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Cogitations: Environment and Sustainability 17 February 2004 High temperatures killing Northland shellfish Sustainable village project begins Bioprospecting rules cause concern Climate change threatens Aussie economy Forget Kyoto, world energy council says Corporate environmental accounting

Cogitations: Environment and Sustainability 17 February 2004 In environment news this week, the death of thousands of shellfish in the Northland area is being blamed on high temperatures, with fisheries officer

High temperatures killing Northland shellfish High temperatures seem to be having a deadly impact on shellfish in Northland. Dead tuatua are appearing in their thousands on a 20-kilometre stretch of Ninety Mile Beach in the Far North. It ... More...

Sustainable village project begins A "sustainable urban village" that will test a new technique of flax-reinforced earth building is about to get under way in south Auckland. The first two buildings of 30-60 planned for the village... More...

Bioprospecting rules cause concern Bioprospecting by business for unique organisms - or "extremophiles" - in Antarctica's cold wastes is threatening a new gold rush on New Zealand's back door. Extremophiles are bacteria which thr... More...

Climate change threatens Aussie economy New Zealand's alpine industry is in line to benefit from an Australian climate meltdown that threatens to cut snowfall by up to 20 percent. Thousands of Australian skiers could be forced abroad as... More...

Forget Kyoto, world energy council says The Kyoto climate treaty is irrelevant and it is time to move on and boost investment in reliable, clean energy for the future, although prices will rise, a leading international energy official said ... More...

Corporate environmental accounting The environmental performance of corporations and its link to their bottom line is the subject of new guidelines released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).Ciba Sp... More...

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