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Nick Pyke ... feeding the world.

You must find a way, academics tell farmers

Monday - Farmers must find ways of farming more sustainably while maintaining production, warns the Foundation for Arable Research.

Why the Government's forestry policies are not working

Megan Woods ... bullying tactics.

Monday - Labour Party climate changes spokesperson MEGAN WOODS on why the Government’s forestry policies are failing:

Tesla's battery power could give Nevada a $100b jolt

Tesla's Powerwall.

Monday - The new Tesla Motors factory being built outside Sparks, Nevada, was already on tap to produce 500,000 electric car batteries and become the largest battery factory in the world when chief executive Elon Musk announced last month it would also produce the potentially revolutionary home battery, the Powerwall.

Oceans generate rising tide of renewables ideas

La Rance tidal barrage in France.

Monday - A race is on worldwide to harness the tides and waves for electrical power, with more than 100 different devices being tested by companies hoping to make a commercial breakthrough.

Will the presidential candidates have a substantive debate on climate change?

Hillary Clinton ... strong policy needed.

Monday - Republican New Jersey governor and presidential hopeful Chris Christie briefly made news last week when he said that global warming is real and that “human activity contributes to it.”

World Bank advocates long-term thinking on climate change

Monday - Switching to a zero-carbon economy is more than just a dream, according to the World Bank. But costs will be high for countries that fail to act quickly.

WORLD TODAY: Vast Antarctic ice shelf a few years from disintegration, says Nasa

Monday - * China is on track for the biggest reduction in coal use ever recorded * Merkel calls for global emissions trading system * Tar sands still full speed ahead, but Canada promises emissions cuts * Renewable energy vital for internet lifestyles, says Greenpeace * Charlize Theron: Mad Max landscape awaits unless we tackle climate change


Canadian city wants to be the world's greenest

A touch of green enhances the Vancouver skyline

Monday - Canada has been dubbed an international disgrace for its climate change policies, but now one of its major cities is aiming to be the greenest in the world by 2020.

Weather events taken to extremes by climate change

Monday - As temperatures soar to record heights, blame it on global warming − but only about three-quarters of the time. And when the rain comes down by the bucketful, you can attribute one downpour in...

Why falling oil prices should not undermine investment in green energy

Monday - When the price of crude oil dropped from US$110 a barrel in mid-2014 to below US$50 by January 2015, there were fears that it would destroy the “green revolution”.

A tale of two futures: Australia’s economy under climate change

Monday - Economic modelling and its associated forecasts are always open to criticism, particularly when the results align with the predisposition of the modellers or their paymasters.

No green shoots for sustainability in this Budget

Monday - Last week’s Australian Budget is very disappointing in the broad area of environmental protection.

Geraldton pools get in the swim

The Aquarena in Geraldton.

Monday - The indoor swimming pools and air temperature inside the Aquarena in Geraldton are now heated using state-of-the-art geothermal technology as part of the Western Australian city’s bid to go green.

Islands switch to solar power

Penrhyn now powered up.

Monday - Foreign Minister Murray McCully and Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna have officially opened solar arrays on the islands of Penrhyn and Manihiki this week, and marked the completion of the Cook...

We've got the chance to turn green into gold

11 May 15 - New Zealand could turn “green into gold” by capitalising on emerging clean technologies and showing leadership on climate change.

Why we must join the clean energy race (and quickly)

Andrew Booth ... asking for action.

11 May 15 - SolarCity founder and chief executive ANDREW BOOTH argues for 100 per cent renewable electricity generation in New Zealand by 2025:

You asked for it ... organic milk heads for the shops

11 May 15 - Anchor is launching a new nationwide line of organic milk on the back of strong demand.

We’re not there yet, Garnaut tells Australia

Ross Garnaut ... questions remain.

11 May 15 - Following the repeal of the carbon tax, the Australian Government has implemented its Direct Action climate policy, centred on the A$2.55 billion Emissions Reduction Fund.

Australia pays cost of climate-driven heat waves

Emus’ feathers help to heat-proof them: humans are not so lucky
Photo Credit: Antony Grossy

11 May 15 - Climate change can be bad for a country’s economic health. Absenteeism and lower productivity because of heat stress may have cost the Australian economy an estimated $6.2 billion in the year...


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Bank's Auckland office wins green accolade

Monday - 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.

Waste Warriors shift the waste

11 May 15 - Z Energy’s Waste Warriors competition has diverted 191 tonnes of waste - the...

Competitive edge the secret, say farm ambassadors

11 May 15 - New Zealand dairy farmers shouldn’t lose sight of their competitive advantage,...

Battery-maker claims world first

4 May 15 - Energizer has launched what it says is the world’s first high-performance...

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