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MARKET LATEST: NZUs $17.90

Today 9:00am - Spot NZUs opened today at $17.85 bid and $17.90 offered, after last fixing at $17.90.

Queensland to build one of longest e-vehicle highways

Today 9:00am - Within six months, Queensland will have a 2000km network of electric vehicle charging stations that make up one of the world’s longest electric vehicle highways.

Paris Agreement needs to be politically, not legally, binding

Today 9:00am - Whether countries have the legal right to back out of their climate commitments is irrelevant. It’s up to defenders to make sure it hurts them politically.

There are ways we can save island nations from rising seas

Today 9:00am - As sea levels rise, many island states could soon be annihilated and their residents forced to flee, rendering extinct their societies.

To be sure, Ireland's long on words and short on action

Today 9:00am - There’s no shortage of good intentions in Ireland’s climate plan, but they are too vague to cut emissions significantly.

US powercos knew of climate threat decades ago

Today 9:00am - The US electric industry knew as far back as 1968 that burning fossil fuels might cause global warming, but cast doubt on the science of climate change.

Climate science meets a stubborn obstacle: Students

Today 9:00am - To Gwen Beatty, a junior at the high school in a proud, struggling, Trump-supporting town, the new science teacher’s lessons on climate change seemed explicitly designed to provoke her. So she provoked him back.


PARIS PACT: We might have less time than we thought

Thursday - A new global temperature baseline casts doubt on humanity's ability to meet the Paris target.

Britain sets 2040 for ban on diesel and petrol cars

Thursday - Britain will ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health.

Google enters race for nuclear fusion technology

Thursday - Google and a leading US fusion company have developed a new computer algorithm that significantly speeds up progress toward clean, limitless energy.

Exxon, Shell face action over US sea level rises

Thursday - As a trio of lawsuits in California claim compensation for sea rises resulting from fossil fuel emissions, campaigners say carbon majors must change their business models.

Solar not cheaper than coal, says former mining boss

Thursday - India’s future is still tied to coal and fixing woeful inefficient plants will create huge new generation at a price solar cannot match.

Aboriginals take carbon farming to Canada

Thursday - Australia’s world-leading indigenous land management and carbon farming programmes are spreading internationally, with a formal agreement signed to help to build a similar programme in Canada.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $17.65

Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened today at $17.65 bid and $17.75 offered, after last fixing at $17.65.

World watches as 49 million acres of forest disappear

Wednesday - About 49 million acres of forest disappeared worldwide in 2015, mainly in North America and the tropics, putting the year’s global deforestation level at its second-highest point since data gathering...

All hell breaks loose as the tundra thaws in Siberia

Wednesday - A recent heatwave in Siberia’s frozen wastes has resulted in outbreaks of deadly anthrax and a series of violent explosions.

NZ in firing line of foreign species invasion

Wednesday - Foreign animals and plants can cause huge damage in vulnerable nations like New Zealand, with the march of Argentine ants a new example of how climate change is boosting the threat.

UK businesses urge PM to raise climate ambitions

Wednesday - A group of UK businesses and investors have written to Prime MInister Theresa May, urging her to raise the country’s ambitions to tackle climate change.

India diverts $25 billion away from clean energy

Wednesday - The Indian government is diverting $25 billion earmarked for clean energy to an unrelated policy, a national news site has revealed.


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