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Deal or no deal … can China and the US deliver?

Monday - It’s been called an historic agreement − a game changer in the battle to combat climate change. But can China and the US fulfill the promises in their announcement of plans to cut carbon emissions?

Does this climate deal let China do nothing for 16 years?

Monday - “As I read the agreement it requires the Chinese to do nothing at all for 16 years while these carbon emissions regulations are creating havoc in my state and around the country.” – US Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell, November 12, 2014.

We can cut carbon and pollution at no cost, says China

Monday - China can achieve economic development, energy security and reduce pollution at the same time, according to a major new study.

Green groups want say on Ruataniwha changes

Monday - Environmental groups want to have their say on a late tweak to the conditions imposed on the proposed $230 million Ruataniwha dam in Hawke's Bay in a High Court challenge.

G20 climate challenge calls for a rethink of economics

Monday - Focusing on growth, the Brisbane G20 leaders' summit has not grappled with three key issues - how much more growth the planet can survive, how poorer nations can raise their living standards to parity with the developed world, and how can a fairer distribution of the benefits of growth be realised?

Lakes expert to spotlight water quality

Monday - An American water quality expert who has studied and modelled the effects of nutrients in American lakes will be sharing his knowledge at a public forum in Rotorua this week.

Launchpad jury likes wilding pines project

Monday - Taking an environmental problem and turning it into a commercial success has seen a Queenstown social enterprise team taken under the wing of a business incubator.


New Australian report debunks coal industry myths

Monday - The coal industry has many friends in high places, and none more so than Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia − one of the world’s major producers of a fuel that earns the country billions...

UK ignores pledge to end fossil fuel support

Monday - Despite promises to phase out subsidies to the coal, oil and gas industries, a new report says the UK and other G20 governments are still providing them with massive financial help.

WORLD WEB: Coal industry costs Australia $8 billion in medical bills

Monday - * New Commission floats first 'kill list' of green EU laws * India feels heat as pressure mounts to deliver climate target * Global meat demand ploughs up Brazil's 'underground forest' * Giant...

Diet's effects on emissions give food for thought

Monday - American researchers confirm that a shift to vegetarian, Mediterranean or fish-based diets would cut greenhouse gases, conserve forests and savannah, and have a big impact on obesity-linked health...

Designer dumps leather and heads for greener pastures

Eco eyeware ... fashion shades by KSKYE.

Monday - An eco-conscious Kiwi designer is saying goodbye to leather.

Australia's green building review adds more uncertainty

Monday - Australia's Commercial Building Disclosure programme is the latest federal environmental policy to be placed under review.

No selling of spot NZUs

12 Nov 14 - Spot NZUs did not trade yesterday, and finished $4.37 on CommTrade. OMFinancial reports:

Trustpower's Aussie wind farm breezes along

Big wind ... Snowtown wind farm in South Australia.

10 Nov 14 - The second stage of Kiwi company Tustpower's project to build South Australia's largest wind farm has been launched, ahead of time and under budget.

Climate change will send pollen count soaring

10 Nov 14 - Scientists have identified a new hazard that will arrive as a result of climate change: a huge increase in hay fever and pollen allergies.

Election rout blow to US climate change role

Republican rise ... firmly in control.

10 Nov 14 - The role of the United States in confronting the global climate crisis has been cast into serious doubt after an election that stacked the deck in Congress in favor of fossil fuel industries.

Environment another casualty of war, says UN

Ban Ki-moon ... complex warfare.

10 Nov 14 - The environment has long been a “silent casualty of war, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday as he warned that the fast-changing dynamic of conflict required solutions to...

WORLD WEB ... news from the world of carbon

Bill McKibben ... challenges.

10 Nov 14 - * Why the climate movement needs to get confrontational * Govt bid to strip Tasmanian forests of world heritage cover 'disappointing' * The world's 10 biggest tidal power projects * Energy storage...


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You'll never run out of printer paper

25 Aug 14 - A printer which reuses the same paper over again has won Toshiba two awards

Canon offers environment prizes

18 Aug 14 - Canon New Zealand is calling for Kiwis to get creative and apply for its annual...

CRL Energy wins environment award

1 Aug 14 - CRL Energy is the winner of the 2014 Minerals West Coast Environment...

Evolution show home opens in the south

20 Jun 14 - Award-winning Rilean Construction this week unveiled its first energy-efficient...

Sustainability graduates make their mark

7 Mar 14 - Now in its fourth year, Otago Polytechnic’s Graduate Programmes in Sustainable...

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