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There's no way we can plant our way out of trouble

Today 11:00am - Nothing, not even the creation of huge plantations of trees to absorb carbon dioxide, is a viable alternative to drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

Global energy efficiency would slash CO2 emissions

Today 11:00am - Energy-efficient production could cut global carbon dioxide emissions by a quarter, a new study shows.

BOB ON THE JOB: Dylan got it right, a hard rain's gonna fall

Today 11:00am - Europe, North America and tropical regions could all face even harder rainfall if fossil fuel emissions continue to increase global warming.

‘Selfish’ genes contain the seeds of our destruction

Monday - The human race is in so much trouble that it needs to colonise another planet within 100 years or face extinction, says physicist Stephen Hawking.

BUDGET: Ice money will help climate work

Friday - More money for research in Antarctica will help scientists to understand how global warming is affecting Antarctica, says Science New Zealand chief executive Anthony Scott

World’s vanishing glaciers are putting millions at risk

24 May 17 - 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.

Cuts now will take heat out of climate shocks

Dave Frame

23 May 17 - Substantial cuts to greenhouse gas emissions now will prevent New Zealanders alive today being exposed to temperatures they have never experienced before, says the New Zealand lead author of research published today.

Scientists warn of more-frequent coastal flooding

22 May 17 - Coastal floods will become much more common with even small rises in sea-levels, scientists say.

ICE AGE: Is the disintegration of Antarctica unstoppable?

22 May 17 - Scientists fear that Antarctica’s ice sheet might have entered the early stages of an unstoppable disintegration.

Experts reject claim that 2deg target not worth it

22 May 17 - Experts have challenged a claim by Bjørn Lomborg’s Copenhagen Consensus Centre that holding global temperature rises to 2deg is a poor investment.

New idea aims to keep plastic out of oceans

18 May 17 - Unilever will pilot an innovative technology to recycle plastic sachets, preventing billions of sachets entering oceans and landfill.

Warming world wiping out our prized penguin


17 May 17 - New Zealand’s Yellow-eyed penguins – the world’s rarest penguin - could be extinct on the mainland by 2060 as climate change puts extra pressure on the already endangered birds, scientists are...

Warm Arctic fuels second-hottest April

17 May 17 - An unusually warm Arctic spring fueled the second-hottest April on record globally.

Warming world threatens our ancient forests

16 May 17 - Failing to hold climate warming to 1.5deg could spell disaster for New Zealand’s ancient West Coast podocarps forests, new research shows.

Future looks rocky for alpine flowers

16 May 17 - Scientists warn that alpine flowers and plants could face extinction as warming forces them higher up into hostile rocky mountain terrain.

Oceans are running out of oxygen ... and quickly

12 May 17 - Circulation changes caused by warming waters and melting polar ice are the most probable explanations for the rapidly falling levels of oxygen in the ocean.

Slow-freezing Alaska drives surge in carbon emissions

10 May 17 - Alaska’s soils are taking far longer to freeze over, resulting in a surge in carbon dioxide emissions that could mean a much faster rate of global warming.

MICROBE MAGIC: How we can be mates with methane

8 May 17 - Ingenuity in laboratories worldwide is harnessing microbes, water and hot air to produce different types of renewable energy from greenhouse gas.

April sure was wet ... and warm

5 May 17 - April was – officially - warmer and wetter than usual.

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