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United Future backs emissions trading

18 Sep 17 - United Future’s new leader says he supports the Emissions Trading Scheme, the Zero Carbon Act and wants New Zealand to be carbon netural by 2050.

Climate change threatens Te Puke kiwifruit

15 Sep 17 - The most commonly grown variety of kiwifruit around Te Puke will not be commercially viable in the area by the end of the century, say scientists.

Climate-change baddies doing business in NZ

14 Sep 17 - Companies operating in New Zealand have been named as some of the most obstructive to global action on climate change.

PALMER PRESCRIPTION: Climate needs constitution

12 Sep 17 - If Sir Geoffrey Palmer had had his way, New Zealand would have already cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent.

Nats vow to 'turbo-charge' farming grants

12 Sep 17 - National is promising to almost triple the money it allocates to the Sustainable Farming Fund if it is returned to power.

What Morgan would have said ... if he'd had the chance

Gareth Morgan

11 Sep 17 - The refusal by TVNZ to include The Opportunities Party in televised election debates does the public a disservice.

GAS GUZZLERS: Methanotrophs show their muscle

5 Sep 17 - The soil bacteria that help to keep methane emissions under control are tougher than scientists thought, opening new possibilities for converting greenhouse gases to fuels.


NZ backs global climate research project

Nathan Guy

30 Aug 17 - New Zealand is supporting a new $400,000 scholarship programme to build global expertise on climate change and food security.

Climate change no big worry, says Prime Minister

28 Aug 17 - Prime Minister Bill English says climate change is not a major concern for most New Zealanders.

Fossil fuel business cops most blame for methane

24 Aug 17 - The extraction and burning of fossil fuels is responsible for much more methane in the atmosphere than scientists thought, research published today shows.

Brazilian downpours oust familiar drizzle

24 Aug 17 - Misty rain is giving way to fear of flash floods as Brazilian downpours cause chaos in the country’s biggest city.

Ocean oxygen depletion could happen again

15 Aug 17 - The deep past has cruel lessons for the near future, for example how ocean oxygen depletion can stifle the marine world. It could recur.

Climate change is triple risk to Europe

15 Aug 17 - New studies confirm climate change’s triple risk to Europe. The heat is on, lives are at risk and the floods are arriving earlier.

EDS CONFERENCE: Water, water everywhere

10 Aug 17 - It was freshwater at 10 paces on the first day of the Environmental Defence Society’s Tipping Points conference yesterday, with both National and Labour releasing their policies.

THE COUNT: At last, a leader talks climate policy

31 Jul 17 - Seven weeks out from the general election, we’ve finally got a political leader talking climate change policy – and it’s Winston Peters.

It pays off to pay landowners to keep trees

25 Jul 17 - Paying landowners not to cut down trees is cheaper than the carbon-related costs the destruction of the forests would cause, new research shows.

Public doesn't need scientific climate consensus

25 Jul 17 - Climate change campaigns that focus on correcting public beliefs about scientific consensus are likely to backfire and undermine policy efforts, according to an expert commentary.

Auckland could face a Japan-like climate

17 Jul 17 - Summer in Auckland could, by the end of the century, be as hot as summer in Yokohama is now, a new report says.

Global database gives more power to scientists

13 Jul 17 - Climate scientists will be able to more accurately study Earth’s temperature changes, thanks to a global database.


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