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The widest-ever global coral crisis will hit within weeks, scientists say

Wednesday - Rising sea temperatures around the planet have caused a bleaching event that is expected to be the most extensive on record.

Europe stands firm against US-driven ESG backlash

Wednesday - Steady investor demand in Europe for environmental and socially responsible investments and wide-ranging regulation are helping Europe's finance industry withstand political pressures that have pushed some US peers to backtrack on their green agendas.

A year’s worth of rain plunges normally dry Dubai underwater

Wednesday - A year’s worth of rain unleashed immense flash flooding in Dubai Tuesday as roads turned into rivers and rushing water inundated homes and businesses.

Science based targets initiative for carbon offsets and the Bezos Earth Fund

Wednesday - The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is supposed to provide standards for corporations to set emission reduction targets that are in line with climate science.

Finding new chemistry to capture double the carbon

Wednesday - Finding ways to capture, store, and use carbon dioxide (CO2) remains an urgent global problem.

The best coffee for the planet might not be coffee at all

Tuesday - Climate change is coming for your flat white. Startups are betting that substitutes made out of date seeds and chickpeas are the answer.

Can green hydrogen production help bring oceanic dead zones back to life?

Tuesday - Green hydrogen production makes a lot of extra oxygen. Could we put it to work revitalizing the ocean?


Climate target organisation faces staff revolt over carbon-offsetting plan

Monday - Employees at SBTi have called for their CEO to resign over controversial plans which they fear will enable greenwashing.

America's ageing water infrastructure is getting pounded by climate change – fixing it is also a struggle

Monday - Climate change is threatening America’s water infrastructure as intensifying storms deluge communities and droughts dry up freshwater supplies in regions that aren’t prepared.

Seagrass planted to tackle global warming

Monday - Coastal seagrass beds are being revived as part of a global effort to tackle climate change.

Global carbon trading revenues grew to US$74 billion last year - report

Friday - Global revenues from the sale of carbon permits in emissions trading systems grew to a record $74 billion last year, as governments increasingly turn to such schemes to help tackle global warming.

UN climate chief presses for faster action, says humans have two years left ‘to save the world’

Friday - Humanity has just two years to make significant changes to reduce heat-trapping emissions and secure the finances for this shift, according to the head of the United Nations climate agency.

Mountains at high risk of losing biodiversity under climate change

Friday - Species living in 17 mountains around the world are facing the risk of extinction due to the rapid rate of warming attributed to climate change.

Nigeria’s path to net zero needs to include trees – and fairness

Friday - To meet its pledge of net zero by 2060, Nigeria needs to rein in emissions from deforestation and land use, which equal those from the oil and gas sector.

New York is suing the world’s biggest meat company

11 Apr 24 - The New York attorney general’s lawsuit accusing the world's largest meat company of deceiving customers about being climate-friendly could have far-reaching implications.

Australia commits $45M equitable health funding for Asia-Pacific climate resilience

11 Apr 24 - Australia will contribute $45.5 million to projects designed to improve health systems across the Pacific and Southeast Asia and lift regional resilience in the face of climate change.

New method predicts how climate change will impact food production and financial institutions

11 Apr 24 - Researchers have developed a new method to predict the financial impacts climate change will have on agriculture, which can help support food security and financial stability.

Don’t forget women in new UN climate fund, policymakers urged

10 Apr 24 - The loss and damage fund’s success hinges on women’s participation and recognising their uneven climate burden, rights groups say.

Hundreds rescued from flooding in Australia's natural disaster

10 Apr 24 - Australian authorities have rescued hundreds of people stranded due to flooding in New South Wales after the region was lashed by nearly a month’s worth of rainfall within 24 hours.


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Emissions Trading Scheme underperforming - study

Friday - Media release | The impact of Aotearoa’s main tool in the fight against climate...

Planned plant to produce low emissions fuel a step closer

10 Apr 24 - Media release | Plans to build New Zealand’s first plant to produce low...

Purpose Capital Consortium increases investment in Lodestone Energy to $17.4M

10 Apr 24 - Media release | In March 2024 Purpose Capital led a $7.4M syndicated follow-on...

Plug-in hybrid vehicles sales on the rise in Australia

8 Apr 24 - Media release | The EV fringe benefit tax exemption, a desire to save on...

Business survey: Only a third of small Kiwi businesses prioritising climate action

5 Apr 24 - Media release | Even though small businesses know there are benefits to taking...

Scrapping Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary a ‘huge blow’ for marine protection

2 Apr 24 - Media release | The Government’s announcement that it will scrap plans for a...

Business sustainability efforts still falling short of consumer expectations, says new research

26 Mar 24 - Media release | New research from Kantar and the Sustainable Business Council...

Legal activists double down on greenwashing claims against Z Energy

20 Mar 24 - Media release | Consumer NZ, the Environmental Law Initiative and Lawyers for...

New record for NZ’s costliest weather events

20 Mar 24 - Media release | A leading global professional services firm, has published its...

Historic data reveals unprecedented heatwaves

13 Mar 24 - Media release - A thermometer dipped in a bucket of sea water on New Year’s Day...

Govt announcements make this a bad week for the climate

11 Mar 24 - Media release | “The Government has made a series of announcements this week...

Hundreds of marae exposed to natural hazards

7 Mar 24 - Media release - New research aims to bolster marae resilience against flooding,...

UN body steps up pace to implement carbon crediting mechanism

4 Mar 24 - Media release - The United Nations Body charged with implementing a new carbon...

Native snails heading for extinction

27 Feb 24 - Media release | New Zealand has some of the most spectacular land snails in the...

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