Our research shows NZ’s potential to burn forestry waste and capture the emissions in geothermal wells. But we’ll need new partnerships between power generators, manufacturers and the forestry sector.
Rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may be a boon for maize crops in tropical growing regions like those found in much of Africa.
New breakwater designs and more sustainable materials can cut the carbon cost of coastal defences by 40%.
Rising temperatures mean longer, earlier pollen seasons, but the bigger problem is what carbon dioxide will do to the amount of pollen being released. A 200% increase is possible this century.
The reduction of inequality is crucial from an ethical point of view as well as the fact that will open new possibilities on how to tackle climate change.
Plan to cut emissions quickly, use offsets sparingly and set broader goals for improving society.
Klaus Lackner is finding new ways to cut the technology’s high costs and energy demand, and he’s about to launch the first ‘mechanical tree’.
Soaking up and storing CO₂ is not just a question of technology.
Pollution from more frequent floods and wildfires – exacerbated by the warming climate – is threatening human health and poses particular risks to the brain.
Embodied emissions in buildings could be a hidden setback for carbon reduction targets.
The global shipping sector delivers 90% of global trade and has a carbon footprint the size of Germany’s.
Targets for reductions in methane and other greenhouse gases should be guided by science, and set in line with the Paris deal.
Take a closer look at what’s driving climate change and how scientists know CO2 is involved, in a series of charts examining the evidence in different ways.
Halting forest loss is a crucial milestone on the road to net zero.
Saudi Arabia and soon Australia are making net zero pledges, but they have no plans to wind down fossil fuel output soon.
CO₂ is used in a range of industries, from food production to pharmaceuticals.
The world is moving away fossil fuels, and there’s nothing Australia can do about it. Racing to dig up and sell whatever fossil fuels we can before the timer stops is not a future-proof strategy.
Secondary forests are growing on deforested land in the Amazon – but not enough to offset emissions from logging.
New research shows how the Montreal Protocol protected vegetation, helping keep carbon out of the atmosphere.
Hydrogen fuel derived from natural gas may be worse for the climate than the fossil fuel even with carbon capture and storage.