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Changing waves add to coastline worries

Tuesday - A warming planet will alter ocean waves along more than 50 per cent of the world’s coastlines, according to research published today.

Global fossil fuels trifecta: Russia 1, Saudi 2, Australia 3

Tuesday - Australia’s role as a leader in the global fossil fuel trade is underscored by a report that finds it is the world’s third-biggest exporter and fifth-biggest miner of fossil-related emissions.

China and allies challenge UN chief’s climate vision

Tuesday - Emerging economies have called on rich countries to meet their pre-2020 climate targets and ramp up climate finance.

OPINION: This is crunch point for our oceans

Tuesday - By GILLIAN ANDERSON | A new ocean treaty hangs in the balance. Our leaders must act boldly, and grasp the opportunity to protect these wild spaces.

SOIL STUDY: What's going on beneath our feet?

Tuesday - Scientists have completed one of the first studies of the impact of drought and warmer temperatures on living organisms below the ground.

Magnets could help rid oceans of microplastics

Monday - An army of tiny magnetic coils could dissolve microplastics from water, and possibly help us clean up waterways and oceans.

Green groups challenge US ban on scientists

Monday - US Environmental groups have appealed a court decision in their attempt to end the Environmental Protection Agency’s policy of excluding certain scientists from serving on its advisory boards.

Dirty shipping fuel margins plunge

Monday - Margins for European high sulphur fuel oil, used to power ships, sank last week as preparations for a global shift to cleaner maritime fuel next year start to weigh on prices.

PLANE SAILING: How will we travel the world in 2050?

Monday - Arresting the soaring increase in flying will be the first step towards a sustainable system of international travel – but how can it be done?

Boris Johnson’s partner pressures politicians

Carrie Symonds

Monday - Boris Johnson’s partner Carrie Symonds said politicians had a “gigantic responsibility to make the right decisions” over the climate crisis, in her first solo public appearance since moving into...

Can Morrison deliver on Pacific climate promises?

Friday - This week’s Pacific Islands Forum comes at an important time in the overall trajectory of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s very personal commitment to an Australian “stepping up” in the Pacific.

Greta's young fans hungry for books about activists

Friday - The soaring popularity of the feisty, outspoken environmental advocate Greta Thunberg – who is only 16 – has caused a rise in young people seeking stories about saving the planet.

How Europe could power the world

Friday - Europe has enough space to create millions of wind turbines that could power the entire world until 2050, according to a new scientific analysis.

Warming worsens China's pollution problems

Friday - Efforts to curb air pollution in China, a country already facing dire health impacts from high levels of soot and smog, will likely become increasingly difficult as the planet warms, a new study...

Surf's still up but climate is changing Hawaiian beaches

Friday - Climate change is taking the fun out of surfing, swimming, and snorkeling in Hawaii.

Heat-trapping gases soar to new levels

Thursday - Last year was the fourth-warmest since the 1800s and sea levels the highest on record, a new study finds.

Fracking pushes up methane count, says research

Thursday - Fracking is probably the reason atmospheric methane is rising, with the United States shale gas industry behind a third of the increase in global greenhouses gas emissions over the past decade, new...

Plastic, poverty and paradox ... the sad story of a great river

Thursday - India’s most sacred river is also its most polluted, with plastic a major culprit. Now moves are afoot to monitor the flow of rubbish and assess its link to poverty.

Australia sets 50% e-car target by 2035

Thursday - Modelling by the Australian Government shows 50 per cent of new domestic vehicle sales will be electric by 2035.

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Ports of Auckland buys world-first electric tug

5 Aug 19 - Ports of Auckland has signed a contract with Dutch company Damen Shipyards to...

Gene editing has crucial role in cutting emissions

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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