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MARKET LATEST: NZUs $14.50

Today 10:00am - Carbon closed down a little yesterday, with spot NZUs last trading at $14.50.

It's time to turn up the heat on those wrecking the planet

Today 10:00am - An interesting question is, what are you waiting for? Global warming is the biggest problem we’ve ever faced as a civilisation — certainly you want to act to slow it down, but perhaps you’ve been waiting for just the right moment.

Japan pays high price for ‘silo’ science

Today 10:00am - Lack of scientific co-operation with other countries has cost Japan “trillions of yen” in expensive solar power because the country did not learn from the experience of other countries before rushing to install it, analysts say.

Why scientists must challenge poor media reporting

Today 10:00am - Ocean acidification is causing fundamental and dangerous changes in the chemistry of the world’s oceans yet only one in five Britons has even heard of ocean acidification, let alone believes it a cause for concern.

Resettling the first American climate refugees

Today 10:00am - Facing the threat of climate-related flooding, residents of Louisiana's Isle de Jean Charles received this year a first-of-its-kind $48 million grant from the federal government to resettle.

Mexican diplomat next UN climate chief

Today 10:00am - The UN has selected Patricia Espinosa as the next head of its climate change body. Mexico’s ambassador to Germany, she will take over from Christiana Figueres when she leaves on July 6, after two terms leading the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

GE wants become big player in offshore wind

Today 10:00am - General Electric wants to become a major player in the offshore wind industry and is interested in buying the Areva-Gamesa offshore joint-venture Adwen.


Phasing out fossil fuels more than just a straight swap

Tuesday - To have any chance of preventing dangerous climate change, the world needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero or even negative by mid-century.

Top 500 investors score zero in risk poll

Tuesday - Almost half of the world’s top 500 investors are failing to act on climate change - an increase of 6 per cent from 236 in 2014, according to a new report.

Australia's renewable energy target in doubt

Tuesday - Fresh doubts have been raised about Australia's ability to meet the 2020 renewable energy target after a new analysis found that $10 billion of extra investment is needed in a market where lenders...

Ontario acts to allay car fears over climate plan

Tuesday - The Ontario government has moved to reassure the auto sector that it considers the industry crucial to the province’s economy amid a controversy stirred up by a draft action plan on climate change...

Judge backs the kids and tells US state to take climate action

Tuesday - A judge’s ruling in a lawsuit filed by eight kids forces the state of Washington to get dead-serious about the threat of climate change.

VW and Shell try to block Europe's drive for electric cars

VW developmental electric car The Bug

Monday - VW and Shell have united to try to block Europe’s push for electric cars and more efficient cars, saying biofuels should be at heart of efforts to green the industry instead.

Why cities need to add up the economic value of trees

Monday - Your parents were wrong: money does grow on trees. Cities routinely rake in tens of millions of dollars from their urban forests annually in ways that are not always obvious.

Scientists see the future in natural resources

Monday - From creating transparent wood for solar panels or windows to turning carbon dioxide and plant waste into plastic bottles, scientists are finding ingenious ways to sidestep fossil fuels.

Crewless ships could trim trade’s carbon footprint

Monday - Crewless ships would use up to 15 per cent less fuel, engineers estimate, and could be running by the end of the decade

EU court overturns carbon market free quotas

Monday - Europe’s highest court has ruled that the European Commission’s calculation for handing out free carbon permits to industries was flawed, raising the prospect of higher costs for big energy users.

US coal use down in nearly every state

Monday - Coal consumption in the electric power sector has dropped in nearly every state between 2007 and 2015, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Alaska and Nebraska are the two...

Barrier Reef bleaching made more likely by humans

Monday - The hot water temperature that drove the devastating bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef this year was made 175 times more likely by human-caused climate change, and could be normal in just 18 years,...


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