» Jakarta: Indonesia's capital sinking by up to 15cm a year, new research shows
19/08/18 06:42 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
It's one of the most densely populated cities in the world and home to more than 10 million people, but one of Asia's biggest cities could be virtually wiped off the map in 30 years.That's because Jakarta — Indonesia's sprawling...
» Your say: NZ red meat better for environment; what the Treaty meant
19/08/18 06:10 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Good news about meat In a recent opinion piece (Chronicle, August 3), retired accountant Russell Eades put the knife into meat, eggs and dairy.He suggested it would be better for our own health, and that of the planet, if we stuck...
» Local councils welcome work on reducing waste going to landfills
19/08/18 04:08 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Local councils have backed a move by the Government to reduce the mountain of rubbish going to landfills and force companies to take more responsibility for their waste.Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced today...
» Green Party tackles mountain of waste going to New Zealand's landfills
18/08/18 22:30 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Tackling the mountain of waste going to New Zealand's landfills is the focus of a new programme of work announced by the Green Party today. Among options to cut the millions of tonnes of waste ending up in landfills each year is...
» Public 'back' taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste
18/08/18 10:58 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Ministers say they are looking at measures after thousands support action to reduce single-use items.
» Horizons proposes plan change that will get farms compliant
17/08/18 19:00 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
In an effort to get intensive farms legally consented, Horizons Regional Council is proposing to change numbers on the maximum nitrogen they can leach in its controversial One Plan table.The matter was discussed at a strategy and...
» When flying to Mars is your day job
17/08/18 18:41 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Living on Mars time, landing nightmares and sometimes spreadsheets... a day in the life of a Nasa engineer.
» Residents see red over algae outbreak in Florida
17/08/18 17:00 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Florida's Governor this week made official what residents of southwest Florida already knew: the bloom of toxic algae that has darkened gulf waters is an emergency.The red tide has made breathing difficult for locals, scared away...
» A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny
17/08/18 17:00 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be deflated?The joyous celebration of releasing balloons into the air has long bothered environmentalists, who say the pieces that fall back...
» Earliest galaxies found 'on our cosmic doorstep'
16/08/18 21:09 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Some of the earliest galaxies to form in the Universe are sitting on our cosmic doorstep, a study says.
» Wheat gene map to help 'feed the world'
16/08/18 18:00 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Researchers are set to develop higher yield wheat varieties requiring less water after making a gene map.
» Iwi boycott of alternative water group is followed by demand for talks by Ngai Tahu
16/08/18 07:54 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Fallout from the Government's decision to set up an alternative Maori group with which to consult on freshwater issues continues, with Ngai Tahu now demanding direct engagement immediately with the Crown over water issues relating...
» Researcher launches petition to close all kauri forests
16/08/18 02:14 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
A Kiwi researcher has launched a petition urging the closure of all kauri forests, over fears current measures aren't enough to save the ancient giants from a killer disease.The call by Victoria University's Dr Matt Hall comes...
» Ancient Egyptian mummification 'recipe' revealed
16/08/18 01:01 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Forensic examination of a mummy shows the original ancient Egyptian embalming recipe, scientists say.
» Roundup controversy and NZ: All you need to know
16/08/18 00:44 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
A US court case that linked Roundup to cancer has prompted more calls for a ban on the popular herbicide - but should it? Like a hardy thistle that won't die, debate surrounding cancer and the key chemical in one of the world's...
» New pesticides 'may have risks for bees'
15/08/18 17:46 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Attempts to find a new generation of pesticides to replace neonicotinoids have been dealt a potential blow.
» Star Trek saga casts new Spock actor Ethan Peck
15/08/18 14:49 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
How will Ethan Peck compare to Leonard Nimoy and other actors who've played the pointy-eared science officer?
» Mystery Russian satellite's behaviour raises alarm in US
15/08/18 12:05 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Official says "there is no way to verify" what object is and whether or not it may pose a danger.
» Footage suggests basking sharks use Scottish seas for courtship
15/08/18 11:57 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Scientists collected footage showing basking sharks being "sociable" with each other off the coast of Mull.
» Hot weather reveals hidden history to archaeologists
15/08/18 03:44 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
The UK heatwave has been good for aerial archaeologists spotting hidden treasures in the dry fields.
» Plastic bag survival kit on sale as 'Bag-Ageddon' sets to strike NZ
14/08/18 21:15 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Kiwis are losing their minds following the news single-use plastic bags will be banned and phased out over the next 12 months.While many appear delighted at the news, some are desperate to stock up on their plastic bags in preparation...
» Study suggests drastic decline in mountain hares
14/08/18 17:36 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Conservation groups have called for an end to the "indiscriminate and ruthless" mountain hare culls.
» Amanda Black and Monica Gerth: Lose kauri and we lose a piece of ourselves
14/08/18 17:00 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
COMMENT: Kauri dieback is one of the biggest crises ever to face New Zealand's forests. It threatens not only individual kauri trees, but the entire ecosystem around them. If kauri disappear, so do all the other plants and animals...