The Pacific’s plastic catastrophe
A white-sand paradise that’s infected with rainbow confetti of plastic pieces - and a great swirling plastic patch in the middle of the ocean.
Answers to an escalating ocean crisis
Marine pollution is devastating the world’s oceans. Victoria University of Wellington’s Finn Dillon argues we must get past the politics and act now.
7000 buildings at risk for every 10cm sea level rise
A new report puts the risks of sea level rise in stark terms: numbers of people, roads, buildings, electric wires and water pipes exposed for every extra 10cm the water rises.
Fury and confusion over claimed whitebait ‘ban’
It was called the anti-trout bill by some but just days after trout fishers appeared placated, a new debate has ignited over whitebait.
Why we spend millions saving dying species
Why do we spend millions on saving species that seem determined to drive themselves to extinction?
Labour, Greens at odds over Coromandel mining
A Labour Party pre-election promise to extend protection for Coromandel conservation land from mining has fallen by the wayside.
Getting ready for the food revolution
The food production status quo is being fiercely defended by companies, lobbyists, and conservative politicians, but the tides of change will soon overwhelm them.
Future still uncertain for Foulden Maar’s fossils
A withdrawn OIO land purchase application reduces - but doesn’t eliminate - the risk scientifically important fossils could be destroyed.