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Today 11:00am - 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

Today 11:00am - 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 acknowledge the impact of climate change on the environment and Exxon’s future profits.

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

Today 11:00am - Earth is in a land-degradation crisis.

Why energy crops have been a major flop with farmers

Today 11:00am - 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 grasses.

Nanotechnology can help us to grow more food

Today 11:00am - 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 on natural resources.

Australia’s low-emissions roadmap a trip to nowhere

Today 11:00am - The Australian Government on Friday made a low-key announcement of its new Low Emissions Technology Roadmap. To be developed by the CSIRO, it will aim to “highlight areas of growth in Australia’s clean technology sector”.

Under the sea, life's good in the octopus’ garden

Today 11:00am - Squid are on the move, octopus are going up in the world, and cuttlefish have made themselves at home in a changing ocean.

Trump: First on fossil fuels, last on climate change

Today 11:00am - Donald Trump has vowed that if elected president he would dismantle the Paris global treaty and maximise the production of coal, oil and natural gas.

Australia scrubbed from UN climate change report

Today 11:00am - Every reference to Australia was scrubbed from the final version of a major UN report on climate change after the Australian government intervened, objecting that the information could harm tourism.

UP or OUT: Which way for our growing cities?

Friday - We almost expect that any large-scale, big impact inner-city development will be a skyscraper, but for smaller cities in the UK these proposals can still appear as fairly extreme, and their approval...

World of clean energy soaks up 8 million workers

Friday - More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry – a 5 per cent increase from last year.

Exxon rejects shareholder climate demands

Friday - Following the recommendation of the ExxonMobil board of directors, shareholders voted against six resolutions that would have addressed climate change at the company's annual shareholder meeting in...

Farming’s dirty needs have a deadly effect

Friday - Farming is a dirty business – so dirty now that, according to new research, air pollution from agriculture in the form of fine particles of lung-choking dust outweighs all other human sources of that...

PORK TALK: UN expert calls for tax on meat production

Friday - Governments should tax meat production in order to stem the global rise in consumption and the environmental damage that goes with it, according to a UN expert.

California cap-and-trade auction falls well short

Friday - The latest auction in California’s cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gases fell sharply below expectations, as buyers purchased just 2 per cent of the carbon credits whose sale funds a variety of...

Where's my solar-powered phone?

Friday - There are solar-powered streetlights and parking meters, but no smart phones yet. Scientific American investigates why.

US insurance aid props up climate-risk homes

Thursday - Lloyd’s, one of the world’s biggest insurance companies, says the US government must stop providing insurance subsidies to homeowners building on flood plains and in coastal areas exposed to mounting...

Cattle drugs could fuel climate change, study suggests

Thursday - Dosing farm animals with antibiotics increases greenhouse gas emissions from cow dung, research suggests.

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