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How climate change has altered Christmas

24 Dec 21 - While Hollywood's depiction of a white Christmas might be the northern hemisphere ideal, for many around the world the holiday is celebrated in very different weather. But, climate change is threatening both winter wonderlands and warmer Christmas traditions.

What is 'youthwashing' and is it dangerous for the climate movement?

24 Dec 21 - From protests to policy meetings, panels and public events, young people’s voices seem more prominent than ever on the global climate stage.

“We’re no longer totally f$%@ed. But we’re also far from totally unf$@%*ed!”

24 Dec 21 - Princeton energy researcher Jesse Jenkins accurately, and colorfully, pinpointed the weird moment we’ve arrived at in a recent tweet: “We’re no longer totally f$%@ed. But we’re also far from totally unf$@%*ed!”

Controlled burning of natural environments could help offset our carbon emissions

24 Dec 21 - Planting trees and suppressing wildfires do not necessarily maximize the carbon storage of natural ecosystems. A new study has found that prescribed burning can actually lock in or increase carbon in the soils of temperate forests, savannahs and grasslands.

How artists are taking on the climate crisis

24 Dec 21 - Over the last half century or more, numerous artists such as Gustav Metzger, Agnes Denes, Lothar Baumgarten, Edward Burtynsky, Chris Jordan, and Olafur Eliasson have created work that has focused attention on humanity’s destructive behaviour and its impact on the environment.

The case for a new international crime called ecocide: Philippe Sands

23 Dec 21 - The British lawyer and author has held Nazis and presidents accountable for crossing the moral red line. Now, he argues, the time has come to pursue those who commit crimes against the environment.

Did 2021 deal a fatal blow to climate change denial?

22 Dec 21 - Data and extreme weather events are making it harder than ever to ignore our warming world. But climate change denial has also taken on a new form.


The ‘doomsday’ glacier is on the brink of collapse

20 Dec 21 - One of the ever-looming threats of climate change is sea level rise, which already threatens to displace millions of people worldwide and force them to move inland by the end of the century. A big...

Deforestation, climate change making outdoor work unsafe: study

20 Dec 21 - A double-blow of forest destruction and climate change has caused temperatures to soar in many tropical locations, making outdoor work unsafe for millions of workers, according to a new study.

The year in climate: The New Yorker

17 Dec 21 - This year, a lot of the things we’ve come to expect with the climate crisis happened: there were heavy rains (New York City beat its rainfall record twice in eleven days); there was a big global...

Google still ran ads on climate denial, despite promising to stop

17 Dec 21 - Google has struggled to uphold its recent pledge to stop running ads on content that promotes climate change denial, according to a new report from the nonprofit Center for Countering Digital Hate...

Why big central banks are becoming climate warriors

17 Dec 21 - The world’s largest central banks have been joining the fight against climate change, figuring that they can’t ignore the mounting risks of doing nothing. Melting glaciers may be a huge leap from...

World's largest asset managers fail to back climate-action resolutions

16 Dec 21 - Many of the world's biggest money managers have pledged to make their investment portfolios reach net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions by the mid-century. But they still aren't using their shareholder...

Warming climate expected to degrade forecasting abilities

16 Dec 21 - Researchers from Stanford University have published a new study in Geophysical Research Letters, showing how forecasts may become unreliable sooner due to increasingly warmer weather.

How we measure the effects of methane matters for climate policy

16 Dec 21 - An international team of researchers explored how focusing either on the short- or long-term warming effects of methane can affect climate mitigation policies and dietary transitions in agriculture.

UN confirms record 38C temperature for the Arctic

15 Dec 21 - The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has confirmed that a temperature of 38 degrees reached in a Siberian town last year was a record for the Arctic.

Dezeen's top 10 low-carbon buildings of 2021

15 Dec 21 - Architecture website Dezeen's has listed its 10 top low-carbon buildings of 2021.

Plastic production accounts for much larger carbon footprint than previously thought

14 Dec 21 - Plastic production accounted for 96% of the particulate matter health footprint, according to a new study led by ETH Zurich, a public research university. Half of this was attributed to combustion of...

Security Council to vote on historic climate change resolution

13 Dec 21 - The UN Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution on climate change and security today which was co-authored by Ireland and Niger, the co-penholders on the climate file.


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Native tree numbers on the rise in Bay of Plenty

23 Dec 21 - Media Release - The 775,000 native trees and shrubs planted by Bay of Plenty...

WCC seeks waste minimisation proposals

22 Dec 21 - Media Release - Expressions of Interest are now open for Wellington City...

Wellington councils draw down first green loans from Local Government Funding Agency

21 Dec 21 - Media Release - Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington have become the...

Air New Zealand seeking innovators for next generation aircraft

21 Dec 21 - Media Release - Air New Zealand wants to get a zero emissions aircraft in the...

The bird that measures Antarctic ice

20 Dec 21 - Media Release - It’s a bird, it’s a plane…It’s a laser-shooting electromagnetic...

Toitu Brighter Futures Awards 2021 announced

20 Dec 21 - Media Release - Toitû Envirocare recognises its top performing clients with the...

NZ should follow Netherland's lead and drastically cut stock numbers: Greenpeace

17 Dec 21 - Media Release - On Wednesday the Netherlands announced a plan to drastically...

‘Keep it clear’ when buying plastic bottles: Hamilton City Council

16 Dec 21 - Media Release - Hamiltonians are being encouraged to ‘keep it clear’ when...

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