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BREAKTHROUGH: Science gets to the heart of methane

Tuesday - Scientists have sequenced the genomes of the micro-organisms that make sheep and cattle emit methane.

Ten years on, we're back where we began

Monday - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | When it comes to action on climate change, we’re pretty much back to where we were 10 years ago, when Carbon News started publishing.

OPINION: Why natural gas won't do the job

Monday - Climate and energy expert Professor RALPH SIMS explains why natural gas is not a “bridging” fuel between dirtier fossil fuels and low-carbon energy. Searching for it and using it, he says, will delay New Zealand reaching its Paris Agreement emissions reduction target.

Here's a road to zero carbon, say officials

Thursday - Meeting New Zealand’s Paris Agreement pledge from domestic emissions cuts alone would put the country on a straight line to carbon-neutrality by 2050, officials have told the Government.

Plastic pollution has now spread to rivers

13 Mar 18 - Microplastics are contaminating rivers as well as the ocean, say scientists.

Climate commission's job to advise, says Upton

7 Mar 18 - The climate commission should make recommendations on the Emissions Trading Scheme and the number of international credits used to meet New Zealand’s targets, but control should stay firmly in the hands of the Government, says new Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton.

Minister aware of risk in delaying price cap rise

6 Mar 18 - The Government knows delaying lifting the carbon price cap could cost taxpayers money, but says it is unlikely to move until next year.

Ministry eyes emissions deals with businesses

5 Mar 18 - The Ministry for the Environment is looking to form direct partnerships with businesses to cut emissions out of the New Zealand economy.

OPINION: Climate change passion rides a bike

2 Mar 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Yesterday, a young woman told an audience that included two Cabinet ministers that she was suffering from depression because of climate change.

Battered ecosystems almost never recover

2 Mar 18 - Ecosystems almost never recover completely from large-scale destruction — even when they're actively restored, says a team of international researchers.

Z aims for A-plus in transition to new energy

Mike Bennetts

28 Feb 18 - Mike Bennetts is determined his company, Z Energy, will not have a Kodak moment.

Green accounts point finger at primary industries

27 Feb 18 - Primary industries contribute nearly two-thirds of the country’s greenhouse gases but account for less than 8 per cent of economic production, new figures show.

Foresters like the look of Billion Trees scheme

26 Feb 18 - Forest owners say they are starting to think the Government is serious about forestry.

Climate change and storms our greatest threats

14 Feb 18 - Climate change and related impacts like intense storms are now the greatest threats the world faces.

FAIL MARK: Environmentally, NZ has got it wrong

8 Feb 18 - New Zealand is one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to exceeding planetary boundaries, new research shows.

We've just had the hottest month on record

5 Feb 18 - New Zealand continues to tick off the climate records, with January the hottest month ever recorded.

Landowners keep credits under Billion Trees plan

31 Jan 18 - Landowners will keep the carbon credits and liability under proposed new production forestry joint ventures with the Government as part of its One Billion Trees programme.

How Shaw intends to massively change our lives

30 Jan 18 - Climate minister James Shaw has outlined economic changes on the scale of those brought in by Michael Joseph Savage in 1935 and Roger Douglas in 1984.

Doughnut economics? What Shaw's on about

30 Jan 18 - When British economist Kate Raworth wanted to show where she saw economics going, she picked up a pencil and drew two circles, one inside the other.

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