Recycling shipshape at Havelock Marina video

The "comprehensive recycling facility" at Havelock Marina will accept glass bottles and jars, plastic, cans, and paper ...

A recycling hub has been installed at Havelock Marina as Port Marlborough gets its sustainability game into shipshape.

Mainstream edge for solar video

From running one of NZ's biggest chains to becoming the new CEO of SolaCity, Neil Cowie says perception of solar energy ...

Solar energy not just for the rich, new CEO of Nelson business SolarCity says.

Watch: My Generation

If the Earth was cool – the kids would be in school.

One generation reflects while a new generation takes action with the School Strike 4 Climate.

Samoa's 'blueprint' for change

New research on the impact of climate change on Pacific Island countries shows residents are well-prepared for climate ...

NZ could learn from Samoa's resilience in climate change.

Bushfire smoke masks Sydney

Smoke haze from bushfires around the Sydney Opera House.

As Sydney woke to another thick blanket of bushfire smoke Australia's prime minister dismissed climate change's impact

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Why coastal floods are more frequent

Massive waves hit a rock pool at the East Coast of Australia.

Problems arise when storms combine with a high tide, and ride on top of higher sea levels.

Does my breath increase CO2?

Discussions about climate change often skirt around the issue of population growth, but it is the main driver of rising ...

A reader asks, isn't it logical that carbon will increase with the birth rate regardless of what we do about fossil fuels?

If CO₂ warms Earth, why is Mars cold?

The atmosphere of Mars is thin and very dry. Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Tiny concentrations of carbon dioxide can create a global warming on Earth, why then, is CO₂ dense Mars icy?

Carbon footprint of electric v fossil cars

EVs seem very attractive at first sight, but they have a substantial carbon footprint and some downsides to the ...

EVs seem very attractive at first, but they have a substantial carbon footprint and some downsides from the extraction of lithium, cobalt and other metals.

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Why I built my own battery video

While lithium-ion batteries appear to be the leading technology to help mitigate the effects of climate change, they're ...

ANALYSIS: Humans need rechargeable batteries, but the ones we've got won't do. I'm on a mission to change that.

How creative science can be

MacDiarmid Institute researcher Dr Lauren Macreadie in action in the laboratory.

The cutting-edge research designing molecules to capture carbon dioxide.

Forecasting changing ice and oceans video

Craig Stevens removes ice crystals that have formed on the 'supercoolometer'.

We'd photographed the surface of another planet before we'd seen beneath our Antarctic ice shelves.

Dry rivers a preview of climate change video

Scott Larned's investigations into rivers have considered the physical and biological changes we can expect to witness ...

What changes can we expect when flowing rivers begin drying?

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Climate group visits Nelson

Nelson mayor Rachel Reese, speaking at a climate protest earlier this year, says the visit of a Danish delegation of ...

A visit by Danish climate experts to Nelson will share information about climate change responses.

Manta rays and whale sharks eat plastic

Microplastics on the menu for manta rays and whale sharks.

Reef manta rays and whale sharks accidentally ingest harmful microplastics that pollute Indonesian waters, according to new research.

How a Great Lake is dying

A boat of commercial fisherman Drew Koch, returns home on Sandusky Bay after fishing in Lake Erie on September 27. The ...

Almost half a million North Americans go without water when algae poisons Lake Erie.

Doubts at net-zero emissions airline video

EasyJet said it will offset the carbon "by investing in projects that include planting trees or protecting against ...

EasyJet is accused of a "jumbo-size greenwash".

Why coastal floods are more frequent

Massive waves hit a rock pool at the East Coast of Australia.

Problems arise when storms combine with a high tide, and ride on top of higher sea levels.

Prisoners' sandwiches plastic waste

Prisons are churning through about 15 kilometres of plastic wrap every day to wrap sandwiches for prisoners. (Stock image)

That's 4680 kilometres of plastic a year to wrap two sandwiches, six days a week for prisoners.

Do we really have to quit meat?

Will eating less red meat help save the planet?

Yes, your hamburgers are hurting the planet. Here's why beef farming is unsustainable.

No single answer to climate change

Mia Sutherland is encouraging everyone to make changes in the face of climate change.

OPINION: Changing one thing about your life won't save the planet, but doing multiple things can make a difference.

Hotels go green video

Park Hotel's front office manager, Devvrat Kaushal, says the building itself was recycled - repurposed from a 1980s ...

Known as the business of consumption, New Zealand hotel owners are having a change of heart when it comes to being sustainable.

Plastic anxiety the new existential crisis

Marcail Parkinson, a leader of the School Strike for Climate, says going to a supermarket can leave her feeling guilty ...

Joseph Stockhausen was sweating and wanting to flee during a "suffocating" visit to his local supermarket.

Climate change fuels bushfires

A member of the news media watches flames from a wildfire beside the Sierra Highway, California.

Dangerous fire-risk days in some parts of New Zealand could double by 2050, a fire scientist warns.

Reducing your home's carbon footprint video

Drying your clothes outside can save you about $100 a year over using a tumble dryer.

It's not just good for the environment, it can save you pots of money too.

Jones calls farmers 'rednecks'

Shane Jones sung Tutira Mai Nga Iwi before speaking to the crowd, appropriating the 50 Shades of Green slogan with ...

The outspoken minister described the protestors as "vitriolic" and "Ngāti Redneckery".

Genter urges climate change action video

Julie Anne Genter says more severe and frequent weather events could lead to a constant rebuild of infrastructure.

Annual highway repair costs have more than doubled over the past two years after four cyclones pummelled several regions of New Zealand.

Future of fires, drought and disease video

Increased wildfires are to be expected as climate change progresses, the report says.

Climate change will shape the wellbeing of an entire generation, report says.

Greta Thunberg hitches ride home video

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg waves from catamaran La Vagabonde.

Climate activist jumps in boat with an Australian family to journey back across the Atlantic.

What's a low-carbon commute? video

Cycling to work also means people are getting more time outdoors, which is great for mental health, Dr Caroline Shaw says.

Is a bus better than a train when it comes to saving the planet while getting to work?

Forget flight shaming: Stop having kids

The world population is growing by around 155 people a minute. Why aren't we talking about it?

OPINION: The world population is growing by around 155 people a minute. Why aren't we talking about it?

Our unity in blowtorch of climate change

Firefighters trying to protect properties near Forster, northeast of Newcastle in New South Wales.

Australia's leadership has melted in the face of climate change. All of a sudden, our lot don't look so bad.

'Inappropriate' reaction to speech

Dr Allan Freeth from Environmental Protection Authority.

Surprise speech by school student at Environmental Protection Authority event led to apology letter labelled unnecessary.

Cruise line to be carbon-neutral video

MSC Cruises is the world's fourth-largest cruise company.

MSC Cruises to offset all of the carbon emissions from its 17 ships throughout 2020.

The week Parliament saved democracy

Political pressure has finally built behind tackling climate change.

Parliament might not have saved NZ from the ravages of climate change, but it might have saved its democracy from crumbling.

Students film island's climate crisis video

The film-makers spent 15 days in Tokelau.

Three Massey creatives are sharing Tokelau's plight against climate change.

Scientists rubbish Joyce's bushfire theory

Barnaby Joyce's claim that changes to the sun's magnetic fields were linked to the bushfires burning out of control ...

Climate scientists are calling the former Australian deputy prime minister's comments "ludicrous and grossly ill-informed",

How long have humans got left?

How long do humans have left on Earth?

Every species has a lifespan - including us. Here's a look at all the predictions for the fate of humanity.

Does my breath increase CO2?

Discussions about climate change often skirt around the issue of population growth, but it is the main driver of rising ...

A reader asks, isn't it logical that carbon will increase with the birth rate regardless of what we do about fossil fuels?

Burling and Tuke's ocean mission

Olympic sailors Peter Burling, left, and Blair Tuke say they want people to help save the Antipodean albatross.

First, save the albatrosses. Then, the America's Cup.

Conference 4 Climate held in Wellington

Climate activist and recently-elected councillor Sophie Handford spoke at the conference, saying the people who've done ...

A public-led approach could fight climate change in a new way.

Why I built my own battery video

While lithium-ion batteries appear to be the leading technology to help mitigate the effects of climate change, they're ...

ANALYSIS: Humans need rechargeable batteries, but the ones we've got won't do. I'm on a mission to change that.

Professor rubbishes Rush's submission

James Renwick, Professor and Head of School School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, has slammed his own ...

Climate scientist alleges "complete fantasy" and "out by a factor of 10" on his own student, Wellington City Councillor Sean Rush.

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