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Fishing industry faces quota system review

24 Aug 15 - The Quota Management System for fisheries is to be reviewed.

We need to show off our quality seafood

24 Aug 15 - New Zealand seafood needs a clear, New Zealand-branded validation scheme to take advantage of growing global demand for environmentally sustainable, natural, healthy food, Seafood New Zealand chair George Clement says.

If we want to eat tuna, we need to learn how to share

24 Aug 15 - Amid growing demand for seafood, gas and other resources drawn from the world’s oceans, and growing stresses from climate change, QUENTIN HANICH examines some of the challenges and solutions for developing 'the blue economy' in smarter, more sustainable ways.

It's time for packaging that cares about the future

17 Aug 15 - Our Daily Waste founder Dr SHARON McIVER on why how smart businesses are future-proofing by getting rid of plastic packaging now.

Frustrated Sydney gets climate act together

Sydney ... the heat is on.

17 Aug 15 - Sydney is acting to protect itself against heat waves, floods, storms and energy shortages as a result of climate change.

Obama plan opens door to real action in Paris

Vast coal trains snake through the Powder River Basin in Wyoming, where the biggest US coal mines are located.

10 Aug 15 - President Obama’s determination to reduce US carbon emissions by 32% below 2005 levels by 2030 sends a message to the rest of the world’s leaders that the UN climate talks in Paris could succeed in saving the planet from overheating.

Arctic’s melting ice shrinks Europe-Asia shipping routes

Ports such as Pevek on the East Siberian Sea can expect to get busier as the northern sea route becomes increasingly ice-free.

10 Aug 15 - The disappearing Arctic ice cap will boost trade between north-west Europe and countries such as China, Japan and South Korea by making the sea routes far shorter, according to economic analysts.


Clinton stakes out safe political ground with energy and climate plan

Clinton a day after releasing her energy and climate plan at LEED-certified, energy-efficient bus station in Des Moines, Iowa.
Photo Credit: Reuter

3 Aug 15 - US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has begun to unveil components of her policy agenda on energy and climate change.

Good practice makes perfect sense for emissions cuts

China’s installation of renewable energy sources such as wind farms is a promising development in climate policy.

3 Aug 15 - European researchers investigating ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the internationally agreed safety level have arrived at the good news that we can just about achieve it – provided all...

Sustainable oil from algae: the technology is ready, but what about the politics?

Pink productivity ... Hutt Lagoon, Western Ayustralia, is the world’s largest algae farm.

3 Aug 15 - Ultimately, all of the oil we use to power our modern lives comes from living creatures such as algae – albeit ones that lived 3.5 billion years ago, before gradually morphing into fossil fuel.

Key: It's our climate policy and we're sticking with it

John Key ... we've got it right.

27 Jul 15 - Prime Minister John Key has rejected calls for cross-party agreement on climate change policy.

Why cities are a rare good news story in climate change

local government, city residents can actually address poor air quality, all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

27 Jul 15 - The visit last week of 65 mayors to the Vatican to discuss climate change, among other things, reflects the central role of cities in debates that for too long took place only at the global and...

Forecasting dead zones and toxic algae in US waterways: a bad year for Lake Erie

Algae overload ... Lake Erie algal bloom 2011.

27 Jul 15 - Over the past two decades, scientists have developed ways to predict how ecosystems will react to changing environmental conditions.

One year on from the carbon price experiment, the rebound in emissions is clear

Tasmanian hydro power had a boom couple of years when the carbon price was in place.
Photo Credit: CSIRO

27 Jul 15 - Just over a year ago, Australia concluded a unique public policy experiment. For the preceding two years and two weeks, it had put a price on a range of greenhouse gas emitting activities, most...

Australia hit its Kyoto target, but it was more a three-inch putt than a hole in one

John Howard is a role model for the Abbott government, but the world remembers his hardline climate tactics in 1997 less fondly.
Photo Credit: AAP

20 Jul 15 - In the saga of mendacity that is the climate policy debate, no claim has been more audacious than the one now being told by the federal government about Australia’s “success” in meeting its Kyoto...

Eco-friendly golf means not worrying if the grass is greener on the other course

St Andrews is green – but is it environmentally friendly?

20 Jul 15 - The Open Championship has returned to St Andrews, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious golf courses and one that has been recognised for its commitment to sustainability.

Barriers, canals and fake islands ... how we can save cities from rising sea levels

Tidal barriers on the Thames, London.

20 Jul 15 - Extreme storms and rising sea levels will threaten the existence of coastal cities worldwide, unless preventative action is undertaken.

Climate threat as grave a risk as nuclear war, say scientists

Extreme water stress and competition for productive land could lead to conflict.

20 Jul 15 - The risks of climate change are comparable to those posed by nuclear conflict, says a new report.

Fossil fuel firms fail to report climate risks

A fossil fuel 'dinosaur' at a divestment campaign protest in Oxford.

13 Jul 15 - Fossil fuel companies operating in the UK are accused by a financial monitoring group of a “staggering” disregard for their obligation to acknowledge the risks which climate change poses to them and...


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