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Dutch judges deliver their decision.

Dutch court orders state to slash greenhouse emissions

Monday - A Dutch court has ordered the state to slash greenhouse gas emissions nationwide by at least 25 per cent by 2020, in a case that could serve as a blueprint for activists around the world.

What the Pope said about the trouble we're in

Pope Francis ... we are not God.

22 Jun 15 - In a document remarkable for its sweep and its depth, Pope Francis last week unveiled his long-awaited encyclical on the environment, in essence calling on humanity to address a climate and environmental crisis that calls for urgent global action.

Next time you're in the shower, check what else is in there with you

For the past 50 years, microparticles of plastic, called microplastics, have been used in personal care products and cosmetics, replacing natural options.

22 Jun 15 - Next time you are in the shower using a refreshing exfoliating shower gel, take a moment to check what the scrubbing agents are made of.

Lobby group wants think tank to set emissions target

Gary Taylor ... intelligent approach.

8 Jun 15 - An environmental lobby group is calling for a cross-sector working group on New Zealand’s post-2020 emissions reduction target.

World leaders urged to kick killer coal habit

8 Jun 15 - Leaders of G7 countries at the summit in Germany are being called on to show leadership by pledging to end all coal burning for electricity generation in the industrialised world.

Our businesses don't get it, says new Greens leader

James Shaw ... enormous potential.

2 Jun 15 - Too many New Zealand companies just don’t get sustainable business, says the new Green Party co-leader.

Shell can’t afford to wait until 2050 to adapt its business to climate change

You Shell not pass.
Photo Credit: Matt Mills McKnight

2 Jun 15 - Shell’s recent AGM was tumultuous. Shareholders voted overwhelmingly for the company to report on whether its activities were compatible with promised government action on climate change.


Budget holds hint of carbon credit auctions

25 May 15 - The Government is developing the architecture to auction carbon credits.

The world is waking up to the $5.3 trillion cost of fossil fuels

25 May 15 - Prospects for global energy markets have been reshaped by two recent pieces of news, one of which helps to explain the other.

You must find a way, academics tell farmers

Nick Pyke ... feeding the world.

18 May 15 - 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.

18 May 15 - 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

18 May 15 - 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

18 May 15 - 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.


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