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Palm oil campaigner wins China scholarship

21 Dec 16 - The founder of the Unmask Palm Oil campaign and recent University of Auckland Business graduate Ben Dowdle has been awarded a Schwarzman Scholarship to China.

New ways are Labour's way, says Little

19 Dec 16 - Labour Party leader Andrew Little says he’s backing the low-carbon economy as the future for New Zealand.

Anxious oil countries look at low-carbon future

13 Dec 16 - Squeezed budgets and rising energy demand will significantly heighten the demand and use of renewable and energy efficiency technologies across the Middle East, says a new white paper.

Tinkering with plants helps to boost crop yields

12 Dec 16 - Plant scientists in the US have devised a new way to enhance the efficiency of crops: tune up the biochemical machinery of plants such as wheat, rice, maize, or even cabbages, to make the best of the available light and so increase yields.

Climate deniers face scientific pushback

12 Dec 16 - People who argue that climate change is not happening or that the scientific case for it is overstated – climate deniers – should probably start preparing for a more robust response from scientists themselves.

Anxious investors plead for clear climate policy

Emma Herd

6 Dec 16 - Australian investors want clear climate policy that delivers certainty – and access to international carbon markets, says the Investor Group on Climate Change.

Cement develops an appetite for C02

5 Dec 16 - Three new studies illuminate the sheer complexity of the aspect of climate science known as the carbon cycle − how carbon dioxide gets into the atmosphere and out again.


Can Americans turn Black Friday green?

25 Nov 16 - While shoppers scramble for Black Friday bargains this year, outdoor retailer REI is closing its 145 US stores. This is the second consecutive year the Seattle-based company will ignore the frenzy...

Forget Trump, global climate action is on the move

Mark Sinclair

24 Nov 16 - International momentum for action on climate change is building, despite the United States electing Donald Trump president, says New Zealand’s climate change ambassador.

Bennett's new climate think-tank has work deadline

Paula Bennett

23 Nov 16 - A first report on how New Zealand can adapt to climate change – including environmentally sustainable economic growth - should be with the Government by May.

Emissions to jump under NSW land-clearing laws

22 Nov 16 - Australia’s rising carbon emissions are expected to rise even further after the NSW government successfully passed controversial land-clearing legislation in state parliament.

Monitoring is the key to cutting emissions

21 Nov 16 - The big achievement of the Paris Agreement on climate change last December was getting more than 190 countries around the world to agree to a significant programme of lowering carbon emissions. But...

Musings from Marrakech ...

18 Nov 16 - Green Party MP Dr Kennedy Graham, a former diplomat and veteran of international climate change negotiations, reports from the latest round, in Marrakech.

What Trump means for the future of energy and climate

11 Nov 16 - President … Donald … Trump. For those on both sides of the aisle who vowed “Never Trump!,” that’s going to take some getting used to.

Stay calm, says transtasman investor group

Emma Herd

11 Nov 16 - Investors should not let Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States undermine action on climate change, says the Investor Group on Climate Change.

Australia ratifies, under a large Trump-shaped shadow

Malcolm Turnbull

11 Nov 16 - Australia has announced that it is to ratify the Paris climate agreement, which entered into force last Friday.

The day the world shut the door on disaster

8 Nov 16 - PATRICIA ESPINOSA, UNFCCC Executive Secretary and SALAHEDDINE MEZOUAR, President of COP22 and Morocco Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation look at the UN climate conference which opened today...

Morgan's party will stand firm on climate

7 Nov 16 - Gareth Morgan’s new political party will have a strong focus on climate.

Politicians feel the heat from rising temperatures

7 Nov 16 - Voters who feel good about life – whether it is to do with their job, their marriage or even the success of their sports team – are more likely to support their politicians.


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