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New emissions reduction plan business as usual

15 Dec 16 - The Government’s plan to cut the emissions intensity from industrial heat generation by 1 per cent a year is just business as usual, and will do little to achieve New Zealand’s Paris Agreement commitment.

The stuff we've put on Earth weighs 30 trillion tonnes

15 Dec 16 - Scientists have calculated the mass of that unnatural achievement called the “technosphere”, demonstrating the scale of human activity that drives climate change.

Govt targets industrial sector in new energy strategy

13 Dec 16 - The Government has unveiled plans to cut the emissions intensity of the country’s industrial sector by 1 per cent a year.

Unhealthy forests affect distant ecosystems

12 Dec 16 - Ecologists have demonstrated, once again, the global importance of healthy forests.

Sort out bioenergy, industry tells Government

8 Dec 16 - The ditching of plans for a large geothermally driven wood-processing plant in Northland shows why the Government must sort out New Zealand’s bioenergy plan, the industry says.

Healthy soils could start at the dairy shed

8 Dec 16 - Bio-waste from places like dairy sheds can be used to transform degraded soils into top-producing land, research is showing.

Pay farmers to fix environment, say scientists

7 Dec 16 - Up-front payments of $400 a kilogram to cut nitrogen run-off from farms would see dairy farms turned into forests, Government-funded research shows.


CLIMATE CALL: Waterway plantings worth billions

6 Dec 16 - New Zealand will be billions of dollars a year better off if it plants trees along waterways.

Cement develops an appetite for C02

5 Dec 16 - Three new studies illuminate the sheer complexity of the aspect of climate science known as the carbon cycle − how carbon dioxide gets into the atmosphere and out again.

Richer forest biodiversity could rake in billions

25 Nov 16 - Biodiversity is not just a conservationist ideal, it is a high-value strategy, according to new research. It makes forests more productive, and could deliver up to $500bn a year in wealth across the...

Emissions to jump under NSW land-clearing laws

22 Nov 16 - Australia’s rising carbon emissions are expected to rise even further after the NSW government successfully passed controversial land-clearing legislation in state parliament.

World needs major emissions cuts by 2020, says report

17 Nov 16 - All key sectors– including commercial agriculture – must have major emissions cuts under way by 2020 if the world is to keep global warming within the Paris Agreement’s 1.5deg limit, a new report...

MARRAKECH MESSAGE: We've got enough clean credits

16 Nov 16 - New Zealand is likely to use 38.1 million tonnes of its surplus carbon credits to meet its next emissions reduction target and will not need access to international markets, climate change talks in...

KYOTO QUERY: Is NZ carbon units stand legal?

11 Nov 16 - New Zealand’s legal ability to use carried-over Kyoto carbon units to meet its 2020 emissions reduction target is being questioned.

New funding round will see 5.5m trees planted

11 Nov 16 - The latest round of funding from the Government’s Afforestation Grants Scheme will see 5.5 million trees planted next winter.

We might be better than we think at absorbing carbon

9 Nov 16 - New research reveals that the ability of New Zealand’s land biosphere to absorb carbon could be 50 per cent more than currently estimated.

Hopes rise for solution to forest-split problem

7 Nov 16 - The door is slightly open for the Government to reconsider the contentious pre-1990/post-1989 forestry split under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Government getting serious about forestry

3 Nov 16 - The climate ministers are seriously considering the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s afforestation proposals, it was revealed yesterday.

PAY DAY: Bioenergy switch brings in business

Wayne McCallum

3 Nov 16 - An eight-year investment in bioenergy is finally paying off with customers for an Invercargill laundry company.


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