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Carbon zero claims come under scrutiny

20 Jul 21 - Companies are buying carbon offsets like never before. Theyíre also facing unprecedented scrutiny over whether helping to fund green projects elsewhere really makes up for their heat-trapping emissions.

Shopify backs underground sequestration of GHGs

30 Mar 21 - Canadian e-commerce operator Shopify plans to pay a Texas venture to pull carbon dioxide from the sky and store it underground.

Proof it's business-as-usual for emissions

17 Feb 21 - New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions shot back to pre-lockdown levels as soon as restrictions were lifted last year, new data shows.

Help for SMEs to cut emissions

4 Nov 20 - A new tool for measuring carbon emissions in small and medium-sized businesses will help decarbonise the countryís supply chain, says ToitŻ Envirocare.

Covid-19 cuts our ecological footprint by 9.3%

24 Aug 20 - The rate at which humanity is consuming the Earth's resources declined sharply this year as a result of the covid-19 pandemic, according to researchers.

Helping Chile cut emissions could help us

18 Aug 20 - New Zealand and Switzerland are helping Chile develop an emissions reduction programme that could pay dividends for this country.

Synethic gases net taxpayers $12 million

17 Aug 20 - The Government has collected nearly $12 million in levies for synthetic greenhouse gases imported into the country over the past year.

Waste operator cuts gas emissions

22 May 20 - Waste Management has cut greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations Ė but emissions from the rubbish it deals with are climbing.

Rising prices push up free-credits cost

15 May 20 - Rising carbon prices are pushing up the on-going cost of giving free carbon credits to emitters.

Emissions drop is not all good news

1 May 20 - Experts have cautioned that a drop of nearly 8 per cent in greenhouse gas emissions should not be seen as good news for efforts to tackle climate change.

Covid could cut transport emissions by 10%

Professor Alan Brent

23 Apr 20 - The covid-19 pandemic could see New Zealandís transport emissions fall 10 per cent this year, an expert says.

Shell plans to be net-zero carbon by 2050

17 Apr 20 - Royal Dutch Shell plans to become a net zero-carbon company by 2050 or sooner by selling more green energy to help to reduce the carbon intensity of its business.

Fewer emissions, but we need to be doing more

15 Apr 20 - New Zealandís emissions fell slightly in 2018 Ė but not because the country has changed its behaviour.

Emissions from fossil fuels could fall 5% this year

14 Apr 20 - Global carbon emissions from the fossil fuel industry could fall by a record 2.5 billion tonnes this year, a reduction of 5 per cent, as the coronavirus pandemic triggers the biggest drop in demand...

Virus could trigger record fall in carbon emissions

6 Apr 20 - Carbon dioxide emissions could fall by the largest amount since World War Two this year as the coronavirus outbreak brings economies to a virtual standstill, according to scientists.

Pandemic clears the air

31 Mar 20 - The covid-19 pandemic shutdown is improving New Zealandís air quality.

Deadline nears for emissions return extensions

27 Mar 20 - Businesses struggling to complete a 2019 emissions return because of the state of emergency in New Zealand must apply for an extension before Tuesday.

Treasury cuts carbon footprint

11 Mar 20 - Treasury says it is putting its best foot forward in a bid to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions.

Past failures put pressure on emissions deadlines

5 Mar 20 - Global failure to address climate change a decade ago means emissions must now drop at 7 per cent a year to meet the Paris Agreement, prompting scientists to call for the world to switch into crisis...

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