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Fighting climate change with AI
With data provided from weather stations around the world, measuring wind speed, air pressure, temperature, and many other data points, AI can then identify patterns and give a holistic view of how our planet is changing.
World's stinkiest fruit could charge a laptop in seconds
Researchers from the University of Sydney used the notoriously odorous durian to create energy stores that can store electricity, and subsequently be used for rapid charging.
Qlik launches challenge to fight climate change with data
"We are thrilled to do our part in enabling the next generation to create real solutions to climate issues through data.”
Smart building market boosted by climate change concerns
New sustainability regulations will create growth opportunities for the market which is projected to reach US$109.48 billion by 2026.
Swiss lead charge on data centre efficiency certification
HPE, academia and industry have launched a data centre efficiency label to decarbonise data centres and significantly reduce their energy consumption.
Microsoft’s ‘moonshot’ goals to be carbon negative by 2030
The company also aims to remove all carbon it has directly or indirectly emitted into the environment by 2050.
Christchurch hosts two events to inspire social entrepreneurship in NZ
This month Christchurch has hosted two key events designed to encourage social entrepreneurship and innovation within New Zealand, with a particular focus on climate change and sustainability.
Kiwi startup making waves in electric transport
“We’re helping organisations address one the biggest challenge of our time climate change by giving them a practical way to reduce their own carbon footprint."
Saildrone completes first unmanned trip around Antarctica
196 days of travel and more than 22,000 kilometres in conditions such as freezing temperatures, 15-metre waves, 130 km/h winds, and even collisions with icebergs.
Kiwis warming up to electric vehicles, cost remains barrier
“With climate change top of mind for many people, a range of new models on the market and rising fuel costs, we think more Kiwis will make the switch in the near future."
Wellington to support startups tackling climate change
The Zero Carbon Challenge is a programme bringing together business, social enterprise, and local government to promote the low carbon economy.
Farmers looking for data to help change bad habits
It is no secret that agriculture is a massive cause of environmental issues in NZ. Farmers say they are willing to change, if they get the right data.
Aussie tech company aims to nix shipping emissions globally
Calix claims its exhaust scrubbing technology can go as far as making the global shipping industry carbon negative.
Microsoft pushes India towards climate change goals with new solar energy deal
“Investing in local solar energy to help power our new Bangalore office building is good for Microsoft, good for India and good for the environment."
Tourists feel the chill of Antarctica in Air NZ’s next safety video
Air NZ’s next safety video will highlight the fundamental importance of Antarctica in understanding global climate change.
New report shines a light on the reality of sustainability in NZ
The research names the nation’s most sustainable brands with Ecostore, Fairtrade and Tesla topping the list.
James Shaw, electric cars & the winners of the 2017 Sustainable Business Awards
“Doing business sustainably is going to be key to New Zealand’s future economic success," says Climate Change Minister James Shaw.
Tech predicted to have biggest impact on future - over increased equality
In a survey commissioned by Vodafone Group, almost a fifth of respondents put technological innovation at the top of the list.
Small-town New Zealand organisation ranked tenth in the world for climate change work
"We brought diverse groups together to find solutions to the hard questions that affect this country.”
Remote observation tech gives classrooms an Ocean view
"I believe all kids need to have an understanding of science – of how it is all around us and why things do what they do."
NZ Super Fund gets AAA rating following release of climate change strategy
European asset owners are the global leaders on managing climate risk but Australia and New Zealand are now beginning to rival Europe.
Climate change and sustainability top of the agenda for smart city objectives
Climate change, resilience and sustainability will make up half of all smart city objectives by 2020, according to the latest research from Gartner.
Digital divide and climate change: Huawei outlines their commitments
“Our stakeholders are placing increasingly high requirements on us, and we are striving to turn these challenges into competitive advantage.”
Bring your climate change solution to life with Wellington's Smart Energy Challenge
The award winning initiative brings to life citizen-led climate change solutions for Wellington City. The partnership is jointly run by Wellington City Council and Enspiral.