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Seychelles President James Michel addresses the Apia conference.

Island states celebrate $2 billion conference

8 Sep 14 - With nearly $2 billion pledged in sustainable development partnerships, the United Nations last week wrapped up its small island developing states conference in Samoa and kicked off a drum roll of action on climate change.

China looks like kicking its coal habit

8 Sep 14 - There are still doubts. The statistics might be proved wrong. But it looks as if China might be starting to wean itself off its coal consumption habit.

Doors open at Ban Ki-moon's Last Chance Saloon

Ban Ki-moon ... wants action.

8 Sep 14 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is attempting to prevent world leaders sleepwalking into disaster by asking them to make new pledges at his climate summit this month on cutting greenhouse gases.

Worried carmakers force Korea ETS changes

8 Sep 14 - Korea’s booming car industry appears to have won over the government in the country’s latest road map for emissions reduction.

Attention farmers: Stand by for a proliferation of pests

Cucumber beetle.

8 Sep 14 - Coming soon to a farm near you: just about every possible type of pest that could take advantage of the ripening harvest in the nearby fields.

WORLD WEB: China eyes ETS launch in 2016

8 Sep 14 - * Clinton: America can be clean-energy superpower * High-level shale gas study calls for moratorium on fracking * Chile set to pass Latin America’s second carbon tax * Judge rules BP was grossly negligent in oil spill * Aircraft emissions may be next for US climate rules * Hopes for independent Scottish voice at climate talks * They were the last word in glamour, but has the sun set on LA's swimming pools?

New book exposes Malaysian logging crimes

Abdul Taib Mahmud ... timber fortune.

8 Sep 14 - An explosive new book about logging is about to rock Malaysia’s corridors of power.


Leaders are emerging, says senior scientist

Sir David King ... optimist.

8 Sep 14 - There are prospects of significant progress in the response of world governments to climate change, according to a former British Government chief scientist, Sir David King.

How we can be sure that humans are to blame

8 Sep 14 - There is less than one chance in 100,000 that global average temperature over the past 60 years would have been as high without human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, our new research shows.

Is the Mosul Dam start of the water wars?

8 Sep 14 - Exactly a year ago, the world was wrestling with the possibility of another US-led military assault on an Arab state, following the horrific gas attacks in Damascus, Syria.

Scientists give Australia the really bad news

8 Sep 14 - The Australian government has just received a vitally important report to guide its decisions on the future of Australia’s Renewable Energy Target.

How we tricked bacteria into making renewable propane

8 Sep 14 - Converting renewable energy into electricity is one thing; converting it into fuel is quite another.

Change the way you wee ... and help to save the world

8 Sep 14 - The energy-water nexus between water, sanitation, and our global consumption of energy – the “energy-water nexus" - are more obvious than ever before. But how many of us will take direction at the...

Worth listening to ... The Nukes

8 Sep 14 - New Zealand band The Nukes captures the essence of the country's environmental problems in Last Kauri, found on their just-released album Lucky Ones.

Worth reading ... a lucky winner

8 Sep 14 - Our free copy of Dirty Politics, Nicky Hager's expose of how politics is practised in New Zealand, at least by some, goes to Amelia Guy-Meakin. Congratulations - your book is on its way.

Foresters like look of climate commission

1 Sep 14 - Forest owners like the Labour Party's plan to set up an independent climate commission.

We're going off grid ... surely but slowly

1 Sep 14 - New Zealanders might be slow at adopting alternative electricity generation, but it does threaten the existing centralised model, a new report says.

Policy wobbles could slow renewable energy growth

1 Sep 14 - Power generation from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro grew strongly last year, reaching almost 22 per cent of global generation, says the International Energy Agency.

Canadian batteries get NZ approval

1 Sep 14 - Eco Alkalines household batteries are carboNZero.


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