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Can Morrison deliver on Pacific climate promises?

Friday - This week’s Pacific Islands Forum comes at an important time in the overall trajectory of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s very personal commitment to an Australian “stepping up” in the Pacific.

Greta's young fans hungry for books about activists

Friday - The soaring popularity of the feisty, outspoken environmental advocate Greta Thunberg – who is only 16 – has caused a rise in young people seeking stories about saving the planet.

How Europe could power the world

Friday - Europe has enough space to create millions of wind turbines that could power the entire world until 2050, according to a new scientific analysis.

Warming worsens China's pollution problems

Friday - Efforts to curb air pollution in China, a country already facing dire health impacts from high levels of soot and smog, will likely become increasingly difficult as the planet warms, a new study shows.

Surf's still up but climate is changing Hawaiian beaches

Friday - Climate change is taking the fun out of surfing, swimming, and snorkeling in Hawaii.

Heat-trapping gases soar to new levels

Thursday - Last year was the fourth-warmest since the 1800s and sea levels the highest on record, a new study finds.

Fracking pushes up methane count, says research

Thursday - Fracking is probably the reason atmospheric methane is rising, with the United States shale gas industry behind a third of the increase in global greenhouses gas emissions over the past decade, new research warns.

Plastic, poverty and paradox ... the sad story of a great river

Thursday - India’s most sacred river is also its most polluted, with plastic a major culprit. Now moves are afoot to monitor the flow of rubbish and assess its link to poverty.

Australia sets 50% e-car target by 2035

Thursday - Modelling by the Australian Government shows 50 per cent of new domestic vehicle sales will be electric by 2035.

Australia seeks to water down Tuvalu declaration

Wednesday - Australia is trying to water down a declaration on the urgent need for climate action at the South Pacific Forum meeting about to get under way in Tuvalu.

Changing climate traumatises Greenlanders

Wednesday - The climate crisis is causing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety to people in Greenland who are struggling to reconcile the traumatic impact of global heating with their traditional way of...

Whatever feeds these young minds, it won't be beefburgers

Wednesday - A university has banned the sale of beef in campus food outlets in order to help to tackle the climate emergency.

Media too soft on contrarians, says study

Wednesday - Journalists should give less space to climate contrarians, and scientists should assert their authority in the face of claims that climate-change science isn’t settled, researchers say.


Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened at $24.25 bid and $24.75 offered this morning, after last fixing at $24.35.

Australia puts $500m into Pacific climate fund

Tuesday - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will unveil a $500m climate change and oceans funding package for the Pacific region when he attends the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu this week.

Winds of change driving Antarctic ice melt

Tuesday - Global warming is driving a shift in regional winds around the edges of Antarctica, and that's speeding up the meltdown of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, new research shows.

Germany pulls millions in Amazon funding

Tuesday - Germany will suspend $39 million in funds sent to Brazil to finance projects aimed at preserving the Amazon forest.

China makes way for even more coal mines

12 Aug 19 - Approvals for new coal mine construction in China have surged in 2019, with Beijing expecting consumption of the commodity to rise in the coming years.

Toxic mercury in fish rising with climate change

12 Aug 19 - Climate change and overfishing are increasing levels of toxic mercury in fish which can cause neurological disorders in children and babies.

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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...

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...

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