Palm oil labelling vote stalled
New Zealand and Australian ministers might once again put off deciding whether to change labelling rules.
Electric car? No thanks, I’ll take an SUV
Automakers face a dilemma in China’s huge but crowded market: Regulators are pushing them to sell electric cars, but buyers want gas-guzzling SUVs.
Relocatable homes for sinking South Dunedin
Dunedin City Council is planning for a time when residents may have to flee rising sea levels - so they can take their homes with them.
Transgenic wasps could bring down their own kind
Would we accept transgenic insects if it meant we could get rid of wasps? A national research effort is dedicated to putting some new wasp-busting options on the table, reports Eloise Gibson.
Global investment in renewable power plummets
Global investments in renewable energy fell by almost a quarter in 2016 amid a drop in prices and lower spending in some markets
Long road to clean up water: PM’s adviser
‘Big job, expect delays’, is the verdict on water from the prime minister’s science adviser, but he says New Zealand has never been more ready to act.
Mussel industry goes high-tech
New Zealand’s mussel industry had been lacking in innovation, but a new breeding programme could change the flow.
Madagascar ‘sapphire rush’ disfigures pristine rainforests
A sapphire rush has brought tens of thousands of people into the remote rainforests of eastern Madagascar, threatening a protected environmental area.