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Good tyres tread lightly on the Earth

Tuesday - New Zealand could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 6000 tonnes a year by installing fuel-efficient tyres on the nation’s fleet of light vehicles.

Oil boom prompts US to push for crude exports

Tuesday - Oil and coal producers in the United States are planning to use mile-long tanker trains to transport vast quantities of fossil fuels to the coast through areas that environmental groups believe should be protected.

A new agricultural economy is knocking on the door

Robert Wright ... leadership is needed.

20 Oct 14 - Europe should be pushing for the rapid expansion of its network of biorefineries, to produce European food, fuel and feed, as well as a range of other high-value products that replace fossil fuels, writes ROBERT WRIGHT, Secretary-General of the European Renewable Ethanol Association:

BUSINESS POSER: Are you creating value, or destroying it?

Clean water ... easy to access, at the moment.

13 Oct 14 - New Zealand is leading the world on integrated reporting.

Shift to low-carbon economy could free up $1.8 trillion

Solar power stations in Andalusia, Spain.

13 Oct 14 - Decarbonising the electricity system worldwide would save $1.8 trillion over the coming two decades by avoiding the high operating costs of using fossil fuels, a new study finds.

QUIET! Climate-cautious Key sends message to ministers

Simon Bridges ... oh, dear.

6 Oct 14 - The Government’s new cabinet line-up confirms its lack of interest in climate change.

Medicos inject themselves into climate debate

6 Oct 14 - Health professionals in New Zealand are joining an international call for action on climate change.


How to save the planet ... bike, walk or take a bus

29 Sep 14 - Here’s a way to save $100 trillion and stop 1700 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from getting into the atmosphere every year by 2050: cycle, walk or take public transport.

Clear skies for aviation industry, says Boeing report

29 Sep 14 - The business outlook for civil aviation is bright thanks mainly to rising Asian demand for aircraft. But airlines are expected to have a harder time, with tougher competition in Europe leading to a...

Australia seems to be overlooking bioenergy

29 Sep 14 - When we think of renewable energy, it’s easy to picture spinning wind turbines or rooftop solar panels. But what about bioenergy?

Scientists plead for cuts to ballooning fossil fuel emissions

22 Sep 14 - Scientists are calling for rapid cuts in the use of fossil fuels in the wake of data out today showing we have almost used up our fossil-fuel credit.

Big business signs up with sustainability driver

Rachel Brown ... tipping point.

22 Sep 14 - Some of New Zealand’s largest companies and organisations have signed up to a new international movement on sustainable business.

Growth and greening now go together, says Stern study

Lord Stern ... high-quality growth.

22 Sep 14 - Governments and businesses can now improve economic growth and reduce their carbon emissions together, says a major new report by a commission of global leaders.

How renewables can lead to prosperity and jobs

22 Sep 14 - A new handbook shows how forward-looking communities around the world are already moving away from reliance on fossil fuels and generating their own power with 100 per cent renewables − while...

Why trade pacts are bad for humankind

16 Sep 14 - The Obama administration has proposed several ad-hoc, multi-country economic agreements, and in doing so has abandoned de facto the World Trade Organisation as insufficiently malleable to its...

Worried carmakers force Korea ETS changes

8 Sep 14 - Korea’s booming car industry appears to have won over the government in the country’s latest road map for emissions reduction.

How we tricked bacteria into making renewable propane

8 Sep 14 - Converting renewable energy into electricity is one thing; converting it into fuel is quite another.

Change the way you wee ... and help to save the world

8 Sep 14 - The energy-water nexus between water, sanitation, and our global consumption of energy – the “energy-water nexus" - are more obvious than ever before. But how many of us will take direction at the...

Ten more years is too late, says Nobel winner

Professor Yan T Lee ... out of 10, we're at 9.

1 Sep 14 - Negotiating a global agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol at climate change talks in Paris next year is critical to the survival of society, a visiting Nobel Prize-winning scientist says.


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