Environment and Conservation

Submissions sought on agent to combat crop pest

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has opened submissions on an application to release a type of parasitic wasp as a biological control agent to combat a psyllid (plant louse) that attacks tomatoes, potatoes, capsicums and tamarillos in New Zealand.

Waikato People’s Climate March

Press Release – Waikato Climate Action Hundreds of people gathered in Garden Place Hamilton to call upon the NZ and World’s Governments to agree on an enforceable and effective United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at the December Paris COP21 Conference whose opening is Monday …

The Climate Talks in Paris will Fail: Why

Article – Robert J. Burrowes As expectations build for a global consensus to emerge from the United Nations climate conference in Paris, starting on 30 November 2015, that could agree to taking action to limit any rise in global temperature to 2 degrees celsius, I would like to explain …

TPPA fails to acknowledge climate change

Press Release – Green Party It’s appalling that the environment chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) does not explicitly cite climate change, the biggest threat to our global wellbeing, said the Green Party today.