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Budget disappoints public transport advocates

Friday - By Jeremy Rose | Last weekend I caught the train out to Waikanae, cycled down to Paekakariki and then jumped back on a train to Wellington. All up it cost me just $10 – cheaper and a lot more pleasant than taking the car.

Waka Kotahi $15 million innovation fund aims to cut emissions

Friday - Waka Kotahi has launched a $15 million innovation fund aimed at reducing emissions, encouraging mode shift, and making the provision of transport more equitable.

Best by the rest...

Friday - In our Weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in the local media: academics respond to first Emissions Reduction Plan, blue carbon, wind and thermal touted as solutions to the climate crisis,...

10 YEARS AGO...

Friday - Ten years ago, insurer Sovereign was the first company in New Zealand to buy the world’s first mass-produced, fully electric, zero-emission vehicle - the Nissan Leaf.

WORTH NOTING...

Friday - A list of talks, events, conferences and consultations relating to climate change in the coming weeks.

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Despite mining ban, Russia scours Antarctica for massive fossil fuel deposits

Friday - The Kremlin’s mineral explorer says it has found a stunning 500 billion barrels of oil and gas below the Southern Ocean’s climate-threatened waters. Tapping these mooted reserves would not only...

Trees are dying much faster in northern Australia

Friday - The rate of trees dying in the old-growth tropical forests of northern Australia each year has doubled since the 1980s, and researchers say climate change is probably to blame.

This gas would have stayed in the ground if it wasn’t for bitcoin

Friday - In Pennsylvania, Big Dog Energy LLC has installed 30 gas-fired generators at one of its gas well pads in Beccaria Township, using the electricity they produce in an ingenious, profitable, and...

For wetland plants, sea-level rise stamps out benefits of higher carbon dioxide

Friday - Wetlands across the globe are in danger of drowning from rising seas. But for decades, scientists held out hope that another aspect of climate change—rising carbon dioxide (CO2)—could trigger extra...

Is California giving its methane digesters too much credit?

Friday - Every year, California dairy farms emit hundreds of thousands of tons of the potent greenhouse gas methane, which gets released when livestock operations pool manure in open-air lagoons.

Suicides indicate wave of ‘doomerism’ over escalating climate crisis

Friday - It was a stunning, grisly act. A man, a climate activist and Buddhist, had set himself on fire on the steps of the US supreme court. He sat upright and didn’t immediately scream despite the agony....

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Meet the experts behind NZ’s first national space mission

Thursday - Media Release - Experts behind New Zealand’s first government-funded space...

Rapid bus lanes and a new cycling network in the works in Hamilton

Wednesday - Media Release - Rapid bus lanes and cycling networks could be the future of...

Pacific climate warrior wins 2022 Global Citizen Award

Photo Credit: RNZ

13 May 22 - Media Release - Brianna Fruean, a Samoan Pacific Climate Warrior and...

Kiwis confident about move to low carbon economy

12 May 22 - Media Release - New Zealanders are feeling confident about the nation’s...

Tackling climate change with ‘carbon negative’ green hydrogen

University of Canterbury Chemical and Process Engineers Professor Shusheng Pang (left) and Associate Professor Alex Yip.

10 May 22 - Media Release - Researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) are developing...

All coal boilers to be removed from schools

9 May 22 - Media Release - Thanks to a $10 million dollar investment, all remaining coal...

Strong support for Auckland climate levy

Photo Credit: RNZ

5 May 22 - Media Release - Aucklanders overwhelmingly back a proposed Climate Action...

As world burns, military spending tops $2 trillion

26 Apr 22 - Media Release - As the world burns and sea levels rise, global military...

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