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Foreign foresters might sue over ETS changes

Friday - New Zealand might face claims under free-trade agreements for losses caused as a result of changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Morgan makes a splash with private water report

25 Jul 14 - Philanthropist Gareth Morgan has followed through on his promise and thrown a large rock into the Government’s water-policy pool.

Scientist sees smart farmers already changing systems

25 Jul 14 - Smart farmers are already adapting to climate change, says the Professor of Dairying Systems at Massey University, Dr Danny Donaghy.

We must learn to live with floods, says river expert

25 Jul 14 - People are going to have to learn to live with floods like those that have shut down large parts of Northland over the past two weeks, says an expert in river channel dynamics.

Businesses bounce back but still dragging the chain

Eva Collins ... business needs to get smart.

18 Jul 14 - New Zealand businesses are bouncing back into sustainability – but they’ve got a long way to go to catch up with the rest of the world, says a strategy and human resources expert.

Learn and live longer, fund director tells business

Bill Kermode ... surprise result.

18 Jul 14 - Businesses not moving toward environmental sustainability are unlikely to have a long future, says Direct Capital founding director Bill Kermode.

Australia 'underarms' our key commercial fish

Orange roughy ... no thanks, says Australia.

18 Jul 14 - Some of New Zealand’s key commercial fish species are the target of a new consumer boycott in Australia.


Green cities make us feel better, says study

18 Jul 14 - Urban conservation can save significant amounts of money in health spending, according to Wellington researchers.

Savvy farmers back push for clean-tech economy

Brian Cox ... no Government interest.

11 Jul 14 - The agricultural sector is putting its weight behind New Zealand’s shift to a clean-tech economy, says the Bioenergy Association.

NZ joins international drive to free up trade in green goods

11 Jul 14 - A move to free-up the trade in environmental goods could see tariffs fall on goods ranging from bamboo products to high-tech machinery.

Keen, green Penang shows us how it's done

Boon Poh Phee ... carrot and stick approach.

4 Jul 14 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT.- The Malaysian island state of Penang is out to topple New Zealand from its clean-green throne.

Register handles 10 million units

4 Jul 14 - More than 10 million carbon units were transferred on the New Zealand register last month – the lowest number since January.

Morgan's water report damns official actions

Gareth Morgan ... public pressure the key.

27 Jun 14 - Businessman and economist Gareth Morgan could pull the plug on the Government’s plans for our crucial freshwater resources.

Millionaire miner rocks Canberra carbon camp

Clive Palmer ... my pal Al.

27 Jun 14 - Australia’s emissions trading scheme is on again. Maybe.

No worries, says Bridges, the world loves us

Simon Bridges ... lot going on.

27 Jun 14 - Associate Climate Change Minister Simon Bridges says New Zealand’s is respected internationally for its action on climate change.

Maori act to mobilise carbon-conscious voters

20 Jun 14 - Maori angry about the Government’s twin failures over carbon prices and sustainable economic development are looking to mobilise the crucial 18-to-34-years-old vote.

Figures show how coal curbs cut gas emissions

20 Jun 14 - Latest energy figures show the dramatic impact cutting coal-fired generation has on greenhouse gas emissions.

Rivers' turn as Wright fires second salvo at Government

Dr Jan Wright ... Government has failed rivers.

20 Jun 14 - The Parliament Commissioner for the Environment has just fired another shot over the bows of the Government for putting economic interests ahead of the environment.

Iwi bloc backs ETS to come out the winner

Chris Karamea Insley ... different pathways.

13 Jun 14 - One of the country’s largest carbon blocs believes the Emissions Trading Scheme is here to stay.


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