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Mystery of Antarctic sea ice investigated by science and art

Last year, the Antarctic sea ice extent reached its lowest level on record.

The future is looking more and more bleak for the wildlife of the Arctic, especially the polar bears. These bears rely on the sea ice to hunt their favorite prey, seals, and this large male bear seen here, seems to be looking across the Arctic in disbelief as his world disappears beneath him.

Hey, Govt: Pull your weight in the climate fight

If the Government thinks NZ can't make a difference together, why should individuals bother?

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'It'll be done when I'm dead' - Goodall

The 'Chimpanzee Lady' vowed to Newshub she'll never give up the conservation fight.

Jane Goodall.

Jane Goodall's message to New Zealand

The world's premiere orangutan expert has strong opinions on Donald Trump and palm oil.

Old tyres leach contaminants into our land and water.

Government announces tyre recycling plan

They plan on burning the rubber as fuel.

Tui

Tui on the rise in New Zealand gardens

A decade's research on garden bird populations has been released, with 28,960 gardens surveyed.

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Woman 'intimidated' by 1080-dropper

She claims the company sent police to talk to her about the drop.

Dead baby elephant found side of road in Malaysia (Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants)

Baby elephant slain on Malaysian highway

The discovery of the corpse has prompted pleas for drivers to take care.

Albatross

Longline fishing kills 300,000 birds a year, including albatrosses

New Zealand scientists have joined French and UK researchers to help seabird survival.

Possums - could a gene drive kill them off?

Gene technique could 'eradicate' pests

A new technique being developed at Otago University could deal the killer blow.

The New Zealand tūī.

North Island in top three 'hot spots' for plant and animal invasion

Around half the North Island's established plant life originated elsewhere.

Plastic bag pollution

Mayors call for plastic bag tax

Auckland's Phil Goff, Wellington's Justin Lester and Dunedin's Dave Cull have signed an open letter.

freshwater government waterways rivers lakes

The seven steps to healthier New Zealand waterways

A consortium has come up with an alternative plan to make NZ rivers and lakes swimmable again.

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North Korea blasts US over 'selfish' climate withdrawal

Even North Korea is taking aim at Donald Trump over the move.

Closeup of facewash scrub with microbeads on glass surface

Microbeads scrubbed out at Foodstuffs' supermarkets

The tiny bits of plastic are common in facewashes and other beauty products.

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France strikes back at US's climate take

France's foreign ministry released a video fact-checking the White House's view on the Paris climate agreement.

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Protection order proposed for Waikoropupu Springs

The springs contain some of the clearest water ever measured.

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Trump quitting climate treaty 'very regrettable' - Merkel

"Let's continue going down this path so we're successful for our Mother Earth," she said.

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Trump to quit Paris climate deal - report

Donald Trump will pull the US from the Paris climate agreement, reports suggest.

Closeup of a pair of juvenile Keas against a soft green background. Photographed in the wild at Arthur's Pass, New Zealand.

Inbreeding a major threat to NZ native birds - report

A third of New Zealand's native birds are at risk of extinction.