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MARKET LATEST: NZUs $17.30

Friday - Spot NZUs opened today at $17.10 bid and $17.30 offered, after last fixing at $17.30.
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Weird weather is being felt down on the farm

Friday - Changes to New Zealand’s weather caused by global warming are starting to affect the country’s agricultural earnings.

CARBON CREEP: Suddenly, CO2 hits the 410ppm mark

Friday - Chalk up another climate milestone … atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations hit 410 parts-per-million this week, the highest they’ve been in more than 15 million years.

Energy Star rating loses its twinkle

Friday - The Government is scrapping the Energy Star rating on home appliances.

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Green Investment Bank sale a disaster, say critics

Friday - The UK government’s decision to sell the Green Investment Bank to Australian bank Macquarie for £2.3bn has been attacked by critics including the Liberal Democrats and Greenpeace as “politically dubious” and a “disaster.

China gets tough on shipping emissions

Friday - Every year, more than 60 per cent of the world’s seaborne cargoes and 30 per cent of the world’s shipping containers pass through China’s ports, creating an air pollution problem Beijing is now...

Trump's people postpone Paris decision

Friday - Trump administration officials have postponed a meeting scheduled for this week to discuss the US government’s position on the Paris climate change agreement.

Clean water should be affordable to everyone

Friday - Ask someone in Flint, Michigan, or São Paolo, Brazil — the list of cities rocked by water disasters seems to grow each day — how much safe, clean water is worth.

Toyota wins Green Car-of-the-Year Award ... again

Friday - Toyota has again won the World Green Car-of-the-Year Award.

Who wants to work with wind turbines? Plenty, it seems

Friday - The fastest-growing occupation in the United States — by a long shot, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — is wind turbine technician.

Food carts get taste of solar

Friday - New York’s thousands of food carts are generating carbon credits.

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Forestry News

Scientist seeks capital backing for adaptation projects

Sean Weaver

Wednesday - Ekos founder Dr Sean Weaver is working on a new project – a non-market...

COOL IDEA: Forests offer way to ease climate fears

11 Apr 17 - European and US scientists have worked out how the Northern hemisphere keeps...

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Energy

Greens want to up carbon price and cut fossil fuels

Gareth Hughes

Thursday - Higher carbon prices and a ban on new fossil-fuel electricity generation plants...

Harvesting fertiliser from ‘bionic’ leaves

Thursday - The Harvard scientist who pioneered a “bionic leaf” that could generate the...

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Youth hostels reach sustainable milestone

24 Nov 16 - YHA New Zealand is the first accommodation network in the world be certified by...

Sharp's green efforts pay dividend

24 Nov 16 - Sharp Corporation’s efforts to responsibly manage the environmental effects of...

Business network wins sustainability award

10 Oct 16 - The Sustainable Business Network has won the Sustainability Support category in...

Children's sunscreen fails tests

22 Sep 16 - Makers of a children’s sunscreen marketed as “organic” have been warned by the...

Child labour not for us, says Karen Walker

Karen Walker

12 Aug 16 - Kiwi clothing designer Karen Walker has certified that none of its garments are...

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