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Paula Bennett

BUDGET BONUS: New money for emissions cuts

Thursday - The Government is putting $4 million into figuring out how New Zealand can cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

Cuts now will take heat out of climate shocks

Dave Frame

Tuesday - Substantial cuts to greenhouse gas emissions now will prevent New Zealanders alive today being exposed to temperatures they have never experienced before, says the New Zealand lead author of research published today.

Free credits cost taxpayers almost $1.7 billion

16 May 17 - Free carbon credits for trade-exposed heavy emitters have cost taxpayers nearly $1.7 billion.

Foresters want carbon price range and ETS promise

Peter Clark

11 May 17 - A price range for carbon and a promise that changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme will be backdated would get landowners planting carbon-sequestering trees now, says the Forest Owners’ Association.

MPs out of the loop on farm emissions advice

10 May 17 - Parliament has again been told that the Government is getting advice on bringing agricultural emissions into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Targeted forests could slash farm emissions

9 May 17 - Planting forests to clean up waterways could cut New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions from land use by 80 per cent.

MICROBE MAGIC: How we can be mates with methane

8 May 17 - Ingenuity in laboratories worldwide is harnessing microbes, water and hot air to produce different types of renewable energy from greenhouse gas.


Officials look at pricing of agricultural emissions

4 May 17 - Officials are investigating whether a price should be put on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, despite the issue being specifically excluded from the current review of the Emissions Trading...

Government acts on decarbonising the economy

3 May 17 - The Productivity Commission is to investigate the cost of decarbonising New Zealand’s economy.

Next decade will be critical for climate targets

3 May 17 - European researchers stress urgency in tackling global warming to meet climate targets, and say the goal of a less than 2deg rise may be unrealistic.

Climate change will alter flow of the Nile

3 May 17 - The 400 million people who depend on the predictability of the River Nile face an uncertain future as global warming delivers more extreme weather.

Nitrite pollution puts warming waters at risk

2 May 17 - Nitrite pollution caused by rising temperatures is changing the chemistry of coastal waters, threatening more algal blooms and zones devoid of fish.

Government agrees dairying can't keep growing

Nathan Guy

28 Apr 17 - The Government is publicly acknowledging that the dairy industry is running into environmental limits.

FACE THE FACTS: The Government has done little

Ralph Sims

28 Apr 17 - Two major reports on climate change – one on the likely impacts on New Zealand, the other on ways the country can cut emissions – were released a year ago by the country’s top scientific body, the...

IT'S OFFICIAL: Our water quality is getting worse

27 Apr 17 - Water quality in New Zealand’s rivers is getting worse, says an official government report out today – and there’s yet another warning that the country is running up against its environmental limits.

Native forests have potential to earn millions

26 Apr 17 - Landowners with 10,000 hectares of native forest could earn $1.5 million a year in carbon credits, a new report says.

Weird weather is being felt down on the farm

21 Apr 17 - Changes to New Zealand’s weather caused by global warming are starting to affect the country’s agricultural earnings.

Harvesting fertiliser from ‘bionic’ leaves

20 Apr 17 - The Harvard scientist who pioneered a “bionic leaf” that could generate the production of fuel has taken artificial photosynthesis a step further.

Bennett rules out farming and climate commission

18 Apr 17 - Climate minister Paula Bennett says carbon prices need to go higher, but she won’t be putting a price on agricultural emissions and she doesn’t think New Zealand needs a climate commission.


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