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Government keeps lid on Buller mining papers

Thursday - The Government is refusing to release briefing papers on proposed new coal mines on the Buller Plateau.

Tyre mountains will be turned into biofuels

Thursday - An Otaki company with a plan to turn mountains of waste tyres into biofuels says the key to success is processing them at multiple sites around the country.

COUNTRY CALL: Farmers want ETS and water price

Wednesday - Parts of the agricultural sector are calling for farming to be included in the Emissions Trading Scheme and for a price on water.

Government cripples cities' climate campaigns

Tuesday - New Zealand’s two largest cities are failing to cut greenhouse gas emissions because of the Government’s lack of action on climate change, new research shows.

How KiwiRail decision bites into e-car benefits

Monday - The climate benefits of half New Zealand’s electric car fleet will be wiped out by the scrapping of electric train engines in favour of diesels, says an international sustainable energy expert.

OECD (again) tells us to clean up our climate act

16 Jun 17 - New Zealand needs to set strong environmental limits and make polluters pay for the damage they do to the environment, the OECD says.

Do-something campaigners take the climate helm

16 Jun 17 - A climate declaration backed by at least some parts of the business community will be launched in New Zealand on Sunday.


We must do something, dairy industry agrees

15 Jun 17 - The dairy industry is acknowledging it needs to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

FISH FACTS: Scientists say our claims are biased

15 Jun 17 - New Zealand’s claims that its commercial fisheries are sustainably managed are under fire from international scientists.

Business interest in CSR is growing

15 Jun 17 - Almost half New Zealand businesses say sustainability reporting should be mandatory, a new survey suggests.

OFF THE RAILS: Treasury tells of train troubles

14 Jun 17 - Treasury told its ministers that KiwiRail’s decision to replace electric locomotives with diesels raised some significant matters, but it wasn’t given enough time to assess the situation.

What biofutures need is America's Cup energy

Brian Cox

13 Jun 17 - New Zealand could have a thriving biofutures industry, producing clean products from waste and cutting greenhouse gas emissions, if it put as much effort into addressing climate change as it puts...

Farm waste could feed industry worth millions

12 Jun 17 - EDITORIAL | Queensland’s drive to develop a $100-million-a-year industry turning agricultural waste into bioproducts is exactly the type of thing New Zealand should be doing.

Coastal litter goes under the spotlight

12 Jun 17 - The Government is spending $260,000 reviewing the extent of coastal litter problems.

English still quiet on cost of climate damage

Bill English

9 Jun 17 - Prime Minister Bill English says he has received no advice on the impact climate change could have on the economy.

COMPUTER GAMES: Science invests $18m in super stuff

9 Jun 17 - NIWA is investing $18 million in new supercomputers that will significantly enhance scientists’ abilities to solve crucial issues facing the country.

Port Nelson gets wine trucks off the road

9 Jun 17 - A project to improve the efficiency of freight in the Marlborough wine industry has seen the Port of Nelson cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1600 tonnes – and earned it a gong.

Enviroment award winners make their mark

7 Jun 17 - The winners in last night’s Enviro-Mark awards between them prevented more than 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide being discharged over the past year – the equivalent of 20,000 cars driving from Bluff...

Booming dairy industry drives up emissions

6 Jun 17 - Methane emissions from New Zealand’s national dairy herd have climbed nearly 130 per cent since 1990 as a result of the expansion and intensification of the dairy industry.


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