Government in no rush to cut cow herds
Bill English has ruled out major changes in the size of the dairy herd after two reports said herd numbers must be slashed to meet carbon targets.
The true value of recreational fishing
The last place you’ll find the real value of recreational fishing is inside an economic impact assessment, writes Dr Eric Crampton.
Communicating science to climate change deniers
What’s the role of science communicators when people prefer to embrace information supporting their beliefs, asks Rebecca Priestly.
Sir Rob Fenwick: The war on predators
Leading environmentalist Sir Rob Fenwick says New Zealand needs a military style campaign to eliminate introduced predators.
The ‘bold’, 80-year plan to save the Waikato River
Eloise Gibson looks under the bonnet of the Waikato Regional Council’s Plan Change 1 to explain what it means for farmers and the quality of water in our longest river.
Energy chief questions the ‘dumb’ government approach to biodiesel
Z Energy chief executive Mike Bennetts doesn’t hold back when it comes to a lack of government incentives for companies to produce environmentally friendly biodiesel here. In a What’s On Their Minds video interview with Newsroom contributor Rod Oram...
Embracing nuclear power in coal country
Kentucky is on the cusp of doing what was once unthinkable: opening the door to nuclear power. Could this signal a wider shift away from the coal industry?
NZ is first for climate change readiness
New Zealand has been rated the readiest country in the world to tackle the effects of climate change, but the ranking may not mean what you’d think.