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Morgan makes a splash with private water report

Friday - Philanthropist Gareth Morgan has followed through on his promise and thrown a large rock into the Governmentís water-policy pool.

Scientist sees smart farmers already changing systems

Friday - Smart farmers are already adapting to climate change, says the Professor of Dairying Systems at Massey University, Dr Danny Donaghy.

We must learn to live with floods, says river expert

Friday - People are going to have to learn to live with floods like those that have shut down large parts of Northland over the past two weeks, says an expert in river channel dynamics.

Big thinking, fresh thinking key to our future

Friday - Imagine being able to contain greenhouse gas emissions, make fertiliser use more efficient, keep water waste to a minimum, and put food on the table for the 10 billion people crowded into the planetís cities, towns and villages by the end of the century.

The pre-Holocene climate is returning Ė and it wonít be fun

Friday - A string of events earlier this year provided a sobering snapshot of a global climate system out of whack. Europe suffered devastating floods, Britain's coastline was mauled, and the polar vortex case a US$5 billion economic chill over America.

Australia 'underarms' our key commercial fish

Orange roughy ... no thanks, says Australia.

18 Jul 14 - Some of New Zealandís 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...

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 Zealandís 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 governmentís 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 Farmersí incoming president William Rolleston for taking the time to write about the Green Partyís Climate Tax Cut in last weekís Carbon...

'I shuddered at the thought of connecting my cooking stove with a toiletís 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...

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.


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