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MARKET LATEST: NZUs $17.70

Thursday - Spot NZUs opened today at $17.50 bid and $17.80 offered, after last fixing at $17.70.

Let buyers borrow more on greener homes, says report

Thursday - Homebuyers could take out bigger mortgages if the energy ratings of properties were factored into the lending criteria of banks and building societies, new research has found.

Fiji COP presidency must not fail climate victims

Thursday - Despite warm words about protecting the vulnerable, the island presidency of this year’s UN climate talks is showing no urgency on “loss and damage”.

At halfway point, 2017 is second-hottest year on record

Thursday - At the halfway point of the year, 2017 remains the second-hottest year to date — a surprise given the demise of the El Niño that helped to boost temperatures to record levels last year.

World’s young face $535 trillion bill for climate

Thursday - The next generation will have to pay a $535 trillion bill to tackle climate change, relying on unproven and speculative technology.

Get together and slash emissions, Australians told

Thursday - Australians collectively could slash greenhouse gas emissions by a staggering 70 per cent if they joined forces to become energy and climate trailblazers in their own backyards.

Protesters die as Canadian company mines hills of silver

Thursday - In Guatemala, one of the world’s largest silver deposits reaps millions for its Canadian owners - but for local farmers the price is their land and even their lives


EU slapped for breaching access to environmental justice

Thursday - The European Union has accepted a UN ruling that found the bloc in breach of international laws requiring the public to have access to justice on environmental matters.

Rising seas threaten scores of Pacific species with extinction

Wednesday - The Chuuk flying fox. The Black-spotted Cuscus. The Fijian crested iguana. The Mariana skink. The greater monkey-faced bat. Poncelet’s giant rat. They live on islands in the Pacific and they are...

California extends cap-and-trade to 2030

Wednesday - California lawmakers have voted to extend the state's signature programme for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

European car makers plead with China to slow down

Wednesday - Faced with China’s unwavering plan to accelerate the introduction of electric and hybrid cars, European manufacturers have joined forces with other global producers to plead with Beijing for a ‘less...

US utilities giving people cash for clean cars

Wednesday - Carmakers, regulators, legislators and utilities are increasingly working together to boost sales of electric vehicles

Australian powerco head supports Paris targets

Wednesday - The head of Australia’s biggest energy utility – and its biggest coal generator – says that if any Clean Energy Target is to be effective it has to take into account global climate targets.

Free footy tickets lure oil workers to renewables

Wednesday - Redundant North Sea energy workers are being offered free football tickets to build revolutionary new electricity storage systems.

GROW FOOD ON MARS: Los Angeles startups get inventive

Wednesday - Geeks are inventing ways to keep Los Angeles cool with products and services that aim to avert environmental disaster – and make a profit.

Gases are changing the atmosphere ... and rapidly

Tuesday - Humanity’s grand experiment in the atmosphere continues, and a new report documents just how far it has gone.

Bloomberg and California launch climate action plan

Tuesday - California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg have announced the launch of America’s Pledge, which will allow US states, cities and businesses to stay aligned with the Paris Agreement.

US approves oil drilling off Alaska

Tuesday - An Italian multinational oil and gas company has received permission to move ahead with drilling plans in federal waters off Alaska.

Livestock mega farms booming in Britain

Tuesday - Nearly every county in England has at least one industrial-scale livestock farm, with close to 800 US-style mega farms operating across the UK, new research reveals.


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