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FRIDAY POLITICS: A potentially costly hole in the Government's carbon-auctioning plan

Today 10:00am - Green Party co-leader James Shaw is still in the running to retain his role as the country’s climate minister – but that might mean clearing up a bit of a mess of his own making.

Geology’s human footprint is enough to spur rage

Thursday - Once again science has presented evidence that a new geological epoch is here. This human footprint is all our own work.

Businesses talking sustainable procurement

Wednesday - Some of the country’s biggest organisations are working together to figure out how to drive sustainable purchasing by businesses.

Let's cool the ground and keep drilling, says Big Oil

Wednesday - Oil company ConocoPhillips has a problem; it wants to pump 160,000 more barrels of oil each day from a new project on Alaska’s North Slope, but the fossil fuels it and others produce are leading to global heating, and the Arctic is melting.

Why Rudd wants an inquiry into the Murdoch empire

Wednesday - Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says the spreading of misinformation about climate change and other issues warrants a Royal Commission investigation into Rupert Murdoch's media monopoly.

Election has little impact on carbon markets

Tuesday - Carbon markets have barely reacted to the general election, which returned Labour to power with an absolutely majority and arguably an endorsement of its actions on climate change.

We need to solve the dry-year problem, says Carr

Tuesday - Electrification of more of the economy to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions will require a resolution to the risk posed by dry years to the hydro-electricity system, says Climate Change Commission chair Dr Rod Carr.

China hits out at US climate record

Tuesday - China has slammed the United States’ environmental and climate record, in an extraordinary public attack less than two weeks before Americans go to the polls.

Mandatory climate disclosure coming to UK companies...

Tuesday - Current rules on company disclosures to help markets price in risks from climate change will become mandatory, a senior Bank of England official said on Friday.

The four who could be our next climate minister

Monday - Who will be New Zealand’s next climate minister? Carbon News canvasses the options and comes up with four names.

Delivering credit for carbon storage

Monday - In 1915, Mike Gibbs’ ancestors made their way from the flat, agricultural plains of Southland to the wild, steep, forested edge of Eastern Fiordland.

EU leaders to set tougher climate goals in December

Monday - European Union leaders say they will decide on a more stringent climate target for 2030 at a summit in December, leaving more time to forge a united European response to climate change.

World makes haste too slowly on cutting energy use

Monday - The world is dragging its feet on efforts to tackle the climate crisis by reducing its energy use, according to a global watchdog.

Carbon tariffs for steel, aluminium, on the table

16 Oct 20 - A new Labour Government could bring in carbon tariffs at the border, says Trade Minister David Parker.

AGRICULTURE: Sage confirms Cabinet vetoed carbon pricing from next year

16 Oct 20 - Climate Minister James Shaw tried to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture from next year, according to fellow Green Cabinet minister Eugenie Sage.

Amy Coney Barrett equivocates over climate change

16 Oct 20 - United States supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett refused to say whether she accepts the science of climate change, under questioning from Kamala Harris, saying she lacked the expertise to know...

National releases its climate policy - at last

15 Oct 20 - Forestry's role under the Emissions Trading Scheme would be reviewed under a National Government and agricultural emissions would not face a carbon price until other countries do the same.

Our greenhouse gas emissions are being pushed by growth

15 Oct 20 - Economic growth is driving New Zealand’s rising greenhouse gas emissions, a new report confirms.

‘God intended it as a disposable planet' - the pastor preaching denial

15 Oct 20 - Every so often you come across a piece of writing so extraordinary that you cannot help but share it. One such piece is a sermon on global warming by American pastor John MacArthur.

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