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Assumed safety of pesticide use is false, says top scientist

Today 10:00am - Damning assessment by one of the UKís chief scientific advisers says global regulations have ignored the impacts of dosing whole landscapes and must change.

Coal's a danger - even when sitting around doing nothing

18 Sep 17 - Even when sitting in uncovered piles, coal can pose dangers to human health.

POO POWER: Welcome to the new economy of excrement

15 Sep 17 - Entrepreneurs are finding profits turning human waste into fertiliser, fuel and even food.

How to make air conditioners 20% more efficient

14 Sep 17 - Specially designed fluid-filled roof panels can help to make air conditioning significantly more efficient, according to new research.

NANOMATERIALS: Massive problems, small solutions

14 Sep 17 - The list of environmental problems that the world faces may be huge, but some strategies for solving them are remarkably small.

GAS GUZZLERS: Methanotrophs show their muscle

5 Sep 17 - The soil bacteria that help to keep methane emissions under control are tougher than scientists thought, opening new possibilities for converting greenhouse gases to fuels.

Who said the warming target should be 2deg?

25 Aug 17 - If you read or listen to almost any article about climate change, itís likely the story refers in some way to the ď2 degrees Celsius limit.Ē


Fossil fuel business cops most blame for methane

24 Aug 17 - The extraction and burning of fossil fuels is responsible for much more methane in the atmosphere than scientists thought, research published today shows.

Should we trust climate science? Maybe eclipse is a clue

22 Aug 17 - Eclipse mania peaked today when millions of Americans upended their lives in response to a scientific prediction.

Social media can help keep tabs on ecosystems

16 Aug 17 - Social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram could be a rich source of free information for scientists monitoring the health of coral reefs and other environmental assets.

To stop climate change, should we aim to dim the sky?

10 Aug 17 - Solar geoengineering is a controversial process to reduce heat. Some researchers say it might be humanity's last line of defense to stop greenhouse gas emissions.

Should we tap undersea methane hydrates for energy?

4 Aug 17 - Turning big, frozen deposits of methane buried under the seafloor into fuel for our cars and homes is coming closer to reality.

WONDER WEED: Feed the fish kelp and help to fix climate

2 Aug 17 - Seaweed farms buffer the oceanís growing acidity and provide ideal conditions for the cultivation of a variety of shellfish.

Plants might be wising up faster than humans

31 Jul 17 - Vegetation is adapting to soak up more CO2 and use less water.

Saving peatlands could help to save the planet

31 Jul 17 - New research hopes to reveal the role threatened bogs could play in the climate change story.

Google enters race for nuclear fusion technology

27 Jul 17 - Google and a leading US fusion company have developed a new computer algorithm that significantly speeds up progress toward clean, limitless energy.

Public doesn't need scientific climate consensus

25 Jul 17 - Climate change campaigns that focus on correcting public beliefs about scientific consensus are likely to backfire and undermine policy efforts, according to an expert commentary.

Gases are changing the atmosphere ... and rapidly

18 Jul 17 - Humanityís grand experiment in the atmosphere continues, and a new report documents just how far it has gone.

Auckland could face a Japan-like climate

17 Jul 17 - Summer in Auckland could, by the end of the century, be as hot as summer in Yokohama is now, a new report says.


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