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Energy-related CO2 emissions hit record levels in 2023

Today 10:30am - Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose to a record level in 2023, but the growth slowed from previous years thanks to continued expansion of clean technologies, the International Energy Agency said.

Nations fail to agree on solar geoengineering

Today 10:30am - At talks in Nairobi, governments could not find consensus on new global governance for SRM, including proposals for “non-use” and a UN expert panel.

Decades after the US buried nuclear waste abroad, climate change could unearth it

Today 10:30am - A new report says melting ice sheets and rising seas could disturb waste from US nuclear projects in Greenland and the Marshall Islands.

How farmers are preparing for a saltier future

Thursday - As salinity affects more cultivated land due to climate change, researchers and growers are turning to salt-tolerant crops.

Engineering plants with deeper roots could be a huge climate boon

Thursday - By tweaking a key plant hormone, researchers believe we can grow crops that burrow deeper into the soil, lock up carbon, clean up pollution, and more.

UN meeting on climate change kicks off in Nairobi with focus on plastics

Wednesday - World leaders are in Nairobi to debate and make decisions on 19 pressing environmental issues at the world’s largest environmental gathering.

Scientists under arrest: the researchers taking action over climate change

Wednesday - Fed up with a lack of political progress in solving the climate problem, some researchers are becoming activists to slow global warming.

The false promise of carbon capture as a climate solution

Wednesday - Fossil-fuel companies use captured carbon dioxide to extract more fossil fuels, leading to a net increase in atmospheric CO2.

As power-hungry AI sparks a carbon time bomb, a Google technique may hold the answer

Wednesday - Tech giants are racing to ward off a carbon time bomb caused by the massive data centres they are building around the world.

EU carbon tariff likely to have limited impact on emissions without global efforts

27 Feb 24 - European Union import charges on carbon-intensive products are expected to have a limited impact on climate change and only a modest negative effect on economies in Asia and the Pacific.

Carbon credit markets are figuring out how to give people money today

27 Feb 24 - Every day that passes means more carbon removal will be needed to meet environmental targets.

One of the world’s biggest cities may be just months away from running out of water

27 Feb 24 - Alejandro Gomez has been without proper running water for more than three months. Sometimes it comes on for an hour or two, but only a small trickle, barely enough to fill a couple of buckets.

One simple change to reduce your climate impact? swap out beef

26 Feb 24 - Replacing beef with a different protein — even for just one meal — can cut the emissions footprint of a person’s diet that day by as much as half.

Chicago sues five oil companies, accusing them of climate change destruction, fraud

23 Feb 24 - The suit says BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Shell have hurt the city by discrediting science even as their products lead to “catastrophic consequences,” including strong storms,...

Buried microplastics complicate efforts to define the Anthropocene

23 Feb 24 - Plastic particles in sediments could help to pin down the start of a new geological epoch. But their ability to migrate to older layers is muddying the waters.

Forget carbon offsets. The planet needs carbon removal credits

23 Feb 24 - The carbon removal market is fast growing, with an array of different removal methods available to businesses keen to mitigate their environmental impact.

Regular droughts could become the Mediterranean's ‘new normal’ due to climate change

23 Feb 24 - Earlier this month, Catalonia declared a drought emergency with levels in reservoirs as low as 16 percent of capacity and no rain in some areas for three years.

20°C seems the optimal temperature for life on Earth to thrive – what does this mean in a warming world?

22 Feb 24 - Have you ever wondered about the optimal temperature for life on Earth? For humans, 20°C is comfortable.

You’re probably underestimating the willingness of others to take action on climate

22 Feb 24 - Nearly 70% of the global population would give up 1% of their household income to stop climate change, according to a new survey of nearly 130,000 people in 125 countries.

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UN body steps up pace to implement carbon crediting mechanism

Today 10:30am - 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...

Tohatoha launches new climate change education initiative – The Climate Disinformation Night School

21 Feb 24 - Media release | Non-profit community education group Tohatoha announced it is...

Water quality and climate change top survey issues again: Otago Regional Council

21 Feb 24 - Media release | Water quality and climate change remain the most important...

Time to name the silent killer: heatwaves

20 Feb 24 - Media release - As Western Australia reels from record-breaking heat, the...

Govt to spend $3.6 billion on environment in 2023/24 fiscal year

15 Feb 24 - Media release | Central government agencies are estimated to spend $3.6 billion...

Mongolian Dzud: Extreme weather puts 90% of country at ‘high risk’

14 Feb 24 - Media release | The ongoing “white and iron” dzud in Mongolia has reached a...

Forest & Bird says hazard policy a must to protect Kiwi communities from future floods

13 Feb 24 - Media release | Forest & Bird is calling on Penny Simmonds and Simon Watts –...

Academics weigh in on Smith V Fonterra

9 Feb 24 - Media release - The Supreme Court's decision to advance Michael Smith's climate...

Otago Regional Council expects new electric buses will significantly impact emissions

8 Feb 24 - Media release | The first of a fleet of electric buses (e-buses) will appear on...

Extreme weather a critical concern for the next decade of farming, experts say

7 Feb 24 - Media Release | Climate change, extreme weather events and water quality are...

Antarctic frontier project ‘tantalisingly close’ to vital climate secrets

1 Feb 24 - Media release | An international team co-led by GNS Science Te Pū Ao, Te...

CarbonPool, the world's first carbon credit insurance company, raises $12M

30 Jan 24 - Media release - CarbonPool helps society reach net zero by providing in-kind...

New research into carbon sequestration potential of kelp

29 Jan 24 - Media release - Could kelp be a secret weapon in the fight against climate...

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