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NZ scientists line up first lo-gas sheep

Tuesday - Farmers could have access to low-methane-emitting sheep as early as 2016.

Post-Fukushima, Japan's power plans are all at sea

Tuesday - Two companies in Japan recently announced that they are to begin building two huge solar power islands that will float on reservoirs.

It makes no sense to rely on the same few crops

Bambara ... nutritious groundnut.

Tuesday - We are in the middle of one of the biggest experiments in human history. At its core is the homogenisation of global food systems, which increasingly must deliver the same products to an expanding population across the world.

Drain the milk lake and create healthier, happier cows

Holsteins ... remarkable cows.

Tuesday - Milk, a precious resource in many parts of the world, has become a throwaway commodity in wealthy countries.

Drought bites as Amazon’s ‘flying rivers’ dry up

Tuesday - The unprecedented drought affecting São Paulo, South America’s giant metropolis, is believed to be caused by the absence of the “flying rivers” - the vapour clouds from the Amazon that normally bring rain to the centre and south of Brazil.

Healthy diet guidelines hard to swallow for greenies

Tuesday - By TIM RADFORD.- The news is enough to make climate campaigners choke on their high-fibre breakfast cereal: if Americans adopted the dietary guidelines suggested by their own Department of Agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions would actually go up by 12 per cent.

Angry green-plan backers desert Horizon council

8 Sep 14 - Every member of the Horizon’s Regional Council that worked on the controversial One Plan has left amid allegations of political interference in implementing the ground-breaking environmental rules.


Attention farmers: Stand by for a proliferation of pests

Cucumber beetle.

8 Sep 14 - Coming soon to a farm near you: just about every possible type of pest that could take advantage of the ripening harvest in the nearby fields.

How we tricked bacteria into making renewable propane

8 Sep 14 - Converting renewable energy into electricity is one thing; converting it into fuel is quite another.

Change the way you wee ... and help to save the world

8 Sep 14 - The energy-water nexus between water, sanitation, and our global consumption of energy – the “energy-water nexus" - are more obvious than ever before. But how many of us will take direction at the...

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

1 Sep 14 - The one-for-two deal that halves emitters’ carbon liabilities would be scrapped by a Labour government.

Forest owners welcome return of grant scheme

1 Sep 14 - 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

1 Sep 14 - Eco Alkalines household batteries are carboNZero.

Worldwide, public shows its support for renewables

1 Sep 14 - 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

1 Sep 14 - 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.


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