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Climate policies could mean 5% economic growth

Today 12:00pm - The world's major economies could boost their long-term economic growth by 2.8 per cent with policies that lower greenhouse gas emissions and boost resilience to climate change impacts.

POPE'S PRESENT: What's in it for the President (if he reads it)?

Today 12:00pm - Pope Francis gave visiting US President Donald Trump a copy of his seminal, 183-page encyclical letter - published in June 2015 - on the subject of climate change. If Trump reads it, what will he learn?

EU approved weedkiller after advice from US official

Today 12:00pm - The European Food Safety Authority dismissed a study linking glyphosate to cancer following counsel with an EPA official allegedly linked to the maker Monsanto and who figures in more than 20 lawsuits.

TASTE TEST: Sub-standard seafood is missing the boat

Today 12:00pm - Ocean warming and acidification are hurting the nutritional value - and the taste - of some seafood.

California e-car sales booming

Today 12:00pm - Sales of electric vehicles in California increased 91 per cent in the first quarter of this year, compared with the same period in 2016.

BUDGET BONUS: New money for emissions cuts

Paula Bennett

Thursday - The Government is putting $4 million into figuring out how New Zealand can cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

Trump budget aims to kill ‘crazy’ climate science

Thursday - The Trump administration's 2018 fiscal year budget has made good on its promise to target deep cuts to federal spending on programmes widely seen as critical to America’s ability to adapt to a warming world and reduce its impact on the climate.


We could be better off if US does withdraw from Paris deal

Thursday - A United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement could be the best outcome for international climate action.

Shell investors dismiss carbon reduction targets

Thursday - Shareholders in Shell have rejected proposals for the oil giant to set public emission reduction targets at its annual general meeting in the Netherlands.

Transparency key to making aviation deal work

Thursday - As countries write the rules for airlines to offset their emissions growth, they must make sure there is no double-counting.

Australian farmers are adapting to climate change

Thursday - It has been a great year for Australian farmers, with record production, exports and profits.

Europe's last big primeval forest on brink of collapse

Thursday - The Polish government has been accused of pushing a primeval forest system to the point of no return with state-sanctioned logging in a Unesco world heritage site.

I'LL SEE YOU IN COURT: More climate cases go before judge

Thursday - Governments around the world are increasingly being challenged in court to do more to combat the threat of climate change.

China declares no mining (for now) in Antarctica

Wednesday - China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area's susceptibility to climate change, but has no immediate plans to mine or develop natural...

How US companies export industrial pollution

Wednesday - US firms have been found to be improving their own environmental performance by moving more-polluting activities overseas, where regulations are more lax.

World’s vanishing glaciers are putting millions at risk

Wednesday - In the next 25 years, more than half of all of Switzerland’s small glaciers will disappear − and Canada could lose 70 per cent of the volume of its frozen rivers by 2100.

Move over, Tesla, here come batteries made in Europe

Wednesday - Battery-making gigafactories are about to arrive in Europe, challenging Tesla and opening the way for a quicker shift toward green power for both cars and utilities.

Swiss referendum votes in favour of renewables

Wednesday - Swiss voters have said yes to the government’s plan to provide billions of dollars in subsidies for renewables, in addition to banning nuclear power.

OPINION: Falling in love with our natural world is the future

Wednesday - By MARK BOYLE | We’re domesticating areas instead of protecting them. Living without technology I’ve found my place in the natural world – and this path could be our salvation.


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