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Jun 30, 2010

Coal exports to China labelled 'Kyoto hypocrisy'

New Zealand's coal exports to China were labelled 'hypocritical' by audience members at a public meeting on the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)in Blenheim last night.

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25 June 2010

Minister promises farmers conditions on ETS


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All is not sheepshape on the farm

The sheep industry is fighting for its life as farmers turn to dairying and forestry for better returns. How has it got to this and what can be done?

As much as anyone, John Gregan has worked hard to engineer a revival of sheep farming.

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June 8, 2010

What a difference: Land use change from Farmland to Forests

A dairy farmer planning on growing manuka scrub says Federated Farmers lobbyists are mounting a vocal campaign against the farmer accountability for greenhouse gases, but failing to back landowners who want to "farm" carbon credits.

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27 May 2010

India outlines forest restoration plan

India plans 20 million hectares of afforestation and ecosystem restoration over the next ten years under a draft climate plan released by the government this week.

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April 26, 2010

Can forests thrive in the world of carbon trading?

CNN -- So few forests remain in the tiny country of Armenia that the World Bank has warned it could one day become a desert.

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Sunday, 14 June 2009

Carbon trading simply explained

How does carbon trading work? Does it really help tackle climate change? Isn’t it all just smoke and mirrors? Is the Kyoto Protocol doing any good?

These and similar questions are increasingly being asked as the evidence for global warming mounts, scientists tell us more of dramatic climatic impacts we can expect, and pressure for measures to rein in greenhouse gas emissions heightens. At the same time, there are warnings from industry over the costs in jobs, profits and consumer prices that will stem from mandatory carbon trading regulation.

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Friday, 22 February 2008

Tree planting: A key weapon against global warming

Tree-planting activities - reforestation and afforestation - have come in for criticism in recent times, giving rise to a debate over whether planting new forests in order to combat climate change is worthwhile, and whether it can be accurately reflected in a system of economic credits.

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April 20 2010

Tree-planting, a staple of the summer job market for students, is disappearing

OTTAWA — A summer job for students that has become as iconic as the loon and beaver may be going the way of the $2 bill.

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Apr 1 2010

India to seek funds for developing nations to increase forest cover

The government intends to afforest 600,000ha under the green India mission, part of a national action plan on climate change


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by Dr. Radut