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Agriculture gas emissions on the rise, warns UN

Thursday - Agriculture greenhouse emissions have nearly doubled over the past 50 years and may increase by another 30 per cent by 2050, according to new estimates from the UN Food and Agricultural Organization.

Budgeting for use of carbon is key to cutting emissions

Simon Terry ... key change.

Thursday - Seriously tackling New Zealand’s emissions requires the use of carbon to be budgeted for in the same way the nation budgets for government spending.

We’re on the right track, says Groser

Tim Groser ... doing our share.

Thursday - The latest climate crisis report from the United Nations emphasises the need for a truly global agreement in 2015 to ensure efforts to cut greenhouse gases are effective, says Minister for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser

Emissions cuts also about ethics, says IPCC

Thursday - For the first time, the IPCC has addressed the ethical, as well as technical, issues of reducing greenhouse emissions.

In the heart of Sydney City, green is bustin’ out all over

Thursday - Cool, green roofs and walls are the hottest property trend in Sydney - from bars to office blocks, apartments and swimming pools.

How sail is catching up with the fossil-fuel ships

Maersk's Triple-E ... 18,000 containers.

11 Apr 14 - Ship transport is energy efficient, but it is also a significant source of emissions because of the globalised world huge transportation needs. In large measure, these vessels are powered with high-sulphur fossil fuels.

Wooden skyscrapers cool idea in a warming world

11 Apr 14 - By TIM RADFORD.- US scientists have a new green solution to urban construction: chop down trees and use the wood for buildings.


UN to promote sustainable energy for all

11 Apr 14 - The United Nations has launched the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, an initiative aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency worldwide

Tyres can save fuel, says consumer watchdog

11 Apr 14 - Choosing tyres which grip well but are also fuel efficient can save money and reduce carbon emissions, says Consumer NZ.

Airlines wrestle with demands of climate change

11 Apr 14 - By LYNETTE DRAY.- Although aviation emissions contribute only 3 to 5 per cent of the total impact on the planet’s climate, this is steadily growing and is a surprisingly intractable problem to solve.

Z Energy goes it alone with $21 million biodiesel plant to supply local market

4 Apr 14 - A commercial-scale biodiesel project nearly stymied by the withdrawal of Government support is to go ahead.

Biofuels not a lasting solution, warns report

4 Apr 14 - By DOUGLAS CRAWFORD-BROWN.- Biofuels alone are unsustainable, but can still help to combat climate change.

Make sure you watch your back when the heat goes on

4 Apr 14 - By ALEX KIRBY.- A warming climate is closely related to political and social instability and a higher risk of conflict, according to American scientists.

No-action Abbott stalls climate policy decisions

Tony Abbott ... no response.

4 Apr 14 - By PROF NICK ROWLEY.- In Australia, any sense of the need for an urgent policy response has stalled, despite this week’s reminder from the IPCC of the threats the country faces – not to mention the...

UN chief praises Pacific islands' climate change actions

4 Apr 14 - THE COMMITMENT of small islands in the Pacific to low-carbon development has been praised by the head of the United Nations.

New aid rules offer big emitters $2b windfall

4 Apr 14 - BIG ENERGY-guzzling companies will get a handout of up to $US2.75 billion under proposed new state aid rules due to be finalised by the European Commission by April 9, according to an analysis by...

Why climate change is not a matter of cost

4 Apr 14 - TWO researchers who tried to work out the economics of reducing global climate change to a tolerable level have come up with a perhaps surprising answer: essentially, we do not and cannot know what...

Our ETS is working ... but is it effective?

4 Apr 14 - IS THE Emissions Trading Scheme working and will it be more effective after the forthcoming election?

Z Energy on fuels project sideline

28 Mar 14 - ONE OF THE companies involved in a $13.5 million project investigating the viability of turning wood waste into biofuel says it is not involved in the NXT Fuels project.


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