Posts by Genevieve Toop
National promises dirty rivers and more fuel for climate fires24 September 2020
Greenpeace is calling the National Party’s newly announced agriculture policy “tantamount to climate denial” and “a promise for more dirty rivers.”
Intensive winter grazing restrictions must stay, say environmental organisations4 September 2020
The Federated Farmers’ recent backlash to new freshwater regulations is unhelpful to the sector and to society, say New Zealand’s environmental organisations.
Synthetic fertiliser emits more greenhouse gases than domestic aviation24 July 2020
We are in a worsening climate crisis, but despite New Zealand’s ‘clean green’ credentials, successive Governments have failed to take meaningful action on reducing climate emissions.
New study finds nitrogen pollution puts us at risk10 July 2020
A new international study warns that nitrogen pollution from the livestock sector poses risks to human health and the environment, from water and air pollution to worsening the climate crisis.
Nitrogen fertiliser poisoning of rivers to face cap28 May 2020
Greenpeace is today welcoming the Government’s move to place a cap on synthetic nitrogen fertiliser, but says more controls are needed to protect freshwater.
Latest ETS changes impotent without inclusion of agriculture27 March 2019
The Government has announced another range of changes to one of the country’s core policies to combat climate change, the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).Agricultural emissions remain completely excluded from the…