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Nick Pyke ... feeding the world.

You must find a way, academics tell farmers

Monday - Farmers must find ways of farming more sustainably while maintaining production, warns the Foundation for Arable Research.

Will the presidential candidates have a substantive debate on climate change?

Hillary Clinton ... strong policy needed.

Monday - Republican New Jersey governor and presidential hopeful Chris Christie briefly made news last week when he said that global warming is real and that “human activity contributes to it.”

Why falling oil prices should not undermine investment in green energy

Monday - When the price of crude oil dropped from US$110 a barrel in mid-2014 to below US$50 by January 2015, there were fears that it would destroy the “green revolution”.

No green shoots for sustainability in this Budget

Monday - Last week’s Australian Budget is very disappointing in the broad area of environmental protection.

We've got the chance to turn green into gold

11 May 15 - New Zealand could turn “green into gold” by capitalising on emerging clean technologies and showing leadership on climate change.

It's simple, says action group, coal's day is done

4 May 15 - Just five solar-power installation companies could create as many jobs as the Rotowaru coal mine, a new analysis says.

Europe sets timetable to slash plastic bag use

4 May 15 - Single-use plastic bags could soon become a thing of the past in European supermarkets.


So, where's the carbon auction money going?

Growth industry: forestry will account for much of the carbon reductions under the first round of Emissions Reduction Fund contracts.

28 Apr 15 - The results of the Australian Government’s first reverse auction (https://theconversation.com/explainer-how-does-todays-direct-action-reverse-auction-work-40152) of carbon-cutting projects have been...

Inquiry takes aim at green charities that get political

Friends of the Earth is among the environmental groups that have been criticised in some quarters as ‘anti-jobs’.

20 Apr 15 - The almost 600 environmental groups that hold tax-deductibility status in Australia are being scrutinised by a Federal Government inquiry, with reports that more than 100 of them face being struck...

Water Man of India makes rivers flow again

Rajendra Singh ... water wars waerning.

13 Apr 15 - Revival of traditional rainwater harvesting has transformed the driest state in India, and could be used to combat the effects of climate change across the world.

NZ hangs back as countries commit to carbon cuts

7 Apr 15 - Russia did it. The United States did it. All the countries in the European Union have done it, as have Mexico, Norway, Switzerland and Latvia. Even oil-and-mineral-exporting Gabon, population 1.3...

Rich nations urged to cut temperature rise targets

7 Apr 15 - The official target of limiting global warming to a 2C rise has been described by a senior scientist as “utterly inadequate” to protect the people most at risk from climate change.

China ramps up the rhetoric on climate change

30 Mar 15 - By KEIRAN COOKE.- Zheng Guogang, head of the China Meteorological Administration, says future variations in climate are likely to reduce crop yields and damage the environment.

Powerful wind blows through US energy sector

23 Mar 15 - By KIERAN COOKE.- The wind turbines are turning across America, and a major report by the US Department of Energy says the wind energy sector now supplies 4.5 per cent of the nation’s electricity.

Why is pumping CO2 underground stuck in second gear?

16 Mar 15 - There are many uncertainties with respect to global climate change, but there is one thing about which I have no doubts: we will not solve climate change by running out of fossil fuels.

Anthropocene began with species exchange between Old and New Worlds

16 Mar 15 - Time is divided by geologists according to marked shifts in the Earth’s state. Human activity has clearly altered the land surface, oceans and atmosphere, and re-ordered life on Earth. This suggests...

World needs early warning of climate-linked disasters

16 Mar 15 - A senior French political leader has told an international conference on how to reduce the risk from natural disasters that 70 per cent of them are now linked to climate change, twice as many as 20...

Whatever happened to the great European fracking boom?

16 Mar 15 - The European shale gas boom has not materialised in the way that some were predicting.

Sellers few and far between

10 Mar 15 - NZUs traded up to $6.20 on $70k yesterday as some emitters started to step into the market and mop up small sellers. OMFinancial reports:


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