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We're using more fossil fuels, says energy report

Friday - New Zealand’s consumption of fossil fuels is climbing, new figures show.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $25.05

Friday - Spot NZUs opened at $25.00 bid and $25.10 offered this morning, after last fixing at $25.05.

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Global carbon emissions set to hit new high

Friday - Global carbon emissions will rise to a new record level in 2018, making the chances of reaching a target to keep temperature increases to 1.5deg or 2deg “weaker and weaker every year, every month,” says the International Energy Agency.

Wales to turn back on coal mining

Friday - Future coal mining applications are set to be rejected as a matter of policy for the first time in Wales.

New climate threatens heritage sites

Friday - More powerful storms, flooding, desertification and the melting of permafrost are already destroying important heritage sites at an alarming rate.

Fracking protesters set free on appeal

Friday - Three protesters jailed for blocking access to a UK fracking site have walked free after the court of appeal quashed their sentences, calling them “manifestly excessive”.

Rice gene bank wins survival funding

Friday - The world’s largest collection of rice varieties has secured indefinite funding in what officials say will be crucial for the development of seeds resilient to the effects of climate change.

ANGKOR'S END: Did floods speed the end of ancient city?

Friday - A series of floods that hit the ancient city of Angkor would have overwhelmed and destroyed its vast water network, according to a new study that provides an explanation for the downfall of the...

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At last, we're beginning to talk like grown-ups

12 Oct 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Depending on your viewpoint, the world moved closer to – or further away from – climate destruction this week.

MONDAY'S MESSAGE: Quite simply, it's up to us

3 Oct 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | One of the most important scientific papers ever produced will be released on Monday, and the ramifications for New Zealand could be huge.

History says Bridges and Nats are talking hot air

18 Jun 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Is Opposition Leader Simon Bridges’ offer to work with the Government on climate change policy worth any more than a dodgy hot-air carbon credit?

Let's be clear - the future excludes fossil fuels

28 May 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Debate about the future of oil prospecting in New Zealand is ignoring one very important point - the world is facing an emissions crisis, and the future does not include...

One way or another, oil industry got the message

4 May 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Did the Government consult the oil industry before announcing there would be no new licences granted for oil and gas exploration?

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