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China declares no mining (for now) in Antarctica

Today 10:00am - China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area's susceptibility to climate change, but has no immediate plans to mine or develop natural resources.

How US companies export industrial pollution

Today 10:00am - US firms have been found to be improving their own environmental performance by moving more-polluting activities overseas, where regulations are more lax.

World’s vanishing glaciers are putting millions at risk

Today 10:00am - In the next 25 years, more than half of all of Switzerland’s small glaciers will disappear − and Canada could lose 70 per cent of the volume of its frozen rivers by 2100.

Move over, Tesla, here come batteries made in Europe

Today 10:00am - Battery-making gigafactories are about to arrive in Europe, challenging Tesla and opening the way for a quicker shift toward green power for both cars and utilities.

Swiss referendum votes in favour of renewables

Today 10:00am - Swiss voters have said yes to the government’s plan to provide billions of dollars in subsidies for renewables, in addition to banning nuclear power.

OPINION: Falling in love with our natural world is the future

Today 10:00am - By MARK BOYLE | We’re domesticating areas instead of protecting them. Living without technology I’ve found my place in the natural world – and this path could be our salvation.

Hong Kong charts road to green future

Today 10:00am - Hong Kong will host its largest conference on sustainable buildings and urban development next month, with tackling climate change in the face of rapid urbanisation the key theme.


MARKET LATEST: NZUs $17

Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened today at $16.75 bid and $16.90 offered, after last fixing at $17.00.

UK companies better to stay with European ETS

Tuesday - An international carbon trading organisation says British companies should stay in the European Emissions Trading Scheme until at least 2020, despite Brexit.

Shell shareholders to vote for new climate goals

Tuesday - Shell shareholders including the Church of England, European pension funds and Dutch activists will send a signal to the board of the Anglo-Dutch company this week by voting for it to set new...

The new energy highway leads in one direction ... to the sun

Tuesday - Humans consume 221 tonnes of coal, 1066 barrels of oil, and 93,000 metric cubes of natural gas per second.

Climate change is turning Antarctica green

Tuesday - A new study has found a steady growth of moss in Antarctica over the past 50 years as temperatures increased as a result of climate change

Welcome to the Wild West world of deep-sea mining

Tuesday - The International Seabed Authority is racing to draft regulations for the nascent deep-sea mining industry.

Bonn reaches murky compromise on fossil fuels

Monday - Developing countries and green groups want to limit conflicts of interest in the global climate talks. Corporate lobbyists and rich countries oppose the plan.

Climate talks end in call for solidarity

Monday - A fortnight of climate talks in Bonn ran smoothly enough, but political tensions await the Pacific islands presidency at the next summit in November.

ICE AGE: Is the disintegration of Antarctica unstoppable?

Monday - Scientists fear that Antarctica’s ice sheet might have entered the early stages of an unstoppable disintegration.

How Adani could damage climate, health, tourism

Monday - The Climate Council is warning of serious risks to the environment, public health and North Queensland tourism, if plans for Australia’s largest coal mine go ahead.

Experts reject claim that 2deg target not worth it

Monday - Experts have challenged a claim by Bjørn Lomborg’s Copenhagen Consensus Centre that holding global temperature rises to 2deg is a poor investment.

Sharing green energy tips good for cutting business costs

Monday - Sharing energy-saving ideas such as using seawater pumps to heat buildings is helping big charities and businesses to cut costs while protecting the planet.


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