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Northern Corridor decision confirmed

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Northern Corridor decision confirmed

Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Northern Corridor decision confirmed ​22 November 2017 An independent Board of Inquiry appointed toconsider an application by the New Zealand Transport Agency, has released itsfinal decision giving approval to the Auckland-based Northern CorridorImprovements proposal. The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link ofAuckland’s Western […]

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Can we create healthy oceans and tackle climate change at the same time?

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Can we create healthy oceans and tackle climate change at the same time?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Can we create healthy oceans and tackle climate change at the same time? “We woke up to the fact that there’s ocean change just like climate change. We need ocean action like there’s climate action.” These words rang out at international climate talks last week, spoken by […]

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NZDF begins annual mission to Antarctica

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NZDF begins annual mission to Antarctica

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: NZDF begins annual mission to Antarctica Every year the New Zealand Defence Force transports dozens of scientists and tonnes of cargo to Antarctica and this year is no exception. The NZDF jetted off Tuesday morning with 90 New Zealand and American scientists and support staff and 12.5 tonnes of cargo […]

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Tiny Timbulsloko fights back in face of Indonesia’s ‘ecological disaster’

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Relocation, Climate research, Development, drones, Environment, Environmental activism, Environmental Journalism, Evening Report, farmers, Featured, Fishermen, Flooding, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, natural disasters, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, Semarang, Timbulsloko, Urban Planning  /  Comments Off on Tiny Timbulsloko fights back in face of Indonesia’s ‘ecological disaster’

Drone views of the village of Timbulsloko showing the scale of coastal erosion and sinking flatlands in an area that once used to to be rice fields on the edge of the Central Java city of Semarang. Mangroves are being rapidly re-established. Drone footage source: CoREM. Video: David Robie’s Café Pacific By David Robie in […]

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Women must be at centre of global climate solutions, says Fiji minister

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Climate gender, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Gender, Gender empowerment, Global Warming, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Women must be at centre of global climate solutions, says Fiji minister

Minister Mereseini Vuniwaqa … “important to emphasise the traditional roles and functions women in the Pacific play”. Image: Mereoni Mili/Wansolwara By Mereoni Mili in Bonn, Germany It is important that women and girls remain in the centre of climate solutions. These were the words of Fiji’s Minister of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa […]

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Migration expert calls for immediate climate action over displaced millions

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Climate Change Relocation, Climate Refugees, COP23, Democracy Now!, Environment, Evening Report, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Kiribati, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa, Security, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Migration expert calls for immediate climate action over displaced millions

Researchers in Bonn warn Pacific Islanders may be among the first to be forced to migrate due to climate change, as sea level rise threatens to make whole islands uninhabitable. Video: Democracy Now! At least 23 million people were displaced by extreme weather as a result of climate change. “If we act now in terms […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 16 November 2017

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 16 November 2017

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 16 November 2017 A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.  Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”.  Persistent hotspot regions […]

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‘Unusual’ seal pup spot near Scott Base

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on ‘Unusual’ seal pup spot near Scott Base

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: ‘Unusual’ seal pup spot near Scott Base IAIN McGREGOR/STUFF Mother weddell seals typically stay with their pups constantly for the first week or so and then encourage them into the water. Having two seals pups born immediately in front of Scott Base in Antarctica is “really unusual”, a professor of […]

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‘We need climate, nuclear justice,’ says Marshalls president and poet daughter

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Democracy Now!, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Hilda Heine, Human Rights, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Nuclear justice, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, Tony de Brum, US nuclear tests  /  Comments Off on ‘We need climate, nuclear justice,’ says Marshalls president and poet daughter

Gender Day at the UN Climate Change Conference. Democracy Now! talks to the president of the Marshall Islands, Hilda Heine, and her daughter, poet and climate change activist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner. This year’s UN climate summit is known as the first “Islands COP,” with Fiji presiding over the event, but hosting it in Bonn, Germany, because […]

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Indonesia’s development dilemmas – a green info gap and budget pressure

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Airports, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Business, Climate, Development, Development plan, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Forest fires, Forests, Global, Indonesia, Infrastructure, Joko Widodo, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, National Development Plan, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Palm Oil, PMC Reportage, Politics, Ports, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesia’s development dilemmas – a green info gap and budget pressure

Crucial to how Indonesia’s news outlets cover the environment – and its destruction – is the ownership and vested interests of the media landscape.  Video: Al Jazeera ANALYSIS: By David Robie in Yogyakarta In May, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo of Indonesia raised eyebrows across the archipelago when he inspected the Trans-Papua highway while trail blazing […]

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Great fun at Science NZ exhibition

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Great fun at Science NZ exhibition

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Great fun at Science NZ exhibition ESR’s exhibition at the Science New Zealand Conference at Te Papa was a real crowd pleaser. The exhibition which included displays from the seven Crown Research Institutes was held in the Ocenia Room at Te Papa from 9 -11 November as part of the 25th […]

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East West Link draft decision released

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on East West Link draft decision released

Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: East West Link draft decision released 14 November 2017 This summary has been prepared to help journalists and the general public understand the Board of Inquiry’s decision.  It does not comprise part of the reasons for that decision. The full decision, with reasons is the only authoritative […]

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Safe use of products to eradicate rats, mice and similar domestic pests

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Safe use of products to eradicate rats, mice and similar domestic pests

Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Safe use of products to eradicate rats, mice and similar domestic pests ​14 November 2017 Who will rid me of these rats? That was the cry of the Mayor of Hamelin in 1284, when the German town was infested with vermin. He turned to a mysterious pied […]

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Fiji, Philippines campaigners call for ‘real climate leadership’ at COP23

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, Democracy Now!, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, IBON International, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji, Philippines campaigners call for ‘real climate leadership’ at COP23

Democracy Now! talks to campaigners from the Philippines and Fiji. As the second week of the UN climate conference has got underway in Bonn, Germany, Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman speaks with two activists about the impact of climate change on their countries, and their goals for this year’s talks. “It was devastating to see thousands […]

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Activists from Puerto Rico to Pacific demand climate compo, no fossil fuels

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, Democracy Now!, Environment, Environmental activism, Evening Report, Featured, Global, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Activists from Puerto Rico to Pacific demand climate compo, no fossil fuels

Democracy Now!’s video on the Bonn protests demanding an end to fossil fuel extraction. Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the German capital Bonn for a rally and march to demand an end to fossil fuel extraction. These are some of their voices. CARLOTTA GROHMANN: Hi. My name is Carlotta Grohmann. I […]

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Australia accused of ‘bullying’ Pacific neighbours out of climate compo

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Climate, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, fossil fuels, Greenpeace Pacific, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Australia accused of ‘bullying’ Pacific neighbours out of climate compo

Greenpeace political message to COP23 on fossil fuels. Image: Greenpeace Pacific Media Report Newsdesk Australia has picked up a second Fossil of the Day award at COP23 in Bonn for seeking to twist, water down and delete references to finance from the loss and damage decision text, Greenpeace reports. Loss and damage refers to impacts […]

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Pioneering Antarctic women honoured at Scott Base

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Pioneering Antarctic women honoured at Scott Base

Three pioneering female scientists have been honoured at New Zealand’s base in Antarctica, including the first Kiwi woman to work on the ice. Three laboratories at Scott Base’s newly refurbished Hillary Field Centre were officially renamed on Monday morning, celebrating their efforts. Antarctica NZ’s acting chief science advisor Dr Fiona Shanhun said the naming celebrates […]

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Big oil is destructive in more ways than one

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Big oil is destructive in more ways than one

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Big oil is destructive in more ways than one This September I took my first trip to Russia to join the celebration of Greenpeace Russia’s 25 Year Anniversary. In big cities like Moscow, oil powered transport is a major source of pollution and greenhouse gases emissions. This […]

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Bentley Effect doco aims to ‘inspire’ NZ fight against oil, gas exploration

By   /  November 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, 350.org Aotearoa, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Bentley, Brendan Shoebridge, Climate, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fossil Free UoA, Greenpeace NZ, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Oil and gas, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, The Bentley Effect  /  Comments Off on Bentley Effect doco aims to ‘inspire’ NZ fight against oil, gas exploration

The Bentley Effect … “inspiring celebration of the power of community”. Video: The Bentley Effect Movie By Kendall Hutt in Auckland In 2010, gas exploration in Australia’s Northern Rivers region of New South Wales sparked protest and rallied a community into becoming a broad-based social movement. The exploration by Sydney-based company Metgasco faced a five-year […]

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‘Healers, not harmers’ – Climate Warriors present COP23 declaration

By   /  November 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Climate policy, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, Have Your Sei, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Climate Warriors, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Talanoa, Voreqe Bainimarama  /  Comments Off on ‘Healers, not harmers’ – Climate Warriors present COP23 declaration

“We all stand together as one family” … Pacific Climate Warriors Declaration on Climate Change presented at COP23. Image: 350 Pacific Climate activists from across the Pacific region have presented a declaration on climate change to key Pacific environmental leaders at COP23. The Pacific Climate Warriors Declaration on Climate Change, part of 350’s Have Your […]

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