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Yet another top US official quits 3 hours ago

This time it's Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, whose departure will be welcomed by environmentalists.

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Council investigating pōhutukawa tree poisoning in Opito Bay

Residents are devastated the trees have been poisoned.

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage backs the initiative.

New predator traps hailed as a 'game-changer'

New technology allows real-time information to be accessed from a cellphone when a pest is caught.

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Mining company fined after discharging diesel into a stream

A judge called Taharoa Ironsands' actions "careless".

WATCH: The lessons you can learn from Antarctica about sustainability.

Newshub's sustainable gift guide for Christmas

We all have an eco-warrior in the family to buy for.

How polluted are NZ's rivers?

Humanity's ammonia pollution mapped for the first time

But where is New Zealand?

PLASTIC MOUNTAIN FOR RECYCLING, CHRISTCHURCH, SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZELAND. (Photo by Colin MONTEATH/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Campaigners head to Parliament calling for new cash-for-trash scheme

Their petition has received more than 15,000 signatures.

Watch: Newshub's Lucy Warhurst on turning plastic waste into the building blocks of construction.

Anti-plastic book sold shrink-wrapped in plastic

The publisher tried to put a positive spin on the blunder.

Recycling - a start, but not enough.

Recycling not enough to save NZ from the plastic plague - report

We have to eliminate unnecessary packaging entirely, not just plastic bags, it's been claimed.

Single-use plastic shopping bags will be phased out.

Plastic bags likely to be gone by July

The ban will cover most plastic bags used by retailers, including some of the thicker types.

There is nowhere to hide from the effects of climate change, says author Rod Oram.

Carbon dioxide levels are still rapidly rising - report

"The window of opportunity for action is almost closed."

Ms Starr said that her goal was to collect 810,000 bottles to cover all wedding costs.

Woman plans to pay for her 'dream wedding' by collecting plastic bottles

"All I want for Christmas is bottles"

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Diving into NZ's 'most inaccessible places' in new virtual experience

Fancy swimming with sharks without getting wet?

A recent report showed half of New Zealand's regional councils do not inspect all their dairy farms annually.

Big fine for Waikato farmer over effluent

The judge said farmers have had ample time to understand the laws about dairy effluent.

The Government has given itself until 2020 to create new rules to stop the "degradation of fresh water".

Water for all New Zealanders

We need to cut red tape and work together, writes Mike Chapman.

Future Post's Jerome Wenzlick spoke to RadioLIVE's Rural Exchange about making fence posts out of recycled plastics.

The Kiwi start-up turning milk bottles into fence posts

Future Post is now looking into other sustainable products for NZ farms.

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Amazing trailer for David Attenborough's new series

Netflix will release Our Planet in 2019.

Josh Thomson is a now a big fan of the dung beetle.

The Project's Josh Thomson investigates the dung beetle

"They take the poo all the way down, they aerate the soil - I'm backing them 100 percent."

A recent report said dairy farming has come at a cost to the environment. The introduction of the dung beetle could be one way to help turn things around.

Dung-eating beetles to help keep farms healthy

How a tiny beetle could mean big benefits for farmers.

A new report says two generations of humans have killed off more than half the world's wildlife.

Capitalism is killing off the world's wildlife

Don't blame all of humanity, argues environmental researcher Anna Pigott.