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MARKET LATEST: NZUs $16.50

Thursday - Spot NZUs opened today at $16.30 bid and $16.60 offered, after last fixing at $16.50.

South Korea to scrap coal and nuclear power

Thursday - The new President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in has committed his country to phasing out all coal and nuclear power stations suggesting a major change in energy policy for the Asian state.

You've got it wrong, new report tells Australia

Thursday - As Australia's Senate launches an inquiry into the national security ramifications of climate change, a new report has warned global warming will cause increasingly regular and severe humanitarian crises across the Asia-Pacific area.

Big Oil backs Republicans' carbon tax proposal

Thursday - Oil giants ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and Total are among a group of large corporations supporting a plan to tax carbon dioxide emissions.

Major businesses snap up renewable energy

Thursday - Major corporations such as Wal-Mart and General Motors have become some of America’s biggest buyers of renewable energy.

Big trouble brews in the birthplace of coffee

Thursday - Rising temperatures are set to wipe out half of Ethiopia’s coffee-growing areas, with loss of certain locations likened to France losing a great wine region.

In Phoenix, it's so hot the planes can't take off

Thursday - A heat wave across the American West has sent the mercury above 120degF in places like Phoenix - so hot some airlines have had to cancel flights.


MARKET LATEST: NZUs $16.35

Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened today at $16.10 bid and $16.35 offered, after last fixing at $16.35.

Nearly a third of the world now faces deadly heatwaves

Wednesday - Nearly a third of the world’s population is now exposed to climatic conditions that produce deadly heatwaves.

World’s largest coal company to retire 37 mines

Wednesday - The largest coal mining company in the world, Coal India, has announced plans to decommission a total of 37 mines which are no longer economically viable.

How solar power can save lives and money

Wednesday - US scientists have just worked out how many lives, and at what price, solar power can deliver.

Desert basins could hold ‘missing’ carbon sinks

Wednesday - Deserts across the globe might contain some of the world’s “missing” carbon sinks — land masses scientists had not previously identified that absorb carbon from the atmosphere.

Al Gore: Climate fight like suffrage and slavery

Wednesday - Former US vice-president Al Gore has compared climate change to historic “moral causes” such as abolishing slavery, universal suffrage, anti-apartheid, civil, and gay rights.

Whole Foodies ponder future under Amazon

Wednesday - Shelf-stockers and purveyors of locally sourced organic produce give a wary welcome to Jeff Bezos’s buyout of the market that changed their town.

Coral reefs hold the history of the seas

Wednesday - Much like tree rings, coral reefs can tell stories about how environmental conditions have changed over time.

Marijuana industry a glutton for fossil fuels

Wednesday - Producing a few pounds of weed can have the same environmental toll as driving across America seven times – harming cities’ and states’ plans to curb emissions.

American cities find ways to play the game

Tuesday - United States cities and states are increasingly seeking ways to play an active role in international climate change efforts.

Welcome to the sustainability revolution

Tuesday - The winners of an annual worldwide competition to spread clean energy have been urged to see it as a sustainability revolution.

OPINION: Adaption versus mitigation

Tuesday - Adaptation is about survival. Mitigation is about finding and implementing solutions to prevent the need to go into survival mode, says DR ANN SMITH chief executive of Enviro-Mark Solutions


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