Dairy plant's power conversion

This dairy factory in the Waikato will soon be using wood pallets to fuel its boiler, possibly the first large-scale ...

Fonterra is nearly ready to switch its Te Awamutu plant over to wood pellet energy in a move away from coal.

Product stewardship a 'turning point in war on waste'

Adele Rose, chief executive of waste minimisation organisation 3R Group, says new product stewardship policy is "a ...

Industries welcome regulation to help prevent subsidising freeloaders not participating in voluntary schemes.

Lockdowns haven't saved the planet

By investing in low-carbon tech to stimulate economies in the wake of Covid-19, we could limit global warming to 1.5C.

Widespread lockdowns will have a negligible effect on global temperatures, says a new study. But a green spend-up could make the difference.

Council to decide on move to riverside

Flood mapping used by Nelson City Council to guide requirements for developers to raise floor or ground levels.

Council that has declared a climate emergency considers plans to move its offices closer to tidal river.

Experts say new law should set the path for managed retreat video

04042002/ Waves threaten seaside baches for a second time, as high tide peaks between Haumoana and TeAwanga, ...

As the sea rises and threatens coastal properties, some communities will need to retreat. But the Government needs to tell us how.

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green travel

Could the guilt-free 'green' holiday become reality?

There has been a major push for the UK to cut carbon emissions.

British scientists lead "clean skies" drive with ammonia-fuelled jets.

Think 'nature is returning' without tourists? Think again

The Raja Ampat archipelago in West Papua.

Covid-19 has ground travel to a halt, but it's not all good news for the environment.

Lockdowns haven't saved the planet

By investing in low-carbon tech to stimulate economies in the wake of Covid-19, we could limit global warming to 1.5C.

Widespread lockdowns will have a negligible effect on global temperatures, says a new study. But a green spend-up could make the difference.

Zero-emission flying: Can airplanes go green?

ZeroAvia's modified Piper Mirage six-seater turboprop.

This Piper Malibu Mirage six-seater made some aviation history last month. Is it the future of flying?

KiwiRail has forgotten regional NZ

The TranzAlpline has been labelled one of the best train trips in the world.

OPINION: Kiwi Rail has abandoned regional towns and businesses, just as the economy starts its Covid-19 recovery.

green business

Grow your sustainability plan

Sam Stubbs is founder of non-profit fund manager Simplicity.

SPONSORED: Kiwi businesses, big and small, are helping grow a brighter future by funding native trees through Trees That Count.

Dairy plant's power conversion

This dairy factory in the Waikato will soon be using wood pallets to fuel its boiler, possibly the first large-scale ...

Fonterra is nearly ready to switch its Te Awamutu plant over to wood pellet energy in a move away from coal.

The real cost behind a $60 Kiwi T-shirt

Joanna McLeod says there are a lot of extra costs behind NZ Made products.

Kiwis have unrealistic expectations about the true cost of making quality clothes here.

Hello Fresh wants to become a global carbon-neutral meal kit company video

Meal kit delivery company Hello Fresh plans to offset at least 36,000 tonnes of emissions in NZ by the end of this year ...

Meal kit delivery company Hello Fresh plans to offset at least 36,000 tonnes of direct carbon emissions by funding climate protection projects.

The Warehouse will no longer sell coal

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The Warehouse has celebrated its carbon neutral status but still sells coal.

Retailer decides that selling coal doesn't align with company values.

electric vehicles

Cadillac’s first-ever EV is here video

It’s a bit big to be a crossover but boy, is it good looking.

Yet another 'Tesla killer'? Doesn’t matter, it's a fully electric Cadillac.

Details emerge on LDV's upcoming electric van video

Maxus LDV eDeliver 3 van

LDV has revealed some details on the upcoming eDeliver 3 electric van, some of which could apply to the electric T60 ute.

Elon Musk says Tesla headquarters could still leave California

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck at Tesla's design studio in ...

Despite winning a standoff with Californian officials over reopening his factory, Elon Musk is sticking with his threat to move company headquarters to another state.

LDV to launch pure-electric ute here next year video

The T60 workhorse is getting a fully electric version next year.

The first electric ute to sell in New Zealand won't be a Ranger, Hilux or Navara.

Could electric car batteries feed power back into the grid?

You could charge your electric vehicle with solar photovoltaic panels, and if the EV is not used, the stored energy ...

Vehicle-to-grid technology is seen as the future as we move towards more electrification of transport and a smart grid.

climate: explained

Climate Explained: Is humanity doomed?

To limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, we'll need to cut global emissions by 7.6 per cent ...

A reader asks, if in 2030 we have not reduced emissions in a way that we stay under say 2℃ (I've frankly given up on 1.5℃), are we doomed ten?

What if we took all farm animals off the land?

If New Zealand stopped farming cattle and sheep, it would remove methane emissions.

A reader asks, what would happen if we removed all cows and sheep from the country and grew plants in their place?

Will the Covid-19 lockdown slow the effects of climate change?

Auckland's pink cycleway is called The Lightpath. There was less travel by road during the lockdown and an increase in ...

 A reader asks, do you think the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown will slow or possibly reverse the effects of climate change?

World without greenhouse gas

What would the world be like without humanity's contribution to greenhouse gases?

If humans had not contributed to greenhouses gases in any way at all, what would the global temperature be today?

more from the forever project

Economic meltdown threatens Europe's war on plastic play stuff

Recycling facility

Giving new life to plastic trash is what gets Carlos Bento out of bed each day But the crisis has caused revenues to drop by up to 40 percent at Micronipol, the large recycling facility he runs in central Portugal.

Lockdowns haven't saved the planet

By investing in low-carbon tech to stimulate economies in the wake of Covid-19, we could limit global warming to 1.5C.

Widespread lockdowns will have a negligible effect on global temperatures, says a new study. But a green spend-up could make the difference.

The science of predicting avalanches in Fiordland video

Avalanche technician Brad Carpenter (left) and Milford Road Alliance manager Kevin Thompson inspect the Mount Belle ...

A small team of internationally recognised avalanche technicians work hard to keep people who use the Milford Rd safe.

Fiat Chrysler to recall vehicles that may pollute too much

Fiat Chrysler is recalling around 1 million vehicles that use the 2.4-litre ‘Tigershark’ engine in the USA.

Fiat Chrysler is recalling around 1 million vehicles in the USA after it was found that the 2.4-litre ‘Tigershark’ engine exceeds emission standards.

Council to decide on move to riverside

Flood mapping used by Nelson City Council to guide requirements for developers to raise floor or ground levels.

Council that has declared a climate emergency considers plans to move its offices closer to tidal river.

Let's hold an election debate solely on climate change

In 2017, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said climate change is “my generation's nuclear-free moment”.

OPINION: The changing climate is the biggest issue facing us. Shouldn't we make political leaders debate it in depth?

Rare hourglass dolphin washes up in Southland

A rare hourglass dolphin has been found on Orepuki Beach in Southland. It is the third time the subantarctic dolphin has ...

A rare subantarctic hourglass dolphin has been found on a beach in Southland. It's the third one ever to wash up in New Zealand.

How will seals and kiwis fare in a changing climate? video

Kiwis, such as this one-month-old North Island brown kiwi chick, face a tougher environment as the planet warms up.

With increasing dry conditions, our native bird could struggle to access grub, according to DOC's new adaptation plan. Seals may leave the mainland.

Experts say new law should set the path for managed retreat video

04042002/ Waves threaten seaside baches for a second time, as high tide peaks between Haumoana and TeAwanga, ...

As the sea rises and threatens coastal properties, some communities will need to retreat. But the Government needs to tell us how.

Hello Fresh wants to become a global carbon-neutral meal kit company video

Meal kit delivery company Hello Fresh plans to offset at least 36,000 tonnes of emissions in NZ by the end of this year ...

Meal kit delivery company Hello Fresh plans to offset at least 36,000 tonnes of direct carbon emissions by funding climate protection projects.

Emissions scheme left scar on Kiwi landscape, departing MP says video

David Carter says the emissions trading scheme was badly designed.

Former minister David Carter used his farewell speech as an MP to admit a major climate change policy had created a “permanent downside" for NZ.

Best bach defies climate change

Buckleton’s Boat Shed by RTA Studio, is an award-winning Tawharanui bach on poles designed to accommodate rising sea levels.

This award-winning boat-shed bach on poles with stunning interior is the best idea we've seen in years.

How climate change could be a factor in UK free trade deal video

British High Commissioner Laura Clarke spoke with former Prime Minister Helen Clark about climate change, the ...

Six weeks after New Zealand and the United Kingdom started negotiating a free trade agreement, Stuff sat down with British High Commissioner Laura Clarke to talk farming exports and climate change.

NZ lacks policies to reach zero carbon, says independent group video

Industry and activists want auction cash to be ring-fenced, with 85 per cent of public submissions supporting the idea.

Independent analysis says leaving methane in its own category gives cover to carbon emitters, and puts NZ off track for 1.5C.

'Greenwashing' breaches explained

Green groups welcome new guidelines, warning businesses they face prosecution for making vague or inaccurate claims ...

Companies are warned not to make vague or exaggerated environmental claims, if they want to avoid prosecution under the Fair Trading Act.

Could electric car batteries feed power back into the grid?

You could charge your electric vehicle with solar photovoltaic panels, and if the EV is not used, the stored energy ...

Vehicle-to-grid technology is seen as the future as we move towards more electrification of transport and a smart grid.

The Warehouse is carbon neutral but still selling coal?

Anne Nelson says it is hypocritical of The Warehouse to celebrate its carbon neutral status while selling coal.

Shopper, Anne Nelson, is “dismayed” that The Warehouse is still selling coal, 18 months after declaring itself as carbon neutral.

Extreme rain, thunderstorms smash weather records in Northland

The town of Moerewa was inundated after the massive downpour on July 17.

Records dating back to the 1940s and '50s broken as more than a quarter of a metre of rain fell in the north.

Kiwi transport company Go Bus sold to major Australian operator Kinetic

Go Bus has been sold to major Australian operator Kinetic. (File photo)

Mebourne-based company Kinetic says the sale means it will have the largest electric passenger vehicle network in Australasia within a year.

Change makers walking the walk

Nelson City councillor Rohan O’Neill Stevens, left, hosts a panel with Nelson Tasman Climate Forum members Hannah ...

It was a night of inspiration from Nelson Tasman Climate Forum members, comitted to helping change the future for a more sustainable, liveable future.

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