a day after releasing her energy and climate plan at LEED-certified, energy-efficient bus station in Des Moines, Iowa.
Photo Credit: Reuter

3 Aug 15 - US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has begun to unveil components of her policy agenda on energy and climate change.

Sustainable oil from algae: the technology is ready, but what about the politics?

Pink productivity ... Hutt Lagoon, Western Ayustralia, is the world’s largest algae farm.

3 Aug 15 - Ultimately, all of the oil we use to power our modern lives comes from living creatures such as algae – albeit ones that lived 3.5 billion years ago, before gradually morphing into fossil fuel.

Message in a bottle: wine industry gives farmers a taste of what's to come

South Australia’s McLaren Vale is leading the way in adapting to climate change, but the future for vineyards is still uncertain.
Photo Credit: AAP

3 Aug 15 - Wine seems to be a handy way to galvanise concerns about the future ill-effects of climate change.


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