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Gas, carbon capture key to emissions cut - BP

Today 11:00am - By GAVIN EVANS | Natural gas, especially when combined with carbon capture use and storage, can play a critical role meeting the world’s net-zero carbon targets, BP economist Michael Cohen says.

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Today 11:00am - The Sustainable Business Network’s Convergence Conference on transitioning to a low-carbon economy over the next decade is on today in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and online.

Dairy company says it's well on the way to measuring farm emissions

Wednesday - Fonterra is optimistic it will find a way to accurately measure the amount of greenhouse gas emissions being produced by each dairy farm in time to meet a Government deadline of 2022.

Ardern talks climate with Biden and farmers

Tuesday - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government is pressing ahead at home and abroad with action on climate change.

Kiwi company uses Bitcoin to buy solar panels

Tuesday - New Zealand’s latest and largest solar farm is being partially funded by cryptocurrency.

Mixed farming beats intensive agriculture methods

Tuesday - Once again, researchers have shown that it should be possible to feed the human race and leave enough space for the rest of creation, simply by going back to centuries-old mixed farming practices.

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Tuesday - Finding ways to greenhouse gas emissions from farming will dominate discussion at the Primary Industries Summit today.


Carbon farming makes space for native forests

Monday - One of New Zealand biggest carbon farmers say New Zealand can have its carbon cake and eat it too.

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Monday - It's back to the office for MPs this week, with Parliament opening on Wednesday and the Speech from the Throne, outlining the new Government’s agenda, on Thursday.

FRIDAY POLITICS: Border tariffs on Govt's to-do list

20 Nov 20 - Carbon tariffs at the border are on the Government's agenda this term to protect the country’s steel, aluminium and cement industries as they decarbonise.

And the award goes to...

20 Nov 20 - A sustainable farm producing top-quality honey in Northland is the big winner in this year’s Sustainable Business Awards announced in Auckland last night.

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20 Nov 20 - Climate activist group Extinction Rebellion says it will target Genesis Energy’s headquarters in downtown Auckland this afternoon.

Paris goals threatened by farms, forests and industry

20 Nov 20 - Many parts of the global economy, especially agriculture and the cement and steel industries, are heading in the wrong direction or cleaning up their act far too slowly to limit global warming to...

Let's recycle our urine for agriculture

20 Nov 20 - Every year on November 19, the United Nations celebrates one of public health’s greatest inventions – the toilet. Those who are fortunate enough to have access to one spend more than a year of their...

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19 Nov 20 - The annual Sustainable Business Awards will be held in Auckland tonight.

TEN YEARS AGO ...

18 Nov 20 - Ten years ago, according to Fonterra, the dairy industry was leading the way towards sustainability.

Changing rainfall could mean more locusts

18 Nov 20 - Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan are trying to contain the worst locust invasion in more than 70 years.

Climate crisis finds ample answers in world’s trees

18 Nov 20 - The great climate change challenge should consider the world’s trees.

Dry run: the wet farming experiment that could sow seeds for the future

13 Nov 20 - A project trialling plants that thrive in more extreme whether, including sphagnum moss and bulrushes, could offer farmers a future.


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