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

Today 11:45am - 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 possibly environmentally-damaging pursuit—mining the cryptocurrency known as bitcoin.

Air pollution "largest existential threat to human and planetary health"

Thursday - Since the turn of the century, global deaths attributable to air pollution have increased by more than half, a development that researchers say underscores the impact of pollution as the “largest existential threat to human and planetary health.”

Four key measures of climate change set records in 2021

Thursday - Four key measures of climate change hit record highs last year, the United Nations said yesterday.

Will swapping out electric car batteries catch on?

Thursday - Without even a touch of the steering wheel, the electric car reverses autonomously into the recharging station.

IEA expects record renewable growth despite cost, supply problems

Monday - Rising concerns over energy security and climate change will galvanize record new capacity to generate renewable power in 2022, the International Energy Agency has forecast.

‘Critical mass’ of polluters setting carbon targets

Monday - The number of big polluters setting targets to cut CO2 emissions has reached a “critical mass”, a UN-backed report has said.

Climate goes missing in action in Russia’s war

13 May 22 - Making big promises at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow was hard; six months later, governments are finding out that actually following through on them is even harder.


Climate change is devastating the Global South: opinion

12 May 22 - Right now in India and Pakistan, a record-breaking heatwave is impacting the daily lives of nearly a billion people. Scorching temperatures are damaging wheat harvests, preventing many labourers from...

Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown

12 May 22 - The world’s biggest fossil fuel firms are quietly planning scores of “carbon bomb” oil and gas projects that would drive the climate past internationally agreed temperature limits with catastrophic...

Who invented ther 'carbon footprint'? The shocking origins

12 May 22 - What do you do to decrease your carbon footprint? Believe it or not, that’s just the question the fossil fuel industry wants you to ask yourself.

Big Oil braces for shareholder revolt over climate plans in proxy voting season

12 May 22 - Some of the world’s largest corporate emitters face the prospect of a shareholder rebellion this month, with climate-related votes poised to spike throughout the proxy season.

Just one of 50 aviation industry climate targets met: study

11 May 22 - The international aviation industry has failed to meet all but one of 50 of its own climate targets in the past two decades, environment campaigners say.

Still too many coal plants to keep warming below 1.5c

6 May 22 - Even after last year’s 13% decline in global coal capacity to a record low, steeper cuts are needed to keep global heating below 1.5°C, finds a new report by Global Energy Monitor. But the effort to...

Which diet is more climate friendly: Novel foods or mostly vegan?

6 May 22 - So-called ‘novel foods’ such as insect powder and algae are increasingly being touted for their environmental and health benefits. Now a new study finds that if widely adopted, these ‘future foods’...

How companies blame you for climate change

6 May 22 - Businesses shape how we talk about climate change, and sometimes this can stop us from paying attention to their actions.

Heat, drought, fire, hunger: studies portend ‘ferocious’ conditions as ecosystems shift

5 May 22 - The big heat hit India earlier than usual: temperatures of 44°C in April have almost certainly hammered hopes for a generous wheat harvest in the subcontinent. Even before the month was over,...

Satellites detect cow burps from space

2 May 22 - Satellites have detected methane emissions from belching cows at a California feedlot, marking the first time emissions from livestock - a major component of agricultural methane - could be measured...

Unchecked global emissions on track to initiate mass extinction of marine life

29 Apr 22 - As greenhouse gas emissions continue to warm the world's oceans, marine biodiversity could be on track to plummet within the next few centuries to levels not seen since the extinction of the...

Climate change will drive new transmission of 4,000 viruses between mammals by 2070

29 Apr 22 - A new peer-reviewed study published Thursday in the journal Nature found global warming will drive 4,000 viruses to spread between mammals, including potentially between animals and humans, for the...


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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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