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Megan Woods ... it just is.

New shadow minister eyes climate change priorities

Monday - Labour's new climate change and environment spokesperson says there's never been a time when she didn't believe in climate change.

Yealands wins sustainability award

Monday - Yealands Family Wines took the top prize in this year's Sustainable Business Network Awards.

Obama pledge gets dollars flowing into climate fund

Monday - It was quite a week for those waiting for some action on climate change.

Investors slow to take up climate change fight

Monday - Global investment in climate change reduction has fallen for the second year in a row, a drop of $28 billion from 2012, and far below estimates of what is needed, according to new research

Six steps world leaders must agree to take to protect Earth

Monday - International talks in Paris in 2015 could see the world’s nations agree to limit global warming to a rise of 2C.

Australia’s coal and gas exports being left stranded

Monday - The United States and China have announced goals to reduce emissions by 26 per cent to 28 per cent and to cap emissions by 2030 respectively.

Deal or no deal … can China and the US deliver?

17 Nov 14 - It’s been called an historic agreement − a game changer in the battle to combat climate change. But can China and the US fulfill the promises in their announcement of plans to cut carbon emissions?


Does this climate deal let China do nothing for 16 years?

17 Nov 14 - “As I read the agreement it requires the Chinese to do nothing at all for 16 years while these carbon emissions regulations are creating havoc in my state and around the country.” – US Republican...

We can cut carbon and pollution at no cost, says China

17 Nov 14 - China can achieve economic development, energy security and reduce pollution at the same time, according to a major new study.

Expand climate portfolio, says Mahuta

Nanaia Mahuta ... better targets.

17 Nov 14 - The Cabinet portfolios of agriculture and climate change should be given to the same person, says Labour Party leadership hopeful Nanaia Mahuta.

Launchpad jury likes wilding pines project

17 Nov 14 - Taking an environmental problem and turning it into a commercial success has seen a Queenstown social enterprise team taken under the wing of a business incubator.

New Australian report debunks coal industry myths

17 Nov 14 - The coal industry has many friends in high places, and none more so than Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia − one of the world’s major producers of a fuel that earns the country billions...

UK ignores pledge to end fossil fuel support

17 Nov 14 - Despite promises to phase out subsidies to the coal, oil and gas industries, a new report says the UK and other G20 governments are still providing them with massive financial help.

Australia's green building review adds more uncertainty

17 Nov 14 - Australia's Commercial Building Disclosure programme is the latest federal environmental policy to be placed under review.

How Mighty River is switching on to the new economy

Fraser Whineray ... we could save billions.

10 Nov 14 - Generator Mighty River Power is claiming a stake in the new economy, pushing for New Zealand’s car fleet to go electric and indicating that it will move into the water business.

Trustpower's Aussie wind farm breezes along

Big wind ... Snowtown wind farm in South Australia.

10 Nov 14 - The second stage of Kiwi company Tustpower's project to build South Australia's largest wind farm has been launched, ahead of time and under budget.

Election rout blow to US climate change role

Republican rise ... firmly in control.

10 Nov 14 - The role of the United States in confronting the global climate crisis has been cast into serious doubt after an election that stacked the deck in Congress in favor of fossil fuel industries.

India wants to double coal production

10 Nov 14 - The man responsible for maintaining India’s power supply says he wants the country’s coal production to double within the next five years.

Big business sounds water warning bells

10 Nov 14 - Two-thirds of the world’s largest companies are reporting exposure to water risks, some of which have potential to limit growth, says the Carbon Disclosure Project.


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