Environment

Four things you need to know about today's big climate report

If global warming continues to rise, there will be less food, faltering economies and more diseases.

How I deal with climate anxiety

“We can't be crippled with anxiety because our people need us to be taking action.”

'They're everywhere': Microplastics found in human blood

A recent study by scientists has shown microplastics in human blood.

Hauraki Gulf in such bad shape, Ngāti Manuhiri to place two-year rāhui on collecting scallops

Ngāti Manuhiri will place a rāhui tapu in its rohe moana from Mangawhai to Whangaparāoa.

Tonga’s underwater volcano is part of a chain of 50 extending to NZ: explainer

It's time to cast your mind back to year 10 science classes.

Female dolphins enjoy sex, and their clitorises aren’t that different from ours

Do female dolphins enjoy having sex? American researchers decided to find out by looking at the clitorises of female dolphins. 

Scientists know that dolphins are highly social.…

2021 was New Zealand’s hottest year on record - NIWA

It says the trend "is consistent with the overall pattern of global warming".

Climate change splitting up albatross couples

New research shows climate change is making it more likely for the usually monogamous albatross to leave their lifelong partners.

Led by Dr Francesco Ventura, the…

Tikanga is crucial to our response to the climate crisis

New research shows tikanga Māori practices are crucial to responding to climate challenges

Māori youth are capturing climate change through photos

Professional photographers are paired with Māori youth in an effort to combat climate change

Students are suing the Government for oil and gas exploration in Taranaki

The students want the High Court to review permits given to two energy companies this year.

‘We are not drowning, we are fighting’: powerful indigenous speeches from the global climate…

"This COP, learn our histories, listen to our stories, honour our knowledge."

‘I’m using petrol until it runs out’: The problem with car culture in NZ

Will our car culture stop us from meeting our climate goals?

‘Bullshit and hot air’: Why climate campaigners are angry about Emissions Reduction plan

The Government is asking for more feedback on its Emissions Reduction plan & Greenpeace isn’t happy.

NZ’s two biggest bread companies are phasing out plastic bag clips

New Zealand’s two major bread producers use 175 million plastic bread bag clips a year.

Breaking down the huge UN new climate change report: it's grim

The latest climate change report shows climate change is here, it’s going to get worse.

The impact of dairy on our freshwater | Milk and Money | Episode 2

In Episode 2: Water, we explore the state of freshwater in New Zealand.

Our soil quality has been declining for decades. Dairy is making it worse | Milk and Money…

“In a teaspoon of soil, there are as many microbes than there are mammals on the planet."

How Aotearoa built its dairy empire on billions of dollars of debt | Milk and Money | Episode 1

Milk and Money, our series investigating the dairy industry is here.

Why we may not need cows to make milk | Milk and Money | Episode 6

Half of calves in New Zealand are killed within days or weeks of being born.

What is going on at Pūtiki Bay on Waiheke Island?

“In 2021, this is definitely not the appropriate activity to be happening within our bay.”

Toa the orca’s prolonged separation causing concerns among animal experts

It’s been 10 days since Toa was separated from his pod in Plimmerton, near Wellington.

Hundreds evacuated in South Island after a weekend of severe rain and flooding

Hundreds of people have spent another night away from their homes on the South Island’s West Coast.

Parts of the Amazon now emitting more carbon than they absorb

Some regions of the Amazon rainforest are now emitting more carbon dioxide than they absorb.

300 lawyers are suing the Climate Change Commission for not doing enough

They say current aims “will fail to achieve our goal of avoiding catastrophic climate change”.

Cotton buds, meat trays and plastic forks to go with new plastic ban

The plastics phase-out will take place in three stages from 2022 to 2025.

NZ households throw out $23 of food a week each

We’re chucking out 8.6 percent of our groceries each week - mostly fruit and veg.