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Global pollution kills 9m a year and threatens human survival

Today 9:00am - Pollution kills at least nine million people and costs trillions of dollars every year, according to the most comprehensive global analysis to date, which warns the crisis “threatens the continuing survival of human societies”.

No China, so what happens now to world’s recycling?

Today 9:00am - In the wake of China's announcement earlier this year that it would cut imports of the world's waste there are concerns that much of the lower grade materials will have nowhere else to go.

UK hints at e-bike subsidy to get people moving

Today 9:00am - The UK government might consider providing subsidies for electric bicycles and electric cars as part of a concerted policy effort to get more people cycling.

Development banks join forces to fight climate change

Today 9:00am - Credit institutions worth $3000 billion have joined forces to throw their weight behind sustainable development.

Brazilian Amazon loses 660,000ha of forest in one year

Today 9:00am - The Brazilian Amazon lost 6,624 sq km of forest between August 2016 and July 2017.

Toyota hooks up with Mazda and Denso to make e-cars

Today 9:00am - Toyota, Mazda, and Denso will jointly establish a new company to develop zero-emission electric cars.

How can we cook a more sustainable Sunday roast?

Today 9:00am - Messing with the Sunday roast proably is a step too far for many people. So how might we create a more sustainable Sunday roast?


Scientists predict ecological Armageddon as insects die off

Friday - The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked scientists.

Fiji announces $100m ‘climate bond’ ahead of climate talks

Friday - Fiji aims to raise $100 million ($NZ68m) to build resilience to climate change and support a shift to 100 per cent renewable energy.

UN launches $1bn fund for sustainable farming

Friday - UN Environment has partnered with Dutch financial institution Rabobank to establish a $1 billion fund offering grants and loans to businesses interesting in investing in sustainable farming practices.

Environmental activism no racket, rules judge

Friday - A judge has dismissed a Canadian logging company's lawsuit against Greenpeace and another activist group that accused them of running a criminal enterprise through their environmental campaigns.

Hunger increasing thanks to wars and climate change

Friday - Despite efforts to end food shortages, hunger is on the rise again after years of decline, a UN report says.

How Thailand built a top sustainable stock exchange

Friday - Sustainability reporting is not mandatory in Thailand - and yet Thai firms outnumber their Asean peers in the latest Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.

Toxic firefighting chemicals public health challenge

Friday - The contamination of drinking water by toxic firefighting chemicals is the most seminal public health challenge of coming decades, says a US environmental official.

Turnbull convinces party to unite on energy policy

Thursday - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has secured party-room backing to impose new reliability and emissions reduction guarantees on energy retailers and large energy users from 2020.

Planting the planet could cut as much carbon as halting oil

Thursday - Planting forests and other activities that harness the power of nature could play a major role in limiting global warming under the 2015 Paris agreement.

KITCHEN CRIMES: The hidden scandal of hotel food waste

Thursday - What if every time you sat down for a meal, you threw one-quarter of it in the trash? That’s the hidden story of waste in the hospitality industry.

France looks to solar power ‘prosumers’

Thursday - France plans to more than double its solar power capacity in the next 10 years and make it easier for citizens to become energy independent.

How potatoes and bananas can keep your house warm

Thursday - Potatoes and bananas reborn as insulation, peanuts processed into partition boards and mushroom bricks that grow in five days ... just some of the ways the building trade could change its wasteful...


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