Environment

IPCC climate report released October 2018

Photo: NASA/NOAA GOES Project ‘We have just 12 years to make massive and unprecedented changes to global energy infrastructure to limit global warming to moderate levels, the United Nation’s climate science body said in a monumental new report released Sunday.’ Read discussion on this major report: Climate report warns of need for rapid, unprecedented change […]

Trees That Count 2017

Read about this great initiative at http://www.treesthatcount.co.nz: Many hands make light work How many native trees are we planting in New Zealand? Could we do more? With your help we can. Trees That Count is building a movement to help New Zealand plant more native trees. It’s about counting how many native trees that you […]

Susanne Becken – The Price of Oil and the Environment [RNZ Interview]

If you’re interested in the implications of cheaper oil for the environment and tourism in NZ this interview is worth listening to.

The Environment Aotearoa 2015 report released

Wind Farm

A major report paints a bleak picture of the current state of NZ’s environment. Read the Report here »

Elon Musk Announces Tesla Energy – and how we can Save the Planet

Elon Musk announces Tesla Energy

OK, sure – he’s selling a product, but this is inspiring stuff. You could be forgiven for thinking he actually wants to change the world – one battery at a time. And in case you miss it – it’s all being open-sourced.

‘Limits to Growth’ book vindicated in light of new research – we’re nearing collapse

Scrap yard showing pile of car bodies

“The 1972 book Limits to Growth, which predicted our civilisation would probably collapse some time this century, has been criticised as doomsday fantasy since it was published. […] So were they right?”

Alarm sounds for native wildlife – NZ Herald

North Island Brown Kiwi

Losing our native species is not an inevitability but a choice – and one that could hurt New Zealand in more ways than we realise. That’s the message in a new book that will draw on one of the most comprehensive reviews of biodiversity and related policy done in New Zealand.

Free Recycling Scheme to be trialled in Nelson & Richmond

Nelson and Richmond streets will become a bargain-hunting ground next month with the launch of a free recycling scheme. Second Hand Sunday will give Nelson, Stoke and Richmond residents the opportunity to make someone’s trash their treasure. The initiative will be trialled by the Nelson city and Tasman district councils for the first time on […]

Koanga Institute would like your help to save the seeds [video]

Koanga

Koanga Institute would like your help to save the seeds [video]

UN Report: World Must Move Away From ‘Dirty’ Fuels

Here are a couple of good articles from the BBC on this significant report: BBC News Science & Environment: “World must end ‘dirty’ fuel use – UN” BBC News Science & Environment: “Climate mitigation report: Key findings”  

Solar Impulse 2 Unveiled

Some great coverage by Treehugger’s Zachary Shahan: You’ve probably heard of the Solar Impulse. It’s a solar-powered airplane that flew across the United States last year. It broke numerous aviation records along the way as well as during flights in Europe and Africa beforehand. However, the Solar Impulse was just a prototype. The Solar Impulse […]

Country Calendar – Chaos Springs

Chaos Springs farm

Chaos Springs Screened April 5 2014 – Watch it on TVNZ Ondemand From http://tvnz.co.nz/country-calendar/episode-8-chaos-springs-5874292: New Zealander Jenny Erickson used to grow organic lettuce and herbs in the USA – but when she struggled to find good-quality compost, her business took an unexpected new direction. She went to a seminar on organic compost-making and realised her […]