» Rare birds and rockets exist together at Rocket Lab's Mahia launch site
25/05/18 00:21 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Monitoring shows a critically endangered native shore bird continues to nest and breed near the Rocket Lab launch site on Mahia Peninsula.Shore plover or tūturuatu nest on the shoreline of Waikawa / Portland Island, about 2km...
» Footage reveals stunning clarity of famous NZ freshwater springs
25/05/18 00:06 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
New footage has revealed the spectacular clarity of one of New Zealand's largest freshwater springs - now at the centre of an environmental row.Te Waikoropupū Springs, near Takaka, has some of the clearest waters ever measured,...
» Lou Sanson: Shellfish poaching is killing our ecosystems
24/05/18 23:24 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
New Zealand's marine habitats are rich and complex, and our marine species are special – and sometimes tasty. It's the tastiness that is the problem. Pāua, whitebait, shellfish, kina, crayfish and fish like blue cod are illegally...
» Seal released after recovering from plastic air filter injury
24/05/18 20:04 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
The seal named Relashio was close to death when he was rescued.
» McDonald's not ready to let go of plastic straws
24/05/18 18:46 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
McDonald's isn't ready to stop offering plastic straws, despite environmental concerns.A shareholder proposal to pressure the world's biggest hamburger chain on the matter was voted down at the company's annual meeting Thursday....
» Giant canyons discovered in Antarctica
24/05/18 18:01 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Vast troughs are identified in one of the last places to be explored on Earth - under the ice at the South Pole.
» Why is there a row about Galileo?
24/05/18 18:01 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Britain may be denied full access to the EU's Galileo satellite navigation system on security grounds after Brexit.
» Brexit: UK wants £1bn back from EU if it is excluded from Galileo
24/05/18 17:39 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
The UK steps up its war of words with the EU over being shut out of new satellite navigation system.
» How ancestors of living birds survived asteroid strike
24/05/18 16:48 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Survival depended on whether ancient 'birds' lived on the forest floor or in the branches, say scientists.
» Farne Island puffin population drop sparks concern
24/05/18 11:29 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Initial findings in the National Trust's five-yearly survey suggest an overall decline of 12%.
» 1.7 million tourists in 12 months: can New Zealand's environment handle it?
24/05/18 05:42 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Half of all international tourists who came to New Zealand in the past year visited one of our national parks - and in some places numbers have swelled by a third.The Department of Conservation has welcomed the influx, while noting...
» Eight sperm whales die after becoming stranded on South Taranaki beach
24/05/18 03:36 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Eight sperm whales have died after becoming stranded on a South Taranaki beach - something the Department of Conservation says is "unusual".The stranding was reported by a member of the public this morning, and DoC staff that had...
» Conservationists saddened after seabirds die in boxes
24/05/18 02:57 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Conservationists have been left saddened and angry over the deaths of seabirds that landed on board a cruise ship and were put in boxes instead of being released.They say action is needed to address what could be a "huge problem"...
» New York City mulls plastic straw ban
24/05/18 00:19 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Plastic straws and stirrers could soon be banned in bars, restaurants and coffee shops in New York City.Democratic City Councilman Rafael Espinal introduced a bill on Wednesday, saying restaurants should replace plastic with paper...
» How New Zealand should be getting ready for climate change
23/05/18 21:00 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Better planning, resourcing, and leadership have been urgently called for by a top-level panel helping New Zealand prepare for a warmer, wetter and wilder future.Months after it declared New Zealand didn't have a strategy to adapt...
» Michael Barnett: Council, stay out of waste industry
23/05/18 17:00 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
The Auckland Council's goal to significantly reduce landfill waste and increase recycling has strong support in principle from our waste management businesses, I am told. But there's a big problem.To achieve its goal of zero waste...
» Risk of water shortages for England warns Environment Agency
23/05/18 13:05 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Enough water to meet the needs of 20 million people is lost through leakage every day, the report says.
» Saving our native species comes with winners and losers
23/05/18 05:11 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
The battle to purge our wilderness of pest predators is helping our threatened species - but some more than others.Early results of a meta-analysis of conservation data gathered across the country found that while pest control brought...
» Editorial: Doing without what you couldn't do without
23/05/18 02:00 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
They used to be everywhere ... the very definition of ubiquitous. Now they are not quite so everywhere.Those single-use plastic bags that stuff the environment generally — and waterways specifically — were "couldn't-do-without-them"...
» Local Focus: 'Ploggers' get fit and clean up the environment
23/05/18 01:31 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Rubbish littering the streets is all too familiar for keen runner Kim Pickering, so she's doing something about it."I've been getting a little bit tired of the build-up of litter in New Zealand," she said. "Recently I have been...
» Whanganui on board as Mitre 10 stamps out single-use plastic bags
23/05/18 01:01 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Mitre 10 Mega Whanganui owner Hayden Gibson is delighted the company is doing away with single-use plastic bags.However, an environment watchdog isn't so pleased, warning the move may cause even more damage.Mitre 10, Mitre 10...
» Are 'biodegradable' plastic bags any better for the planet?
22/05/18 23:00 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
While companies have moved to rid their stores of single-use plastic bags, researchers are now questioning whether their "biodegradable" replacements are any better.A European study published today in the journal Royal Society...