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Carbon axe will boost renewables, says Trustpower

Friday - Electricity generator Trustpower believes the repeal of Australia's carbon tax will be great for renewable energy, which is likely to be heavily favoured under the federal government's Renewable Energy Targets scheme.

Divers vote to increase paua minimum size

Friday - Commercial paua divers in Marlborough are voluntarily increasing the minimum size they may take.

Why swimmable rivers are a bridge too far

Friday - Federated Farmers environment spokesman IAN MACKENZIE on why making rivers swimmable isn't practical.

New marine reserves laws set mark, says industry

Friday - A new marine reserve and management law for Marlborough passed by Parliament is a template for seafood and environment conservation measures throughout New Zealand, says Seafood New Zealand.

If the Southern Alps look different, it's because they're losing snow and ice

Friday - A third of the permanent snow and ice of Southern Alps has disappeared, according to aerial surveys.

How the Rock got on a climate change roll

Friday - The Pacific island of Niue has its own plastic-manufacturing plant, enabling it to produce its own water tanks?

Nuclear power champions paint rosy picture

Friday - The nuclear industry remains remarkably optimistic about its future, despite evidence that it is a shrinking source of power as renewables increasingly compete to fill the energy gap.


Organic farming growing rapidly, says EU

Friday - The organic farming sector has grown rapidly over the past 10 years, to about 500,000 new hectares every year, according to European Union statistics.

Inaction will cost billions, warns White House

Friday - The world could face economic consequences worth billions of dollars if it doesn't act now to curb global warming, the White House warns.

Warming world wake-up call for Asia

Friday - Researchers in the UK have established a link between changing climate and agriculture that could have significant consequences for food supplies in South Asia.

Business begins to adopt the circular economy

Friday - The concept of the circular economy has left the realm of academic theory and entered the world of business.

Canberra gives go-ahead to massive coal mine

Monster mine: Queensland's Saraji coal field run by the Adani Group.

Friday - Australiaís biggest coal mine, the Carmichael Coal and Rail Project this week received the go-ahead from the federal government.

Worth listening to ...

Friday - New Zealand-based international engineering company Aurecon is involved in renewable energy projects around this world. But it is pessimistic about the outlook for renewables in New Zealand.

Iwi appoints new environment chief

Friday - Ng‚ti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated has a new director of environment and natural resources.

Glass is the game for biggest manufacturer

Friday - O-I Glass is New Zealandís only glass-container manufacturer and is the countryís largest user of recycled glass.

Little change on NZU market

Wednesday - The price for Spot NZUs settled at $3.97 on CommTrade yesterday. OMFinancial reports:

Tianjin carbon market volatile

Monday - Spot NZUs closed at $4 on Friday on CommTrade; selling has dissipated to almost nothing. OMFinancial reports:

Shorten pleads for G20 to talk climate crisis

Bill Shorten ... regrettable attention.

25 Jul 14 - 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...

PHEW! We sweated it out last winter, the hottest on record

25 Jul 14 - Last winter was New Zealand's warmest on record, says the latest international report on global climate.


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