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Farm trust chief ends 10 years at helm

Today 12:00pm - New Zealand Farm Environment Trust general manager David Natzke is stepping down after a decade at the helm.

Temperature spiral has an update and it's not pretty

Today 12:00pm - The temperature spiral that took the world by storm has an update. If you think the heat is on in our current climate, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Southern long-fin eels to go it alone

Today 12:00pm - Management of at-risk native long-fin eels in the South Island is to be separated from management of their short-fin cousins.

Indian army marches into climate change battle

Today 12:00pm - As part of its effort to improve forest cover and so soak up climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions, the government in India has an unlikely partner – the Indian Army.

China set to blitz 2020 climate goal

Today 12:00pm - China expects coal use to fall and greenhouse gas emissions to flatline through 2016, according to analysis of the government’s energy strategy by Greenpeace.

Most Australian voters support renewable energy

Today 12:00pm - Battery storage technology has the potential to reshape not just the energy and transport sectors but also the upcoming Australian federal election, according to a new report.

New York to cut emissions by 100%

Today 12:00pm - Lawmakers in New York have introduced a bill aimed at cutting the state's greenhouse gas emissions by 100 per cent by 2050.

TEN YEARS ON: How An Inconvenient Truth made its mark on climate debate

Al Gore

Tuesday - Ten years ago, An Inconvenient Truth opened in cinemas in the United States.

G7 pledges to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2025

Tuesday - The G7 nations have for the first time set a deadline for the ending most fossil fuel subsidies, saying government support for coal, oil and gas should end by 2025.

Is the real rich v poor climate battle about to start?

Tuesday - Two weeks of UN talks in Bonn underline the scope and scale of the challenge facing governments as they work out the implications of the 2015 Paris deal.

Norway commits to zero deforestation

Tuesday - Norway has become the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation.

Forests to cover 25% of China in eco project

Tuesday - Nearly one quarter of China will be covered in forest by 2020 if the country implements its "eco-civilization" project.

How fracking can contribute to climate change

Tuesday - Leakage of natural gas from drilling and pipework means more methane is entering the atmosphere.

Green Climate Fund has more money than projects

Tuesday - The UN’s flagship climate fund says it will miss a target to approve $2.5 billion of new projects in 2016 unless more countries submit proposals.


Monday - Spot NZUs were $14.95 bid/$15.10 offered on CommTrade this morning, with the last fix at $15.05.

Exxon chief: Ending oil production not acceptable

Monday - Rex Tillerson, the boss of oil giant ExxonMobil, said cutting oil production was “not acceptable for humanity” as he fought off shareholders’ and activists’ attempts to force the company to fully...

We’re kidding ourselves if we think we can reset Earth’s damaged ecosystems

Monday - Earth is in a land-degradation crisis.

Why energy crops have been a major flop with farmers

Monday - Whatever happened to energy crops? A decade ago, the UK authorities confidently expected farmers to devote swaths of land to growing the likes of short-rotation willow and poplar and perennial...

Nanotechnology can help us to grow more food

Monday - With the world’s population expected to exceed nine billion by 2050, scientists are working to develop new ways to meet rising global demand for food, energy and water without increasing the strain...

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