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Mass migration set to increase as world warms

Wednesday - There is strong evidence that deteriorating environments caused by climate change are driving millions of people to resort to mass migration in their search for a better life, both within countries and across borders.

Facebook and Google say they will go carbon-neutral

Wednesday - Facebook and Google are becoming carbon neutral businesses, joining competitors Apple and Microsoft in committing to put no excess carbon into the atmosphere, both companies have independently announced.

Sir David Attenborough makes stark warning about species extinction

Tuesday - SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH returns to television screens this with a landmark new production - but the tone is very different from his usual work.

Asian multilateral bank to end coal-related financing

Tuesday - The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is promising to end all coal financing, but has yet to write this into policy.

CONSERVATION CRISIS: two reports bring bad news for wildlife

11 Sep 20 - International conservation organisation WWF says the world's populations of wildlife have fallen 68 per cent since 1978, and a leaked United Nations report shows that none of the 2020 biodiversity goals have been met.

A fifth of CO2 emissions comes from multinationals

10 Sep 20 - The global supply chains of multinational companies such as BP, Coca-Cola and Walmart are responsible for nearly a fifth of climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new study.

Countries promise green recovery but keep quiet on fossil bailouts

4 Sep 20 - Major economies promised to recover green after covid-19 and accelerate climate action during a virtual ministerial meeting hosted by Japan overnight.


Call for film industry to cut its emissions

3 Sep 20 - Big-budget blockbusters produce 2840 tonnes of carbon dioxide, although their environmental impact is often ‘underreported’, a study reveals.

Chemical recycling promising for circular economy - EU

28 Aug 20 - So-called “chemical recycling” holds the promise of isolating toxic substances contained in plastics, which are now banned in Europe, making it possible to retrieve feedstocks that can be used to...

Joint venture invests billions in 'natural capital'

27 Aug 20 - A push to better recognise the economic value of “natural capital” – water systems, biodiversity, soil and carbon stores – has prompted the creation of what aims to be the world’s largest investment...

Climate fund for poor nations vows to drive green covid-recovery

25 Aug 20 - The Green Climate Fund has promised developing nations it will ramp up efforts to help them tackle climate challenges as they strive to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, approving $879 million...

Health is all we have - but now Google wants it

3 Aug 20 - The EU probe of Google's deal for Fitbit is a harbinger of a future in which Big Tech is central to healthcare.

DEVELOPERS v DURRELL: The battle for Corfu

3 Aug 20 - Usually, at this time of year, Corfu would have submitted to the soporific rhythms of the relentless summer heat.

Ireland forced to strengthen climate plan

3 Aug 20 - The Irish government has been ordered to take more aggressive action on climate change, following a ruling by the country’s top judges.

Will China and the US become climate partners again?

31 Jul 20 - The Biden campaign’s ambitious new plan for domestic climate action might help renew collaboration between the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters.

Record number of land activists die in 2019

31 Jul 20 - A record 212 land and environmental defenders were killed last year, equivalent to an average of more than four per week, according to a new report.

Super-rich fail on pledge to hand over rising wealth

31 Jul 20 - Super-rich individuals who pledged to give away most of their money to good causes are instead sitting on rising wealth fuelled by the "warehousing" of cash in dedicated family foundations or funds,...

The surprising reasons why people ignore the facts

30 Jul 20 - Picture yourself giving nearly the same speech hundreds of times, filled with rock-solid facts, detailed charts, and impassioned moral pleas. Despite years of these efforts, you’re hoarse and...

How to hide from a drone (the subtle art of ghosting)

30 Jul 20 - Drones of all sizes are being used by environmental advocates to monitor deforestation, by conservationists to track poachers, and by journalists and activists to document large protests.


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Wood fibres report welcomed

2 Sep 20 - MEDIA RELEASE - The Wood Fibre Futures report is a welcome addition to our...

Fuel-cell trucks here next year

1 Sep 20 - MEDIA RELEASE - New Zealand’s Hiringa Energy and United States-based HYZON...

China will have more than 25% of global offshore wind power capacity by 2030

27 Aug 20 - MEDIA RELEASE - GLOBAL DATA: The global offshore wind segment is likely to grow...

Big penalty for environmental pollution

27 Aug 20 - An Auckland Council prosecution has seen a golf resort fined $86,000 for...

Funding welcome for recycling plant upgrades

26 Aug 20 - Local Government New Zealand has today welcomed the stimulus funding to upgrade...

Clemenger Group New Zealand awarded for commitment to climate action

24 Aug 20 - MEDIA RELEASE - Clemenger Group New Zealand - the country’s leading group of...

The end of Tiwai Pt could open huge opportunities for NZ

9 Jul 20 - MEDIA RELEASE - COAL ACTION NETWORK AOTEAROA -The announced closure of Tiwai...

Building for Climate Change programme a historic leap towards zero carbon

6 Jul 20 - Sustainable Business Council: A new programme, which sets a firm course for the...

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