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Agriculture gas emissions on the rise, warns UN

Thursday - Agriculture greenhouse emissions have nearly doubled over the past 50 years and may increase by another 30 per cent by 2050, according to new estimates from the UN Food and Agricultural Organization.

Budgeting for use of carbon is key to cutting emissions

Simon Terry ... key change.

Thursday - Seriously tackling New Zealandís emissions requires the use of carbon to be budgeted for in the same way the nation budgets for government spending.

National driving climate change, say Greens

Russel Norman ... National failing.

Thursday - New Zealand's latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory submitted to the UN confirms Nationalís policies are driving climate change, the Green Party says.

Weíre on the right track, says Groser

Tim Groser ... doing our share.

Thursday - The latest climate crisis report from the United Nations emphasises the need for a truly global agreement in 2015 to ensure efforts to cut greenhouse gases are effective, says Minister for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser

UN calls for bold, swift action on climate crisis

Thursday - A long-awaited United Nations report on the mitigation of climate change released this week shows that all countries must act swiftly and boldly to reach a global, ambitious and legal climate agreement in 2015, says the United Nations.

Emissions cuts also about ethics, says IPCC

Thursday - For the first time, the IPCC has addressed the ethical, as well as technical, issues of reducing greenhouse emissions.

WORLD WEB ... news from the world of carbon

Thursday - * IPCC report: Bet your house on low carbon energy growth * Coal main energy source for 'decades and decades', says Australian minister * Watch episode one of Years of Living Dangerously * British biofuel firm switches jobs and investment to US * Formula E partners to reduce championship CO2 emissions


More CO2 could limit plants' protein output

Thursday - As global temperatures rise, more than one third of the land surface might become more arid.

In the heart of Sydney City, green is bustiní out all over

Thursday - Cool, green roofs and walls are the hottest property trend in Sydney - from bars to office blocks, apartments and swimming pools.

On yer bike ... Copenhagen shows the way for European cities

Thursday - More than 76,600 people could become employed by green transportation businesses, and 10,000 lives would be saved, if major European cities adopted Copenhagen's bicycle sharing system, says a new...

Maori agribusiness gets $2m boost

Thursday - Five M‚ori agribusiness projects worth more than $2.1 million have been approved by the Government.

What's happening on world markets

Thursday - Westpac international carbon update:

Straterra wants better mineral industry rules

11 Apr 14 - By PATTRICK SMELLIE.- Mining industry lobbyist Straterra is calling for improved administration of New Zealandís environmental and minerals regulations and wants the low-impact activities of mineral...

Alpha Coal ruling breaks new ground for mining

11 Apr 14 - By MATHEW CURRELL.- This week's court ruling on the future of the $A6.4 billion Alpha coal project in Queensland - set to be one of the biggest coal mines in the world - is of major significance for...

How sail is catching up with the fossil-fuel ships

Maersk's Triple-E ... 18,000 containers.

11 Apr 14 - Ship transport is energy efficient, but it is also a significant source of emissions because of the globalised world huge transportation needs. In large measure, these vessels are powered with...

Indiana Jones (and others) take the spotlight as Hollywood goes big on climate change

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones ... news from the jungle.

11 Apr 14 - By KIERAN COOKE.- Thereís Harrison Ford in the jungles of Indonesia, investigating deforestation and the plight of orangutans. Thereís Arnold Schwarzenegger, battling wildfires in California, Don...

NZ climate change film goes global

Simon Lamb ... happy film-maker.

11 Apr 14 - A global agreement for the educational market has been secured for the New Zealand film Thin Ice Ė the Inside Story of Climate Science.

Wooden skyscrapers cool idea in a warming world

11 Apr 14 - By TIM RADFORD.- US scientists have a new green solution to urban construction: chop down trees and use the wood for buildings.

WORLD WEB ... news from the world of carbon

11 Apr 14 - * UK green bank invests £460m in offshore windfarms * Climate action only way to grow economy, says Unilever * Toyota launches world-first metal recycling scheme * Climate change worries Chinese...


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