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Twice as many planes in 20 years, warns Airbus

Friday - The number of commercial aircraft in operation will more than double in the next 20 years to 48,000 planes worldwide, Airbus has forecast.

Climate models predict bigger heat rise ahead

Friday - Scientists using new climate models say a bigger heat rise than expected is possible by the end of the century.

Make phones that last longer and we could cut emissions

Friday - Extending the lifespan of smartphones by just one year would significantly reduce carbon emissions in the European Union, according to a new report .

Why we must see humanity and nature as one

Friday - From transport and housing to food production and fashion, our civilisation is driving climate and ecological breakdown.

Lower voting age would give young a climate voice

Friday - The voting age should be lowered to 16 because today’s young people are the ones that face a “toxic inheritance” of environmental crises, a leading think tank has said.

CLIMATE ACTION: Meet the good, the bad and the ugly

Burning the Amazon forests

Thursday - Ahead of next week's UN climate summit, noted Australian climate academic BILL HARE takes stock of the world's best and worst performers on climate action - including some surprise success stories.

Big Oil to woo climate summit delegates

Thursday - Oil and gas executives are holding an exclusive invitation-only forum with delegates to next week's UN climate summit, in what critics have condemned as an attempt to influence negotiations.

Trump to block California car emissions rules

Thursday - The Trump administration is poised to end California’s authority to set its own vehicle emissions standards and bar states from establishing their own regulations.

Can a climate-conscious diet include meat?

Thursday - Two new studies are making the case that people in high-income countries need to cut back on livestock-based foods, but they're also suggesting that one-size-fits-all recommendations won't work in...

OPINION: The gloves are off

Wednesday - By TIM FLANNERY | In this age of rapidly melting glaciers, terrifying megafires and ever more puissant hurricanes, of acidifying and rising oceans, it is hard to believe that any further prod to...

CAR WARS: Oil industry v electric vehicles

Wednesday - Electric vehicles could make up nearly half the fleet of passenger cars and trucks by 2040. But oil and gas companies are striking back.

Trollbots swarm Twitter with climate attacks

Wednesday - A new tool is tracking automated and otherwise questionable social media accounts as they sow disinformation, discord and division. Climate change is a target.

Mine protesters tackle All Blacks on eve of World Cup

Wednesday - A petition launched just days before the World Cup opens in Japan calls on the All Blacks to dump their principal sponsor AIG over ties to a controversial Australian coal mine development.

Global warming hotspots pass safe limit

Wednesday - By land and sea, some of the planet’s hotspots are already above the temperature agreed by scientists and politicians as the maximum allowable to prevent a disastrous climate crisis.

$1m-a-minute farm subsidies drive crisis, says report

Tuesday - The public is providing more than $1m per minute in global farm subsidies, much of which is driving the climate crisis and destruction of wildlife, according to a new report.

Why the New York climate summit matters

Tuesday - As world leaders converge on New York City for the United Nations Climate Action Summit on September 23, they enter what may be the most consequential week in climate politics since Donald Trump’s...

Trump's plan is to destroy Obama's green legacy

Tuesday - The White House is not only overturning as many environmental protections as it can - it also wants to significantly change the legal landscape to make it harder to reinstate them.

More Australians drown as summers heat up

Tuesday - More Australians are drowning as the country faces record high temperatures, lifesavers have warned.

The 'Lionesses' changed our measure of climate ambition

Tuesday - In 2013, a group of women sat around the kitchen table at Glen House, a country estate in the Scottish borders.

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Dr Zahra Champion

30 Jul 19 - Gene editing has a crucial role to play in reducing emissions to deal with...

LGNZ gets clear climate message from school activists

26 Jul 19 - School Strike 4 Climate NZ organisers Sophie Handford and Raven Maeder...

New plant makes food packaging from recycled plastic

16 Jul 19 - A new plant to make New Zealand’s first range of food packaging from recycled...

Energy agency welcomes Government moves on e-vehicles

11 Jul 19 - Proposals to get more low-emission vehicles on New Zealand roads could be a...

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