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Wood-for-coal switch would save us millions

14 Jul 17 - Using wood instead of coal to provide industrial heat would cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions by 460,000 tonnes and save more than $11 million a year in carbon credits, a new report says.

Net-zero worthy target, says cross-party group

13 Jul 17 - The pan-political Globe climate group says cutting New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050 is worth serious discussion.

And now, the weather: Prepare for 10,000 years of drought

13 Jul 17 - Climate history locked in stalagmite evidence warns of 10,000 years of drought – 100 centuries – to come in the Middle East.

Changing climate puts load on labourers

12 Jul 17 - Climate change could affect labour productivity – at least in the wine industry, new research suggests.

Wildlife faces climate survival and breeding problems

11 Jul 17 - Climate change could cast a dark shadow over the bees of Europe, with global warming posing sex problems for the sea turtles of the Atlantic.

Climate change will worsen US poverty

5 Jul 17 - Yet another study has exposed the cruel cost of climate change as it increases US poverty. It could be worse than the Great Recession.

THE COUNT: Who said what ... or not

3 Jul 17 - Climate change wasn’t on the agenda for public statements by any of our political leaders last week.


Half-a-degree makes all the difference, say scientists

3 Jul 17 - HALF-A-DEGREE of warming made a big difference to the type of weather Earth experienced in the past, scientists say.

LIFT-OFF: Hydrogen fuel reaches trial stage

3 Jul 17 - Using surplus electricity from renewables to make hydrogen fuel is starting a new era for all forms of heavy transport.

State should show the way, says bioenergy group

Brian Cox

29 Jun 17 - The Government needs to put its new energy efficiency strategy into place – and State-owned operations are the place to start, says the Bioenergy Assocation.

Federated Famers warns of consequences

26 Jun 17 - Federated Farmers is warning politicians of “consequences” if agricultural emissions are brought into the Emissions Trading Scheme before other countries put a carbon price on farming.

Soil scientists back putting carbon in the ground

23 Jun 17 - Carbon sequestration in soil has the potential to enhance food security and mitigate climate change, says an international team of soil experts.

COUNTRY CALL: Farmers want ETS and water price

21 Jun 17 - Parts of the agricultural sector are calling for farming to be included in the Emissions Trading Scheme and for a price on water.

Welcome to the sustainability revolution

20 Jun 17 - 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

20 Jun 17 - 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

TOWER POWER: Another solar system is on the march

16 Jun 17 - Solar generation systems can now produce electricity and store it for hours, using solar tower power without any need for batteries.

We must do something, dairy industry agrees

15 Jun 17 - The dairy industry is acknowledging it needs to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Hopes rise for longer-term climate forecasts

13 Jun 17 - A study of the interaction between sunlight, air, water and foliage should lead to better longer-term climate forecasts, scientists say.

COMPUTER GAMES: Science invests $18m in super stuff

9 Jun 17 - NIWA is investing $18 million in new supercomputers that will significantly enhance scientists’ abilities to solve crucial issues facing the country.


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