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BUDGET BONUS: New money for emissions cuts

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.

Hong Kong charts road to green future

Wednesday - Hong Kong will host its largest conference on sustainable buildings and urban development next month, with tackling climate change in the face of rapid urbanisation the key theme.


Tuesday - Spot NZUs opened today at $16.75 bid and $16.90 offered, after last fixing at $17.00.

UK companies better to stay with European ETS

Tuesday - An international carbon trading organisation says British companies should stay in the European Emissions Trading Scheme until at least 2020, despite Brexit.

Shell shareholders to vote for new climate goals

Tuesday - Shell shareholders including the Church of England, European pension funds and Dutch activists will send a signal to the board of the Anglo-Dutch company this week by voting for it to set new...

The new energy highway leads in one direction ... to the sun

Tuesday - Humans consume 221 tonnes of coal, 1066 barrels of oil, and 93,000 metric cubes of natural gas per second.

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Youth hostels reach sustainable milestone

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Sharp's green efforts pay dividend

24 Nov 16 - Sharp Corporation’s efforts to responsibly manage the environmental effects of...

Business network wins sustainability award

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12 Aug 16 - Kiwi clothing designer Karen Walker has certified that none of its garments are...

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