Environment News - Climate, Natural Events

Watch: Students throughout New Zealand hit the streets marching for climate change.

The terrifying ice graph that's shocked climate scientists

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"The melting is big and early."

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How NZ's genetic technology laws are stifling breakthrough science

The Government's being urged to revamp the law.

Watch: Mining on conservation land discussion document still not released.

Opinion: Why mining Foulden Maar is a very bad idea

Thousands have signed a petition against an Aussie company's bid to mine the fossil-rich Otago site.

Watch: A video introducing the bags.

Shop's attempt to shame plastic bag users backfires

People now want to collect the bags.

Watch: Students throughout New Zealand hit the streets marching for climate change.

Pope Francis schools oil barons on climate change

It "threatens the very future of the human family", he told BP, Exxon and Chevron bosses.

Watch: The student's video presentation on their 'Bobble Trough' invention.

Agribusiness students wow with unique farm invention

Their 'Bobble Trough' idea solves an age-old farm problem.

The Sustainable Land Use package was part of the Government's Wellbeing Budget.

Farmers welcome details from Budget funding

The $229 million package aims to lift environmental sustainability.

Watch: The plastic bag ban was one of the biggest subjects children wrote to the PM about last year.

Countdown's paper bags questioned

New bags will be recyclable and made from sustainable paper - but are they any better than plastic?

The horticulture industry is embracing new technology and innovation , including the use of robotics.

Opinion: Celebrating sustainability in horticulture

Mike Chapman reflects on monumental changes in where and how we grow our food.

Simon Bridges was on The AM Show.

Climate emergency just 'politics' - Bridges

He said some were using the declaration to get votes.

Plant extinction is happening at places with a Mediterranean climate. Pictured: View of Mediterranean ocean.

Hundreds of plant species have gone extinct over past 250 years - study

The highest rate of extinction was on tropical islands.

Watch: A report on previous Extinction Rebellion protests.

Dead turtle makes an appearance at Auckland Council committee

Its owners say Tama Kahurangi died due to plastic ingestion.

A lack of workers has been a challenge for apple growers.

NZ apple grower launches compostable ID stickers

The stickers are a more environmentally friendly alternative.

Five vessels will take part in a week-long whaling operation in Japan starting July 1.

'Ultimate environmental crime': Whaling to recommence in Japan

"It's not only cruel but it's senseless."

Saturday is World Oceans Day.

World Oceans Day: NZ companies combat plastics problem

A trial programme will fit stormwater traps into drains to catch litter.

David Parker on Newshub Nation.

'No private property right to pollute our rivers' - David Parker

The Environment Minister says there will be no compensation for farmers affected by upcoming changes.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says this move is part of a wider plan to protect New Zealand's fishing stocks.

Plan to protect Maui dolphin 'pointless'

Environmentalists and academics have slammed the Government's idea.

Listen: Adrian and Pauline Ball talk about what winning the award means to them.

Waikato farmers win national environmental farming award

"They are passionate about sustainability and leading change by example."

A leopard.

2yo killed by leopard in fenced-off section of South African park

Officials aren't sure what led to the incident.

Watch: Supermarkets are moving to ban plastic bags.

We ingest hundreds of pieces of plastic every day, study finds

But scientists are split on whether that poses any threat to your health.