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Cuts now will take heat out of climate shocks

Tuesday - Substantial cuts to greenhouse gas emissions now will prevent New Zealanders alive today being exposed to temperatures they have never experienced before, says the New Zealand lead author of research published today.

Wood waste company wins $359,000 grant

Tuesday - A company turning wood waste into products like mulch and animal bedding has won a Government grant to help it to process bigger volumes.

NZ gives Fiji million-dollar handout for UN talks

Monday - New Zealand is giving Fiji $1.3 million and the services of our top climate ambassador to help to chair international climate negotiations later this year.

Scientists warn of more-frequent coastal flooding

Monday - Coastal floods will become much more common with even small rises in sea-levels, scientists say.

New Buller mines could emit CO2 of 3m cars

Friday - Emissions resulting from potential new coal mines on the Buller plateau could put as much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as another three million cars on New Zealand’s roads for the next 20 years, an environmental group warns.

Go-slow shipping has problems, says minister

Thursday - Slow-steaming - the most effective method of cutting shipping emissions – will cause problems for New Zealand’s fresh food exporters, Cabinet has been told.

TRUMP TACTICS: What Americans really, really want

Thursday - Fewer than a third of Americans support President Donald Trump’s rollback of clean energy plans, a new survey shows.


Warming world wiping out our prized penguin

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17 May 17 - New Zealand’s Yellow-eyed penguins – the world’s rarest penguin - could be extinct on the mainland by 2060 as climate change puts extra pressure on the already endangered birds, scientists are...

Free credits cost taxpayers almost $1.7 billion

16 May 17 - Free carbon credits for trade-exposed heavy emitters have cost taxpayers nearly $1.7 billion.

Synthetic gases move will cut greenhouse emissions

15 May 17 - The Government is getting ready to enact provisions that will actually cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Wood energy project start less than spectacular

12 May 17 - The Wood Energy South energy efficiency programme has prevented just 530 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions being released, Parliament has heard.

Foresters want carbon price range and ETS promise

Peter Clark

11 May 17 - A price range for carbon and a promise that changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme will be backdated would get landowners planting carbon-sequestering trees now, says the Forest Owners’ Association.

Don't waste this $50,000 opportunity ...

11 May 17 - Got a great idea to cut the amount of waste generated in New Zealand?

MPs out of the loop on farm emissions advice

10 May 17 - Parliament has again been told that the Government is getting advice on bringing agricultural emissions into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

OPINION: We must plan for climate refugees

10 May 17 - What will New Zealand do when 12,000 climate refugees from Tuvalu arrive on its doorstep?

World Bank presses NZ on climate refugees

9 May 17 - The World Bank says New Zealand should accept more migrants from the Pacific to pre-empt a flood of climate refugees.

Targeted forests could slash farm emissions

9 May 17 - Planting forests to clean up waterways could cut New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions from land use by 80 per cent.

Investors urge G7 leaders to back Paris pact

9 May 17 - Long-term institutional investors with nearly $22 trillion in assets are calling on G7 members to stand by the Paris Agreement.

Bonn talks pave the road for Paris Agreement

Jo Tyndall

8 May 17 - Work on the rules that will drive the Paris Agreement is under way.


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