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NZUs remain steady

Wednesday - NZUs continue to remain a $5.85/$6.05 market, with no volume changing hands this week to-date.

Forest owners seek truth about dairying

Tuesday - Foresters are calling for an honest analysis of the costs of the intensification of dairying.

The economic cost of climate change: time for new math

Tuesday - Climate change is as much an economic problem as an environmental one. The effects of climate change, such as damage from more severe weather or health problems from higher temperatures, will impose a cost on society.

UN stresses need for genetic diversity

Tuesday - Knowledge of agricultural genetic resources needs to grow more quickly because of the critical role they have to play in feeding the world as climate change advances faster than expected, according to the United Nations.

World wood production just grows and grows

22 Dec 14 - Global wood production has recovered from the economic downturn of 2008-2009 and is showing steady growth for the fourth consecutive year.

Australia's emissions targets are heading in the wrong direction

22 Dec 14 - Australia’s emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases are going up and up – and are set to rise by more than 50% over 1990 levels by 2020, according to new research.

Climate expert: It's all smoke and mirrors, Mr Groser

Professor Ralph Sims ... minister is wrong.

15 Dec 14 - New Zealand is using smoke and mirrors to meet its 2020 emissions reduction target, when it could get there by using clean heating and transport technologies, says one of our leading scientists.


We're facing a $3b carbon crisis ... and it could be worse

8 Dec 14 - New Zealand has a $3 billion carbon headache looming – and Treasury says that’s the conservative estimate.

The country needs a carbon budget, says pressure group

8 Dec 14 - A climate change lobby group is calling for a national carbon budget and legally binding emissions reduction targets.

Groser has a cunning plan (but he won't say what it is)

Tim Groser ... pushing the envelope.

8 Dec 14 - Climate Change Minister Tim Groser says New Zealand will “push the envelope” on post-2020 emissions reductions.

Fitzsimons putting her money where her heart is

Jeanette Fitzsimons ... wise investing.

1 Dec 14 - Due diligence in investments has a slightly different connotation for retired politician Jeanette Fitzsimons.

Scientists find new fuel job for sawdust

1 Dec 14 - Researchers at KU Leuven’s Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, in Belgium, have converted sawdust into building blocks for gasoline.

Govt slammed for weak climate fund contribution

Kennedy Graham ... NZ weak.

24 Nov 14 - The Government is under fire for the size of its contribution to a global fund to help developing countries to combat climate change.

Climate change too far down Labour's list

Andrew Little ... climate in the background.

24 Nov 14 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT.- New Labour Party leader Andrew Little appears to rank climate change only slightly more importantly than does Prime Minister John Key.

New shadow minister eyes climate change priorities

Megan Woods ... it just is.

24 Nov 14 - Labour's new climate change and environment spokesperson says there's never been a time when she didn't believe in climate change.

Crowd-funders get behind CarbonScape

17 Nov 14 - Kiwi cleantech company CarbonScape has hit its crowd-funding equity target.

Designer dumps leather and heads for greener pastures

Eco eyeware ... fashion shades by KSKYE.

17 Nov 14 - An eco-conscious Kiwi designer is saying goodbye to leather.

Environment another casualty of war, says UN

Ban Ki-moon ... complex warfare.

10 Nov 14 - The environment has long been a “silent casualty of war, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday as he warned that the fast-changing dynamic of conflict required solutions to...

At last, there's a glimpse of an ETS in Australia

3 Nov 14 - With the passage of the Emissions Reduction Fund through the Senate last week, Australia's federal government has taken a step toward achieving the country's minimum target to reduce greenhouse gas...


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