Mining Our Future Catherine Delahunty and Gareth Hughes invite you to a hui to discuss the Government's broad "drill it, mine it" agenda for NZ.
Robot spies make new science discoveries in Fiordland Stunning new footage of undersea sills in Dusky and Doubtful Sounds, brimming with sea life, corals and sponges. [Scoop]
Austerity has not made people care less about the environment The British public understands the complex role the environment plays in our lives – for the economy, our jobs and our future. [Guardian]
World's rarest ducklings Madagascan pochards hatch
In San Francisco, humans reclaim the right-of-way In San Francisco over the last few years, residents have transformed parking spots into community spaces, closed off stretches of a neighborhood's streets to auto traffic, and otherwise reclaimed the streets for humans. [Grist]
Regenerative river swimming pool in Berlin An exciting project to regenerate the old canal in the city center of Berlin into a clean, multi-recreational swimming pool. [Inhabitat]
Stopping climate change is much cheaper than you think A new report from the United Kingdom's leading climate change watchdog refutes the oft-cited argument that climate action will herald economic Armageddon. [Mother Jones]
There's more to happiness than GDP and there's a new report to prove it. [Treehugger]
Indigenous peoples can show the path to low-carbon living if their land rights are recognized Emissions from most indigenous peoples are amongst the lowest in the world. [National Geographic]
The coolest-looking, least practical bike helmet we've ever seen Beautiful bike helmet that would shatter into dangerous splinters if you ever actually fell on your head. [Grist]
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The Green Party believes we need to invest now to build a smart, green economy that will create jobs and prosperity for all. The Government's spending and tax decisions should support fairness and environmental sustainability, while responsibly managing debt.
Unfortunately, the current Government is borrowing over a billion dollars a year to build low-value motorways and another billion a year for the 2010 tax changes, while claiming that cuts to vital public services are unavoidable.
The Greens are challenging the Government to justify why it is prioritising borrowing for tax cuts and unnecessary motorways. New Zealanders deserve to get the most value for our tax dollars and investment in a smart, green economy.
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