Pictures: Amazing transportation inventions [National Geographic]
Call to save New Zealand's rivers A lack of protection and an emphasis on development have brought about the degradation of New Zealand's pristine rivers. [Stuff]
Blow to whaling campaign: Sea Shepherd pilot denied visa A former US Marine helicopter pilot, who finds the whaling fleet so Sea Shepherd protesters can stop the hunt, says he has been denied a visa to join the activists in Australia. [SMH]
Japan's Meiji recalls baby milk after caesium find The factory's location is within 200 miles (320km) of the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant. [BBC]
Coming soon to the southwest: The age of thirst The western US could soon face the greatest water crisis in the history of civilisation. [Mother Jones]
What is the IPCC? Find out in this part of the Guardian's ultimate climate change FAQ. [Guardian]
Dirty laundry Clothes washers are pumping plastic into the ocean. [Conservation]
Boxpark: London's first Pop-Up Shipping Container Mall Opens in Shoreditch The stores are compact in their own right, taking up only 1-3 containers - a refreshing rebut to ginormous vanilla shopping malls wrapped in endless parking lots.
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The new National and ACT coalition agreement includes privatising parts of the education and welfare systems. They plan to set up business-run charter schools, a model which has failed overseas and will drain much needed funding from state schools.
Another part of the plan is to bring in private companies to provide work and income services to people looking for work. Private companies profiting from welfare has led to more poverty and inequality in the UK. These policies do nothing to address the growing inequality in New Zealand and will in many cases make life harder for our most vulnerable citizens.
The Green Party is committed to a New Zealand where everyone gets a fair go - we need a quality free public education system and a social safety net that puts children first not the profits of private companies.
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