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Artificial Intelligence
Digital enviro tech could save companies money but adoption is slow
According to a report from Frost & Sullivan and Envirosuite, environmental management tools can bring growth, innovation and bottom-line savings.
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Digital Transformation
Environmental Intelligence sector increasingly important, report states
The EI sector is emerging as one where technology meets real-world challenges, and is set to become more significant as climate change and environmental issues dominate public interest, the report states.
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Drones
Plant a tree, save the planet: The Kiwis taking tech to the forest
“We're all in this together and share the same future on this planet. We've designed the app so that anyone anywhere can do their part in protecting our earth."
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Cloud
Apple pledges 100% carbon neutrality by 2030
The commitment includes efforts to reduce carbon emissions by bolstering the use of low-carbon or recycled materials, investment into energy-efficient projects, as well as investment in conservation and environmental restoration programmes around the world.
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Sustainability
IoT and automation help to save the world's honeybees
The internet of things, machine learning, and visual analytics can all support thriving bee colonies.
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Sustainability
Corporations are failing to deal with e-waste responsibly - report
The survey in the report, which quizzed almost 2,000 senior executives in global enterprises with over 5,000 employees, found that only a quarter of end-of-life equipment is being sanitised and reused, despite 83% of organisations having a Corporate Social Responsibility policy in place.
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E-waste
ITU encourages ICT sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The ICT industry should work towards reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by 45% in the next 10 years, in order to comply with the Paris Agreement.
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Power / Energy
Data center operators missing out on energy savings - Supermicro report
The survey found that 86% of businesses don’t consider the environmental impact of their facilities to be an important factor for their data centers.
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Data Science
NZ data scientists receive $13m to solve environmental problems
Data scientists at leading New Zealand universities have gained $13 million in government funding for a project that will help to solve critical environment problems facing New Zealand.
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Education
Skills Bright Sparks finalists announced
Young Kiwis from all over the country are demonstrating a passion for environmental issues and a passion for keeping the planet safe.
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Microsoft
Drones and tech could help save quokka from extinction
“A scat drone has a little probe attached to it for DNA analysis. It can go and look for scat samples around the island, and analyse them in real-time for us."
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Calix
Aus battery company awarded $3.5M for projects here and Europe
Calix will receive $3 million from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, plus $0.5 million for CO2 capture from cement production.
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Startup
Dunedin startups commit to waste minimisation
A group of Dunedin locals with a passion for waste minimisation put their collective heads together last weekend, as part of Startup Dunedin’s inaugural Waste Jam.
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Sustainability
New Kiwi app looks to reduce food waste
We all have a part to play in making better choices to reduce our environmental impact and technology can help us with that.”
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Data
Farmers looking for data to help change bad habits
It is no secret that agriculture is a massive cause of environmental issues in NZ. Farmers say they are willing to change, if they get the right data.
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Cloud
Apple says it's 'protecting the planet's resources'
Apple says it’s ‘protecting the planet’s resources’ and expanding educational opportunities for workers who assemble Apple products.
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Apps
Tether: The Kiwi startup fighting back against cold, damp homes
“Mould and mildew are the new asbestos. But unlike asbestos, detecting the presence – or conditions that encourage growth – of mould and mildew is nearly impossible."
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Cloud
Canon Oceania offering $30k for 12th environmental grants programme
Schools and not-for-profits encouraged to apply for up to $30,000 in cash and products to further their environmental causes.
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Manufacturing
Apple's new carbon-free aluminium set to revolutionise manufacturing
Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company’s is committed to advancing technologies that are good for the planet and help protect it for generations to come.
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Sustainability
New report shines a light on the reality of sustainability in NZ
The research names the nation’s most sustainable brands with Ecostore, Fairtrade and Tesla topping the list.
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E-waste
Dell launches environmentally sustainable jewellery line
Currently, only 12.5% of e-waste is recycled into other products.
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E-waste
Only 20% of e-waste is recycled - and this needs to change, says United Nations
“E-waste management is an urgent issue in today’s digitally dependent world, where use of electronic devices is ever increasing."
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ARANZ Geo
New brand, new name: Aranz Geo says goodbye...
Seequent's chief executive Shaun Maloney says the new brand reflects the company’s evolving purpose and vision for the future.
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Network Infrastructure
Internet of Things to reduce impact of mining on the environment
57% of respondents from the mining industry say that the most exciting innovation to come from IoT is environmental monitoring.