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Will ‘Playing God’ be our saviour?

John Kerr posted in on July 14th, 2011.

In an article published in the Dominion Post , environmental author Mark Lynas explains why mankind must embrace technologies like nuclear power and geo-engineering if we are to survive the ‘age of the human’. The article, syndicated from the UK paper The Telegraph, is derived from Lynas’ upcoming book The God Species: How the Planet […]

The future of coal in New Zealand

Dacia Herbulock posted in on May 17th, 2011.

The future of coal and proposed lignite developments in Southland, and their role in feeding growing energy needs here and abroad was the focus of a symposium in Wellington today. The event, organised by Victoria University of Wellington’s Institute for Policy Studies, featured visiting NASA climate scientist Dr James Hansen, and canvassed the views of […]

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