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MARKET LATEST: NZUs $24.82

Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened at $24.70 bid and $24.95 offered this morning, after last fixing at $24.82.

Stage set for humanity’s two most crucial years

Wednesday - Decisions made from now to 2020 will determine to what extent Earth remains habitable.

EU agrees deal to cut emissions from cars

Wednesday - The European Union has agreed to a goal of cutting carbon emissions from cars by 37.5 per cent in a decade, finally settling differences between vehicle-producing countries and environmentally-conscious lawmakers.

BBC under pressure to tell climate story

Wednesday - A pressure group has called on the BBC, as Britain's public broadcaster, to convey the severity of the climate and ecological emergency.

Storm left bill of $5b after tearing apart air force base

Wednesday - Hurricane Michael smashed through Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, in October this year doing damage worth $5 billion.

Anti-climate change strongmen still on the outer

Tuesday - The COP24 talks just ended in Poland have shown that global warming treaties can survive the era of the anti-climate strongman.

Protesters to up pressure on governments

Tuesday - Civil society groups have pledged growing international protests to drive rapid action on global warming after the UN climate summit in Poland.


OPINION: Divestment is hitting where it hurts

Bill McKibben

Tuesday - Trillions of dollars of investments are being taken out of carbon-intensive companies, says BILL McKIBBEN. Governments must now take notice.

Climate passports might come in handy

Tuesday - As climate change leads to the flooding of whole countries a “climate passport” might allow the most distressed to settle in countries that have been largely responsible for the impact.

GOOD HEALTH: Let's hear it for yew trees and Gila monsters

Tuesday - The Pacific yew tree and the Gila monster have an unlikely connection ... and that's good news for the future of the human race.

There's no problem a billion cockroaches can't handle

Tuesday - China is producing so much food waste it has had to come up with some out-of-the-box thinking — like using a billion cockroaches to take care of the problem.

What was agreed and why did it take so long?

Monday - Fractious UN climate change talks in Poland ended with a deal on putting the Paris agreement into practice – but much else left unresolved

Sydney and Melbourne vow to ditch coal power

Monday - Sydney and Melbourne have committed themselves to phasing out coal, in a move at odds with the Australia’s aggressively pro-coal national government.

London mayor unveils climate change plan

Monday - London mayor Sadiq Khan has outlined his new climate change plan, designed to protect people from floods, fires and political upheaval.

Meet the Australian farmer with 240 million trees to his name

Monday - Through the cacophony of the UN’s global climate talks, an Australian farmer is quietly spreading his plan to reforest the world.

That small patch of bush might be saving a species

Monday - It might not look like a pristine expanse of Amazon rainforest or an African savannah, but the patch of bush at the end of the street could be one of the only places on the planet that harbours a...

China says it's open to ‘uniform’ climate rules

Friday - China has signalled it is open to following “uniform” global climate change rules, shifting from its usual push for a clear division of responsibilities for rich and poor countries.

Instead, let’s focus on the cost of avoiding climate change

Friday - As delegates at the UN climate summit in Poland discuss the possibility of restraining global warming to 1.5deg, it might sound like a reasonable question to ask how much money it will cost if they...

Better land use could slash emissions

Friday - US scientists have found a new way to cut or offset 22% of the greenhouse gas emissions from American factory chimneys, car exhausts and power stations -- better land use.


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