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Kiwis warming to human-caused climate change - study 1 hour ago

New research shows New Zealanders are increasingly accepting the evidence.


Trailer released for Inconvenient Truth sequel

It was released just hours after President Trump signed an executive order undoing a slew of Obama-era climate change policies.

Cattle Cow Farm in New Zealand. You can even see sheep on the typical green hills in back.

'Breakthrough' bull semen could cut nitrogen leaching

It could be a world first solution.


Southern Hemisphere salmon come back from near extinction

The only sockeye salmon population in New Zealand is fighting back for its existence.


Campaign aims to plant a tree for every Kiwi

The long-term goal is to plant 180 million trees.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge seen during the tenth anniversary of Earth Hour in Sydney, Australia, March 25, 2017.      REUTERS/David Gray - RTX32NLM

Globe goes dark for Earth Hour

Around the world, lights were switched off on Saturday night in honour of the 10th Earth Hour.

A Māui dolphin (File)

Oil drilling threatens Māui dolphin - Greens

The block offer announcement for 2017 includes a large chunk of Māui dolphin habitat.

A stoat looks across a mossy field.

Self-resetting traps winning war against stoats

The stoat body-count: 17 in one day.

Water bottle (Getty)

Petition launched for 'fair price' on water

Current rules "allow a few people to get rich off a collective, finite resource", say the Greens.


Oil protestors block entrance to New Plymouth industry conference

Minister Judith Collins claims the protesters have been "disrespectful".

New Zealand city sea ocean water dunedin (Getty)

NZ cities sink below rising sea in interactive map

How will a country with a number of coastal cities cope with rising sea levels from a heating world?


PM rules out slashing herd numbers to meet emissions targets

He says it'd be bad for the economy.

A New Zealand dairy farm (File)

OECD environmental report: NZ reaching ecological limits

NZ has the highest rate of car ownership in the OECD - but the "fleet is old and inefficient".


Rare butterflies found on Little Barrier Island

Predators have reduced the forest ringlets to only small pockets around the country.


Concern over plans to dredge harbour

Winston Peters says it's vital, but iwi and environmentalists aren't so sure.


NZ must start charging for water - economist

Water belongs to the people - free, for anyone to enjoy. Now there's a call for that to change.


Greenpeace brings on board new 81-year-old

The boat is currently called Friendship, but Greenpeace is asking for ideas on what to re-name it.

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'Bug Man' defends introduced redback spiders

Ruud Kleinpaste says they eat flies and wasps and sting won't kill you.

Sirocco (File)

Sirocco the kākāpō goes missing

His electronic transmitter has stopped working, but DoC says he's probably doing just fine.


Water backlash takes Govt by surprise

Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett says the price of water "just hasn't been on the radar".