Environment

Greening the skies video

Electric aviation entrepreneur Gary Freedman hopes to bring this electric plane to Christchurch to help drive a green ...

​An aviation entrepreneur hopes to help lead a green revolution of New Zealand's skies by bringing electric planes to the air above Canterbury.

Adapting to marine heatwaves

Mitchell Chandler (centre) with Ambassador Scott Brown (left) and Rt. Hon Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister, ...

Growing up "surrounded by the ocean" defines Fulbright graduate's career path.

Tūhoe warned over stealth move

Lake Waikaremoana is often described as one of New Zealand's most magical places, but increasing numbers of tourists not ...

Lake Waikaremoana at the centre of a roading stoush as iwi try to keep visitor numbers down.

Lone advocate in Southland

Environment Southland councillor Robert Guyton is advocating that his council calls a state of climate emergency in ...

Canterbury lake's murky change

A murky green Lake Grasmere in March 2018. Environment Canterbury says heavy precipitation has caused the discolouration ...

A second significant Canterbury high country lake has lost its clarity.

Taranaki Civil Defence HQ roof eruption risk

Scientists predict there was a 81 per cent chance Mt Taranaki would erupt before 2065.

The roof on Taranaki's Civil Defence headquarters is too weak to withstand an ash fall from a big eruption.

1080 drops resume in Taranaki

On Tuesday, four helicopters were used to drop 61 tonnes of non-toxic pre-feed bait over 32,000 hectares, covering Mt ...

Four helicopters dropped 61 tonne of non-toxic pre-feed bait. Next step is the toxic pellets.

Raw sewage 'likely from boats'

A sign at the Boulder Bank carpark showing the permitted sewage outfall.

Raw sewage found floating in Tasman Bay likely to be boat-related, not council pipe leaks, the council says.

NZ's titanic agriculture problem stuff nation

James Cameron and partner Suzy Amis Cameron have turned their dairy farms over to crops and are campaigning for ...

OPINION: We need to put our money behind a plant-based lifestyle - or the country will suffer.

Wastewater into pristine lakes video

A fly fisherman on the southern shores of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown.

Raw wastewater, including faeces and heavy metals, could flow into lakes Wakatipu and Wanaka for decades.

Arctic sled dogs walk on slush video

This image was shared by Danish researchers over the weekend.

Striking photo taken by Danish researchers is a timely reminder as diplomats meet for UN climate talks.

Crackdown on tourism operators

DOC employed rangers on fixed term contracts to carry out checks on operators at a number of tourist spots, including ...

DOC rangers found many operators breached their conditions or were operating illegally in tourism hot spots.

Why do we need a climate emergency?

Solar power will help reduce reliance on fossil fuel but the political imperative to improve uptake is still lacking.

 Yes, tech will help dealing with climate change but we need to raise the will to apply it.

E.coli concerns in water wells

ECan is not expecting to see clear improvements in groundwater quality for at least another 15 to 20 years.

More than a dozen groundwater wells in the Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora zone experienced major spikes in E.coli levels in the past 12 months.

'Pathway to extinction' for rare dolphins video

The Government has released proposals for consultation for a revised Threat Management Plan to protect the Hector's and ...

A new plan is being prepared to try and save diminishing Māui and Hector's dolphins.

Don't give up on the future

There are many things that keep us up at night and it seems that a dying planet is one of these, especially for the ...

OPINION: Climate grief is prompting young people not to have kids. That's scary.

Health care's climate change problem

Deep breath: Anaesthetic gases contribute to climate change.

Anaesthetic gases heat the planet; there might be an NZ solution.

Aucklanders are rubbish at rubbish

Of a total of 272,400 tonnes of recycling, 32,300 tonnes was rubbish which then had to be sent to Auckland landfills ...

Nappies, timber and batteries are being dumped in recycling bins, costing ratepayers more than $200k per year.

Iwi input wanted on leased land

The picturesque Irishman Creek in Mackenzie Basin has been through the tenure review process. Ngai Tahu is calling for ...

Ngai Tahu have put forward the idea of iwi management plans as they seek stronger involvement in High Country Crown Pastoral Lease land.

Replace Crown lands commissioner

Merino numbers dropped at Mesopotamia Station following tenure review of pastoral lease land (file photo).

Appoint an accountable board to make decisions on Crown-owned South Island pastoral land, submitters to the Government say.

Peter Jackson's plant-based company

Sir Peter Jackson and James Cameron have collaborated on several initiatives over the years.

The directors behind the Titanic and Hobbit movies hope to bring a meatless future to life.

Let's ban plastic bottles next video

Bostock New Zealand Organic Supply Manager, Heidi Stiefel shows off the new compostable PLU apple stickers.

OPINION: How-to Dad Jordan Watson says we need to make changes to reduce our dependency on plastic.

The Arctic's record ice loss video

In recent days, observations have revealed a record-challenging melt event over the Greenland ice sheet while the extent ...

Greenland saw temperatures soar 40 degrees above normal and water exists in places north of Alaska where it never did before.

Rāhui placed on landfill site video

About 150 people gathered around two fire fits for warmth prior to the rāhui.

Ceremony carried out at land in the Dome Valley proposed for new Auckland Regional Landfill.

Mysterious oil spill still not cleared

An spill was discovered on Lodestar Avenue in Wigram on Wednesday.

The cause of a 150m oil spill covering vegetation in a Christchurch creek in an oily sludge is being investigated.

Kaikōura quake on steroids

GNS Science principal scientist Dr Kelvin Berryman doubts last Sunday's quake was on the Alpine Fault and says there are ...

West Coasters are getting the message about the inevitable, devastating Alpine Fault quake.

Mike Joy: Clean water advocate

Freshwater scientist Mike Joy has made a name for himself as a fierce advocate against intensive dairying and its impact ...

Mike Joy could have made a lot of money if he'd kept his head down and his mouth shut. But he's not built that way.

Climate emergencies won't save planet

A student strike last month highlighted the issue of climate change once again.

OPINION: We won't save the world by constantly calling climate emergencies.

Climate claims heat up video

Councillors in Marlborough discussed declaring a climate change emergency on Monday, but would debate more once its ...

Marlborough councillors say they are acting on climate change but the council's projects need more public awareness.

Back to the future to save planet

This 1958 bottle drive at Palmerston North Boys' High School helped raise funds for improvements to the school sports ...

OPINION: A return to the recycling schemes of the 1980s has some merit.

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