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Climate models have got it right, study finds

Thursday - 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

Wednesday - 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

Wednesday - 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

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

Where will the climate refugees go?

Tuesday - 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

Tuesday - 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 the fossil fuel.


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.

How climate change will rule the health of future children

15 Nov 19 - In a world that has failed to address climate change, children will face increased risk of developing asthma, greater exposure to vector-borne disease, and anxiety.

Wildlife is in crisis, but are we seeing a new mass extinction?

14 Nov 19 - The Earth is experiencing an extinction crisis largely due to the exploitation of the planet by people. But can this event be called a mass extinction?

Formula One pledges to go carbon neutral

13 Nov 19 - Formula One has pledged to deliver on an ambitious programme to address the global climate emergency by going carbon neutral within 11 years.

Italy first to make climate compulsory school subject

12 Nov 19 - Italian school pupils in every grade are about to become the first required to study climate change and sustainability.

Companies try to protect product-base plants

12 Nov 19 - As crop varieties disappear, boosting biodiversity becomes smart business.


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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

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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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