Exercise is the best way to cultivate more happiness

 Tamaki Makaurau - Research shows it can take as little as five minutes to feel the mood-boosting effects of working out, as exercise can help bring more happiness. The mood-enhancing effects of exercise are well-documented, and it's become standard practice for doctors to prescribe more movement to patients who report feeling down

Young people, not older, determined to tackle climate crisis

Otautahi - Many young people are determined to tackle the climate crisis, new research shows, but they don’t believe adults will step up to the plate. The climate crisis is impacting Aotearoa New Zealand more every year, and many feel hopeless about it. Analysis by global researcher United Minds conducted a study on

Zero-waste shopping comes to Japan

Ōtepoti  - Loop, the retail supplier that offers recyclable, reusable packaging, has has partnered with a major Japanese retailer as it continues to roll out its circular economy approach to retail around the world. Most Japanese people want more action to address plastic pollution. Shoppers’ attitudes and habits will have to

NZ vehicle emissions too high

Te Whanganui-a-Tara - New Zealand’s light vehicle transport emissions, per capita, are almost as much as the total per capita emissions of India, from all sources. It is significant that New Zealand places controls on fossil fuel emissions for ground transport. Of the country's emissions that are not biogenic methane from ruminant

Covid virus strains becoming more airborne

A new study has found covid-19's new strains is evolving toward more efficient aerosol generation and loose-fitting masks provide significant but only modest source control. The research suggests the need for better ventilation and tight-fitting masks, in addition to widespread vaccination to help stop spread of the virus. Until vaccination rates are

All new London buses to be zero emission

From now on, all new London buses will be zero emission. This is yet another bold step London is taking to reduce carbon emissions and clean up London’s air. It will boost the city’s green economy and help to support more jobs, too, says London’s mayor Sadiq Khan. Buses are the busiest

Solar now the second-fastest growing renewable technology

Ōtautahi - Solar power generation grew 22 percent in 2019 and is now the cheapest source of electricity in history, according to the International Energy Agency. As adoption gathers pace globally, innovative projects are coming to the fore. A reservoir in the Swiss Alps is home to the world’s highest floating

One in three Brits drink plant-based milk

Te Whanganui-a-Tara - One in three Brits drink plant-based milk and young people are leading the uptake, with 44 percent saying they drink plant-based milk alternatives which is a record high. Brits are consuming more plant-based milk, says research company. According to a new report, the plant-based milk market is continuing to