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Change rail rules, says trains privatiser

Friday - One of the men behind the privatisation of New Zealand’s rail network says the rules need to be changed so that rail can help to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.


Friday - Spot NZUs opened at $20.90 bid and $21.05 offered this morning, after last fixing at $20.95.

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Shippers fear fruit trade will be hurt

Friday - The trade in avocados, cherries and blueberries could suffer from a proposed short-term measure to cut carbon emissions from shipping, according to Chile and Peru.

BIRDS EMBATTLED; Europe faces biodiversity oblivion

Friday - Intensive farming and pesticides could turn Europe’s farmland into a desert that ultimately imperils all humans, say the authors of report on the decline of bird numbers.

Ocean heatwave caused massive gas release

Friday - A severe heatwave off Western Australia eight years ago hammered the world's largest region of seagrass, triggering the release of as much as nine million tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Figueres wants green bonds to hit $1t by 2020

Friday - Green bonds issuance needs to hit $1 trillion a year by 2020 to support international climate goals, says former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres.

Ocean economy set to reach $3t by 2030

Friday - A major new report for the UK Government has highlighted the huge economic potential presented by the world’s oceans.

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Ten years on, we're back where we began

Monday - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | When it comes to action on climate change, we’re pretty much back to where we were 10 years ago, when Carbon News started publishing.

Climate change passion rides a bike

2 Mar 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Yesterday, a young woman told an audience that included two Cabinet ministers that she was suffering from depression because of climate change.

It's about more than politics

29 Sep 17 - The next three years are more than an electoral cycle; they make up the period that could determine – quite literally – what sort of world we live in. And that’s what should be on the minds of...

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Mercury mission to convert hearts as well as minds

7 Mar 18 - Mercury has taken a step to inspire New Zealanders to embrace the future of...

Calix gets finance for carbon-captue project

1 Feb 18 - Australian technology company Calix says it has secured 3.4 million euros in...

Minesto eyes first ocean current electricity generation

24 Jan 18 - Swedish marine energy developer Minesto is intensifying activities in Taiwan to...

Mercury confirms Tesla battery for grid trial

23 Jan 18 - Tesla has been confirmed as the battery provider for Mercury’s scalable...

Auckland takes zero-waste world crown

6 Dec 17 - Auckland is one of 10 international cities honoured today at the C40 Cities...

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