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The threat of expensive payouts may already be having an effect. Tom Stoddart/Getty Images

How treaties protecting fossil fuel investors could jeopardize global efforts to save the climate – and cost countries billions

A new study adds up the potential legal and financial risk countries could face from hundreds of agreements, like those under the Energy Charter Treaty.
Smoke and dust as food is prepared for a traditional Māori feast or Hangi, Rotorua New Zealand. Shutterstock

Restrictions on cultural hunting practices are limiting Indigenous people’s access to food during the pandemic

Many Indigenous people in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand are lacking food security due to public health orders preventing them from traditional food sourcing.
Stringent restrictions trying to completely eliminate the virus in Australia are testing the public’s resilience. James Ross/EPA-EFE

Why I no longer think we can eliminate COVID – public health expert

As New Zealand enters another lockdown after detecting a single COVID case, it’s time to consider whether stringent zero COVID strategies are feasible in the long term.

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