Josh Pemberton, an intern at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, describes the Ag Dialogue exercise Motu ran last year. This short film exploring what reducing emissions really means for New Zealand’s farming communities was one result.
Soot plays a greater role in global warming than previously believed, The Guardian reports.
A diluted Emissions Trading Scheme, which continues to exclude agricultural emissions, has passed its third reading in Parliament – resulting in calls of “ecocide” from the Greens.
Are agricultural growth and environmental protection mutually exclusive? Or can a balance be struck? Damian Christie takes a dip.
Business and the primary industry are applauding a softening-up of the emissions trading scheme.
The follow-up to the 2003 Dairying and Clean Streams Accord will focus on choosing targets and demonstrating self-improvement, say representatives from Dairy NZ and Fonterra.
Knocking off goats could lead to greater gains in carbon sequestration.
The government yesterday confirmed a delay of the extension of the emissions trading scheme to agriculture.
While Environment Southland’s report on water quality didn’t bode well for the water quality of the area, a new OECD report on water quality describes the overall state of New Zealand’s water as ‘good’ relative to most OECD countries. But the report does point out the quality is deteriorating, in large part because of diffuse pollution from agriculture. New Zealand’s water quality picture was recently revealed by one of the report’s authors, Kevin Parris of the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate, who spoke at a water pollution conference in Rotorua on Friday.
What would cause more than 500 people in China to flip company cars and storm the offices of a solar company? Solar may be heralded as a viable solution to our energy woes, but it takes power to make power and what you never hear about are the associated by-products created in the manufacturing of solar products. In protests that began on Thursday, protestors flooded the office of Jinko Solar Holding, a company that manufactures photovoltaic panels, wafers and cells. Protesters claim waste from the factory, located in Haining city in the Zhejiang province, is killing fish in a nearby river.