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Generation Zero questions Auckland Council’s sign-off for greenfield land in Helensville

Generation Zero gained confidential minutes obtained through a Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act request to show how the… Read More

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The challenges of opensource and freeware

People are really surprised when I tell them that you do not have to pay for better software alternatives. And… Read More

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Despite Industry Opposition, Scientists Report Formaldehyde Causes Cancer

A new NAS report said that formaldehyde, which can be present in common households items such as clothing, wooden furniture… Read More

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Respect: Separating New Zealands aging population?

Does it mean our cities will be shrinking while retirement villages will be growing? Is it really a good idea… Read More

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German Solar Experience Offers Critical ‘Lessons Learned’

Germany has been through a long history of coal, nuclear and renewables. And there are lessons to be learnt, for… Read More

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For First Time, California Gets Ready For Mandatory Water Restrictions

California has some water issues for some time but now it's official. That does however not come as a surprise.… Read More

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Harvard Fossil Fuel (un-)Divestment Statement

Fossil fuel divestment  has been a big subject lately. Several large institutions and companies have moved away from any fossil… Read More

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Wreck the environment – drive an electric car – REALLY?

Some time ago I was pointed to an article that outlined the environmental issues and hazards of electric cars. You… Read More

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Nicaragua’s National Development Plan Aims To Be 94% Powered By Renewable Sources By 2017

The Central American country of Nicaragua has never been as fortunate as its neighbors when it comes to energy reserves.… Read More

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World Council of Churches Endorses Fossil Fuel Divestment

The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), a fellowship of over 300 churches which represent some 590… Read More

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