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We're using more fossil fuels, says energy report

Friday - New Zealand’s consumption of fossil fuels is climbing, new figures show.

Big Gas wants exploration ban put on hold

17 Oct 18 - Five of the country’s biggest users of natural gas want the Government’s ban on exploration for new reserves put on hold while a “detailed” assessment of the role of gas is carried out.

TRIBUTE: Climate-change pioneer Bernard Forde

Dr Bernard Forde

16 Oct 18 - By ADELIA HALLETT | Today is the funeral of a man who pushed, to the best of his scientific and political ability, to get action on climate change.

At last, we're beginning to talk like grown-ups

12 Oct 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Depending on your viewpoint, the world moved closer to – or further away from – climate destruction this week.

IPCC: Farming and tourism put on notice

8 Oct 18 - The International Panel on Climate Change’s 1.5deg report delivers a wake-up call for two of New Zealand’s biggest industries – agriculture and tourism.

IPCC: Reaching 1.5deg is no easy task

8 Oct 18 - Keeping global warming to no more than 1.5deg is possible and sensible, but it will not be easy, the International Panel on Climate Change says.

MONDAY'S MESSAGE: Quite simply, it's up to us

3 Oct 18 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | One of the most important scientific papers ever produced will be released on Monday, and the ramifications for New Zealand could be huge.


Scientists have high hopes for solar-flow battery

2 Oct 18 - Scientists in the United States and Saudi Arabia have harnessed the abilities of both a solar cell and a battery in one device - a "solar-flow battery" that soaks up sunlight and efficiently stores...

Multilateralism is the key, PM tells world

1 Oct 18 - The world must return to multilateralism if it is to combat climate change, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Make nature your business, urges academic

Eva Collins

28 Sep 18 - Companies are being told to take a hard look at what they can do for New Zealand’s struggling biodiversity – because it’s good for business.

OPINION: A dangerous political compromise

17 Sep 18 - By SIR ALAN MARK | After decades of sitting on our hands, the simple the act of commissioning an inquiry into becoming a low-carbon economy has been hugely positive on public perception.

Climate action-man puts new emissions option

14 Sep 18 - The man who got politicians from both sides of Parliament to agree on climate change says there might be a third option for dealing with New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Science is getting forests to release carbon secrets

14 Sep 18 - Ground-breaking research suggesting New Zealand’s native forests store more carbon than believed is being stepped up as the country pushes to carbon neutrality.

GE ryegrass could slash emissions, Govt hears

12 Sep 18 - Feeding animals a genetically engineered high-energy ryegrass could cut greenhouse gas emissions from New Zealand farms by more than 20 per cent, the Government has been told.

Gluckman report backs cuts to methane emissions

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman

11 Sep 18 - A third investigation says New Zealand must make drastic cuts to methane emissions.

Our weather will get worse, warn scientists

3 Sep 18 - El Niño and La Niña – the weather patterns that bring New Zealand droughts on the one hand and storms on the other – will get worse as the climate warms, scientists say.

Fuel from wood great energy option, say scientists

29 Aug 18 - Bioenergy production using wood from locally grown and sustainably managed forests can provide one of the lowest-carbon energy options for New Zealand, Scion says.

Experts predict the arrival of Hothouse Earth

8 Aug 18 - Allowing the world to warm by even 2deg could threaten the existence of humans.

Government hears Paris pact means methane cuts

1 Aug 18 - The Paris Agreement cannot be met without cutting methane emissions, the Government has been told.


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