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Bayer readies massive cash offer for Monsanto

Today 11:00am - German pharmaceutical giant Bayer has announced its intention to offer $62 billion in cash to take over agrochemical company Monsanto, as the debate over the use of the pesticide glyphosate continues.

Climate groups join forces for election blitz

Today 11:00am - An unprecedented level of coordination between Australian climate activists and conservation groups is aiming to raise the profile of climate change in this year’s election.

Coastal climate law shift is a landmark reform

Today 11:00am - Coastal management in Australia is subject to competing interests and challenges. These range from land use and strategic planning issues to ecosystems preservation.

Schools ditch textbooks that question climate change

Today 11:00am - Schools in Portland, Oregon, have voted to abandon textbooks that “express doubt about the severity of the climate crisis or its root in human activities”.

Fracking makes US top fossil fuels producer

Today 11:00am - Thanks to the fracking boom, the US has surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s leading producer of oil in 2013. The US became the top natural gas producer in 2011, and has led the world in both oil and gas production for four years in a row.

Hyundai plans 250-mile EV for 2020

Today 11:00am - Carmaker Hyundai is designing an electric vehicle with a 250-mile range for 2020.

Antarctic glacier melt could raise sea level by 3m

Totten Glacier

Tuesday - One of Antarctica’s great glaciers could become unstable if global warming continues at the present pace.


EATING AUSSIES: Dining on kangaroos and camels could help the environment

Tuesday - We might be what we eat, but our dietary choices also affect the health of the environment, and farmers' back pockets.

Oil majors tread cautiously toward renewables

Tuesday - The big oil companies’ on-off affair with renewable energies seems to be back on track.

World could warm by 10deg if all fossil fuels are burned

Tuesday - The planet would warm by searing 10degC if all fossil fuels are burned, according to a new study, leaving some regions uninhabitable and wreaking profound damage on human health, food supplies and...

Coal-giant shareholders vote for disclosure

Tuesday - Glencore investors have agreed that the largest exporter of coal burned for power should provide more information on risks to its business from growing levels of government legislation to tackle...

Cities ‘woefully unprepared’ for rising disaster risk

Tuesday - Cities around the world are failing to plan for fast-increasing risks from extreme weather and other hazards, particularly as population growth and surging migration put more people in the path of...

Global EV sales will increase fivefold within five years

Tuesday - Global electric vehicle revenue will likely reach $58 billion in 2021, representing a fivefold increase from 2015.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $13.97

Monday - Spot NZUs traded below $14 on Friday, with the last fix on CommTrade at $13.97.

Farming needs to play a lead role to meet Paris targets

Monday - Researchers say new technical and policy solutions, plus major investment, are needed for agriculture to help to make the emissions reductions required to meet Paris targets.

Early oil company records show patents for e-cars

Monday - The forerunners of ExxonMobil patented technologies for electric cars and low emissions vehicles as early as 1963 – even as the oil industry lobby tried to squash government funding for such...

ELECTION 2016: Climate politics off to a chilly start

Monday - One week into Australia's extended federal election campaign, climate has not featured prominently.

Want to know if the Paris climate deal is working?

Monday - The Paris climate agreement has been praised for sending a strong signal to the world that we are now serious about cutting greenhouse emissions.

Supersized ship, supersized pollution problem

Monday - As Harmony of the Seas sets sail from Southampton docks today she will leave behind a trail of pollution – a toxic problem that is growing as the cruise industry and its ships get ever bigger.


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