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Seaweed scientist wins global acclaim

Friday - Research into farming seaweed as a way of storing carbon has earned a New Zealand scientist international recognition.

Our cities in the 30-year climate firing line

Wednesday - New Zealanders are among the billions of city dwellers who will be hit by the impacts of climate change within three decades, a new report shows.

Methane is a different beast, say scientists

5 Jun 18 - Methane – a gas causing New Zealand major headaches as it tries to cut its emissions - should be treated differently from other greenhouse gases, scientists say.

Stop reacting and start planning, says report

24 May 18 - Climate change adaptation must be part of the Climate Change Commission’s agenda, says a new government report calling for strong action.

Hitting 1.5deg warming point could save the world trillions

24 May 18 - Holding global warming to 1.5deg instead of 2deg could save the world more than $29 trillion, researchers say.

NZ gets pat on the back in Bonn

7 May 18 - New Zealand’s promise to be carbon-neutral by 2050 has earned it a rare positive mention in dispatches from Climate Action Tracker.

Victoria sitting on full house for climate report

24 Apr 18 - Five Victoria University academics will be lead authors on the next IPCC assessment report.


Govt announces body to steer climate transition

David Prentice

17 Apr 18 - 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.


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