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Is deep sea mining worth the risk?

Friday - Scientists have discovered massive amounts of a rare metal called tellurium, a key element in cutting-edge solar technology.

Deep in the forest, there are trees giving off methane

Friday - Scientists have long been aware of a forest’s ability to absorb carbon, but a new US study has discovered trees that emit methane.

American climate refugees likely to flee inland

Friday - The population of inland American cities will alter drastically if predictions of dramatic sea level rises by 2100 are correct, a new report suggests.

Bangladesh ... a climate tragedy waiting to happen

Friday - A three-foot rise in sea level would submerge almost 20 per cent of Bangladesh and displace more than 30 million people - and the actual rise by 2100 could be significantly more.

More investors recognise risk of climate change

Thursday - For the first time, a majority of global investor heavyweights recognise the financial risks of climate change, according to the results of a major global index rating how investors manage such risks.

UK acts to get gas out of the atmosphere

Thursday - The UK has launched a £8.6 million national research programme to investigate how to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, the first of its kind.

Top scientist dismisses talk of warming slowdown

Thursday - Much of the public and scientific discussion around a slowdown, or hiatus, in the rate of global warming has been misguided, says prominent climatologist.

Arctic melt increases fears of sea level rise

Thursday - Global sea level rise could happen at nearly twice the rate previously projected by the UN, according to a new report.

DRY DAYS: Good news for termites ... bad news for us

Thursday - In what may be good news only for cactus, termites and drought-resistant grasses, subtropical dry areas are going to expand over large parts of the Earth as the climate warms.

Can we design a better fuel economy label?

Thursday - Governments around the world are looking for ways to increase consumers’ use of fuel-efficient vehicles, including information in the form of labels.


Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened today at $17.10 bid and $17.25 offered, after last fixing at $17.20.

Antarctica is swimming with rivers, lakes and ponds

Wednesday - The network of rivers, streams, ponds and lakes across Antarctica has been mapped for the first time, and the extent of water flow is phenomenal.

Ignore Trump, Bloomberg tells world leaders

Wednesday - Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has urged world leaders not to follow Donald Trump’s lead on climate change, and declared his own intention to stave off the “tragedy” that would be the...

UK power generation achieves first coal-free day

Wednesday - Friday was Britain’s first working day without coal power since the Industrial Revolution.

Vulnerable nations call on G20 to end subsidies

Wednesday - Ministers from countries on the front line of climate change have urged rich nations to stop pouring money into the coal, oil and gas industries.

Scottish wind powers affordable housing

Wednesday - Three wind turbines in Scotland are generating electricity for the national grid and helping to raise funds to build affordable homes in rural communities.

One old rock has development of solar cells on a roll

Wednesday - After a 170-year delay, the discovery of a strange, metallic-looking rock found in the Ural Mountains in Russia in 1839 has ignited a global technology race for a cheaper, more efficient solar cell.

Dutch building Europe’s first vertical farm

Wednesday - A farm in the Netherlands will serve one of Europe’s biggest supermarket chains with lettuce grown using LED horticultural lighting.

Green Investment Bank sale a disaster, say critics

21 Apr 17 - The UK government’s decision to sell the Green Investment Bank to Australian bank Macquarie for £2.3bn has been attacked by critics including the Liberal Democrats and Greenpeace as “politically...

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Youth hostels reach sustainable milestone

24 Nov 16 - YHA New Zealand is the first accommodation network in the world be certified by...

Sharp's green efforts pay dividend

24 Nov 16 - Sharp Corporation’s efforts to responsibly manage the environmental effects of...

Business network wins sustainability award

10 Oct 16 - The Sustainable Business Network has won the Sustainability Support category in...

Children's sunscreen fails tests

22 Sep 16 - Makers of a children’s sunscreen marketed as “organic” have been warned by the...

Child labour not for us, says Karen Walker

Karen Walker

12 Aug 16 - Kiwi clothing designer Karen Walker has certified that none of its garments are...

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