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Forest owners welcome return of grant scheme

Monday - Forest owners are welcoming the reinstatement of the Afforestation Grant Scheme Ė but say that lifting carbon prices would reverse deforestation overnight.

Foresters like look of climate commission

Monday - Forest owners like the Labour Party's plan to set up an independent climate commission.

Worldwide, public shows its support for renewables

Monday - Public support for renewable energies across the world continues to grow, particularly in more advanced economies − with solar power being especially popular.

Water levels rank with soccer scores in drying Brazil

Monday - Outside the semi-arid area of the north-east, Brazilians have never had to worry about conserving water. Year in, year out, the summer has always brought rain.

Labour vows to act on agriculture by 2016

25 Aug 14 - There is bad news for farmers, and good and bad news for industrial emitters under Labourís climate change policy, released yesterday.

COMMENT: Jeepers, John, you forgot the environment

John Key ... nothing doing.

25 Aug 14 - Prime Minister John Key launched Nationalís election campaign yesterday without mentioning the environment.

UN expects big things from Samoa conference

Downtown Apia

25 Aug 14 - The United Nations expects more than 300 initiatives to be announced next week at a major world conference in Samoa aimed at fostering partnerships with small island developing states.


Study holds out little hope for climate solutions

25 Aug 14 - An effective treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will probably remain elusive, according to a new research study, because the steps likely to win political agreement would be ineffective, while...

Green fatigue ... or just not so much recycling?

25 Aug 14 - It has been suggested that a recent fall in recycling rates in Britain is due to green fatigue, caused by the confusing number of recycling bins presented to householders for different materials.

European carbon prices look set to rise

25 Aug 14 - An international energy market watcher is predicting price rises in European carbon.

Companies call for politicians to get serious about sustainability

Brett Tomkins ... mainstream.

18 Aug 14 - Companies representing a quarter of the New Zealand economy are calling on all political parties to make a long-term commitment to sustainable business.

Business needs to make climate change stand

Dr Suzi Kerr ... major issue.

18 Aug 14 - There is still an element of climate change scepticism in New Zealand business, says a leading policy analyst.

Norway finds the wells have run dry

18 Aug 14 - Statoil, the Norwegian state-owned company, has announced that it has failed to find commercial quantities of oil and gas in the Barents Sea this year.

Who has the courage to take on transport taboos?

18 Aug 14 - Transportation continues to generate a large proportion of emissions worldwide, even as emissions from other areas of the economy fall.

Our leaders missing as world talks climate tactics

John Key ... too busy.

11 Aug 14 - Xi Jinping is going, and so is Barack Obama, but John Key is staying home.

New York posts climate crisis message Ö by law

11 Aug 14 - Adapting for climate change is no longer just a recommendation in New York State - it's about to become the law.

Greens have a tempting carbon tax idea

11 Aug 14 - A carbon price is still the best and fairest way to achieve emissions cuts, but as Australia and New Zealand show, itís not easy to get it right. How could carbon pricing be improved?

Is natural gas fracking the answer to our energy problems?

11 Aug 14 - FEATURE: As climate talks heat up, experts debate whether natural gas fracking will turn brown economies green.

It looks like air fares will have to rise ... and rise ... and rise

11 Aug 14 - Researchers warn that the cost of airline tickets will need to rise steadily to decrease demand and counteract the effects of aviationís growing carbon emissions.


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