New Zealand could be on the hook for a big bill if it fails to take measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or ramp up the supply of carbon credits. Thomas Coughlan asks why we have been slow to increase the domestic supply of carbon credits.
Years of collaboration between dairy farmers, environmentalists and Environment Canterbury aimed at improving water quality has collapsed into a court battle, Lynn Grieveson reports.
DairyNZ is hailing the fact that 97 percent of dairy cattle are now fenced off from waterways, but its latest Water Accord report reveals a significant worsening of reported nutrient leaching in the areas with the biggest new conversions and no improvement in leaching nationally, reports Lynn Grieveson.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Jan Wright , released her final report into the environmental impacts of fracking in New Zealand on Wednesday. Here's six things to know about the report and the ensuing reaction.