Most UK kids are vegan, or vegetarian or want to be

Ōtautahi  - Nearly 60 percent of children in the UK are vegan or vegetarian or want to be, a new survey has found. BBC Good Food surveyed 1004 children between the ages of five and 16. The global food media brand discovered that right percent of participants were eating a fully plant-based

Most plastics not been recycled since 1950s

Tāmaki Makaurau - About 8 billion tonnes of plastic has been produced globally since the 1950s, but only 10 percent has actually been recycled. Recycling is increasingly seen as an unsuitable solution to the growing volume of food waste produced by the world. In addition to reducing our overall consumption levels, addressing

New structure for NZ Fire and Emergency

Te Whanganui-a-Tara - Fire and Emergency New Zealand has made a substantial change to its set up, reaching a significant milestone as New Zealand’s first unified firefighting organisation. September 27, 2021 marks the stand-up of 17 new districts, replacing an historic split where there were 24 urban areas and 18 rural

WHO tightens air quality guidelines, first time in 16 years

Otautahi - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has tightened its air quality guideline, marking the first change in them since 2005. The new recommendations could save millions of lives. The WHO hopes that the changes will encourage member countries towards actions that slash fossil fuel emissions. Scientists applauded the new guidelines but worried

Restoring global forests essential to combating climate change

Ōtepoti - Conserving and restoring degraded forest landscapes are essential to combating global climate change and preventing biodiversity loss. Companies from across sectors are working together through the World Economic Forum’s initiative, which supports a global movement to support 1 trillion trees by 2030. With the launch of their global pledge

A 50 percent reduction in Aussie GHG emissions implausible

Te Whanganui-a-Tara - A group of Australian sports people headed by former Wallabies captain David Pocock have got together to tackle the climate crisis. The campaign, named The Cool Down, was launched by Pocock who, after retiring from rugby two years ago, is focusing his energies on conservation and climate activism. Pocock is

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