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    New Zealand Bans New Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

    New Zealand Bans New Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

    New Zealand will no longer offer new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday. “The whole world is going in this direction,” Ardern said. “We all signed up to the Paris agreement that said we’re moving towards carbon-neutrality, and now we need to act on it.” The ban only […]

    New Zealand Government to Plant 100 Million Trees Yearly

    New Zealand Government to Plant 100 Million Trees Yearly

    New Zealand‘s next prime minister Jacinda Ardern has set ambitious environmental policies to confront a warming planet. “I do anticipate that we will be a government, as I said during the campaign, that will be absolutely focused on the challenge of climate change,” said Ardern, whose Labour party has signed a coalition agreement with the […]