Climate change adds to frog woes
Frog and lizard scientists add their voices to the call for climate change action to save species from extinction.
Battlelines drawn as council backs latest dam project
Greater Wellington Regional Council is heralding a controversial dam project for Wairarapa as necessary protection against the threat of climate change.
Caring for precious balls of fairy tern fluff
This year’s fairy tern breeding season has seen triumph and heartbreak with seven chicks of the nine hatched surviving so far.
Year of the Seabird to target fishing bycatch
Conservationists say a plan relying on voluntary - not mandatory - measures to reduce the number of seabirds harmed by commercial fishing won’t be enough to restore populations.
Our newest creepy crawly citizens
A meet-and-greet with 10 of New Zealand’s 68 freshly minted (insect) citizens
Importing Australia’s chlamydia bears
Are koala climate change refugees deserving of a Kiwi welcome or a potential environmental risk to already struggling ecosystems?
Time for govt to step up on sea level rise - new research
Local councils have been crying out for more central government help with planning for sea level rise. Now a series of independent reports has backed their call.
Ups and downs of rising seas in a shaky nation
Eloise Gibson finds coastal land moving due to earthquakes could double the risks of rising seas for some New Zealanders. The first of our Covering Climate Now week of special news features.