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MARKET LATEST: NZUs $17.52

Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened today at $17.50 bid and $17.55 offered, after last fixing at $17.52.

Mexico has an idea ... insure coral reefs against damage

Tuesday - A stretch of coral reef off Mexico is the testing ground for a new idea that could protect fragile environments around the world - insurance.

China to ban import of foreign waste

Tuesday - China has anounced that it will no longer be importing foreign garbage shipments.

JUSTIN TRUDEAU: Climate warrior in love with Big Oil

Tuesday - Justin Trudeau has proposed to end Canada's coal use, tax carbon pollution and invest in clean energy technology. But he also wants to keep Canadian oil flowing.

It pays off to pay landowners to keep trees

Tuesday - Paying landowners not to cut down trees is cheaper than the carbon-related costs the destruction of the forests would cause, new research shows.

Public doesn't need scientific climate consensus

Tuesday - Climate change campaigns that focus on correcting public beliefs about scientific consensus are likely to backfire and undermine policy efforts, according to an expert commentary.

It's not easy building electric cars

Tuesday - Despite Tesla’s success, the high risks of mass-producing an electric car from scratch haven’t changed all that much.


The changing climate is killing us ... as we speak

Monday - The most obvious effect of global warming is not a doomsday scenario. Extreme heat is happening today, and wreaking havoc on vulnerable bodies.

Volvo e-car push reflects China’s leadership ambition

Monday - Chinese-owned Volvo's move away from the internal combustion engine will fuel Beijing dominance in emerging clean technology.

Asian temperature rise could be disastrous

Monday - Profligate fossil fuel use could cause Asian temperatures to rise by 6deg , bringing floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions.

Changing your diet could save animals from extinction

Monday - Nearly one-third of tropical animal species face extinction if humans do not curb their growing appetites for beef, pork and other land-intensive meats.

Hanoi choking on fumes of five million motorbikes

Monday - The roads of Vietnam’s capital have been taken over by the two-wheeled horde, but bringing in a ban by 2030 will be a tough ask.

Big brands in illegal forest destruction, says report

Monday - Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé have been accused of complicity in the destruction of Sumatra’s last tract of rainforest shared by elephants, orangutans, rhinos, and tigers together in one ecosystem.

Rising seas spark tobacco-style lawsuits in California

Friday - Several flood-prone municipalities in California filed first-of-their-kind lawsuits against fossil fuel companies this week as they attempt to recoup the cost of coping with rising seas.

Plastic pollution risks near-permanent contamination

Friday - Humans have produced more than eight billion tonnes of plastic since the 1950s with the majority ending up in landfill or polluting the world’s continents and oceans.

Asia coal boom bankrolled by foreign money

Friday - The much-discussed boom in coal-fired power in south-east Asia is being bankrolled by foreign governments and banks, with the vast majority of projects apparently too risky for the private sector.

CON JOB: We must stop fighting as individuals

Friday - OPINION: Stop obsessing with how personally green you live – and start collectively taking on corporate power.

Work for me, says Macron, and scientists flock to France

Friday - Hundreds of climate scientists, including many from the United States, have applied to work in France under a multi-million dollar scheme set up by President Emmanuel Macron.

Satellites zero in on dangerous urban heat islands

Friday - Cities are getting hotter as the planet warms, and the consequences can be deadly - a heat wave hit Russia in 2010 and killed 55,000 people.


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