Carbon News - Intelligence for the carbon market

Latest News

Australia's worst emitters look like dodging the bullet

Monday - None of Australia’s 20 largest emitting facilities is expected to be accountable for emissions, despite almost all being forecast to grow emissions over the next 10 years.

Clinton stakes out safe political ground with energy and climate plan

Clinton a day after releasing her energy and climate plan at LEED-certified, energy-efficient bus station in Des Moines, Iowa.
Photo Credit: Reuter

Monday - US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has begun to unveil components of her policy agenda on energy and climate change.

Half of climate safety level has gone, say scientists

Polar ice may melt faster and heat transfer from the tropics shut down.

Monday - Global temperatures have risen by 1°C in the past 150 years, and scientists say doubling that level could unleash catastrophic sea level rise this century.

Fossil fuel industry still winning the investment war

Campaigners try to make their voices heard at a fossil fuels disinvestment march in Ireland.

Monday - The campaign to convince investors not to use their money to support the extraction and use of fossil fuels is failing to gain enough converts, experts say.

Wildfire threat spreads across warming world

An experimental forest fire in Canada, where fire suppression costs are mounting
Photo Credit: USDA Forest Service.

Monday - As climate change warms the world, vegetation dries, rainfall patterns waver and the threat of wildfire spreads.

Good practice makes perfect sense for emissions cuts

China’s installation of renewable energy sources such as wind farms is a promising development in climate policy.

Monday - European researchers investigating ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the internationally agreed safety level have arrived at the good news that we can just about achieve it – provided all nations show the political will to do so.

Sustainable oil from algae: the technology is ready, but what about the politics?

Pink productivity ... Hutt Lagoon, Western Ayustralia, is the world’s largest algae farm.

Monday - Ultimately, all of the oil we use to power our modern lives comes from living creatures such as algae – albeit ones that lived 3.5 billion years ago, before gradually morphing into fossil fuel.


Message in a bottle: wine industry gives farmers a taste of what's to come

South Australia’s McLaren Vale is leading the way in adapting to climate change, but the future for vineyards is still uncertain.
Photo Credit: AAP

Monday - Wine seems to be a handy way to galvanise concerns about the future ill-effects of climate change.

As biodiversity declines on corn farms, pest problems grow

Monday - Biodiversity performs critical ecosystem functions that cannot be replaced indefinitely by technology, such as pesticides and herbicides. This includes a diverse population of insects on farms.

Green Star rating widens field

Monday - The Green Star building rating has been widened to include social and financial innovation as well as environmental excellence.

Why cities are a rare good news story in climate change

local government, city residents can actually address poor air quality, all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

27 Jul 15 - The visit last week of 65 mayors to the Vatican to discuss climate change, among other things, reflects the central role of cities in debates that for too long took place only at the global and...

Soil maps could help show the way for farmers

27 Jul 15 - Detailed soil maps of farms could reduce nitrate leaching and help to improve food production, a Lincoln University report suggests.

Norway pumps up 'green battery' plan for Europe

Dams create huge reservoirs for hydropower plants in Norway.

27 Jul 15 - Norway is hoping to become the “green battery of Europe” by using its hydropower plants to provide instant extra electricity if production from wind and solar power sources in other countries fade.

Big money in reforming fossil fuel subsidies

27 Jul 15 - Reforming fossil fuel subsidies could release enough money to finance universal access to water, sanitation, and electricity in many countries, as well as helping to cut global greenhouse-gas...

Forecasting dead zones and toxic algae in US waterways: a bad year for Lake Erie

Algae overload ... Lake Erie algal bloom 2011.

27 Jul 15 - Over the past two decades, scientists have developed ways to predict how ecosystems will react to changing environmental conditions.

Recession cut US emissions, not falling coal use

A coal-fired power plant located on a Navajo Indian reservation in Arizona.

27 Jul 15 - Between 2007 and 2013 emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels burnt in the US fell significantly − by about 11% − and many analysts credited this to ac hange from coal to natural...

One year on from the carbon price experiment, the rebound in emissions is clear

Tasmanian hydro power had a boom couple of years when the carbon price was in place.
Photo Credit: CSIRO

27 Jul 15 - Just over a year ago, Australia concluded a unique public policy experiment. For the preceding two years and two weeks, it had put a price on a range of greenhouse gas emitting activities, most...

Why economic changes are needed to tackle climate crisis

Protests in Melbourne against continued coal mining and export.

27 Jul 15 - The president of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, says the world needs a whole new economic framework to tackle the consequences of the warming caused by emissions of greenhouse gases.

You knock it down, we'll pick it up, says recovery firm

27 Jul 15 - New Zealand’s capacity to recycle construction, industrial and demolition material has been boosted.


More in the Latest News Archive

Login







Browse Stories by Topic

News Direct
Photo Credit: dbsolisphotostream

Latest announcements: file yours right now to editor@carbonnews.co.nz

Green Star rating widens field

Monday - The Green Star building rating has been widened to include social and financial...

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...

More News Direct

RSS Feeds

Carbon News RSS Feed
Click to get an RSS feed for the latest stories from all sections of the site.
Latest News RSS Feed
Click to get an RSS feed of stories this section only.