Environment News - Climate, Natural Events

Farmers and councils will be held responsible for freshwater quality in the Government's new proposed standards to protect waterways "under serious threat".

Frustration as 'green stream' complaints flow in around Waikato

"The rural community and the farming industry expect better from their own."

Two women shop in a secondhand store together.

Secondhand clothing predicted to overtake fast fashion within a decade

Concern over climate change and human rights are driving the change.

Farmers and councils will be held responsible for freshwater quality in the Government's new proposed standards to protect waterways "under serious threat".

Opinion: Why don't New Zealand farmers want to look after their golden goose?

We actually have to prove we are a clean, sustainable country, writes freshwater ecologist Russell Death.

The move has angered some residents.

Wellington Botanical Gardens rubbish bins removed

The move has angered many residents.

Cage diving uses burley and bait to attract sharks.

'Huge relief': Supreme Court overturns shark cage diving decision

The decision follows a ruling by the Court of Appeal last year.

The Government recently revealed plans to protect prime food-growing land.

Minister rejects claim vegetable prices will skyrocket under proposed policies

"No one is suggesting that we should be closing down vegetable growing in New Zealand."

Glenlivet's new capsule collection

Whisky drinkers disgusted by Glenlivet seaweed capsules

The company's latest range of "glassless cocktails" is as controversial as it is eco-friendly.

The protest was organised by Extinction Rebellion.

Watch: Climate change protesters caught red-handed after firehose mishap

Eight people were arrested at the protest.

Flight-shaming appears to be hitting the aviation industry.

Flight-shaming hits air travel as 'Greta effect' takes off

Flight-shaming appears to be hitting the aviation industry.

According to an Australian professor, the environmental cost of pet ownership is significant.

Do we need to rethink our pets for the sake of the environment?

"The carbon footprint of a large dog is significant."

Watch: Greta Thunberg delivered a scathing message at the United Nations.

Supporting Greta Thunberg is evidence of 'white supremacy', activists claim

"Greta at the UN was the epitome of white privilege/white power."

Special bins are now being trialled in some Auckland stores.

McDonald's moves to recycle cups

The cups will be recycled and turned into cup holders.

Watch: Newshub Nation explores what New Zealanders will have to change and when to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

How to cope with climate anxiety

If you are feeling anxious over climate change, you aren't the only one.

Whenuapai airbase has been at its location since before WWII.

Environment Court tells Whenuapai airbase to keep it down

The Defence Minister says it could jeopardise national security.

Travel agents also want their customers to take the pledge.

How travel agents want to make tourism more sustainable

They're also urging their customers to join them.

Watch: School Strike 4 Climate national coordinator Sophie Handford and Luke Wijohn on The AM Show.

'We are running out of time': School strike leader on why she's protesting

She's not giving the haters any attention.

Cup of tea

Tea bags can release millions of microscopic plastic particles into your brew

Would you like a side of plastic with that cuppa?

Watch: Could there be a solution to the plastic waste crisis?

Canadian Green Party Photoshops reusable cup into leader's hand

The party has campaigned on banning single-use plastics.

Fancy a trip to Antarctica?

'Unprecedented' trip to Antarctica up for grabs from Airbnb

But it's not going to be all sunning yourself in the snow.

Around two billion drink containers are sold each year in New Zealand.

'Return and earn' scheme could be key to getting people to recycle

It is hoped Kiwis will start to see waste as a commodity.