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Anders Crofoot ... exports critical.

Ambitious, but we'll do our bit, say farmers

Today 11:30am - Agriculture will play its part in cutting greenhouse gas emissions to meet the “ambitious” 2030 emissions reduction target announced yesterday, Federated Farmers says.

Million-credit tender attracts strong interest

Today 11:30am - A tender for up to a million credits that came to the market yesterday is drawing strong interest, OMFinancial says.

We should push climate case at UN, say Greens

Kennedy Graham ... key threat.

Monday - New Zealand should use its presidency of the United Nations Security Council to raise the issue of climate change as a security risk, the Green Party says.

Is palm oil the scourge of the earth, or a wonder crop?

Monday - If you happen to mention palm oil to most people outside of Asia you are unlikely to get a particularly positive reaction.

Tesla batteries might power your home but stored fuels will still run the country

Each lump is an effective – if dirty – primary battery.

Monday - Although Tesla’s Powerwall battery storage is likely to be a disruptive force for electrical energy systems around the world, it is not going to supplant the major forms of electrical energy storage anytime soon, and is ill-suited to storing energy over longer timeframes such as between seasons.

Australia’s ‘climate roundtable’ could unite old foes and end the carbon deadlock

Business, environmental, trade union and social groups all see advantages in looking beyond high-emission industries such as coal-fired power.

Monday - Climate policy is in the Australian media yet again, but this time it might be different. The set of policy principles released by the Australian Climate Roundtable are extraordinary for two reasons.

It looks like carbon capture is going down down the tubes

Hopes that CCS can rescue power plants like Satpura in India remain illusory so far

Monday - One of the much-heralded solutions to climate change which its supporters believe could enable the world to continue to burn fossil fuels looks likely to be a failure.


How transport sharing boosts health, wealth and climate

A line of electric cars ready to be driven in a sharing scheme in Paris.

Monday - New research into how people’s habits change shows that everyone benefits from car-sharing schemes − apart from car manufacturers who suffer a loss of sales.

Greenhouse gas-guzzlers might spurn extra carbon dioxide

Fossil diatoms from marine sediments: their descendants reject rising CO2.

Monday - Diatoms – tiny ocean-dwelling photosynthesisers that produce a fifth of the planet’s oxygen each year – may not gulp down more carbon dioxide more enthusiastically as greenhouse gas levels in the...

WORLD TODAY: New coal plants most urgent threat to the planet, warns OECD head

Monday - * Greenhouse gas blamed for climate expulsion driving temperature rises across Pacific nations * China climate pledge inadequate on efficiency, say analysts * UN tells oil giants to stop lobbying...

Q&A: Robert Redford tells us what he told the UN General Assembly

Robert Redford ... it's pretty clear something is happening.

Monday - The climate change crisis involves action from every country, every nation and every person, actor and environmental activist Robert Redford told the United Nations last week.

Dutch court orders state to slash greenhouse emissions

Dutch judges deliver their decision.

29 Jun 15 - A Dutch court has ordered the state to slash greenhouse gas emissions nationwide by at least 25 per cent by 2020, in a case that could serve as a blueprint for activists around the world.

Indian developer might junk giant Australian coal project

29 Jun 15 - India’s Adani Group is likely to withdraw from the $16 billion Australian coal mining project, touted as the world's largest, due to concerns over softening international coal prices, relentless...

If everyone lived in an ecovillage, the Earth would still be in trouble

Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland.

29 Jun 15 - We are used to hearing that if everyone lived in the same way as North Americans or Australians, we would need four or five planet Earths to sustain us.

Renewable energy redoubles its global reach

Solar panels on sale at a shop in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

29 Jun 15 - A significant threshold has been crossed by renewable energy as analysts report that the sectorʼs size last year reached double the level it was at just 10 years earlier.

Australia can halve emissions by 2030, says new analysis

29 Jun 15 - Australia can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, according to analysis by ClimateWorks.

The carbon tax wasn’t a ‘slug’ to the economy and Direct Action may be a waste of money

Greg Hunt ... Direct Action better.

29 Jun 15 - Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt, writing in the Fairfax opinion pages, has said that the now abolished carbon tax was a far more expensive way to reduce Australia’s carbon emissions than the...

Solar fuels: how planes and cars could be powered by the sun

29 Jun 15 - Most people are aware of solar photovoltaics that generate electricity and solar panels that produce hot water. But there is another thrust of solar research: turning sunlight into liquid fuels.

WORLD TODAY: World’s aquifers losing replenishment race

29 Jun 15 - * Outcry as UK plans to privatise green bank * Climate change can destroy 50 years of health and development * Gates to invest $2bn in breakthrough renewable energy projects * Obama sets sizzling...


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Canon opens grants programme

8 Jun 15 - Canon New Zealand is calling for not-for-profit organisations and schools...

Japan and Mongolia switch on to planting plan

8 Jun 15 - Panasonic’s international tree-planting project has hit Japan and China.

Artificial grass goes green

8 Jun 15 - Artificial grass just went green with Eco Lawn providing new eco-friendly...

Bank's Auckland office wins green accolade

18 May 15 - Innovative design and exemplary waste minimisation has helped BNZ to achieve a...

Fibreboard coffins out, pine caskets in

11 May 15 - Davis Funerals now uses caskets that are better for the environment.

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