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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

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

12 Jul 19 - 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

12 Jul 19 - 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’

12 Jul 19 - 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.

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New plant makes food packaging from recycled plastic

Tuesday - 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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