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PARIS PACT: We might have less time than we thought

Thursday - A new global temperature baseline casts doubt on humanity's ability to meet the Paris target.

Britain sets 2040 for ban on diesel and petrol cars

Thursday - Britain will ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health.

Google enters race for nuclear fusion technology

Thursday - Google and a leading US fusion company have developed a new computer algorithm that significantly speeds up progress toward clean, limitless energy.

Exxon, Shell face action over US sea level rises

Thursday - As a trio of lawsuits in California claim compensation for sea rises resulting from fossil fuel emissions, campaigners say carbon majors must change their business models.

Solar not cheaper than coal, says former mining boss

Thursday - India’s future is still tied to coal and fixing woeful inefficient plants will create huge new generation at a price solar cannot match.

Aboriginals take carbon farming to Canada

Thursday - Australia’s world-leading indigenous land management and carbon farming programmes are spreading internationally, with a formal agreement signed to help to build a similar programme in Canada.


Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened today at $17.65 bid and $17.75 offered, after last fixing at $17.65.

World watches as 49 million acres of forest disappear

Wednesday - About 49 million acres of forest disappeared worldwide in 2015, mainly in North America and the tropics, putting the year’s global deforestation level at its second-highest point since data gathering...

All hell breaks loose as the tundra thaws in Siberia

Wednesday - A recent heatwave in Siberia’s frozen wastes has resulted in outbreaks of deadly anthrax and a series of violent explosions.

NZ in firing line of foreign species invasion

Wednesday - Foreign animals and plants can cause huge damage in vulnerable nations like New Zealand, with the march of Argentine ants a new example of how climate change is boosting the threat.

UK businesses urge PM to raise climate ambitions

Wednesday - A group of UK businesses and investors have written to Prime MInister Theresa May, urging her to raise the country’s ambitions to tackle climate change.

India diverts $25 billion away from clean energy

Wednesday - The Indian government is diverting $25 billion earmarked for clean energy to an unrelated policy, a national news site has revealed.

Electric trams shuttle goods around Europe cities

Wednesday - French and German cities using trams to move products are showing how to cut congestion while making a profit from the network.


Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened today at $17.50 bid and $17.55 offered, after last fixing at $17.52.

Mexico has an idea ... insure coral reefs against damage

Tuesday - A stretch of coral reef off Mexico is the testing ground for a new idea that could protect fragile environments around the world - insurance.

China to ban import of foreign waste

Tuesday - China has anounced that it will no longer be importing foreign garbage shipments.

JUSTIN TRUDEAU: Climate warrior in love with Big Oil

Tuesday - Justin Trudeau has proposed to end Canada's coal use, tax carbon pollution and invest in clean energy technology. But he also wants to keep Canadian oil flowing.

It pays off to pay landowners to keep trees

Tuesday - Paying landowners not to cut down trees is cheaper than the carbon-related costs the destruction of the forests would cause, new research shows.

Public doesn't need scientific climate consensus

Tuesday - Climate change campaigns that focus on correcting public beliefs about scientific consensus are likely to backfire and undermine policy efforts, according to an expert commentary.

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