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Govt could end up in court over energy plan, warns campaigner

Tuesday - The Government risks court action over its latest energy efficiency strategy, says energy campaigner Jeanette Fitzsimons.

Samba drums up opposition to factory farming

Tuesday - Concern about the environmental impact of industrialised farming through the use of pesticides and the destruction of the rainforest has even spread to Brazil’s famous Rio carnival.

Norway saves skiing with climate-friendly snow

14 Feb 17 - Ski resorts all over the world are increasingly turning to expensive snow-making machines as the climate warms. This method uses so much fuel that it contributes to global warming.

EDITORIAL: Numbers show the game is up

13 Feb 17 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT | Try these numbers: Humans are causing the climate to change at 170 times the natural rate. Our “carbon budget” to keep warming below 1.5deg will be used up in five years. New Zealand’s per person emissions work out to 18 tonnes a year each – nine times higher than the global allowance.

Should we build on green spaces to ease housing crises?

10 Feb 17 - In Auckland, plans to build houses on the Pt England Reserve - home of endangered New Zealand dotterels - is highlighting the tension between housing people and nature. But it's not the only city grappling with the issue of building on its reserves.

EDS slams meaningless energy efficiency plans

27 Jan 17 - The Government is being told its latest plan to improve energy efficiency in New Zealand is misleading and brings its efforts on climate change into disrepute.

How tiny microbes are revolutionising big agriculture

27 Jan 17 - Walk into your typical US or UK grocery store and feast your eyes on an amazing bounty of fresh and processed foods. In most industrialised countries, it’s hard to imagine that food production is one of the greatest challenges we will face in the coming decades.


Emissions rules unfair, say coastal ship operators

26 Jan 17 - New Zealand shipping companies say it is unfair they are paying for their greenhouse gas emissions but international companies competing with them on coastal routes are not.

EV charging stations to get standard set-up

26 Jan 17 - The Government is standardising public electric-vehicle charging stations.

Deadline looms for say on energy strategy

25 Jan 17 - Anyone with a view on how New Zealand should manage energy production and use has just under two weeks left to have a say.

Exxon predicts 25% rise in energy demand

25 Jan 17 - The world’s biggest oil conglomerate says it expects global energy demand to increase by a quarter in the next 23 years.

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.

Bennett stands alone in climate change portfolio

19 Dec 16 - The climate portfolio is now held by the deputy prime minister – the highest ranking it has ever had in New Zealand.

China’s electric vehicles set for bumpy ride

19 Dec 16 - The statistics are impressive: sales of electric vehicles in China are likely to reach 400,000 this year, a more than 150 per cent increase on the figure for 2015.

Hybrid cars join emissions reporting regime

16 Dec 16 - Hybrid cars have been brought into the voluntary greenhouse gas report regime for the first time.

New emissions reduction plan business as usual

15 Dec 16 - The Government’s plan to cut the emissions intensity from industrial heat generation by 1 per cent a year is just business as usual, and will do little to achieve New Zealand’s Paris Agreement...

Govt targets industrial sector in new energy strategy

13 Dec 16 - The Government has unveiled plans to cut the emissions intensity of the country’s industrial sector by 1 per cent a year.

Takanini joins e-charger network

9 Dec 16 - Auckland’s southern-most public electric vehicle charger has opened in Takanini.

GLASS GIANTS: How cities are forcing skyscrapers to evolve

8 Dec 16 - Slick, glassy skyscrapers cast their shadows over the streets and spaces of cities all over the world.


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