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Getting smarter could add $2 trillion to economy

Wednesday - More sustainable use of materials and energy would not only cover the cost of keeping global warming below 2deg, but also add an extra $2 trillion to the global economy by 2050, says the United Nations.

Overheated world heads into uncharted territory

Wednesday - The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

SAHARA SAGA: If humans did this they could do it again

Wednesday - Once upon a time, the Sahara was green. There were vast lakes. Hippos and giraffe lived there, and large human populations of fishers foraged for food alongside the lakeshores.

Nappies and tampons set to fuel power stations

Wednesday - One of the UK’s trickiest waste problems is being tackled by turning the undesirable into the combustible – tampons and incontinence pads are being converted into dry, burnable bales.

Global emissions stay same for third year in row

Tuesday - Carbon dioxide emissions from energy have not increased for three years in a row even as the global economy grew, the International Energy Agency says.

Kenya places complete ban on plastic bags

Tuesday - Kenya has announced a ban on the use, manufacture and import of all plastic bags which will come into force in six months.

CARBON PAWPRINT: Pets can take heavy toll of environment

Monday - Pets can have a large ecological footprint ... some sustainable living experts say that a medium-size dog could have a similar footprint to a large SUV.

Climate reporting is honest ... and that's a fact

16 Mar 17 - The theory of human-induced climate change is based on the honest reporting of facts, says a new study into publication bias.

Measures of contentment still ignore the environment

16 Mar 17 - Without nature, humans could be neither healthy nor happy. And yet the natural world can be completely ransacked without causing even a tiny blip on our usual measures of economic progress or poverty.

CHANGE OF CLOTHES: Cotton adapting to a warmer world

15 Mar 17 - The cotton industry is turning to innovation to help it to weather challenging growing conditions ahead.

Fossil fuel industry tightens corporate grip on academia

14 Mar 17 - Corporate capture of academic research by the fossil fuel industry is an elephant in the room and a threat to tackling climate change.

Costs of coastal climate damage set to climb

14 Mar 17 - By 2030, sea level rise driven by global warming could be costing the Netherlands city of Rotterdam $US240 million a year.

Oceans are warming 13% faster than thought

13 Mar 17 - A new study improves estimates of the rate of ocean warming - a critical component of climate change.

EL DORADO: Rainforest pays high price for gold fever

13 Mar 17 - The legend of El Dorado lives on. The glistening treasure of Latin America, which five centuries ago drew the European conquistadores in search of gold and plunder, is still causing devastation in...

Charles’ book for kids a climate communications masterpiece

13 Mar 17 - With strong sales and positive coverage in the rightwing press, Prince Charkes' children’s book has found a way to speak across the divided politics of climate change.

How Europe’s coastal cities can cope with rising seas

13 Mar 17 - The average global sea level has risen by more than 20cm since 1980 – that’s a rate of 0.5mm per month – according to new research from the Basque Centre for Climate Change.

UK Budget cold-shoulders climate change

10 Mar 17 - Green businesses were left disappointed yesterday after UK Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered a budget that made no mention of climate change or the low-carbon economy.

Climate battles are being fought, and won, in court

9 Mar 17 - Around the world courts are stepping in when politicians fail to act, with South Africa’s government the latest to lose a groundbreaking climate lawsuit with judges ruling against its plans for a new...

Too much info can put people off sustainability

9 Mar 17 - Most people would agree that living more sustainably is something to strive for -- but it’s a lot easier said than done.

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Youth hostels reach sustainable milestone

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24 Nov 16 - Sharp Corporation’s efforts to responsibly manage the environmental effects of...

Business network wins sustainability award

10 Oct 16 - The Sustainable Business Network has won the Sustainability Support category in...

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22 Sep 16 - Makers of a children’s sunscreen marketed as “organic” have been warned by the...

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12 Aug 16 - Kiwi clothing designer Karen Walker has certified that none of its garments are...

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