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How science can double the solar dividend

Tuesday - Researchers have found three new ways to double the solar dividend, making the sun work harder and deliver more to the renewable economy.

We need to talk, scientists said 40 years ago

Tuesday - Forty years ago, a group of climate scientists sat down in Massachusetts for the first meeting of the “Ad Hoc Group on Carbon Dioxide and Climate”.

Biden vows net-zero farming emissions

Tuesday - Joe Biden, frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for US president, has one of the more ambitious rural climate-related goals ... but could his plan actually achieve net-zero emissions?

One flight emits as much as many people do in a year

Tuesday - Taking a long-haul flight generates more carbon emissions than the average person in dozens of countries around the world produces in a whole year.

Patience, the e-car revolution is coming

Monday - Someday, electric cars will just be cars. The big question is when will that happen?

US on path to extreme heat, warn scientists

Monday - Widespread increases in extreme heat due to climate change could bring unprecedented risks to the US in coming decades, a new study has warned.

Betting on geoengineering has its risks

Monday - The world economy collapsed when homeowners couldn't repay subprime mortgages. We're now making a similar bet on 'repaying' carbon emissions.

In a mushroom suit you'll be pushing up more than daisies

Monday - A mushroom suit for the deceased during burial offers a way to limit the environmental impact of traditional funerals.

THE CHALLENGE: Grow more food without more land

Friday - To feed a global population that's hurtling toward 10 billion people, the world's farms will have to increase output faster and more efficiently than at any point in history.

Leaked report warns of bioenergy and food clash

Friday - Blanketing the globe with monocultures of forests and bioenergy crops is no dream fix to the climate crisis, a leaked draft report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns.

Offshore auctions will bring Queen a windfall of millions

Friday - The Queen stands to make hundreds of millions of dollars from the world’s biggest offshore windpower auction in a decade.

Manmade Antarctic snows could save coastal cities

Thursday - Spraying trillions of tons of snow over west Antarctica could halt the ice sheet’s collapse and save coastal cities across the world from sea level rise, according to a new study.

Adani sets dangerous science precedent

Thursday - A freedom of information request has revealed Adani sought the names of Australian scientists involved in reviewing groundwater management plans related to its proposed Carmichael mine.

Can the global cement industry cut back its carbon emissions?

Thursday - Cement is the key ingredient in concrete, which has been called the most destructive material on Earth.

Elephants are our friends in climate fight

Thursday - Feeding elephants increase in the amount of carbon that forests are able to store, says a new study.

July shapes up as hottest month on record

17 Jul 19 - Record temperatures across much of the world over the past two weeks could make July the hottest month ever measured on Earth, according to climate scientists.

Climate stance pays off for new EC leader

Ursula von der Leyen

17 Jul 19 - Ursula von der Leyen has been confirmed as the first women president of the European Commission in a nail-biting vote that put climate change centre stage.

Big firms silent on deforestation impacts

17 Jul 19 - Almost three out of four companies with a significant footprint on the world’s forests have failed to provide data on their impact on global deforestation in 2018, according to a new study.

UK gives Jaguar Land Rover loan for e-cars

17 Jul 19 - THE UK Government has handed Jaguar Land Rover a loan guarantee of more than $NZ900,000 to help to accelerate its progress in the global electric vehicle race.

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New plant makes food packaging from recycled plastic

16 Jul 19 - A new plant to make New Zealand’s first range of food packaging from recycled...

Energy agency welcomes Government moves on e-vehicles

11 Jul 19 - Proposals to get more low-emission vehicles on New Zealand roads could be a...

Wood industry centre wins more funding

10 Jul 19 - A project to foster the wood industry on East Cape has won another injection of...

YHA and Sunshine in line for energy excellence award

10 Jul 19 - YHA New Zealand and partners Sunshine Solar have been recognised as finalists...

Kangaroo Island shows rock-solid promise for lithium

25 Jun 19 - Mining and energy company Lithium Australia has reported it has found anomalous...

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