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Shaw commits NZ to leading on climate challenge

Friday - New Zealand has just committed itself on the world stage to being carbon-neutral by 2050 and being a Pacific leader on climate change.

NZ signs up to cut methane and black carbon

Friday - New Zealand has signed up to a plan to cut methane and black carbon emissions from agriculture and waste.

Fonterra intends to get rid of coal ... later

Wednesday - Fonterra says it is turning its back on coal as part of a drive towards being carbon-neutral by 2050.

Down on the farm, data's in the driving seat

Wednesday - Last week, Fonterra’s environmental manager, FRANCESCA EGGLETON, told a gathering at the COP23 climate talks in Bonn how the world’s largest dairy producer is using data to reduce its environmental footprint.

Livestock emissions must be cut, say scientists

13 Nov 17 - Livestock emissions will have to be cut if the world is to keep warming down to Paris Agreement levels, two top New Zealand scientists are warning.

Fonterra to talk farming at Bonn climate talks

Francesca Eggleton

9 Nov 17 - Fonterra will strut its stuff tomorrow at international climate talks in Bonn.

Five reasons not to spray the bugs this summer

8 Nov 17 - The weather is getting warmer, and gardens are coming alive with bees, flies, butterflies, dragonflies, praying mantises, beetles, millipedes, centipedes, and spiders.


Blockchain powers consumer choice at Thanksgiving

7 Nov 17 - American agricultural conglomerate Cargill is testing the blockchain to track and trace the origin of turkey products produced by family farms.

The other China that wants to lead on climate change

6 Nov 17 - By PATTRICK SMELLIE | As international delegations descend on Bonn for the November 6-17 annual global climate change summit, spare a thought for the other country that calls itself China but,...

5 things MFAT wants you to know about COP23

6 Nov 17 - INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS to put meat on the bones of the Paris Agreement start in Bonn today, with Fiji in the presidency.

Carbon-neutral eggs, anyone?

6 Nov 17 - There’s the much-criticised battery hen egg, and then the pricier organic and free-range varieties. But for the truly ethically committed, how about the carbon-neutral egg, laid in what has been...

Cape Verde may beat NZ to 100% renewable power

6 Nov 17 - By ERIK NORDMAN | Cape Verde, the small island archipelago nation off Africa’s northwest coast, has set itself a very bold renewable energy target - to obtain 100 per cent of its electricity from...

Forests can bring 1.5deg Paris target closer

3 Nov 17 - Protecting the world’s forests could achieve a quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions cuts needed to meet the 1.5°C Paris target, scientists say.

How Bennett toyed with cross-party climate move

1 Nov 17 - Former climate minister Paula Bennett sought advice on forming a cross-party agreement on climate change.

Emissions failure will hurt NZ farmers, warns Fonterra

31 Oct 17 - A global failure to cut greenhouse gas emissions will see New Zealand farmers face demands for major production cuts, the world’s largest milk-processor is warning.

Get ETS working, say superfund guardians

30 Oct 17 - New Zealand cannot afford an Emissions Trading Scheme that doesn’t work, say the guardians of the $36.4 billion New Zealand Superannuation Fund - and that means bringing the agricultural sector into...

Government planting target OK, say forest owners

Peter Clark

27 Oct 17 - The Government’s plan to plant an extra 50,000 hectares of new forest a year is “optimistic but achievable”, say forest owners.

Changing climate will put our health at risk

26 Oct 17 - Scientists are warning that climate change will harm New Zealanders’ health.

Egypt shaped by volcanoes and climate change

19 Oct 17 - Volcanic eruptions and climate change have been linked to periods of social unrest and the eventual downfall one of Ancient Egypt's most famous dynasties.


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