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Govt announces body to steer climate transition

Tuesday - The interim climate commission has just been announced.

SOUTHERN SHOCK: Where has all the ice gone?

21 Mar 18 - The absence of sea ice near Antarctica over the past six weeks has astonished scientists aboard the research vessel Tangaroa.

Ten years on, we're back where we began

19 Mar 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | When it comes to action on climate change, we’re pretty much back to where we were 10 years ago, when Carbon News started publishing.

Science body pressures Commonwealth leaders

12 Mar 18 - New Zealand’s top science body is joining 21 others calling on Commonwealth countries to show “bold leadership” on climate change.

Climate change passion rides a bike

2 Mar 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Yesterday, a young woman told an audience that included two Cabinet ministers that she was suffering from depression because of climate change.

Acid in oceans will soon get to work on reefs

1 Mar 18 - Many of the world’s coral reefs could begin to erode within 30 years as a result of increasing ocean acidity, according to new research.

Biofuels need backing of the nation, says Scion

27 Feb 18 - New Zealand could run its heavy vehicles on locally produced low-carbon biofuels – but only if the country decides collectively to act.


Science being denied swamp kauri secrets

26 Feb 18 - Scientists fear secret excavation of ancient kauri logs from swamps is hampering their ability to predict future climate change.

Summer hottest on record

23 Feb 18 - This summer is about to become New Zealand's hottest in history - despite a sub-tropical storm and two ex-tropical cyclones.

Korea real cool, but the games are getting warmer

13 Feb 18 - PyeongChang turned on typical freezing South Korea weather for the first few days of the Winter Olympics … but overall the event is getting warmer.

Our phosphorus levels are getting dangerous

30 Jan 18 - Man-made phosphorus pollution is reaching dangerously high levels in freshwater basins, new research says.

We must change what we eat, say scientists

25 Jan 18 - Big diet changes – possibly incentivised by taxes on foods with a high carbon footprint - are coming if the world is to avoid dangerous levels of climate change, scientists say.

Outlook grim for warmer Auckland, warns report

7 Dec 17 - Floods, fires, droughts, storms, slips, pests and diseases are Auckland’s future, threatening primary production and human health, warns a new report.

It's time to act on our oceans, say scientists

5 Dec 17 - New Zealand needs to start planning now for the impacts climate change will have on its oceans and fisheries, scientists say.

How much CO2 will the world need to remove from the air?

1 Dec 17 - Scientists increasingly agree that the world might need negative emissions to prevent catastrophic warming.

How artificial intelligence will make government obsolete

1 Dec 17 - Amazon, Microsoft and Google are among those in a race to hire artificial intelligence researchers to advance their efforts on autonomous vehicles, medical diagnostics and a range of other ventures.

New report has dire climate-change warnings

29 Nov 17 - As many as one in six species faces extinction as a result of climate change, scientists are warning in a new report.

Capt Cook's karaka leaves hold clues to our changing climate

29 Nov 17 - Karaka leaves gathered by naturalists on board HM Bark Endeavour nearly 250 years ago are helping today’s researchers to understand climate change.

Melting glaciers could mess up deep-sea chemistry

29 Nov 17 - Melting glaciers might be making ocean water more acidic, an unexpected finding that's given scientists new cause for concern.


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