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Morgan makes a splash with private water report

Friday - Philanthropist Gareth Morgan has followed through on his promise and thrown a large rock into the Government’s water-policy pool.

We must learn to live with floods, says river expert

Friday - People are going to have to learn to live with floods like those that have shut down large parts of Northland over the past two weeks, says an expert in river channel dynamics.

Shorten pleads for G20 to talk climate crisis

Bill Shorten ... regrettable attention.

Friday - Australian Opposition leader Bill Shorten has taken his battle with Prime Minister Tony Abbott over climate policy to an international stage, saying the issue should be a priority for the G20 leaders' meeting in Brisbane.

Greening needs workers, says UN labour chief

Friday - The world does not have to choose between job creation and preserving the environment, says a senior United Nations labour official.

Businesses bounce back but still dragging the chain

Eva Collins ... business needs to get smart.

18 Jul 14 - New Zealand businesses are bouncing back into sustainability – but they’ve got a long way to go to catch up with the rest of the world, says a strategy and human resources expert.

Carbon tax repeal could leave businesses marooned

18 Jul 14 - In the short term, the repeal of Australia's carbon tax, passed in the Senate yesterday, may provide some relief for businesses and households as electricity bills fall — although possibly not as much as official estimates.

Study shows Australian emissions cuts were working

18 Jul 14 - Carbon emissions in Australia’s national electricity market would have been 11 to 17 million tonnes higher if Australia had not introduced a carbon price.

NZ joins international drive to free up trade in green goods

11 Jul 14 - A move to free-up the trade in environmental goods could see tariffs fall on goods ranging from bamboo products to high-tech machinery.

Keen, green Penang shows us how it's done

Boon Poh Phee ... carrot and stick approach.

4 Jul 14 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT.- The Malaysian island state of Penang is out to topple New Zealand from its clean-green throne.

Morgan's water report damns official actions

Gareth Morgan ... public pressure the key.

27 Jun 14 - Businessman and economist Gareth Morgan could pull the plug on the Government’s plans for our crucial freshwater resources.

Millionaire miner rocks Canberra carbon camp

Clive Palmer ... my pal Al.

27 Jun 14 - Australia’s emissions trading scheme is on again. Maybe.

Palmer position won't solve problem, says analyst

27 Jun 14 - Clive Palmer's zero-price emissions trading scheme won't solve Australia's biggest problem - how to meet its 2020 emissions reduction target, says carbon market analyst Reputex:


27 Jun 14 - The bill to repeal Australia’s carbon tax is poised to pass the Senate, potentially leaving Australia without a working price on carbon.

Market watchdog welcomes Palmer move

27 Jun 14 - An international carbon market watchdog is welcoming Australian politician Clive Palmer's shift on climate change.

Maori act to mobilise carbon-conscious voters

20 Jun 14 - Maori angry about the Government’s twin failures over carbon prices and sustainable economic development are looking to mobilise the crucial 18-to-34-years-old vote.

Iwi bloc backs ETS to come out the winner

Chris Karamea Insley ... different pathways.

13 Jun 14 - One of the country’s largest carbon blocs believes the Emissions Trading Scheme is here to stay.

Abbott climate call gets cool reception here

Tony Abbott ... climate change bloc.

13 Jun 14 - New Zealand appears unenthusiastic about our Tasman neighbour’s plans to form a conservative alliance on climate change.

Innovators plan a big shift for business

13 Jun 14 - Leading international business innovators and entrepreneurs will gather in Auckland in September for the launch of a new global business innovation campaign in New Zealand.

Business-deal science under attack

Dr Mike Joy ... union of scientists needed.

13 Jun 14 - The practice of business paying state scientists to give evidence in resource hearings is under fire.

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