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Australia can halve emissions by 2030, says new analysis

Monday - Australia can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, according to analysis by ClimateWorks.

How Rwanda’s clinics have gone off-grid and on to renewable energy

Rwanda faces energy isues and renewable energy in rural parts of the country is vital for healthcare.

Monday - Rwanda is located in the poorest region in the world, sub-Saharan Africa. Despite this, it is making advances with off-grid renewable energy solutions for rural areas that could be a model for similar economies.

We must act now to save farming industry, says expert

Dr Charles Merfield ... the shift has started.

22 Jun 15 - Billions of dollars worth of research and on-farm advisers are needed to prepare the New Zealand farming sector for the massive shift to sustainable agriculture, an expert is warning.

Frustrated local farm adviser heads overseas

Nicole Masters ... building soil health.

22 Jun 15 - An agricultural adviser whose clients are slashing inputs while maintaining production is shifting her business overseas in frustration at a lack of progress in New Zealand.

What the Pope said about the trouble we're in

Pope Francis ... we are not God.

22 Jun 15 - In a document remarkable for its sweep and its depth, Pope Francis last week unveiled his long-awaited encyclical on the environment, in essence calling on humanity to address a climate and environmental crisis that calls for urgent global action.

Waste to wealth: the hidden potential of waste from fruit

Using fruit waste in a sustainable manner can have economic benefits for industries.

22 Jun 15 - South Africa produces millions of tonnes of fruit each year that are exported, consumed locally, or processed into value-added products such as juice, canned fruit or wine.


Rise in CO2 could restrict growing days for crops

Food stalls at a market in Kamuli, eastern Uganda.

22 Jun 15 - While plants in temperate zones may benefit from higher temperatures, global warming’s impact in the tropics threatens catastrophe for food security.

India blames heatwave deaths on climate change

Sunrise on another baking hot day in southern India, where temperatures have reached 47° this year.

22 Jun 15 - Fierce temperatures in India doubled the heat-related deaths normally recorded in May − and the government insists natural causes are not to blame.

Australia faces stormy future as temperatures soar

A woman trapped on the roof of her car during a flash flood in Queensland.

15 Jun 15 - Destructive storms and sudden floods are set to intensify across Australia as global warming plays havoc with rainfall patterns.

Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

What if jet fuel could be grown sustainably?

15 Jun 15 - The aviation industry is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2011 aviation contributed around 3% of Australia’s emissions. Despite improvements in efficiency, global aviation emissions are...

Climate targets not a cost, says bioenergy bloc

8 Jun 15 - The Government should see its climate change targets as an opportunity for New Zealand business and the economy, not a cost, the BioEnergy Association says.

Apollo plan asks for the moon in switch to renewables

8 Jun 15 - The vision is simple, the cost would be eye-watering, and the result could stop the growing threat from burning fossil fuels in its tracks.

Bio-waste boon for natives on poor pine soils

8 Jun 15 - Bio-waste can be utilised on former pine plantations to generate big economic returns, new research shows.

Clean water company seeks public backing

8 Jun 15 - A Hawkes Bay company with new technology to treat wastewater has launched an equity crowd-funding campaign.

How modern crops can ensure food security in a heatwave

India has been sweltering recently – but plants can cope better than people.

8 Jun 15 - India’s heatwave again highlights just how seriously extreme weather conditions threaten our ability to put sufficient nutritious food on all our plates.

Clean-green brand not working overseas, says report

2 Jun 15 - Many overseas consumers are unaware their food originates in New Zealand, undermining attempts to promote our “clean and green” and premium brand image, a new study finds.

Coffee drinkers beware, your brew will change with the climate

Coffee is one of Africa’s major exports.

2 Jun 15 - We have known for some time that coffee is a climate-sensitive crop. Now we have the first global evidence that increasing minimum, or night-time, temperatures are having the hardest impact on your...

We're overdoing farm fertilisers, says report

25 May 15 - Nitrogen and phosphorus application rates in parts of New Zealand are exceeding known safe limits, a new report shows.


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