» New Catlins park and bottle scheme in National's enviro policies
23/02/19 01:50 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
National has laid out what its "bluegreen" policy would look like if the party was elected to government – but environment groups have been quick to point out shortcomings.The party's just-released discussion document , launched...
» Great Barrier Reef: One million tonnes of sludge to be dumped
22/02/19 17:22 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Australia agrees to discard of one million tonnes of waste in world's largest coral reef.
» Virgin's Unity plane rockets skyward
22/02/19 17:00 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Scottish pilot Dave Mackay pushes Virgin Galactic's rocket plane faster and higher than it's ever been.
» Israel's Beresheet Moon mission gets under way
22/02/19 06:04 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
The privately backed Beresheet robot leaves Earth on a mission to land on the lunar surface in April.
» Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft touches down on asteroid
22/02/19 05:28 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
The Hayabusa-2 probe descended to the Ryugu asteroid to try to collect a sample from its surface.
» UN: Growing threat to food from decline in biodiversity
22/02/19 00:04 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
A UN report says the plants and animals crucial to human food systems are in global decline.
» NZ's mysterious, lost adzebill hailed from Africa
21/02/19 22:29 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Scientists have drawn another curious link between New Zealand's ancient bird species and Madagascar.Only in recent years did genetic research up-end an uncomfortable theory and reveal that our kiwi was not an Australian immigrant,...
» Why is this horse dressed like a zebra?
21/02/19 20:09 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Researchers from the University of Bristol have found a novel way of keeping flies away from horses.
» Teeny T. rex relative discovered in US
21/02/19 14:01 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
A newly discovered relative of T. rex stood just a metre or more tall at the hip, a study suggests.
» Israel's Beresheet robot sets its sights on the Moon
21/02/19 08:37 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
The Beresheet robot is a privately funded venture that aims to land and hop across the lunar surface.
» Climate change: Ban gas grid for new homes 'in six years'
21/02/19 08:35 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
New-build homes should be warmed by heat pumps or networks of hot water, a report says.
» Hayabusa-2: Japan mission set to 'bite an asteroid'
21/02/19 07:59 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
The Hayabusa-2 probe is ready to descend to the Ryugu asteroid to collect a sample from its surface.
» Environmentalists welcome new tax proposals
21/02/19 04:22 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Environmentalists are welcoming a raft of proposed changes to New Zealand's tax system.The Tax Working Group (TWG)'s long-awaited report , now being reviewed by the Government, included a range of strong recommendations to tackle...
» More Hector's dolphin deaths prompts call for trawling ban
21/02/19 02:40 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Three more Hector's dolphins have died in commercial trawl nets, prompting a call for the practice to be banned within the endangered species' habitat.The three deaths brought the number of Hector's dolphins caught in trawl nets...
» Local Focus: Nursery near Morrinsville raises seedlings to clean up rivers
20/02/19 01:30 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
In a plant nursery in Waikato, rangatahi are "doing the mahi" to help restore water quality in rivers nearby. They're employed by the Ngāti Hauā Mahi Trust Nursery in Mangateparu, near Morrinsville."Today we are potting...
» 'Brexit gap' over wildlife protection is looming
20/02/19 00:10 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Eighty per cent of Wales' environmental laws are tied to the EU and must be replaced, charities warn.