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Inside the long war to protect plastic

Tuesday - Single-use plastic is clogging oceans and landfills. The industry that makes it has waged a decades-long campaign to keep it on the market.

To get climate crisis talked about, get Corrie on the case

Tuesday - The topic of climate change features on television about as often as that of zombies, urine, or rhubarb.

How billions of gamers could help us fight the climate crisis

Monday - The 2.4 billion people worldwide who play video games present an opportunity for boosting environmental awareness and action, a new report points out.

Disasters put pressure on human survival, says UN

Friday - Increasingly complex, growing and related risks, from global warming to pollution and epidemics, threaten human survival if left to escalate, the United Nations has warned.

How mismanaged waste kills million people a year

Friday - Mismanaged waste is causing hundreds of thousands of people to die each year in the developing world from easily preventable causes, a report has found.

Let's face it, building in glass was never a very good idea

Friday - Glass has always been a notoriously energy-inefficient building material – but an obsession with aesthetics led architects to ignore its shortcomings.

Half of melting glaciers could go by 2100

15 May 19 - Melting glaciers worldwide – all treasured for their beauty and as sources of summer water – could be half gone by 2100.


Denying climate change is evil, says the founder of Patagonia

14 May 19 - Octogenarian entrepreneur Yvon Chouinard, who prefers gardening to meetings, says capitalism is destroying the planet.

Most countries agree to stem flow of plastic

13 May 19 - Almost all the world’s countries have agreed on a deal aimed at restricting shipments of hard-to-recycle plastic waste to poorer countries, the United Nations has announced.

Only a third of world's great rivers remain flowing freely

Three Gorges Dam in China

10 May 19 - Only a third of the world’s great rivers remain free flowing, due to the impact of dams that are drastically reducing the benefits of healthy waterways.

Clever card counts the cash - and your carbon emissions

8 May 19 - A Swedish company has launched the first banking service and credit card to manage your personal finances and your daily carbon emissions.

NZ call for climate emergency as UN report hits

7 May 19 - New Zealand is being asked to declare a climate emergency just as the world is again reminded of the precarious state of the planet.

What the UN has found and what it means for humanity

7 May 19 - The UN global assessment report paints a dire picture of our effect on the natural world.

Investors pressure Big Oil over plastics

7 May 19 - Climate-conscious shareholders who have long focused on fossil fuel damage are turning attention to the growing and related problem of plastics.

Six ways to make the world a much better place for everone

6 May 19 - System change can sound scary, but as the current system drives social injustice and environmental destruction, a new approach to address both is called for.

'Biodegradable' bags survive three years in soil and sea

1 May 19 - Plastic bags that claim to be biodegradable were still intact and able to carry shopping three years after being exposed to the natural environment, a study has found.

Activists stage die-in protests across globe

30 Apr 19 - Extinction Rebellion supporters around the world have held a series of mass die-ins to highlight the risk of the human race becoming extinct asa result of climate change.

Militaries go green in face of climate assault

30 Apr 19 - Highly efficient air conditioners, LED lights and power meters will be used alongside weapons of war at an upcoming NATO exercise.

Large fines could clean up corporations

29 Apr 19 - Courts have often been seen as soft on polluters, hesitating to penalise environmental criminals harshly.


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Finland using circular economy of textiles

Tuesday - In Finland, end-of-life textiles no longer end up in landfills, but there is...

Adidas launches 100% recyclable footwear

26 Apr 19 - Adidas has launched a 100 per cent recyclable shoe aimed at unlocking a...

Whangarei likes electric vehicles

16 Aug 18 - Whangarei, winner of the most electric vehicle friendly town in New Zealand...

Mercury mission to convert hearts as well as minds

7 Mar 18 - Mercury has taken a step to inspire New Zealanders to embrace the future of...

Calix gets finance for carbon-captue project

1 Feb 18 - Australian technology company Calix says it has secured 3.4 million euros in...

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