Environment News - Climate, Natural Events

A cloud of plastic bags were seen drifting away from a Dunedin landfill.

Cloud of plastic bags fly away from Dunedin landfill

Are they birds? Are they dandelions? No, it's plastic bags drifting away from a Dunedin landfill.

A campaign is underway encouraging Aucklanders to adopt a tree

Time to hug a tree

The new campaign encourages people to adopt trees.

Pipe waiting to become a part of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Controversial Keystone Pipeline spills oil

Environmentalists say it's more proof an extension to the pipeline - Keystone XL - should not go ahead.

It could put down any cat caught without a microchip.

Cat lovers furious over Auckland Council's cat cull plans

It could put down any cat caught without a microchip.

Image - Supplied; Video - Newshub.

How life under Antarctica's sea ice is adapting to climate change

Newshub goes beneath the sea ice with a scuba diving research team.

Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash.

Conservationists slam new Labour Govt

Conservationists are slamming a decision by the Labour Government to delay a rollout of electronic monitoring of catches on many commercial fishing vessels.

Antarctica's mystery and majesty is drawing more tourists than ever seen before.

Antarctic tourism booming, but at a cost

Lady Hillary says Antarctica should be enjoyed and respected.


What it's like to camp in Antarctica

First came the tents, then came the saws, Breanna Barraclough writes.


Zero Carbon Act 'a pathway' for businesses - James Shaw

He says businesses withholding investment will now be able to make informed decisions.


New app to help Aucklanders swim safer

The app will warn of health and environment concerns at local beaches.

Rick Perry

US Energy Secretary says fossil fuels prevent sexual assaults

The Donald Trump appointee has claimed mining leads to fewer rapes.

A build-up of fat in a sewer that caused a sinkhole in Dannevirke.

Fatbergs 'a big problem' for NZ's sewers - Watercare

The build-ups of fats, oil, grease and wet wipes are causing havoc in our sewers.

Whitebait fishing.

Whitebaiters use detergent, cooking oil to clean water

An environmental group says fishers seemed unaware it would harm marine life.


Greenpeace calls for extensive Antarctic protected area

The proposal to join up a number of smaller parks needed unanimous support.

Horticulture NZ would like to meet with the new Labour Government to look at which areas need protecting (AAP)

Fruit and veg growth areas need protection

Horticulture NZ wants to meet with the new Labour Government to discuss ways of protecting land from housing for future growth of fruits and vegetables.


Vandals spill milk, slash tyres on Canterbury farms

A spate of vandalism across Canterbury has the rural community concerned.

DoC has struggled to get more funding in recent years.

Hopes new Government will boost DoC

Environmentalists are breathing a sigh of relief, but still have concerns about the future of conservation.

The block offers are made annually, usually sparking protests from environmentalists.

No more petroleum block offers?

Jacinda Ardern has signalled this year may be the last a block offer is made for petroleum exploration.

Duncan Garner lashes out at Taika Waititi's "treasonous" comments.

More power to Waititi for 'treasonous' outburst

The Kiwi movie director made the most of his fame to highlight important social issues, says Grant Chapman.

Pope Francis fired a not-too-subtle jab at Donald Trump.

Pope criticises US over Paris accord

He not-too-subtly called out Donald Trump for "abandoning" the agreement.