Friday, 24 February 2017 10:55

NZ/US teamwork on nitrogen breakthrough

New Zealand and American scientists have discovered a previously unknown way of chemically converting reactive nitrogen, common in soil and water, into a safe form rather than a harmful greenhouse gas.

Published in Agribusiness
Sunday, 12 February 2017 08:55

Defining ‘sustainable’ really important

Industry giant Unilever has reported that one in five (21%) consumers “would choose a brand based on the belief that it was produced sustainably”.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:55

Protect peat or lose it

Peat soils in Waikato are crucial for the profitability of farming and environmental protection, particularly in summer.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 08:55

Many ways to reduce ag emissions

No one immediate solution is available to New Zealand to deal with the problem of greenhouse gas emissions caused by agriculture.

Published in General News
Friday, 21 October 2016 14:20

Call to work together on climate change

New Zealanders must work together and start tackling the complex problem of the biological greenhouse gases from agriculture, says Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Published in General News
Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:28

Assessment key to success of Irish programme

An assessment tool known as the Carbon Navigator is used to assess each beef and dairy farm under Ireland's sustainability scheme Origin Green.

Published in General News
Thursday, 20 October 2016 12:55

Ireland’s special brand of Green

Origin Green, a scheme that verifies the sustainability of Ireland’s food and drink production, now has 100% of the country’s dairy farmers and 90% of beef farmers signed up to its extensive auditing.

Published in World News
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 13:13

Emissions target “won’t be easy”

New Zealand’s Paris target, of 30% reduction in 2005 emissions levels by 2030, is fair and ambitious, and will not be easy to reach, says Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 09:55

$40 million on offer for lake clean-up

The equation is simple for dairy farmers around Lake Rotorua: agree to reduce the nutrient discharges from your farms into the lake and collectively pocket $40 million.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 06:55

Comparing dairy system footprints

A Lincoln University PhD student is putting New Zealand’s vaunted paddock-based dairy industry to the test.

Published in General News

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