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Labour vows to scrap emitters' one-for-two deal

Monday - The one-for-two deal that halves emitters’ carbon liabilities would be scrapped by a Labour government.

Forest owners welcome return of grant scheme

Monday - Forest owners are welcoming the reinstatement of the Afforestation Grant Scheme – but say that lifting carbon prices would reverse deforestation overnight.

Canadian batteries get NZ approval

Monday - Eco Alkalines household batteries are carboNZero.

Worldwide, public shows its support for renewables

Monday - Public support for renewable energies across the world continues to grow, particularly in more advanced economies − with solar power being especially popular.

Scientists claim fertiliser breakthrough

Monday - Researchers in the UK think they may have found a way to produce fertilisers that should cut farmers’ costs and at the same time boost some types of renewable energy.

Labour vows to act on agriculture by 2016

25 Aug 14 - There is bad news for farmers, and good and bad news for industrial emitters under Labour’s climate change policy, released yesterday.

Water quality takes the spotlight

25 Aug 14 - The vexing subject of freshwater quality will be debated in Hamilton next week.


Watchdog rules ‘clean coal’ advertisement misleading

25 Aug 14 - Britain’s advertising watchdog has ruled that an advertisement for “clean coal” by the world’s largest private sector coal firm, Peabody Energy, was misleading and should not be published again in...

It's happened before ... a long, long time ago

25 Aug 14 - It doesn’t take much to change a planet’s climate – just a little shift in the Northern hemisphere glacial ice sheet and a bit more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. After that, the response is rapid.

Economy changes fuel Spain's fire dangers

25 Aug 14 - Climate change is gradually turning Spain into a fire zone – but it’s also the change in the economic climate that is inflaming the situation.

Business needs to make climate change stand

Dr Suzi Kerr ... major issue.

18 Aug 14 - There is still an element of climate change scepticism in New Zealand business, says a leading policy analyst.

Flower power one way to bring new life to broken mill town

11 Aug 14 - Kawerau might have a new future as a flower town as part of a drive by Maori to build sustainable green businesses on their land.

Greens have a tempting carbon tax idea

11 Aug 14 - A carbon price is still the best and fairest way to achieve emissions cuts, but as Australia and New Zealand show, it’s not easy to get it right. How could carbon pricing be improved?

WORTH WATCHING: New film shows up our sorry climate change story

4 Aug 14 - New Zealand’s tortuously slow reaction to the threats of climate change has been documented.

Carbon axe will boost renewables, says Trustpower

1 Aug 14 - Electricity generator Trustpower believes the repeal of Australia's carbon tax will be great for renewable energy, which is likely to be heavily favoured under the federal government's Renewable...

Why swimmable rivers are a bridge too far

1 Aug 14 - Federated Farmers environment spokesman IAN MACKENZIE on why making rivers swimmable isn't practical.

How the Rock got on a climate change roll

1 Aug 14 - The Pacific island of Niue has its own plastic-manufacturing plant, enabling it to produce its own water tanks?

Organic farming growing rapidly, says EU

1 Aug 14 - The organic farming sector has grown rapidly over the past 10 years, to about 500,000 new hectares every year, according to European Union statistics.

Warming world wake-up call for Asia

1 Aug 14 - Researchers in the UK have established a link between changing climate and agriculture that could have significant consequences for food supplies in South Asia.


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