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UK to approve world-leading emissions target

Today 12:00pm - UK ministers will this week approve a world-leading carbon emissions reduction target for the early 2030s.

New York facing thousands of heat deaths

Wednesday - The number of "hot days" in New York City will triple, which is likely to bring about thousands of heat-related deaths by the year 2080, says a new report.

US, Mexico, Canada pledge 50% clean power

Wednesday - The US and Mexico will commit to joining Canada in boosting their use of wind, solar and other carbon-free sources of electricity, helping North America meet an ambitious goal of generating at least 50 percent of its energy from clean sources by 2025.

Clean-energy tax investment eyes record

Tuesday - Tax-equity investment in U.S. clean-energy projects is on track to exceed last year’s record $13.1 billion despite a tepid start this year.

China decarbonises for greener growth

Tuesday - The Chinese economy is decarbonising fast as it has made building a clean, low carbon energy system a priority for the upcoming five years.

Drought kills 66 million trees

Tuesday - Since 2010, 66 million trees have died due to high temperatures and drought in California.

Dutch device brings Pacific clean-up closer

24 Jun 16 - A bid to clear the Pacific of its plastic debris has moved a step closer with the launch of the biggest prototype clean-up boom yet by the Dutch environment minister.


Carbon market history, chapter five

23 Jun 16 - The role of carbon funds in the growth of the carbon market is the subject of the fifth chapter of IETA’s oral history of the carbon market, From Kyoto to Paris.

China plans to cut meat consumption by 50%

22 Jun 16 - The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by 50 per cent, in a move that climate campaigners hope will provide major heft in the effort to avoid runaway...

Irish group advises raising cost of carbon credits

22 Jun 16 - The expert group which advises the Irish Government on climate change has come out in favour of a minimum price for carbon under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

Obama slams lip service in climate change battle

21 Jun 16 - US President Barack Obama has attacked those who pay lip service to natural beauty while blocking efforts to tackle climate change.

Netherlands eyes firmer carbon market

21 Jun 16 - The Dutch presidency of the European Union is seeking political support from member states to enshrine in a carbon market reform a flexibility provision that would enable strengthening the world’s...

Oil bust leaves states with massive well clean-up

21 Jun 16 - The worst oil bust since the 1980s is putting Texas and other oil producing states on the hook for thousands of newly abandoned drilling sites at a time when they have little money to plug wells and...

Record year for murdering environmental activists

21 Jun 16 - More than three people were killed a week defending their land from mining or logging interests last year.

Records show climate change is an emergency

20 Jun 16 - May was the 13th month in a row to break temperature records in a string of incredible climate milestones which scientists have described as a bombshell and an emergency.

Climate warming raises global economic threats

20 Jun 16 - Research shows that the effects of extreme heat and weather events on production of raw materials has far-reaching and costly financial implications.

IT'S OFFICIAL: Our world just changed

17 Jun 16 - We’re officially living in a new world. The last station on Earth without a 400 parts per million CO2 reading has reached that mark.

Blow to carbon markets if Britain leaves Europe

17 Jun 16 - A “yes” Brexit vote would leave a large pro-market void in Brussels and will hold back the development of international carbon markets, the International Emissions Trading Association is warning.

Chapter 4 out now

17 Jun 16 - It’s time for the fourth chapter of the International Emissions Trading Association’s series on the development of carbon markets – and this time it’s about the Clean Development Mechanism.


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Farm trust honours regional winners

8 Jun 16 - Supreme winners from the 11 regions participating in the 2016 Ballance Farm...

Canon offers prizes to environmentalists

7 Jun 16 - Canon New Zealand’s 2016 Environmental Grants Programme is open.

School gets first Powerwall battery

16 May 16 - New Zealand’s first Tesla Energy Powerwall battery has been switched on at a...

Small meat producer wins help from the experts

28 Apr 16 - A specialist pork and beef producer has won a nationwide competition to have...

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