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New BP chief vows net-zero emissions by 2050

Friday - BP's new chief executive Bernard Looney has outlined plans to cut the company's carbon emissions from its operations and barrels produced to net-zero by 2050.

Cities turn to freewheeling public transport

Friday - In the United States, once the home of car culture, cities are increasingly experimenting with free public transport. But the idea is not an American preserve: it’s catching on fast across the globe.

Antarctic melt led to 3m sea level rise 120,000 years ago

Friday - Mass melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet, driven by warmer ocean temperatures, was a major cause of extreme sea level rise more than 100,000 years ago, according to new research.

Renewables to power outback mine

Friday - By ANDREW SPENCE | Australian mining company Oz Minerals plans to power its proposed West Musgrave copper nickel mine in central Australia with up to 80 per cent renewables.

Splatter tests show decline in insect numbers

Splatter tests show decline in insect numbers

Friday - Two scientific studies of the number of insects splattered by cars have revealed a huge decline in abundance at European sites in two decades.

Study blames fossil fuel pollution for 4m deaths

Thursday - Air pollution from burning fossil fuels is responsible for more than 4 million premature deaths around the world each year and costs the global economy about $US8 billion ($NZ12.37 billion) a day, according to a study.

Trump budget slashes environment funding

Thursday - President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal 2021 calls for significant reductions to US environmental programmes at federal agencies, including a 26 per cent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency.


Green transport set to rule cities by 2030

Thursday - From public transport to cycling, sustainable transport is on course to overtake driving in the world’s biggest cities within a decade, according to a new study.

Fresh water from sunshine keeps thirst at bay

Thursday - An international team of scientists has developed a cheap way to provide fresh water to thirsty communities by making seawater drinkable without using electricity.

BBC to film the Greta Thunberg story

Thursday - The BBC will produce a television series about 17-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Bankers' book delivers stark climate change warning

Wednesday - The Green Swan brings a clear message from people who should know: bankers say the climate crisis means major change lies ahead.

Rise of climate anxiety 'overwhelming and terrifying’

Wednesday - Medical experts are concerned that young people’s mental health is being particularly hit by reality of the climate crisis.

Maps of Europe predict scale of climate catastrophe

Wednesday - A series of detailed maps have laid bare the scale of possible forest fires, floods, droughts and deluges that Europe could face by the end of the century without urgent action to adapt to and...

Bushfire towns find water contaminated

Wednesday - Communities affected by the Australian bushfires are starting to reckon with a complex, expensive aftermath: the threat to their drinking water.

Most nations ignore climate plans update

Wednesday - The Marshall Islands, Suriname and Norway have submitted plans for tougher action to tackle climate change before a five-year milestone of the Paris Agreement in 2020 - but almost 200 others -...

Big solar projects running into trouble

11 Feb 20 - Some of the most ambitious large-scale solar projects have been plagued by delay, ultimately making them a financial burden rather than a beacon on the renewable power horizon.

Gates eyes $830m hydrogen superyacht

11 Feb 20 - Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is hoping to hit the seas in the world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht - and it will set him back around $US830 million.

Mystery deaths focus battle for the butterflies

11 Feb 20 - The deaths of two butterfly conservationists have drawn focus to a troubling tangle of disputes, resentments and violence.

Mining leads to flooding in coal capital

11 Feb 20 - Major flooding from just a few hours of heavy rain in Samarinda, Indonesia’s coal-mining capital, has underscored the severity of the environmental degradation being carried out by the industry,...


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