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IEA expects record renewable growth despite cost, supply problems

Monday - Rising concerns over energy security and climate change will galvanize record new capacity to generate renewable power in 2022, the International Energy Agency has forecast.

‘Critical mass’ of polluters setting carbon targets

Monday - The number of big polluters setting targets to cut CO2 emissions has reached a “critical mass”, a UN-backed report has said.

Climate goes missing in action in Russia’s war

Friday - Making big promises at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow was hard; six months later, governments are finding out that actually following through on them is even harder.

Climate change is devastating the Global South: opinion

Thursday - Right now in India and Pakistan, a record-breaking heatwave is impacting the daily lives of nearly a billion people. Scorching temperatures are damaging wheat harvests, preventing many labourers from working outdoors, and making people vulnerable to serious health issues and even death.

Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown

Thursday - The world’s biggest fossil fuel firms are quietly planning scores of “carbon bomb” oil and gas projects that would drive the climate past internationally agreed temperature limits with catastrophic global impacts, a Guardian investigation shows.

Who invented ther 'carbon footprint'? The shocking origins

Thursday - What do you do to decrease your carbon footprint? Believe it or not, that’s just the question the fossil fuel industry wants you to ask yourself.

Big Oil braces for shareholder revolt over climate plans in proxy voting season

Thursday - Some of the world’s largest corporate emitters face the prospect of a shareholder rebellion this month, with climate-related votes poised to spike throughout the proxy season.


Just one of 50 aviation industry climate targets met: study

11 May 22 - The international aviation industry has failed to meet all but one of 50 of its own climate targets in the past two decades, environment campaigners say.

Still too many coal plants to keep warming below 1.5c

6 May 22 - Even after last year’s 13% decline in global coal capacity to a record low, steeper cuts are needed to keep global heating below 1.5°C, finds a new report by Global Energy Monitor. But the effort to...

Which diet is more climate friendly: Novel foods or mostly vegan?

6 May 22 - So-called ‘novel foods’ such as insect powder and algae are increasingly being touted for their environmental and health benefits. Now a new study finds that if widely adopted, these ‘future foods’...

How companies blame you for climate change

6 May 22 - Businesses shape how we talk about climate change, and sometimes this can stop us from paying attention to their actions.

Heat, drought, fire, hunger: studies portend ‘ferocious’ conditions as ecosystems shift

5 May 22 - The big heat hit India earlier than usual: temperatures of 44°C in April have almost certainly hammered hopes for a generous wheat harvest in the subcontinent. Even before the month was over,...

Satellites detect cow burps from space

2 May 22 - Satellites have detected methane emissions from belching cows at a California feedlot, marking the first time emissions from livestock - a major component of agricultural methane - could be measured...

Unchecked global emissions on track to initiate mass extinction of marine life

29 Apr 22 - As greenhouse gas emissions continue to warm the world's oceans, marine biodiversity could be on track to plummet within the next few centuries to levels not seen since the extinction of the...

Climate change will drive new transmission of 4,000 viruses between mammals by 2070

29 Apr 22 - A new peer-reviewed study published Thursday in the journal Nature found global warming will drive 4,000 viruses to spread between mammals, including potentially between animals and humans, for the...

Is organic food better for the climate?

29 Apr 22 - Organic farming isn’t more climate-friendly than conventional agriculture when looking strictly at emissions. In a comparative analysis of the environmental impacts of different agricultural...

Global poll finds concensus on need to ditch fossil fuels

28 Apr 22 - The overwhelming majority of global respondents to a recent survey said it is important to them that their countries shift off fossil fuels, but people in emerging economies were “especially...

Too many new coal-fired plants planned for 1.5C climate goal: report

27 Apr 22 - The number of coal-fired power plants under development around the world fell last year, but far too much coal is still being burned and too many new coal-fired power plants are planned for the world...

Rich countries need to decrease meat consumption by 75%: new research

27 Apr 22 - New findings published in the Annual Review of Resource Economics suggest a 75% drop in meat consumption is necessary to meet climate targets.


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Pacific climate warrior wins 2022 Global Citizen Award

Photo Credit: RNZ

Friday - Media Release - Brianna Fruean, a Samoan Pacific Climate Warrior and...

Kiwis confident about move to low carbon economy

Thursday - Media Release - New Zealanders are feeling confident about the nation’s...

Tackling climate change with ‘carbon negative’ green hydrogen

University of Canterbury Chemical and Process Engineers Professor Shusheng Pang (left) and Associate Professor Alex Yip.

10 May 22 - Media Release - Researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) are developing...

All coal boilers to be removed from schools

9 May 22 - Media Release - Thanks to a $10 million dollar investment, all remaining coal...

Strong support for Auckland climate levy

Photo Credit: RNZ

5 May 22 - Media Release - Aucklanders overwhelmingly back a proposed Climate Action...

As world burns, military spending tops $2 trillion

26 Apr 22 - Media Release - As the world burns and sea levels rise, global military...

GNS Science and Geo40 open new office in Japan

22 Apr 22 - Media Release - GNS Science and Geo40 have today announced a geothermal...

MTA says leave your car at home

21 Apr 22 - Media Release - The Motor Trade Association has some simple advice for Earth...

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