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Trump plans to open 'America's Amazon' to loggers

Friday - Donald Trump’s administration is proposing to lift longstanding restrictions on logging in part of southeast Alaska known as “America’s Amazon”.

EU bank puts off climate policy decision

Friday - The European Investment Bank has decided to delay until next month a decision on updating its energy lending policy.

Sorry about that, says Ecuador, and reinstates Big Oil subsidies

Friday - Calm has returned to the streets of Quito after Ecuador’s government agreed to reinstate fuel subsidies following 11 days of nationwide, violent protests.

Italy eyes cheaper food without packaging

Friday - Italian shoppers could soon enjoy a discount on products sold loose as part of a range of measures expected to be approved by the government.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $24.80

Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened at $24.75 bid and $24.85 offered this morning, after last fixing at $24.80.

Shell has no choice but to keep drilling, says CEO

Wednesday - Shell CEO Ben van Beurden has warned of the consequences of rejecting oil and gas too quickly.

We'll see more ebola outbreaks, say scientists

Wednesday - Outbreaks of ebola – the deadly virus that causes severe bleeding and liver and kidney failure – are likely to increase as the climate warms, scientists say.


Why don't all buildings have green roofs?

Tuesday - Rooftops covered with grass, vegetable gardens and lush foliage are now a common sight in many cities around the world.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $24.75

14 Oct 19 - Spot NZUs opened at $24.70 bid and $24.80 offered this morning, after last fixing at $24.75.

Big Three oversee $300b in fossil fuel investments

14 Oct 19 - The world’s three largest money managers have built a combined $300bn fossil fuel investment portfolio using money from people’s private savings and pension contributions, the Guardian reveals.

World needs a massive carbon tax, says IMF

14 Oct 19 - A global agreement to make fossil fuel burning more expensive is urgent and the most efficient way of fighting climate change, the International Monetary Fund says.

Fossil fuel industry has seen the future ... and it's plastic

14 Oct 19 - How will Big Oil adapt as fossil fuel demand wanes with the rise of renewable energy and battery power? The answer is plastic.

Coal is still king in Southeast Asia

10 Oct 19 - Not only will coal continue to be the dominant fuel source in power generation in Southeast Asia, its use will grow and peak in 2027 before slowing, according to a new study.

TOMATO SOURCE: Hothouses will grow up to 20 tonnes a day

10 Oct 19 - Giant greenhouses will be used to grow up to 20 tonnes of tomatoes a day using the heat from water treatment facilities in the UK.

'A DEADLY PROBLEM': Should SUVs be banned from cities?

9 Oct 19 - SUVs are a paradox. While many people buy them to feel safer, they are statistically less safe than regular cars.

Denmark wants to rid Europe of fossil-fueled cars

9 Oct 19 - Denmark, backed by 10 other European Union countries, has called for a strategy to phase out diesel and petrol cars by 2030.

Pope v president as Amazon burns

8 Oct 19 - Two of the most powerful forces in Brazil, the president and the pope, are pulling in opposite directions on an issue critical to climate change.

How Extinction Rebellion put the whole world on red alert

XR protesters in Wellington
Photo Credit: Matt Sharpe

8 Oct 19 - Members of Extinction Rebellion have been described in the UK media as ecomaniacs, ecoradicals, dangerous, and a bloody mess.

Universities sign landmark deal to buy renewable

8 Oct 19 - Twenty of the UK’s leading universities have struck a £50m deal to buy renewable energy directly from British windfarms for the first time.


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