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MARKET LATEST: NZUs $17.65

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 began in 2001.

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.


MARKET LATEST: NZUs $17.52

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.

It's not easy building electric cars

Tuesday - Despite Tesla’s success, the high risks of mass-producing an electric car from scratch haven’t changed all that much.

The changing climate is killing us ... as we speak

Monday - The most obvious effect of global warming is not a doomsday scenario. Extreme heat is happening today, and wreaking havoc on vulnerable bodies.

Volvo e-car push reflects China’s leadership ambition

Monday - Chinese-owned Volvo's move away from the internal combustion engine will fuel Beijing dominance in emerging clean technology.

Asian temperature rise could be disastrous

Monday - Profligate fossil fuel use could cause Asian temperatures to rise by 6deg , bringing floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions.

Changing your diet could save animals from extinction

Monday - Nearly one-third of tropical animal species face extinction if humans do not curb their growing appetites for beef, pork and other land-intensive meats.

Hanoi choking on fumes of five million motorbikes

Monday - The roads of Vietnam’s capital have been taken over by the two-wheeled horde, but bringing in a ban by 2030 will be a tough ask.


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