» Kindy kids hoping to persuade Government to ban plastic bags
22/02/18 20:35 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Kindergarten children are hoping to persuade the Government to ban plastic bags.Laingholm Kindergarten is set to present a visual petition made up of more than 400 kids' drawings, today.The grim drawings show sick turtles, birds...
» Neanderthals were capable of making art
22/02/18 19:01 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Contrary to the traditional view of them as brutes, it turns out that Neanderthals enjoyed making art.
» Mutation 'gives bats edge over deadly viruses'
22/02/18 18:13 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
A single mutation in an immunity gene may explain why bats can carry deadly viruses and not get sick.
» SpaceX launches broadband pathfinders
22/02/18 15:34 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
The US rocket company puts up two satellites to test technologies for a broadband mega-constellation.
» Seychelles protects an area 'as big as Britain' in Indian Ocean
22/02/18 14:49 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
A novel deal with donors including Leonardo DiCaprio turned public debt into conservation funding.
» Local Focus: 'District Councils lack expertise for mangrove management' - Forest and Bird
21/02/18 23:10 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Forest and Bird is campaigning to keep mangrove management under the control of the Waikato Regional Council saying the plants provide a vital form of coastal protection.The organisation's worried about a local bill which would...
» Ancient Britons 'replaced' by newcomers
21/02/18 18:12 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Britain's Stone Age population was almost completely replaced some 4,500 years ago, a study shows.
» Mike Joy: Chlorinating water is admitting environmental failure
21/02/18 17:00 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
The recent call for chlorination of all water supplies marks a sad landmark in New Zealand's environmental history. It is the latest in a series of related markers of freshwater pollution. We have reached the point where three quarters...
» Tasmanian tiger 'joeys' revealed in 3D
21/02/18 12:49 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Scientists scan Tasmanian tiger specimens to better understand the marsupial's development in the pouch.
» Ten best Auckland trail walks that aren't in the Waitakeres
20/02/18 21:38 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
With the Waitakere Ranges off-limits to hikers following a rāhui that was placed over the West Auckland scenic bush, tourists and Aucklanders are looking for alternative walking tracks to enjoy over the coming months.Auckland...
» Burn or bury
20/02/18 11:55 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Since China refused last month to accept any more foreign waste for recycling, the UK is facing a challenge disposing of its plastic waste.
» Origins of land plants pushed back in time
20/02/18 04:23 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Plants appeared on land 100 million years earlier than previously thought, according to new research.
» Ocean plastic tide 'violates the law'
20/02/18 01:20 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Campaigners may want new laws to fight pollution but the remedies already exist, a new report argues.
» France to let wolf population grow despite farmers' fears
19/02/18 23:18 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
The government wants the number to rise from 360 to 500 by 2023 but farmers are unhappy.
» Auckland Council considers more extensive closure of Waitākere Ranges, Hunua Ranges to tackle kauri dieback
19/02/18 20:54 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Closures in the Waitākere Ranges could soon be enforced with fencing and security guards and parts of the Hunua Ranges may also be closed to combat kauri dieback.Auckland Council is looking at ramping up its management of kauri...
» DNA secrets of how vampire bats became bloodthirsty
19/02/18 16:51 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
New research shows how vampire bats evolved to survive on a diet of blood alone.
» Volunteers deterring public from Waitākeres met with positive response says Tree Council
19/02/18 03:12 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
The Tree Council is hoping the work of 50 "Rāhui Warriors" alerting the public to the iwi-imposed restriction in the Waitākere Ranges over the weekend creates real change.Dozens of volunteers spent the weekend spread across...
» New scanning technique reveals secrets behind great paintings
17/02/18 10:39 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
An innovative scanning system is making it easier to find the hidden stories behind artworks.
» Local Focus: Taking the Bulls Bag by the horns
17/02/18 00:41 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
The small provincial town of Bulls in the heart of Rangitikei, is a socia-a-bull, delecta-a-bull, respect-a-bull and sometimes laugh-a-bull kind of place. But now finally, Bulls has something that is claim-a-bull: it is ditching single-u...
» Pollution blights UK seagrass meadows
16/02/18 20:48 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Excessive nitrogen from sewage and livestock waste is damaging the health of marine flowering plants.
» Scientists pick up smell of new form of pollution
16/02/18 17:00 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
In a major study released yesterday, a team of US government and university scientists say that the nature of air pollution is changing dramatically as cars become cleaner - leaving personal-care products, paints, indoor cleaners...