Displaying items by tag: climate change

Saturday, 05 December 2015 08:55

Organic farming key to climate-friendly practices

"We already have low-emission climate-friendly farming practices – it's called organic farming," says Marion Thomson, co-chair of Soil & Health.

Published in General News
Thursday, 03 December 2015 10:37

Soil key to limiting global warming - expert

Soil's ability to store carbon and contain greenhouse gases could globally limit climate warming, says a University of Sydney expert.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 16:34

Farmers need to be heard on environmental plans

The environment is one of the biggest issues facing sheep and beef farmers, says the northern Beef + Lamb NZ farmer council chairman Andrew McKenzie.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 10:32

PM pledges $20m more to ag emission research

A further $20m was pledged by Prime Minister John Key at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris for research into reduced agricultural greenhouse gases emissions.

Published in General News

Federated Farmers has welcomed the Government's decision not to include agriculture in the scope of the Emissions Trading Scheme review.

Published in General News
Thursday, 12 November 2015 16:00

Public views sought on environment topics

Farmers should have their say on what the priorities should be for environmental reporting.

Published in General News
Thursday, 12 November 2015 14:58

A big bouquet for grassroots environmentalists

Being a dairy farmer and an environmentalist, I have been perplexed by the banter and politicking over the regional council's One Plan implementation.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 12:51

UV-B exposure could influence flavonoids

Ultraviolet radiation (UV) could be used to enhance the quality of many crops, says Lincoln University UV-B expert Professor Brian Jordan.

Published in General News
Thursday, 29 October 2015 12:55

Fonterra, DOC supporting godwits and red knots

As part of their Living Water partnership, Fonterra and DOC are supporting an international partnership to secure a safe flight path for NZ's bird of the year.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 12:45

Optimistic about Paris talks

The French ambassador to New Zealand, Florence Jeanblanc-Risler, opened the first session of the Auckland climate change conference stating, "the world is on track for a robust agreement at COP21 in Paris".

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