Friday, July 1, 2022

Tag: New Zealand

New Zealand to ban most single-use plastics over the next 4...

“Phasing out unnecessary and problematic plastics will help reduce waste to landfill, improve our recycling system and encourage reusable or environmentally responsible alternatives.”

New Zealand plans to become first country to require climate risk...

New Zealand could be the first country in the world to require its major financial institutions to report on the risks posed...

New Zealand Parliament votes to decriminalize abortion care

“From now abortions will be rightly treated as a health issue. The previous law required a woman seeking an abortion to go through many hoops.”

One mass shooting and New Zealand’s prime minister bans assault rifles

"We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country a safer place."

After deadly 1996 massacre, Australia overhauled its gun laws. New Zealand...

"The clear lesson from history around the world is that to make our communities safer, the time to act is now."

White Supremacist kills 49 Muslim worshipers in New Zealand as Islamophobic...

The gunman live-streamed the attack and published a manifesto in which he praised President Donald Trump as “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.”

New Zealand government to plant 100 million trees yearly

New Zealand’s youngest leader in more than 150 years plans to take the country on a more liberal path after nine years of conservative rule.

How a free grocery store is cutting food waste – and...

Each weeknight, The Free Store redistributes up to 1,500 surplus food items to anyone who wants them – no questions asked.

Hundreds of whales stranded on New Zealand beach

Whale stranding is quite common in this area around this time of year, but the recent numbers are shocking.

The Whalers Are Long Gone, but These Great Whales Are Still...

Researchers have created the first reliable population estimates for the now-rare New Zealand southern right whale.

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Naomi Klein: The US is in the midst of a ‘shock-and-awe judicial coup’

"The rolling judicial coup coming from this court is by no means over," warned the author of "The Shock Doctrine."

Divided we fail: A way forward for a divided progressive left?

Those that attempt to divide the progressive left into opposing camps at war with each other are almost as big a threat to the movement as the far right.

NATO and a war foretold

While the world determines how to hold Russia accountable for the horrors it is committing in Ukraine, the members of NATO should do some honest self-reflection.

“Where will the nuclear waste go?”

So, what should be done about nuclear waste?

4 myths about raising the minimum wage

We’re the richest country in the world, home to the richest people on the planet. We can, and we must, treat our workers with the dignity and respect they deserve.