Environment

'Green' investor's Heathrow stake

Sir Christopher Hohn has quietly built a NZ$1.28 billion stake in the owner of Heathrow Airport.

Sir Christopher Hohn donates to Extinction Rebellion and takes a stake in major emitting industry.

Quakes jolt New Plymouth

Two small earthquakes jolted New Plymouth early Monday morning

Two small earthquakes were felt in New Plymouth on Monday morning

Native banded dotterel chicks killed by cats

A tiny banded dotterel chick at the Ashley riverbed. (File photo).

KaikĊura conservationists are reeling after almost all the chicks in the South Bay colony were killed by cats in less than a week.

In pictures: NIWA scientists turn photograhers

The mollymawk, a small species of albatross, pictured off the Napier coast.

Many of NIWA's staff have become amateur photographers thanks to the extraordinary nature of their job.

Putting convenience food to the test

Gordana Rodden is a time-poor vegetarian who sampled the best in convenience foods this week.

With climate change on her mind time-poor, food-loving Gordana Rodden considers meal delivery kits as the bane and the antidote.

Wild weather helps boosts trust in scientists video

Floodwaters cover the Japanese city of Nagano following Typhoon Hagibis.

Many people sceptical of climate change are that way because they "don't like the consequences".

Market garden in concrete jungle

Shoots Microgreens co-owner Matt Keltie has started a business in a former Wellington nightclub.

A Wellington basement has been transformed into an urban garden supplying over 80 restaurants.

Crane lifted from Wellington Harbour

"I think it's pretty safe to say that the crane won't be usable again," says CentrePort ferries and bulk general manager ...

The operation to lift a submerged crane, which fell from Seaview Wharf, has gone off without a hitch.

Risky Hastings building demolished video

A building at risk of collapse on Heretaunga St in Hastings has been demolished.

Heretaunga St reopens after building at risk of collapse is torn down.

'Beekeeping is a thinking person's game'

Max Freshwater and his siblings all have their own beekeeping suits.

Eva Durrant took up beekeeping when she retired. Her bees make 90kg of honey a year.

NZ a 'Dark Sky Nation'?

True darkness is dying a silent death. NZ could lead the way in preserving the night.

Hatchery's speedy mussel breeding video

SPATnz's breeding trials have enabled Greenshell mussels to reach market size 69 per cent faster than wild-caught ...

Pleasing results from a Nelson-based mussel breeding programme are expected to yield huge growth.

Passed bill makes whitebait future uncertain

The lone white swan checking out a whitebaiter on the Waihopai River. The white swan is a regular visitor.

Southland whitebaiters are unsure what affect the indigenous freshwater fish amendment bill will have on the fisheries.

Checking lake health by satellite

A screenshot of Seequent's prize-winning web app that monitors lake health by analysing satellite data.

Most of New Zealand's 3800 lakes are not regularly monitored due to the cost of physically getting to them all. A new system aims to take out the legwork.

Native seaweed 'game-changer'

A Cawthron Institute project to turn seaweed into a methane-reducing cattle feed supplement builds on algae research by ...

Project to turn NZ seaweed into greenhouse gas-busting cattle feed wins government backing.

Residents wage war on wattles video

Wattle control sub-committee member Nicky Jenkins looks over Waikawa Bay and down onto some dead wattle trees.

Thousands of trees culled as paradise lost to pollen.

Saving the long-tailed bats

Pekapeka, or long-tailed bats, are smaller than the lesser short-tailed species and weigh only 8 to 11 grams. They can ...

They're not much bigger than your thumb and they only come out to forage at night.

The hut that won't burn

Official opening of Te Whare Okioki - The Resting Place. A novel concrete hut in Kaimai Ranges.

It's the hut in the bush that'll never burn down, but it's been an eight year effort to get it built.

DOC blasts ancient rock feature video

The removal of a fragile rock overhang in a West Coast national park is being criticised for putting visitor safety over ...

Explosives were used to blast a 34 million-year-old rock overhang in a national park.

Ocean report not all bad news

The southern right whale is doing better now than in 2013.

OPINION: There are some positives in a new report on our marine environment.

Prepare for plant invasions video

Lupins at Lake Tekapo. They look pretty to tourists, but lupins are now a highly invasive weed that spreads easily along ...

Warming temperatures across New Zealand will help invasive plants flourish in what is already one of the world's weediest countries.

Underwater volcano erupts

White smoke plumes above Metis Shoal observed this week.

Fancy being the first person on a Pacific island? A brand new one could be forming.

Health warning at Auckland beach

A temporary public health warning has been placed on Browns Bay.

Elevated levels of E coli have made Browns Bay beach unsafe to swim at.

Garage sale for kea

Lucy Kemp, left, Ana Hay, Sylvie Kemp, and Poppy Hay are holding a garage sale in Nelson to raise funds for the Kea ...

Eleven-year-old Ana Hay and her friends are holding a garage sale to raise funds to help save kea from extinction.

NZ seas in trouble - report video

Ghost Fishing NZ and Sustainable Coastlines found the Wellington Harbour is full of bottles and rubbish during a dive.

"How did we get into this mess?" says top scientist on the state of NZ's marine environment.

A beginners bin guide

Not everyone is 100 per cent certain about New Plymouth's new bin system, but they really want to get it right says ...

Getting used to the new rubbish system in New Plymouth is easier if you follow this guide.

Wills visits valley his mum loved

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit a settlement of the Kalash people in ...

Melting glacier in northern Pakistan highlights the Duke and Duchess' concerns about action on climate change.

Proud to protest climate change

I have never been motivated to do anything for anyone more than I am to save the planet for my siblings, says Lourdes Vano.

OPINION: I have never been motivated to do anything than to save the planet for the sake of my siblings and future generations.

Climate change: Why whales matter video

Tonga is one of the few places in the world where you can swim with Humpback whales.

Whales are truly ecosystem engineers; able to modify the environment around them.

How climate change affects NZ wine

New Zealand's wineries could think about about planting grape varieties that enjoy more heat, says Anne-Gaelle Ausseil ...

I love my pinot noir, so have a personal interest in this.

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