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Orange roughy ... no thanks, says Australia.

Australia 'underarms' our key commercial fish

18 Jul 14 - Some of New Zealand’s key commercial fish species are the target of a new consumer boycott in Australia.

Europe could pay huge climate price, says report

18 Jul 14 - A failure to act to reduce the impacts of climate change could cost Europe dear in lives lost and economic damage, according to a European Commission study.

Believe it, Mr Abbott, climate change is hurting Australia

18 Jul 14 - the Australian prime minister may be scathing about climate science, but new research shows that burning fossil fuels is a significant factor in the long-term rainfall decline that is leaving southern regions of the country parched and sweltering.

Savvy farmers back push for clean-tech economy

Brian Cox ... no Government interest.

11 Jul 14 - The agricultural sector is putting its weight behind New Zealand’s shift to a clean-tech economy, says the Bioenergy Association.

Australian farmers led astray on carbon farming

11 Jul 14 - Australian farmers and rural land owners are being told that they will be given powerful and direct incentives to store carbon in the land under the federal government’s new climate policy.

NORMAN: The longer we wait the more it will cost

Russel Norman ... biggest challenge of our time.

11 Jul 14 - By RUSSEL NORMAN, Green Party co-leader.- Thanks to Federated Farmers’ incoming president William Rolleston for taking the time to write about the Green Party’s Climate Tax Cut in last week’s Carbon News.

'I shuddered at the thought of connecting my cooking stove with a toilet’s septic tank'

4 Jul 14 - Sunita Bote, a 30-year-old housewife from the small village of Kumroj in eastern Nepal, was far from convinced when energy specialists from the capital city, Kathmandu, talked about the benefits of constructing a small biogas plant near her house.


Why carbon tax proposal won't work

Dr William Rolleston ... no benefits.

4 Jul 14 - Newly elected Federated Farmers' president Dr William Rolleston explains why he thinks the Green Party's carbon tax proposal is not a runner:

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

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

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

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

Progress must be climate-smart, says World Bank

27 Jun 14 - Government policies that improve energy efficiency and public transport could increase global economic output by more than $1.8 trillion per year, says the World Bank.

Northern gas plant will cut CO2 emissions

Marsden Point ... site of new gas plant.

27 Jun 14 - A $40 million plant to be built at Marsden Point by industrial gases company BOC will help Refining NZ to further reduce carbon dioxide emissions from its oil refinery.

Climate crisis puts pressure on King Corn

27 Jun 14 - One-third of cropland in the US is devoted to corn. It produces nearly 40 per cent of the world’s corn, and a record harvest last year was valued at nearly $70 billion.

Scientists see dangers in jet contrails

27 Jun 14 - Air travel is a rapidly-growing source of carbon dioxide and is helping to heat the Earth. It accounted for 6 per cent of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2011.

The many reasons why wood is the way to go

27 Jun 14 - By CHAD OLIVER, Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Director of the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry, Yale University.- Although it may seem counter-intuitive, it would be...

Brazil scores winning goal on carbon emissions

20 Jun 14 - Brazil might or might not win the World Cup, but it so far seems a clear winner in the race to reduce carbon emissions – having stopped 3.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide from escaping into the...

Finns launch sustainable business tools

20 Jun 14 - The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has launched a suite of new tools to help manufacturers and farmers develop economically, environmentally and sociallay sustainable business models.


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