How much poo would you feel safe to swim in?

Paul YoungEnvironment

That might strike you as a strange question, but it’s a very real one at the heart of the debate on the Government’s proposed targets for swimmable rivers and lakes in its Clean Water 2017 package. The proposal has generated … Read More

Is New Zealand’s growth model stuffed?

Paul YoungEconomics, Environment, Uncategorized

The international organisation that reports on the economic wellbeing of developed countries delivered us a stark message last week: “New Zealand’s growth model is approaching its environmental limits. Greenhouse gas emissions are increasing. Pollution of freshwater is increasing across a … Read More