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Rich nations 'must consign coal to history': COP26 president

Friday - Climate change talks this year aimed at keeping global warming in check need to consign coal power to history, the British president of the upcoming United Nations' conference says..

Men are the carbon hogs

Thursday - When it comes to climate change, male consumers may get a bit more of the blame than their female counterparts. Men spend their money on greenhouse gas-emitting goods and services, such as meat and fuel, at a much higher rate than women, a new Swedish study found.

Rooting pigs responsible for as much carbon as 1.1 million cars

Wednesday - The rooting of feral pigs globally releases around 4.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide – the equivalent of 1.1 cars – a new study has found.

CO2 emissions set to hit record levels in 2023: IEA

Wednesday - Only a small chunk of governments’ recovery spending in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been allocated to clean energy measures, according to the International Energy Agency, with the Paris-based organization forecasting that carbon dioxide emissions will hit record levels in 2023.

Climate-driven changes in clouds are likely to amplify global warming

Clouds hang over Vienna, Austria. Clouds are like a blanket, cooling or heating, depending on how thick and bright they are.
Photo Credit: Bob Berwyn

Wednesday - New research, using machine learning, helps project how the buildup of greenhouse gases will change clouds in ways that further heat the planet.

Global alliance for Green New Deal launched

Tuesday - People around the world need a “global green deal” that would tackle the climate crisis and restore the natural world as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, a group of politicians from the UK, Europe and developing countries has said.

Future of winter sports in jeopardy

Tuesday - What’s a ski slope without snow? That’s the question on the lips of many climate scientists who fear that the future of winter sports is hanging in the balance. As global temperatures continue to rise, are we putting future Winter Olympic games, championships, and recreational snowsport at risk?


Regulate business to tackle climate crisis: Mark Carney

19 Jul 21 - Governments must step up their regulation of businesses to tackle the climate crisis, the former Bank of England governor Mark Carney has urged, because the financial free markets will not reduce...

Poor nations demand action at COP26

16 Jul 21 - More than 100 developing countries have set out their key negotiating demands ahead of the COP26 climate meeting in Glasgow.

Moscow heatwave changes Putin's tune

16 Jul 21 - As Moscow bakes in record heat, Vladimir Putin changes tune on climate change.

'Greta Thunberg Effect' belies challenges for autistic community in going green

16 Jul 21 - Autistic people need extra help in going green say researchers behind a new study which argues for a more inclusive environmental agenda.

Climate change and Covid require same urgency

14 Jul 21 - Climate change should be treated with the same urgency as the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a just released study.

Climate change will affect productivity

13 Jul 21 - A new study has predicted that climate change will significantly affect people’s ability to work effectively if the goals of the UN Paris Agreement are not met.

G20 endorse carbon pricing

12 Jul 21 - G20 finance leaders recognised carbon pricing as a potential tool to address climate change for the first time in an official communique on Saturday.

Big insurance companies launch net-zero climate alliance

12 Jul 21 - Eight of the world's leading insurance and reinsurance companies on Sunday launched an alliance to help speed up a transition to a net zero emissions economy.

Billions at risk of malaria if global heating continues

12 Jul 21 - More than 8 billion people could be at risk of malaria and dengue fever by 2080 if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise unabated, a new study says.

Shipping emissions keep climbing

12 Jul 21 - A proposal to make cargo ships pay for pollution is making waves.

Carbon removal hype is a dangerous distraction

9 Jul 21 - Corporations and nations are touting plans to suck greenhouse gases out of the air. But the crucial priority this decade is slashing emissions, the MIT Technology Review argues.

The waste plastic timebomb

9 Jul 21 - European researchers have warned that the wave of pollution engulfing the globe could be nearing a tipping point. The waste plastic deluge could become an irreversible crisis.


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Mercedes-Benz prepares to go all-electric

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Fully renewable energy feasible for Samoa: Otago study

Friday - Media Release - The future of Samoa’s electricity system could go green, a...

Canterbury engineers working on carbon negative hydrogen

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

Wednesday - Media Release - University of Canterbury engineering researchers are developing...

Return of the giants

Daran Ponter (left) and Chris Maclean

Wednesday - Media Release - “It's great to see the return of these forest giants,”...

Govt procurement goes green

Tuesday - Media Release - A new All-of-Government (AoG) office supplies contract – used...

Proposed EU carbon tax will hurt poor countries: UN

19 Jul 21 - UN Media Release - Although a new European Union (EU) climate initiative...

Hydrogen agreement signed with Singapore

16 Jul 21 - Media Release - The signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation on low-carbon...

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