A recent report issued by the New Zealand Productivity Commission has found that this is an achievable goal, even under modest forecasts of technological progress and increases in carbon price reports Robert McLachlan. Professor in Applied Mathematics, Massey University.
The government is actively considering whether the water services currently supplied by local government should be merged into a number of larger jointly owned entities to help both fund and ensure the quality of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services
The strains on New Zealand’s water infrastructure were a hot topic at a local government summit this week. Everyone is preparing for change, but concrete decisions from the Government still appear some time away. “What we can be absolutely certain of is change.”
LGNZ’s Water 2050: Quality – Review of the framework for water quality discussion paper released today has identified three key issues for New Zealand’s framework for water quality, and points to opportunities for change that could be a focus under the Government’s Three Waters Review.
London currently uses over a billion single-use plastic water bottles every single year. To raise awareness, an art installation showing the drastic damage humans are doing to the environment by discarding plastic bottles was unveiled at London Zoo.
The New Zealand government has provided NZ$ 80 000 (or US$ 55 600) worth of funding to Mint Innovation so the chemistry and microbiology specialist can explore new ways to recover valuable metals from used electronics.
|| A back gate that opens up an environmental vista for the Andersons who having lived on the fringe of Napier over the past 10 years have taken the time and the interest to observe the number of native and introduced birds living in the immediate area of their back gate.
Campaigners have failed in an attempt to force fast food chain McDonald’s to reveal its use of plastic straws. The proposal was put forward by a small shareholder and backed by pressure group SumOfUs. However, 92% of shareholders rejected the idea. McDonald’s reportedly said that the measure would be “unnecessary”. Plastic straws have been targeted by environmental pressure groups as part of a wider effort to cut single-use plastic packaging. This week, hotel group Hilton announced it would be eliminating plastic straws and bottles worldwide. Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium, which is set to open later this year, will also ban…