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Minister mum on future of electric trains

Friday - There’s no word yet on whether KiwiRail’s plans to replace electric engines with diesel will go ahead.

Summer hottest on record

Friday - This summer is about to become New Zealand's hottest in history - despite a sub-tropical storm and two ex-tropical cyclones.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $21.25

Friday - Spot NZUs opened at $21.15 bid and $21.50 offered this morning, after last fixing at $21.25.

We might need a new storm scale of category six

Friday - The increasing strength, intensity and duration of tropical cyclones has climate scientists asking whether a new classification needs to be created: a category six storm.

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Climate will push European cities to breaking point

Friday - A new study highlights the urgent need to adapt urban areas across Europe to cope with floods, droughts and heatwaves.

Floating windfarms are proving a smash hit

Friday - Floating windfarms are likely to be the next large-scale development in renewable energy.

Ban Ki-Moon to lead global green growth push

Friday - Former UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon will take over as head of a global organisation promoting sustainable economic growth.

Perfumes and soaps rival vehicles as smog source

Friday - Everyday items such as soaps, perfume, paint and pesticides contribute as heavily to certain sorts of air pollution as cars and trucks.

Recyclability is the name of the plastics game

Friday - The plastics industry is changing fast, and the way our food and products are packaged could look totally different in just a few years.

Dodgy rainfall becoming big worry in grazing regions

Friday - Nearly half of the world's pastureland is experiencing notable changes in precipitation, driving up the risk to grazing and herding communities.

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Forestry News

OPINION: We should adopt the 'easy win' way

Brian Cox

Thursday - Government officials appear to be putting more effort into working out how to...

Minister offers money for good emissions moves

Megan Woods

Wednesday - Got a good idea to cut greenhouse gas emissions in your business or in the...

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Energy

Yoogo is a-go-go in Christchurch

16 Feb 18 - The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest deployment of pure-battery electric cars has...

Drones deliver the goods ... and clean the atmosphere

14 Feb 18 - Delivering parcels by drone could help to cut carbon emissions.

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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...

Ravensdown appoints consenting planner

1 Dec 17 - Ravensdown has appointed Victoria Caseley as a principal planner to develop the...

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