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Planning and urban design expert David Dixon speaks to The AM Show on adapting to climate change.

Scientists suggest building walls to stop sea level rises

It sounds like something right out of climate change-denier Donald Trump's playbook.

Antarctica NZ's acting environmental manager Rebecca Roper-Gee shares how you can live like a researcher.

Four simple lessons you can learn from Antarctica about sustainability

Live like a researcher on Scott Base.

A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation was launched into polar orbit from California.

Scientists propose underwater walls to prevent melting

The 300m high barriers could stop warm water from reaching the glaciers under the sea.

South Island farmers are being warned livestock could die in the icy conditions.

Major Antarctic blast heading to NZ

South Island farmers are being warned livestock could die in the icy conditions.

Peter Beggs.

Antarctica NZ chief executive's employment not yet terminated

The government agency investigated Peter Beggs' conduct as CEO.

A Delta 2 rocket carrying the ICESat-2 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

New satellite to study sea level rises, ice sheets

The mission will advance knowledge of how the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica contribute to sea level rise.


Antarctica NZ CEO fired

It comes after an investigation into his conduct.

Video: What it's like to camp in Antarctica.

Striking sun rises over Scott's Base for first time in months

Antarctica's longest night is finally over.

Video: What it takes to camp in Antarctica.

How Kiwis are surviving an Antarctic winter

If you thought your winter was tough, spare a thought for these guys.

Watch: A new poll says most New Zealanders take climate change seriously.

Scientists issue ominous warning over 'Hothouse Earth'

It could push us towards our highest average temperatures in 1.2 million years, they say.

NEW ZEALAND - 2004/01/01: Subantarctic New Zealand, Auckland Islands, Enderby Island, Hooker's (new Zealand) Sea Lion Colony, Beach Masters. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Floating plastic could cause a threat to Antartica's wildlife

"We thought Antarctica was isolated."

It was thought polar fronts could act as a barrier to things drifting down to Antarctica.

Antarctica won't be immune from plastics - expert

It was thought polar fronts could act as a barrier.

Too much interaction between humans and polar bears could see the creatures lose their fear of humans, activists have warned.

Man mauled by polar bear sparks anger over tourism promotion

"You'll see pictures of tourists touching a bear through the fence."

Antarctica is losing its ice three times faster than just six years ago.

If Antarctica melted, this is what will happen to NZ

Hamilton will be underwater, but don't celebrate just yet - your town might be too.

B-15Z in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

World's biggest iceberg is about to melt down to nothing

It began life bigger than Jamaica, but is now closer to Hamilton in size.

A group of explorers in Greenland.

Group of young explorers cross Greenland ice cap

The journey was 560km long and took nearly a month.

A rainbow flag.

Antarctica to celebrate first pride month

The rainbow flag has been flown at the South Pole for the first time.

The next few months are going to be very cold, Metservice says.

Stay warm this winter for less

The next few months are going to be very cold, Metservice says.

Plaque to commemorate the nuclear power plant at McMurdo Station which closed in 1972.

NZ veterans exposed to nuclear plant in Antarctica fear cancer

Up to 600 Kiwis visited Scott Base-McMurdo Station during the period of contamination.

Scientists are now using log books like The Discovery II to help combat climate change.

Battle against climate change turns to historic ship's log books

Scientists are turning to the past to understand the future.