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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.

National driving climate change, say Greens

Russel Norman ... National failing.

Thursday - New Zealand's latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory submitted to the UN confirms National’s policies are driving climate change, the Green Party says.

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

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.

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?

We need a price target range, says forest expert

Peter Olsen ... business needs certainty.

28 Mar 14 - A LEADING forestry services executive is calling on the Government to set a target range for carbon prices.

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.

Not worth it, say international traders

28 Mar 14 - INTERNATIONAL carbon traders say there is little incentive for the private sector to get involved in carbon-sequestering forestry projects.

The air that we breathe is killing one person in eight, says new report

28 Mar 14 - AIR POLLUTION killed seven million people across the globe in 2012, making it the world’s largest single environmental health risk, according to new figures.

Carbon price inaction could hurt Nats at poll

21 Mar 14 - National could feel at the ballot box its failure to take action on carbon prices and lack of vision on forestry.

Greens have plans for timber buildings

21 Mar 14 - The Green Party in Government will put $1 million toward the cost of the first 10-storey or higher New Zealand building made with structural timber, co-leader Dr Russel Norman said this week.

Water is the key in a hungry world

21 Mar 14 - Tomorrow is World Water Day. Foodtank president DANIELLE NIERENBERG says that farmers around the world should be looking to colleagues who have come up with innovative ways of using each drop more...

Wood foam joins the list of insulations

14 Mar 14 - By PAUL BROWN.- Every energy expert and scientist would agree that one of the cheapest and quickest ways to cut fossil fuel use and stave off dangerous climate change is better insulation of homes,...

Asia-Pacific must boost food supply, says UN

14 Mar 14 - Governments in the Asia-Pacific region – which has more hungry people than all the other regions of the world combined – should take some major decisions about ways to increase food production and...

Reluctant PM fends off $600m iwi ultimatum

John Key ... all would suffer.

7 Mar 14 - The Prime Minister says he accepts that 50,000 new jobs would be created by Maori following through on a promise to plant one million hectares of new forest if the Government lifts carbon prices.

Government says no to national forest policy

7 Mar 14 - The Government is refusing to adopt a national forestry policy, despite relying on tree planting to meet international greenhouse gas emissions reductions obligations.

Europe must get serious about cutting back oil

7 Mar 14 - By ALEX KIRBY, London.- Europe has the technology and the raw material to make a big cut in the amount of oil its transport uses, researchers say - but it will fail to reap the benefits on offer...

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