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Dr Russell Death ... concerns removed from draft report.

Scientists question Ruataniwha hearing advice

Today 9:00am - Serious questions raised in Parliament about the independence of scientific advice in consent hearings from Government scientists are justified, says a key witness in the Ruataniwha dam hearing.

Agriculture gas emissions on the rise, warns UN

Today 9:00am - Agriculture greenhouse emissions have nearly doubled over the past 50 years and may increase by another 30 per cent by 2050, according to new estimates from the UN Food and Agricultural Organization.

We’re on the right track, says Groser

Tim Groser ... doing our share.

Today 9:00am - The latest climate crisis report from the United Nations emphasises the need for a truly global agreement in 2015 to ensure efforts to cut greenhouse gases are effective, says Minister for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser

More CO2 could limit plants' protein output

Today 9:00am - As global temperatures rise, more than one third of the land surface might become more arid.

Maori agribusiness gets $2m boost

Today 9:00am - Five Mâori agribusiness projects worth more than $2.1 million have been approved by the Government.

Our emissions up ... thanks to cars and cows

11 Apr 14 - New Zealanders’ love affair with cars and cows has pushed our greenhouse gas emissions up by 25 per cent.

How sail is catching up with the fossil-fuel ships

Maersk's Triple-E ... 18,000 containers.

11 Apr 14 - Ship transport is energy efficient, but it is also a significant source of emissions because of the globalised world huge transportation needs. In large measure, these vessels are powered with high-sulphur fossil fuels.


Wooden skyscrapers cool idea in a warming world

11 Apr 14 - By TIM RADFORD.- US scientists have a new green solution to urban construction: chop down trees and use the wood for buildings.

Academic gets funds for drought studies

11 Apr 14 - A Waikato University doctoral student has won a scholarship to investigate the on-going inpacts of drought on dry-land farming.

Profit comes before environment, says Act leader

Jamie Whyte ... bottom lines.

4 Apr 14 - NEW Act Party leader Jamie Whyte says that businesses have no obligation to the environment.

Biofuels not a lasting solution, warns report

4 Apr 14 - By DOUGLAS CRAWFORD-BROWN.- Biofuels alone are unsustainable, but can still help to combat climate change.

Planners to put 100% Pure under the microscope

28 Mar 14 - CRITICAL issues which threaten New Zealand's 100% Pure positioning will be addressed by planners at a conference in Queenstown next week.

The air that we breathe is killing one person in eight, says new report

28 Mar 14 - AIR POLLUTION killed seven million people across the globe in 2012, making it the world’s largest single environmental health risk, according to new figures.

Heat extremes put major crops at risk, say scientists

28 Mar 14 - By TIM RADFORD.- Rampant climate change driven by ever-rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere poses a serious threat to world food supply, according to a new study in Environmental...

Hi-tech's a big job and Britain is doing it well

Wind turbine rotors are getting bigger.

28 Mar 14 - BRITISH hi-tech engineering is more successful than you think, says JIM PLATTS, lecturer in manufacturing engineering at Cambridge University.

California goes nuts for water

Rows of almond trees in California.

28 Mar 14 - WHILE recent rainfall has brought welcome relief to California, the amount of precipitation has not been nearly enough to put an end to what is its worst drought on record. The state’s $45 billion...

Water is the key in a hungry world

21 Mar 14 - Tomorrow is World Water Day. Foodtank president DANIELLE NIERENBERG says that farmers around the world should be looking to colleagues who have come up with innovative ways of using each drop more...

Not all is well with India’s dam-building boom

India's Lower Subansiri dam ... building delays.

21 Mar 14 - By KIERAN COOKE .- India is in the midst of a massive hydro electric dam building programme, necessary, it says, to fuel the energy needs of its fast growing economy.

Why Deutsche Bank built a jungle in Manhattan (complete with anaconda)

21 Mar 14 - By REBECCA ELLIOT.- Journalist McKenzie Funk opens his book, Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming, with a carnival-like scene at a Deutsche Bank road show in February 2008.


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