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McDonald's ... old and tired.

In the new war of the worlds, the old world is losing

18 May 15 - The power of traditional companies is declining in the face of sustainable and techno companies, new research shows.

Where's the clean-tech economy talk, Mr Little?

Andrew Little ... houses and milk.

18 May 15 - Labour leader Andrew Little is blasting the Government for failing to diversify the economy, but he is still not talking about a low-carbon, clean-tech economy.

You must find a way, academics tell farmers

Nick Pyke ... feeding the world.

18 May 15 - Farmers must find ways of farming more sustainably while maintaining production, warns the Foundation for Arable Research.

Oceans generate rising tide of renewables ideas

La Rance tidal barrage in France.

18 May 15 - A race is on worldwide to harness the tides and waves for electrical power, with more than 100 different devices being tested by companies hoping to make a commercial breakthrough.

Geraldton pools get in the swim

The Aquarena in Geraldton.

18 May 15 - The indoor swimming pools and air temperature inside the Aquarena in Geraldton are now heated using state-of-the-art geothermal technology as part of the Western Australian city’s bid to go green.

We've got the chance to turn green into gold

11 May 15 - New Zealand could turn “green into gold” by capitalising on emerging clean technologies and showing leadership on climate change.

You asked for it ... organic milk heads for the shops

11 May 15 - Anchor is launching a new nationwide line of organic milk on the back of strong demand.


WORLD TODAY: What does Cameron's election win mean for the environment?

11 May 15 - * Australia PM's adviser: climate change is UN hoax to create new world order * Tesla says Powerwall sold out for 12 months, demand ‘just nutty’ * Canadian water for California’s drought? * South...

Why we must remember our debt to the natural world

28 Apr 15 - New Zealand might fail to recognise just how economically dependent it is on the natural world until it’s too late, a new Government report warns.

The word is out ... dairying costs more than income

28 Apr 15 - Research claiming New Zealand’s dairy industry could be costing the country more than it is making it has been published in an international science journal.

Minister happy with dairying emissions progress

20 Apr 15 - The dairy industry is making progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the Government says.

We could be heading for a multi-billion-dollar carbon hangover

Professor Ralph Sims ... rugby, big cars and beer.

13 Apr 15 - New Zealand’s “rugby, big cars and beer” culture could leave the country with an annual carbon hangover edging into the billions of dollars.

More cows means double the gas emissions

13 Apr 15 - Greenhouse gas emissions from dairy cows in New Zealand have more than doubled since 1990.

Investors chip in as renewables rise toward record level

13 Apr 15 - Carbon dioxide levels might be soaring, and governments might be slow to reduce fossil fuel emissions and contain climate change, but the smart money could nevertheless be going into renewable...

Industrial corn farming is ruining health and water

13 Apr 15 - A taxic algae outbreak last year in Ohio's Lake Erie shut down the water supply for almost half a million people in Toledo and the surrounding suburbs.

Water Man of India makes rivers flow again

Rajendra Singh ... water wars waerning.

13 Apr 15 - Revival of traditional rainwater harvesting has transformed the driest state in India, and could be used to combat the effects of climate change across the world.

NZ hangs back as countries commit to carbon cuts

7 Apr 15 - Russia did it. The United States did it. All the countries in the European Union have done it, as have Mexico, Norway, Switzerland and Latvia. Even oil-and-mineral-exporting Gabon, population 1.3...

Why all cities should have a Department of Food

7 Apr 15 - The United States is a nation where hunger and obesity go hand in hand. More than 17 million households struggle to put food on the table, and when they do, it’s often high in fat and sugar because...

Water crisis pushes Brazil toward solar power at last

7 Apr 15 - Brazil’s long-running drought could have the unexpected consequence of finally prompting one of the sunniest countries in the world to take solar power seriously.


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