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Nicaragua yes leaves US and Syria out in the cold

Today 10:00am - President Daniel Ortega has announced that Nicaragua will sign the Paris Agreement, leaving the US and Syria the only two countries not taking part in the global accord.

May speaks out against Trump climate stance

Today 10:00am - Theresa May has issued a veiled warning to Donald Trump, arguing that his plan to withdraw from the Paris climate change treaty ranks alongside North Korea’s nuclear missile tests as a threat to global prosperity and security.

Fiji’s COP 23 message: ‘We are all in the same canoe’

Today 10:00am - Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has urged leaders in New York to look beyond narrow self-interest as he outlined his plans for the COP23 climate talks presidency.

EU aims for 100% emission cuts in new mid-century roadmap

Today 10:00am - The European Commission is preparing an update of its low-carbon economy roadmap for 2050, acknowledging that the bloc’s current target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions at least 80 per cent by mid-century are insufficient.

Better 'use by' labels, less food waste

Today 10:00am - Simplifying "sell by" dates should help to reduce food waste, which releases greenhouse gases as it rots in landfills. The move could save people money, too.

OPTIMISM OUT: We need new ways to talk climate change

Today 10:00am - The extreme weather of the past months is a game-changer: surely now the world is ready to talk about climate change as a civilisation-collapsing catastrophe.

TRASH TOWERS: Eleven-storey mansion made from rubbish

Today 10:00am - First prize in a tropical architecture design competition went to an 11-storey marvel built using recycled building materials, waste plastic and glass bottles.


MARKET LATEST: NZUs $18.20

Thursday - Spot NZUs opened today at $18.20 bid and $18.30 offered, after last fixing at $18.20.

Big Business makes commitment to electric vehicles

Thursday - A coalition of global corporations has launched a global campaign to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles.

India is about to embark on stupendous e-car changes

Thursday - India, the world’s fifth-largest car market is readying for a stupendous transformation: moving completely toward electric vehicles by 2030.

United Nations must do more on climate change

Thursday - Right now, the capability of the UN’s institutions to understand, prepare and respond to climate change risks is terrifyingly inadequate.

Angela Merkel the world's leading eco-vandal

Thursday - Ignore Angela Merkel's reputation for supporting green initiatives. The German chancellor’s record on environmental policy has been a disaster.

San Miguel pulls plug on bottled water business

Thursday - Asian beverage giant San Miguel Corporation announced that it will soon discontinue its bottled water business as part of its strategy to limit plastic waste.

Melting Arctic ice cap falls to well below average

Thursday - The Arctic ice cap melted to hundreds of thousands of square miles below average this summer, according to data just released.

OCTLANTIS: Underwater city built (and run) by octopuses

Thursday - The discovery of aquatic architecture has led scientists to compare the behaviour of cephalopods to humans – but octopus city life is no utopia.

Figueres wants EU action on ‘imported deforestation’

Wednesday - Former UN climate chief Christiana Figures has called on the EU to step up regulatory action against deforestation in the global south by tackling emissions of imported agricultural goods like beef,...

Evaporation drains level of world's largest inland sea

Wednesday - The impact of rising temperatures on the Caspian Sea is gradually reducing the world’s largest inland body of water to catastrophically low levels.

Vancouver wants to be the world's greenest by 2020

Wednesday - Vancouver - the mountain-fringed, bicycle-friendly, pot-loving host of the 2010 Winter Olympics - wants to be the world’s greenest city by 2020.

Cash shortfall stops electricity reaching world’s poor

Wednesday - Finance for electrification of developing countries is flowing at less than half the rate needed to achieve the global goal of universal access by 2030.


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