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Food industry is cooking the planet

Today 9:00am - One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.

UK nuclear industry faces Brexit fall-out

19 May 17 - Leaving the EU treaty that prevents radioactive waste falling into the wrong hands could prove costly for the UK nuclear industry.

Humans better at rapid change than we think

4 May 17 - A new study provides evidence that humans are capable of radically altering the world around us, and offers hope in the face of climate change.

Climate change will alter flow of the Nile

3 May 17 - The 400 million people who depend on the predictability of the River Nile face an uncertain future as global warming delivers more extreme weather.

Native forests have potential to earn millions

26 Apr 17 - Landowners with 10,000 hectares of native forest could earn $1.5 million a year in carbon credits, a new report says.

Bennett rules out farming and climate commission

18 Apr 17 - Climate minister Paula Bennett says carbon prices need to go higher, but she won’t be putting a price on agricultural emissions and she doesn’t think New Zealand needs a climate commission.

Upton gets job, but not everyone is pleased

18 Apr 17 - Simon Upton’s nomination to be the next Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has been confirmed by Parliament, but it wasn’t unanimous.


World's nuclear giants limp toward extinction

18 Apr 17 - Any lingering hope that a worldwide nuclear power renaissance would contribute to combating climate change appears to have been dashed by US company Westinghouse, the largest provider of nuclear...

EDITORIAL: Today is D-day for the climate debate

13 Apr 17 - Today could see one of the most important debates Parliament has ever had – a special session on proposals to make New Zealand carbon-neutral by the second half of the century.

Parliament under carbon-neutral pressure

10 Apr 17 - Proposals for a carbon-neutral New Zealand will go before Parliament this week, as the nation's youth start to apply political pressure over the world they will inherit.

RMA changes get through Parliament - just

7 Apr 17 - The Government’s changes to the Resource Management Act scraped through Parliament last night.

Politicians go face-to-face with environment facts

6 Apr 17 - The state of New Zealand’s environment is on the agenda for the country’s politicians today.

Beehive busy with changes to RMA

5 Apr 17 - Debate on changes to the Resource Management Act will continue in Parliament today.

Carbon law could make Paris promise a reality

4 Apr 17 - By 2020, fossil fuels will no longer be subsidised by the taxpayer, anywhere in the world. And by then, carbon dioxide emissions worldwide will have started to fall.

Officials have mid-year date with ETS changes

30 Mar 17 - Officials will report to the Government in the middle of the year on the next round of changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Polluting of rivers must be stopped, says OECD

27 Mar 17 - Pollution of waterways by agriculture must be tackled to protect the world’s fresh water, the OECD is warning.

Minister hints at cross-party work on climate change

22 Mar 17 - New Zealand has received the strongest indication yet of cross-party agreement on climate change, with climate minister and deputy prime minister Paula Bennett saying she can work with a new...

Environment reports cast eye over NZ efforts

20 Mar 17 - Two major environmental reports and a new sustainability law are on the agenda this week.

Wind turbine manufacturer needs more capital

20 Mar 17 - Windflow Technology, the unprofitable wind turbine manufacturer, has widened its first-half loss and says it needs new injections of capital.


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