Environment

A decade of dirty dairy offending

Dairy effluent offending has affected streams, rivers and waterways in all corners of the country.

The offending has affected streams, rivers and waterways in every region of the country.

Rubbish won't be stockpiled

Renew Energy wants to burn 1000 tonnes of rubbish every day to create 28 mega watts of power. It says it doesn't need ...

Company behind proposed waste-to-energy plant says it doesn't need resource consent to stockpile waste, but won't need to do that anyway.

Nitrate cuts could be final straw

Nitrate reductions in an Environment Canterbury plan will be too hard to meet and stay in business, some dairy farmers say.

Fears proposed nitrate cuts beyond the next decade will drive dairy farmers to bankruptcy.

Big job tracking littlest penguin video

Kororā detection dog Mena gets plenty of attention from pupils at Takaka Primary School.

Detection dog Mena has been sniffing out the homes of the flightless seabirds across Golden Bay.

Sounds mussel farm approved

King shags are thought to be one of the rarest sea birds in the world.

Effects of marine farming likely to be "negligible" on king shags, commissioner rules.

Brazil military's Amazon blaze fight

Neri dos Santos Silva (right) watches an encroaching fire threat after digging trenches to keep the flames from ...

Around 44,000 troops and aircraft made available for "unprecedented" operations to put out fires sweeping the Amazon.

The road to carbon zero

Chia Sisters Florence Van Dyke, left and Chloe Van Dyke have earned a carbon zero status.

It's not impossible to become a carbon neutral business - here's how.

Climate change is genocide

We are on an irreversible path to a climate which will not support human life, says Alison Cole.

OPINION: We are on an irreversible path to a climate which will not support human life.

Marama Davidson's co-leader life

Marama Davidson rents her South Auckland home. The family looked at 30 properties before signing the lease.

She understands the sacrifices of being a party co-leader means she will be an absent mother and wife.

Our lungs are ablaze

Brazil has reported a record of nearly 77,000 wildfires across the country so far this year, up 85 per cent over the ...

OPINION: The Amazon is having an arson-induced asthma attack. Soon, we'll all find it harder to breathe.

Amazon fires: Army sent in

Brazilian state experts have reported a record of nearly 77,000 wildfires across the country so far this year, up 85 per ...

Facing local protests and under international pressure to contain fires sweeping the Amazon, Brazil's President sends military to contain blazes.

A warm, wet cauldron

On the same day a tornado hit New Plymouth, one came ashore over farmland in South Taranaki.

It feels like Taranaki's getting hit by tornadoes more than ever and it could just be the west coast province is in for even more.

Fires rage in the Amazon

This satellite image provided by NASA on August 13, 2019 shows several fires burning in the Brazilian Amazon forest.

International pressure mounts on Brazil to take action on the Amazon forest fires.

The saving of Sunset Point

Hokitika's Sunset Point is a spot for whitebaiting and enjoying the sunsets.

Is the rescue of the scenic Sunset Point an heroic effort by West Coasters, or an amateur botch-up?

Back to future with EVs

Mat Coats has transformed a standard combustion engine 1992 Mitsubishi GTO into an electric vehicle.

A Richmond man is plugging into his electric dreams by starting a company that converts classic cars into EVs.

Pine poisoning time

Over the past decade, the group has undertaken more than $2 million worth of control, across an area from Torey Channel ...

With tree sap on the move again, pine poisoners to ramp up efforts between now and Christmas.

Green groups want continuation

The environment has always been something the council has to deal with. How has Nelson done, and what do people hope for ...

Council elections are coming up - so how has Nelson council done on the major issues?

The tent abandonment issue

Most Bay Dreams campers took their gear home with them, but there were still around 500 tents abandoned after the festival.

About 500 tents were abandoned this year following Nelson's Bay Dreams gig.

Sailors discover rock carpet

Mick Hoult with a sample of the pumice he encountered sailing to Fiji.

The huge mass of pumice was spat out by an undersea volcano, and is expected to bring new coral to the reef.

Private sanctuary haven for NZ wildlife video

Cape Sanctuary has close to 100 Brown and Little Spotted kiwi.

Can a farm, forest and lodge also be a native haven for NZ wildlife? Owners of Cape Sanctuary prove that it can.

Wrecked glacier road written off

The Fox Glacier access road will not be rebuilt after it washed away in heavy rain at the end of February.

A key route to West Coast's Fox Glacier is deemed too damaged and slip-prone to fix.

Time magazine's favourite NZ spots video

Time has praised Zealandia for its foresight in creating a 500-acre predator-proof sanctuary.

Wellington restaurant and eco-sanctuary counted among the best.

Mystery blast: 'Fatal radiation sickness'

The explosion occurred at a military shooting range in Nyonoksa (file photo).

Two people caught in a mysterious Russian missile blast died of radiation sickness, report says, with their symptoms growing "every hour".

Giraffes endangered

"So many people are so familiar with giraffes that they think they're abundant," said Susan Lieberman, vice president of ...

Nations around the world move to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time.

Three-day hearing costs $51k

Protesters gather outside at the Distinction Dunedin Hotel during an Environmental Protection Authority hearing was held ...

An oil giant will pick up the tab for a three-day hearing on its application to discharge a harmful substance off the Otago coast.

The war over Māui dolphins video

A Māui dolphin with its distinctive rounded fin. Conservationists estimate there are just 57 left, making them ...

As the situation worsens for the Māui dolphin, a battle is brewing between the groups trying to save it.

Govt mulled fossil fuel car ban video

The proposed plan would have banned the import of vehicles that rely on fossil fuels.

The Government considered and rejected banning the import of fossil fuel vehicles from 2035 onward.

Fighting emissions and winter chill

If your fire is compliant, and councils should be able to advise you of this, the harm to the atmosphere shouldn't be great.

Keeping warm while protecting the environment can not only be costly, it can also be a real emission

Climate vigil reaches 100th day video

Ollie Langridge has spend one hundred days standing outside Parliament to highlight the need for the Government to ...

For 100 days Langridge has stood on Parliament grounds for action - and he's getting tired of waiting.

Amazon fires 'to make me look bad' video

A drone photo released by the Corpo de Bombeiros de Mato Grosso shows brush fires burning in Guaranta do Norte ...

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro isn't just ignoring the huge wildfires, he's suggesting they're being staged.

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