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NUT CASE: Thirsty California turns on its most famous crop

Today 11:00am - When California entered the fourth year of drought, everyone wanted to know what had gone wrong.

Enviro scorecard shows Australia again in decline

Today 11:00am - After some unusually wet years, Australia's landscape and ecosystems have once again returned to poorer conditions that were last experienced during the Millennium Drought.

Better solar cells mean more energy from the sun

Today 11:00am - Global demand for energy is increasing by the hour as developing countries move toward industrialisation.

Green bonds market to hit record $70bn in 2016

Today 11:00am - The global green bonds market will hit a record $US70 billion this year, according to an estimate from Moody’s Investors Services.

London's dirty mayoral fight sidelines green policies

Today 11:00am - The London Mayoral campaign has been divisive and brutish, and admirable green policies risk becoming collateral damage.

Limiting oil exploration makes financial sense

Today 11:00am - Limiting oil exploration is not just good for the climate, it is good for investors. That is the conclusion of analysis from Carbon Tracker ahead of key shareholder votes at ExxonMobil and Chevron AGMs this month.

Norwegian to be UN environment chief

Today 11:00am - Erik Solheim of Norway is set to be named the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme.

How Trump's election would derail Paris cimate deal

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Thursday - The election of Donald Trump would derail the landmark agreement on climate change reached in Paris last December, the architect of the accord has warned.

Dead zones are sapping the seas of oxygen

Thursday - Scientists in the US have identified a new hazard in a world in which the climates change and the oceans warm: measurable stretches of the seas could become sapped of oxygen.

There's more than one way to fund urban infrastructure

Gold Coast light rail

Thursday - With the Australian federal government aiming to kick-start investment in urban infrastructure, pledging $50 million of public money in the 2016 budget to look at alternative financing mechanisms,...

EU lawmakers want to increase free carbon credits

Thursday - The largest political group in the European Parliament says it wants a greater proportion of EU carbon permits to be handed out free to industry from 2020.

Germany wants EU minimum carbon price

Thursday - Germany is proposing a minimum price on European carbon emissions, according to a draft document outlining the nation’s energy and climate policy through to 2050.

Courier giant ushers in aviation biofuels drive

Thursday - The world’s largest express transportation company, FedEx, is pioneering the use of sustainable aviation fuels through a new partnership which will see millions of gallons of biofuel produced from...

Price water or prepare for poorer planet, says World Bank

Thursday - The future will be thirsty unless governments place a price on water. That’s the stark warning in a World Bank report urging lawmakers to make water conservation a national and international priority.


Wednesday - Carbon closed down a little yesterday, with spot NZUs last trading at $14.50.

It's time to turn up the heat on those wrecking the planet

Wednesday - An interesting question is, what are you waiting for? Global warming is the biggest problem we’ve ever faced as a civilisation — certainly you want to act to slow it down, but perhaps you’ve been...

Japan pays high price for ‘silo’ science

Wednesday - Lack of scientific co-operation with other countries has cost Japan “trillions of yen” in expensive solar power because the country did not learn from the experience of other countries before rushing...

Why scientists must challenge poor media reporting

Wednesday - Ocean acidification is causing fundamental and dangerous changes in the chemistry of the world’s oceans yet only one in five Britons has even heard of ocean acidification, let alone believes it a...

Resettling the first American climate refugees

Wednesday - Facing the threat of climate-related flooding, residents of Louisiana's Isle de Jean Charles received this year a first-of-its-kind $48 million grant from the federal government to resettle.

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Small meat producer wins help from the experts

28 Apr 16 - A specialist pork and beef producer has won a nationwide competition to have...

Business incubator has high hopes for Northland

7 Apr 16 - Ranui Sustainable, a Whangarei-based business incubator with the mission to...

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1 Apr 16 - Wellington’s sunny weather has attracted a nationwide solar power company to...

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31 Mar 16 - The debut Organic Wine Awards Sustainable Vineyard of the Year title has been...

Eco tours operators win Marlborough accolade

31 Mar 16 - Will and Rose Parsons have long known that good environmental practice is good...

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