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John Key ... has failed to listen.

It's simple ... either you believe, or you don't

Tuesday - By editor ADELIA HALLETT.- Voters in this weekendís general election face a simple choice when it comes to climate change Ė you either believe it is a real and massive problem requiring transformation of the economy, or you donít.

Stage set for the biggest climate march of all

Tuesday - Activists next week will try to seize an opportunity to put the climate movement alongside the Civil Rights and the Vietnam anti-war movements.

Water source major challenge for frackers

Tuesday - The vast quantities of water needed to release oil and gas by fracturing rock formations are not available in large areas with the richest deposits Ė posing major challenges to the future viability of fracking.

Beehive buys fight with business climate crusader

Phillip Mills ... the worst government since Muldoon's.

8 Sep 14 - The Government has locked horns with one of New Zealandís leading business people over climate change and the new economy.

Angry green-plan backers desert Horizon council

8 Sep 14 - Every member of the Horizonís Regional Council that worked on the controversial One Plan has left amid allegations of political interference in implementing the ground-breaking environmental rules.

China looks like kicking its coal habit

8 Sep 14 - There are still doubts. The statistics might be proved wrong. But it looks as if China might be starting to wean itself off its coal consumption habit.

Is the Mosul Dam start of the water wars?

8 Sep 14 - Exactly a year ago, the world was wrestling with the possibility of another US-led military assault on an Arab state, following the horrific gas attacks in Damascus, Syria.


Worth reading ... a lucky winner

8 Sep 14 - Our free copy of Dirty Politics, Nicky Hager's expose of how politics is practised in New Zealand, at least by some, goes to Amelia Guy-Meakin. Congratulations - your book is on its way.

Forest owners welcome return of grant scheme

1 Sep 14 - 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

1 Sep 14 - Forest owners like the Labour Party's plan to set up an independent climate commission.

Worldwide, public shows its support for renewables

1 Sep 14 - 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

1 Sep 14 - 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.


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