Minister knows of water woes, but public information tap is turned off
Finance Minister Bill English has been told something about fresh water — but the public isn’t allowed to know what it is. Last month, Ministry for the Environment officials were forced to admit they were wrong to say that the quality of our waterways is “stable or improving”.
Deal or no deal — can China and the US deliver?
Does this climate deal let China do nothing for 16 years?
“As I read the agreement it requires the Chinese to do nothing at all for 16 years while these carbon emissions regulations are creating havoc in my state and around the country.” — US Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell, November 12, 2014.
Crowd-funders get behind CarbonScape
We can cut carbon and pollution at no cost, says China
Green groups want say on Ruataniwha changes
G20 climate challenge calls for a rethink of economics
Focusing on growth, the Brisbane G20 leaders’ summit has not grappled with three key issues – how much more growth the planet can survive, how poorer nations can raise their living standards to parity with the developed world, and how can a fairer distribution of the benefits of growth be realised?
Expand climate portfolio, says Mahuta
Lakes expert to spotlight water quality
Launchpad jury likes wilding pines project
New Australian report debunks coal industry myths
The coal industry has many friends in high places, and none more so than Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia — one of the world’s major producers of a fuel that earns the country billions from exports.
UK ignores pledge to end fossil fuel support
On the web: coal industry costs Australia $8 billion in medical bills
- New Commission floats first ‘kill list’ of green EU laws
- India feels heat as pressure mounts to deliver climate target
- Global meat demand ploughs up Brazil’s ‘underground forest’
- Giant batteries connected to the grid: the future of energy storage?
- Hyundai, Kia to triple range of green cars by 2020
Diet’s effects on emissions give food for thought
American researchers confirm that a shift to vegetarian, Mediterranean or fish-based diets would cut greenhouse gases, conserve forests and savannah, and have a big impact on obesity-linked health problems.
Designer dumps leather and heads for greener pastures
Australia’s green building review adds more uncertainty
Spot NZUs close week at $4.35
NZUs traded $4.35 on Friday with reasonable volumes traded, OMFinancial reports.
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