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Treat agriculture like anyone else, says Caygill

Today 12:00pm - Agriculture should not be treated any differently from any other trade-exposed industry, says the man who led the previous Emissions Trading Scheme Review.

Plant to beat emissions, expert tells farmers

Professor Euan Mason

Today 12:00pm - Cutting production is not the only way for New Zealand to offset agricultural emissions, says a forestry expert.

Taupo farmers take sustainability award

Today 12:00pm - A Taupo farming operation that found a way to live within a nitrogen cap took the top award at this year’s Sustainable Business Network awards.

Can eating less meat really tackle climate change?

Today 12:00pm - With the food system accounting for up to a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, anything that reduces its impact will make a big difference to the climate.

Breakthrough ushers in era of guilt-free gas

Today 12:00pm - The UK government is giving no sign that it intends to replace fossil fuels with renewables, so the only way to avoid the carbon emissions from burning natural gas and oil is the widespread use of carbon capture and storage technology to extract CO₂ from the exhaust gases.

Agriculture fails to make the cut

Tuesday - Agriculture - responsible for nearly half New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions - is not part of the Government’s just-announced review of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Groser hints at boost for carbon prices

Tim Groser

23 Nov 15 - The Government has given the clearest signal yet that it intends to push carbon prices up as part of a package to meet the expected $30 billion cost of New Zealand’s 2030 emissions reduction target.

Rising sea levels ... we've been there before

23 Nov 15 - Rising sea levels have been in the news lately, with the release of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report into their likely impact on New Zealand. But while we tend to think of...

What will be top of mind for Africa at climate talks?

23 Nov 15 - Several regions have been meeting in the run-up to the Paris climate talks to deliberate on pressing climate issues. Africa is no exception.

Poor nation earns rich praise for emissions target

23 Nov 15 - Analysts say the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the world’s poorest countries, has more credible plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions from forestry than several more developed states.

When gumboots became a lightbulb moment ...

16 Nov 15 - Looking around the OceaNZ Blue paua farm at Bream Bay, one thing Lynette Suvalko saw was lots of gumboots.

Auction time again, but it's not really working

16 Nov 15 - Australia goes to its second auction, but policies still seem unlikely to curb emissions, says market analyst Reputex.

Hopes run high for floating power stations

16 Nov 15 - New and cheaper ways are rapidly being floated for countries with deep seas off their coasts to exploit the free energy from wind and tidal power.

Get the waka back on course, says Maori expert

Chris Karamea Insley

9 Nov 15 - Environmental protection, hard-hitting policies on climate change, and a carbon price floor should all be part of a drive to rebuild the economy, a Maori economic development consultant says.

Industrial waste could offset climate emissions

9 Nov 15 - More than a billion tonnes of potentially toxic, bleach-like waste is produced and piled in landfills every year, with often devastating effects. And yet most people haven’t even heard of these...

Why we need a world agreement on agri emissions

2 Nov 15 - Pushing for a global agreement on agricultural emissions could benefit the climate and trade, says one of our leading climate scientists.

Higher carbon prices the key, says new book

Dr Suzi Kerr

2 Nov 15 - New Zealand needs higher carbon prices, says the author of a handbook on the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Best not to mess with agriculture yet, says NZ First

Winston Peters

2 Nov 15 - Agriculture should be left out of the Emissions Trading Scheme until other countries act on biological emissions, says New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

Plantation boom broken, so let’s go carbon farming

A treasure trove for carbon farmers

2 Nov 15 - In the rolling hills of Victoria’s Strzelecki Ranges, among paddocks of pasture and potatoes, stands a simple steel monument to the world’s tallest tree.

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