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The climate is in trouble, but it's not all doom and gloom

Today 12:00pm - Global temperatures are on course to rise by 3deg to 5deg by the end of the century and global emissions continue to increase. But there are genuine reasons for hope.

How to design a forest fit to heal the planet

Today 12:00pm - There's more than one way to plant a tree – and some of the most widely used techniques aren’t up to scratch.

At last, wildlife TV is engaging with the climate

Today 12:00pm - The BBC’s new wildlife television series featuring David Attenborough, Seven Worlds, One Planet, marks a drastic departure from previous programmes.

Biodiversity 2020: the biggest threats and opportunities

Friday - Scientists and conservation professionals predict mosquito-killing fungi and a kelp crisis could be among the trends affecting living things next year.

Warming world throws family burden on women

Friday - In many countries men are often migrating further to find work, leaving the entire burden of maintaining the family on women.

Climate models have got it right, study finds

5 Dec 19 - Climate models have accurately predicted global heating for the past 50 years, a study has found.

We're heading for the hottest decade on record

4 Dec 19 - The past decade is almost certain to be the hottest on record, weather experts have warned, painting a bleak picture of vanishing sea ice, devastating heatwaves and encroaching seas.


Race is on to find wild relatives of food plants

4 Dec 19 - Seeds from 400 wild relatives of food crops such as bananas, rice and aubergines have been collected to save their valuable genetic diversity before it is lost.

Why science and art should work together

4 Dec 19 - It’s no secret that scientists often struggle to explain their research in the most approachable way.

Where will the climate refugees go?

3 Dec 19 - In the near future, global warming is expected to create millions of climate refugees, and individuals and organisations are already searching for ways to help them.

Warming world could bring earlier babies

3 Dec 19 - Babies could be born up to two weeks’ earlier as the climate warms.

Axa vows to cut ties with coal industry

29 Nov 19 - Insurer Axa has promised to sever ties with the coal industry as part of a climate strategy to phase out the group’s multibillion pound investments and insurance underwriting of companies that back...

Why fossil fuel divestment won't work

27 Nov 19 - Divestment doesn't affect global demand for oil, it just transfers power to state-run oil companies – which have higher carbon footprints. But there are other things we can do.

It took a 60-year drought to end ancient Assyrian empire

27 Nov 19 - It took only a 60-year drought to lay low one of the first superpowers. It crumbled when harvests withered over two millennia ago.

Climate-heating greenhouse gases hit new high,

26 Nov 19 - The concentration of climate-heating greenhouse gases has hit a record high, according to a report from the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation.

World is awash with fossil fuels, says UN

25 Nov 19 - Production of oil, gas and coal to 2030 is on track for warming way beyond 1.5deg goal, a UN Environment report warns.

'Climate emergency' is Word of the Year

22 Nov 19 - Oxford Dictionaries has declared “climate emergency” the word of the year for 2019, following a hundred-fold increase in usage that it says demonstrated a “greater immediacy” in the way we talk about...

BAMBOO BONUS: Plant-based building materials do the job

22 Nov 19 - Increasing the use of bamboo in the building sector could play a big role in fighting climate change, researchers believe.

Mines belching out as much methane as ships and planes

18 Nov 19 - Methane emissions leaking from the world’s coalmines could be stoking the global climate crisis at the same rate as the shipping and aviation industries combined.


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Air NZ wins sustainable business award

25 Oct 19 - Air New Zealand has been recognised at the New Zealand Tourism Awards for its...

YHA celebrates carbon footprint reduction

23 Oct 19 - YHA New Zealand has reconfirmed its carboNZero certification by celebrating a...

Ports of Auckland buys world-first electric tug

5 Aug 19 - Ports of Auckland has signed a contract with Dutch company Damen Shipyards to...

Gene editing has crucial role in cutting emissions

Dr Zahra Champion

30 Jul 19 - Gene editing has a crucial role to play in reducing emissions to deal with...

LGNZ gets clear climate message from school activists

26 Jul 19 - School Strike 4 Climate NZ organisers Sophie Handford and Raven Maeder...

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