Environment News - Climate, Natural Events

National has claimed the move will actually result in more carbon emissions.

'No plans' to ban oil, gas exploration altogether - Woods

The Government is playing down rumours a total ban on fossil fuel drilling is on the cards.

Some store-bought water bottles contain more than 10,000 microplastics per litre.

Earth Day 2018 targets plastic pollution

Activists say we're at a crisis point with plastics and it's time we turned the tides.

Japanese cherry trees stand in full bloom at Bispebjerg Cemetery in Copenhagen.

Trees have 'heartbeats', sleep patterns - study

Findings have challenged the widespread view of trees as static, passive organisms.


How a real life Mad Man created the biggest environmental movement in history

This Sunday is Earth Day - and it all started on Madison Avenue.

A new report has grim findings about how Kiwis treat our land.

'Too many cows' - Greenpeace says report shows it's time to transition

The area of land used for dairying increased 42 percent in 15 years.

The poplar tree back in 2011.

Hastings' huge poplar gets life-saving trim

It's New Zealand's oldest deciduous tree and the tallest of its kind in the world.

Kids are launching a campaign to get adults to give up using single-use plastic carrier bags.

The kids calling out parents over plastic bag use

Why these youngsters will get us reaching for the reusable bag next time we go shopping.


Simon Bridges on The AM Show.

'No question there will be jobs gone' over drilling ban

"You mark my words," Simon Bridges told The AM Show.

Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise.

Iron ore mine challenged in court

Trans-Tasman Resources wants to mine the seabed of the South Taranaki Bight.

Some teabags are made of plastic.

What's hidden in your cup of tea?

And yes ... you have been drinking it.

Judith Collins and Phil Twyford called each other liars on The AM Show on Friday.

Oil and gas ban 'worst thing' for climate - Judith Collins

She says more coal will be burned if no more exploration permits for "clean-burning" natural gas are issued.


'Stunning' NZ film festival showcases the best of our oceans

"It's really beautiful and assuring that we're on the right thing," festival director Jemima Robinson said.

Megan Woods and Cameron Madgwick appear on The AM Show.

Oil industry says it had no warning of ban

But the Government says the industry is "grateful" for the clarity today's exploration ban will bring.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says no current jobs will be affected.

No more oil exploration permits

The Government has ruled out new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration.

stink bug

Bug battle looms if stink bugs invade NZ

MPI wants to introduce the tiny Samurai wasp to NZ if stink bugs get a foothold.

The cause of the eels death is yet to be confirmed.

Dead eel count in Christchurch stream doubles

The source of contamination is not yet known.

Regional Development Minister Shane Jones.

Jones forgot warning against funding $350,000 feasibility study

The Environment Ministry had serious concerns.


Oil containers turned into roads

The PlastiPhalt surface is being trialled to see how it wears.

Environment Minister Eugenie Sage.

EPA chief defends Greens minister Eugenie Sage

National is accusing Sage of interfering with the EPA's staff and threatening its independence.

Around 800 dead eels and fish have been found Kaputone Creek

Hundreds of dead eels and fish found in Christchurch creek

Environment Canterbury is investigating the cause of their death.