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Government agrees dairying can't keep growing

Today 10:00am - The Government is publicly acknowledging that the dairy industry is running into environmental limits.

Deep in the forest, there are trees giving off methane

Today 10:00am - Scientists have long been aware of a forest’s ability to absorb carbon, but a new US study has discovered trees that emit methane.

CARBON CREEP: Suddenly, CO2 hits the 410ppm mark

21 Apr 17 - Chalk up another climate milestone … atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations hit 410 parts-per-million this week, the highest they’ve been in more than 15 million years.

Harvesting fertiliser from ‘bionic’ leaves

20 Apr 17 - The Harvard scientist who pioneered a “bionic leaf” that could generate the production of fuel has taken artificial photosynthesis a step further.

Climate change promises rough ride for airlines

19 Apr 17 - By TIM RADFORD | Keep that seat belt buckled − it could be a bumpy flight. New research predicts that severe clear air turbulence in the stratosphere could increase by 149 per cent because of climate change.

GLUCKMAN REPORT: It's clear our rivers need help

12 Apr 17 - New Zealand’s waterways are in trouble and climate change is making it worse, the Prime Minister’s chief science adviser is warning.

Complacency threatens climate change action

10 Apr 17 - The world is “meandering into a failed future” because of its unwillingness to take decisive action on climate change, a leading UK academic has warned.


Arctic meltwater ponds feed climate concerns

10 Apr 17 - Even in the white-out world of ice, the Arctic is growing greener. Plankton blooms below the frozen ocean and in Greenland’s icy mountains meltwater ponds become little ecosystems that will...

America’s farmers face uncertain future

7 Apr 17 - Spare a thought for the farmers of America: climate change is going to make their lives more difficult.

Extreme heat threat rises for megacities

5 Apr 17 - The area of the world, and the numbers of city dwellers, exposed to serious risk from extreme heat will multiply later this century even if the world’s nations keep their promise and contain global...

Carbon law could make Paris promise a reality

4 Apr 17 - By 2020, fossil fuels will no longer be subsidised by the taxpayer, anywhere in the world. And by then, carbon dioxide emissions worldwide will have started to fall.

Farms can grow production … and cut emissions

3 Apr 17 - Substantial reductions in the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions at a South Canterbury farm show environmental gains can be made hand in hand with a farm’s growth, government scientists say.

Dead Sea drill shows unprecedented drought

31 Mar 17 - Far below the Dead Sea, between Israel, Jordan and Palestinian territory, researchers have found evidence of a drought that has no precedent in human experience.

Soil microbes hold key to climate puzzle

30 Mar 17 - Climate scientists puzzled by the traffic of carbon between soil and air might have to think more deeply about the role played by soil microbes − the planet’s smallest inhabitants.

Upton favourite for Beehive climate watchdog post

29 Mar 17 - Former environment minister Simon Upton – who last week delivered a major report critical of New Zealand’s environmental performance – is likely to be the next Parliamentary Commissioner for the...

Science links China pollution haze and climate change

27 Mar 17 - The future for China is likely to become increasingly unclear – and lurking behind the obscured outlook in the nation’s capital is the spectre of climate change.

Warming world shrinks prospects for mammals

27 Mar 17 - Scientists in the US have proved it yet again that, in a rapidly warming world, mammals face a diminished future.

Grassland lab raises the alarm on species loss

23 Mar 17 - Scientists in California who turned a patch of natural grassland into a laboratory have established a subtle link between flowering times and the mix of species in an ecosystem – indicating that...

US budget aims broadside at climate change

22 Mar 17 - If anything, it’s worse than expected: sweeping cutbacks to environmental programmes; an abandonment of efforts aimed at cleaning up air and water pollution around the US; and, most worrying for the...


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