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Why don't all buildings have green roofs?

Tuesday - Rooftops covered with grass, vegetable gardens and lush foliage are now a common sight in many cities around the world.


Monday - Spot NZUs opened at $24.70 bid and $24.80 offered this morning, after last fixing at $24.75.

Big Three oversee $300b in fossil fuel investments

Monday - The world’s three largest money managers have built a combined $300bn fossil fuel investment portfolio using money from people’s private savings and pension contributions, the Guardian reveals.

World needs a massive carbon tax, says IMF

Monday - A global agreement to make fossil fuel burning more expensive is urgent and the most efficient way of fighting climate change, the International Monetary Fund says.

Fossil fuel industry has seen the future ... and it's plastic

Monday - How will Big Oil adapt as fossil fuel demand wanes with the rise of renewable energy and battery power? The answer is plastic.

Coal is still king in Southeast Asia

Thursday - Not only will coal continue to be the dominant fuel source in power generation in Southeast Asia, its use will grow and peak in 2027 before slowing, according to a new study.

TOMATO SOURCE: Hothouses will grow up to 20 tonnes a day

Thursday - Giant greenhouses will be used to grow up to 20 tonnes of tomatoes a day using the heat from water treatment facilities in the UK.

'A DEADLY PROBLEM': Should SUVs be banned from cities?

9 Oct 19 - SUVs are a paradox. While many people buy them to feel safer, they are statistically less safe than regular cars.

Denmark wants to rid Europe of fossil-fueled cars

9 Oct 19 - Denmark, backed by 10 other European Union countries, has called for a strategy to phase out diesel and petrol cars by 2030.

Pope v president as Amazon burns

8 Oct 19 - Two of the most powerful forces in Brazil, the president and the pope, are pulling in opposite directions on an issue critical to climate change.

How Extinction Rebellion put the whole world on red alert

XR protesters in Wellington
Photo Credit: Matt Sharpe

8 Oct 19 - Members of Extinction Rebellion have been described in the UK media as ecomaniacs, ecoradicals, dangerous, and a bloody mess.

Universities sign landmark deal to buy renewable

8 Oct 19 - Twenty of the UK’s leading universities have struck a £50m deal to buy renewable energy directly from British windfarms for the first time.

Human ancestors lived in a low-carbon world

8 Oct 19 - For the entire 2.5 million years of the Ice Age epoch called the Pleistocene, it was a low-carbon world.

Largest banks lagging in sustainable finance

7 Oct 19 - Most of the world’s 50 largest banks have not made sustainable finance commitments to respond to the risks of climate change and continue to finance fossil fuels, says a new report.

Can cities save the planet?

7 Oct 19 - By 2050 about two-thirds of the human population — that is six out of the world’s nine billion people — will be living in cities.

Jail climate protesters, says Australian minister

Peter Dutton

7 Oct 19 - Protesters who disrupt traffic should have their welfare payments cut and be subject to mandatory jail sentences, Australia's home affairs minister Peter Dutton has declared.

OPINION: Greta good, but let's not forget other young voices

7 Oct 19 - By CHIKA UNIGWE | Young people in the global south have been tackling the climate crisis for years. They should be celebrated, too.

Ocean boom picks up plastic for first time

4 Oct 19 - A huge floating device designed to clean up an island of rubbish in the Pacific Ocean that is three times the size of France has successfully picked up plastic from the high seas for the first time.

Scotland takes aim at green red tape

4 Oct 19 - Developments that tackle climate change could avoid having to get planning permission, under proposals being considered by the Scottish government.

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