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Emissions are putting species in lethal danger

Monday - Scientists warn that lizards, coral reefs and forests are all seriously under threat unless agreement is reached to reduce drastically fossil fuel emissions.

New figures show foresters deserting tree-planting

24 Aug 15 - More of New Zealand’s post-1989 plantation forests are outside the Emissions Trading Scheme than are in it.

Time to tap an underused energy source: wasted heat

24 Aug 15 - Millions of people worldwide can’t afford to keep their homes warm, but few realise the heat wasted in our energy system could provide the answer.

'Myopic focus' costing us climate change progress

17 Aug 15 - New Zealand might have reached the limits of its ability to exploit natural resources, the Labour Party says.

Review ETS after Paris, says climate lawyer

17 Aug 15 - The Emissions Trading Scheme review should be pushed off into next year, a climate change lawyer says.

Why promoting green ways in Africa might be bad

17 Aug 15 - Inadequate infrastructure is widely recognised to be holding back Africa’s development and lowering the quality of life of its citizens.

Why coal commitment will cost Fonterra dearly

Protesters give Fonterra a message.

10 Aug 15 - Fonterra’s determination to keep using coal is exposing it to future high carbon costs, an international energy expert is warning.


Foresters sidestep Government and go it alone

10 Aug 15 - Establishing a national forestry policy is top of the agenda at a sector meeting in Wellington today.

Wildfire threat spreads across warming world

An experimental forest fire in Canada, where fire suppression costs are mounting
Photo Credit: USDA Forest Service.

3 Aug 15 - As climate change warms the world, vegetation dries, rainfall patterns waver and the threat of wildfire spreads.

Good practice makes perfect sense for emissions cuts

China’s installation of renewable energy sources such as wind farms is a promising development in climate policy.

3 Aug 15 - European researchers investigating ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the internationally agreed safety level have arrived at the good news that we can just about achieve it – provided all...

You knock it down, we'll pick it up, says recovery firm

27 Jul 15 - New Zealand’s capacity to recycle construction, industrial and demolition material has been boosted.

Australia hit its Kyoto target, but it was more a three-inch putt than a hole in one

John Howard is a role model for the Abbott government, but the world remembers his hardline climate tactics in 1997 less fondly.
Photo Credit: AAP

20 Jul 15 - In the saga of mendacity that is the climate policy debate, no claim has been more audacious than the one now being told by the federal government about Australia’s “success” in meeting its Kyoto...

Climate change brings ill winds for airline industry

20 Jul 15 - Scientists say wind patterns altered by climate variability are costing airlines millions of dollars in extra fuel and flying time − and increasing CO2emissions.

Bioenergy: making money and clean energy

A biogas plant in Queensland.

20 Jul 15 - The Australian government’s draft direction to the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to invest in “emerging” clean energy over mature sources such as wind and rooftop solar has added yet more...

'Failed' NZ could be walking into trap at Paris climate summit

Professor Bill Hare ... fail mark for NZ.

13 Jul 15 - New Zealand could be in trouble with its post-2020 emissions reduction target if the world doesn’t allow us to continue to use creative accounting to meet our obligations, international scientists...

Foresters see need for big ETS changes

13 Jul 15 - Major changes will need to be made to the Emissions Trading Scheme if New Zealand wants to meet its just-announced post-2020 emissions reduction target.

Don't ignore us, bioenergy lobby tells Government

Rob Mallinson ... huge potential.

13 Jul 15 - The Government is ignoring the potential for emissions reduction from renewable heat energy, the Bioenergy Association says.

Prefab revolution? Factory houses are the secret to green building

Prefab building ... green and cost-effective.

13 Jul 15 - The building sector globally currently consumes more energy (34%) than the transport sector (27%) or the industry sector (28%). It is also the biggest polluter, with the biggest potential for...

Million-credit tender attracts strong interest

8 Jul 15 - A tender for up to a million credits that came to the market yesterday is drawing strong interest, OMFinancial says.


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