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VW makes $25 billion bet on e-cars in China

Today 10:00am - Volkswagen will invest $NZ25 billion in electric and autonomous vehicles in China by 2022.

Climate will empty islands in just decades, warns report

Today 10:00am - Low-lying atolls around the world will be overtaken by sea-level rises within a few decades, according to a new study.

DRASTIC PLASTIC: Kenya grounds the flying toilet

Today 10:00am - KENYA'S tough plastics laws appear to be working. Waterways are clearer, the food chain is less contaminated – and there are fewer “flying toilets”.

Globalisation might be better for environment

Today 10:00am - The increasing pace of globalization and how it affects the environment has been a major global concern.

Hands up those companies making an effort

Thursday - An analysis of more than 600 top US companies has found that those seeing the effects of global warming first-hand are taking the most concrete actions.

EU backs new circular economy measures

Thursday - The EU has taken a significant step towards principles which make an asset out of waste.

BP chief urges Cambridge not to divest

Thursday - BP chief executive Bob Dudley has come under fire from campaigners after he urged Cambridge University not to drop its fossil fuel investments.


Graphene could be game-changer for concrete

Thursday - The novel “supermaterial” graphene could hold the key to making concrete greener, new scientific research suggests.

Company averts climate chocolate threat

Thursday - Fears that the supply of cocoa beans would dry up have led a confectionery giant to help farmers to avert a climate chocolate threat.

PSSST! Ferrari quietly - very quietly - testing electric car

Thursday - Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne has admitted the supercar manufacturer has been quietly - very quietly - testing a gasoline-electric hybrid car.

Bloomberg vows to pay America's Paris dues

Tuesday - Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has said he will write a $4.5m cheque to cover this year’s US commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.

Blockchains could tackle our waste problems

Tuesday - Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin might fill news headlines, but attention has been shifting to the technology that underpins them - blockchains.

The trouble with permafrost is its impermanence

Tuesday - The world’s permafrost holds vast stores of carbon. What happens when it thaws?

California must live with whiplash events

Tuesday - California is likely to swing from drought to extreme rainfall and flooding more often in the future, a new report says.

Off the Green and into the Blue

Tuesday - A staggering number of golf balls wind up in the ocean. What happens to them?

What if Tesla's time is running out?

Monday - A massive cash burn and multiple factory snafus mean investors in Tesla are losing patience.

E-car revolution will bring problems of its own

Monday - Electric cars are praised as the answer to questions of green and clean mobility. But the overall sustainability of electric vehicles is far from clear.

HSBC to stop financing most new coal plants

Monday - Europe’s largest bank, HSBC, says it will mostly stop funding new coal power plants, oil sands and arctic drilling.

Miami mans the pumps to beat sea level

Monday - Miami Beach's $500 million attempt to elevate and pump itself out of sea level rise's path has drawn criticism, but an expert panel says the city's doing what it needs to survive.


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