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5 Aug 20 - Submissions on proposals to introduce a permitting system for the trade in mercury and to ban mercury from batteries, switches and relays, lamps and other equipment close today.


4 Aug 20 - Itís valedictory season for retiring MPs as the 52nd Parliament draws to an close; saying their farewells today are Labourís Clare Curran, Ruth Dyson, Ian Lees-Galloway and Raymond Huo, as well as the Green MP Gareth Hughes.

New drillers must keep links with Taranaki Maori

28 Jul 20 - Anyone bidding for new oil and gas exploration licences will have to agree to ongoing consultation with M‚ori for the life of the licence.

Big emitters marshall carbon forces in Australia

27 Jul 20 - Companies responsible for 14 per cent of Australiaís industrial emissions are coming together to figure out how to decarbonise the sector.

Kiwi protesters put pressure on Australian banks

24 Jul 20 - Australian banks operating in New Zealand are being urged to follow Kiwibankís lead and stop lending on fossil-fuel projects.

Farm growth pushes up Canterbury gas emissions

23 Jul 20 - Agricultural intensification is pushing up Canterburyís greenhouse gas emissions - but it's a different story in most other regions.

Niwa crew goes wrestling with the buoys

22 Jul 20 - Coronavirus border restrictions mean six Niwa staff face four straight months at sea in a bid to keep an international ocean research project afloat.

Landfill costs will soar as dumping hits home

15 Jul 20 - The cost of dumping waste in landfills will rise as the Government tries to tackle the countryís mounting rubbish problem.

BIG CHILL: How nations battle 'zombie' appliances

15 Jul 20 - Used fridges and air conditioners, imported from Europe, are straining Africa's limited power supplies as the continent battles rising heat.

Earth cooled naturally long before human heating

15 Jul 20 - A new reconstruction of the history of global temperatures for the last 12,000 years supports an argument often put forward by climate sceptics: that global climate is subject to natural cycles...

Most Kiwis happy with our climate-change stand

Climate protest in Wellington

14 Jul 20 - The majority of New Zealanders are satisfied with the Governmentís climate-change programme, new research suggests.

Future of Big Industry uncertain, warns minister

Shane Jones

13 Jul 20 - The future of the Marsden Point oil refinery, the Glenbrook steel mill and large-scale wood processing are all at risk as New Zealand decarbonises, infrastructure and regional development minister...

Fast-track panel chief appointed

Judge Newhook

8 Jul 20 - Environment Court head Judge Laurie Newhook will oversee the resource consent fast-tracking process under special covid-19 recovery legislation.

The sun is setting on unsustainable long-haul, short-stay tourism

3 Jul 20 - Unprecedented border closures and the domestic lockdown have paralysed New Zealandís $40.9 billion-a-year tourism industry. In the process, the vulnerability of the sector to external shocks and the...


3 Jul 20 - Parliament is taking a break for the school holidays and will next sit on July 21.

Carbon prices heading for a new record

1 Jul 20 - Carbon prices are back in record-price territory, with spot NZUs trading above $32 on CommTrade and Carbon Match.

Marsden must be maintained, says bio body

29 Jun 20 - The bioenergy industry is calling on the Government to prevent the closure of New Zealandís only oil refinery, saying its loss will damage the countryís ability to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Parker has trade pact proposal, will travel

David Parker

25 Jun 20 - New Zealand will take the proposed ground-breaking Agreement on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainability to the table in trade talks with the United Kingdom.

Shrinking Brewster mirrors glacier ice losses

Andrew Lorrey

25 Jun 20 - Scientists analysing end-of-summer snowline survey photos say that in three years, 13 million cubic metres of ice Ė equivalent to the amount of water drunk by New Zealanders over that time - were...

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