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July shapes up as hottest month on record

Wednesday - 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

Wednesday - 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

Wednesday - 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

Wednesday - 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.

MAKING WAVES: Female crews to chart oceans' plastic crisis

Wednesday - More than 300 women will join a round-the-world voyage launching in October to highlight the devastating impact of plastic pollution in the oceans.

Greens founder speaks out against wind farm

Bob Brown

Tuesday - Plans to build a wind farm in Tasmania have come up against an unlikely opponent with Australian Greens founder Bob Brown adding his voice to protests that the project will damage views and ecology.

Corruption and coal rule in Indonesia

Tuesday - Prosecutors have indicted the head of a Indonesia's national power firm and other officials, raising hopes of a dirty energy clean-up.


Pigs in the shade: This radical farming system banks on trees

Tuesday - A farm in Portugal is showing how the ancient art of silvopasture – combining livestock with productive trees – might offer some real answers to the climate crisis.

Australia hunts for more climate-hardy vines

Tuesday - Climate change is prompting Australian wine researchers to trial drought-tolerant grape varieties from Cyprus.

Wealthy vow to raise millions for activists

Monday - A group of US philanthropists and investors have donated almost half a million pounds to support the grassroots movement Extinction Rebellion and school strike groups – with the promise of tens of...

UK puts zero emissions rules on ships

Monday - The UK government says all new ships ordered from 2025 and aimed for its waters must be equipped with zero emission technology as part of a plan to cut maritime pollution.

Cattle out, camels in as farms forced to fight climate change

Monday - Farmers are switching from cattle to camels as some parts of Africa are getting hotter and drier.

Residents sue government over ‘world’s filthiest’ air

Friday - A group of citizens is suing the Indonesian government, including the president, over the poor air quality in Jakarta, which in recent weeks has ranked as the worst in the world.

Major cities to face ‘unknown’ climate conditions by 2050

Friday - A fifth of the world’s major cities will face “unknown” climate conditions by 205 as rising temperatures heighten the risks of drought and flooding.

UK climate planning ‘like Dad’s Army’

Friday - The UK government’s own advisers have declared themselves shocked that the Britain has no proper plans for protecting people from heatwaves, flash flooding and other impacts of the climate crisis.

EC candidate sees carbon first for Europe

Ursula von der Leyen

Friday - Europe should become the world’s first climate-neutral continent, says Ursula von der Leyen, who is chasing the European Commission's top job.

France plans eco tax on plane tickets

Friday - The French government announced that it will roll out a tax on all international flights departing from France starting in 2020.

Quarter of biggest firms fail to disclose emissions

11 Jul 19 - About a quarter of the world’s highest-emitting, publicly listed companies fail to report their greenhouse gas emissions, new research has found.

Antarctic melting might become irreversible

11 Jul 19 - Antarctica faces a tipping point where glacial melting will accelerate and become irreversible even if global heating eases, research suggests.


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Energy agency welcomes Government moves on e-vehicles

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Wood industry centre wins more funding

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YHA and Sunshine in line for energy excellence award

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