Environment

UN declares access to a clean environment a human right

The U.N. Human Rights Council has recognised access to a clean and healthy environment as a fundamental right, formally adding its weight to the global fight against climate change and its devastating consequences.

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Jane Goodall: ‘We’ve got to rethink our relationship with the natural world’

It’s been over 60 years since a young Jane Goodall arrived in Africa to study chimpanzees. Today, the world-renowned primatologist is enthusiastic about new thinking aroundthe environment and full of hope for the future of the planet we all inhabit.

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OzHarvest launches ‘Use It Up’ campaign to tackle household food waste

This International Food Loss & Waste Day, OzHarvest is launching a new campaign to tackle the 2.5 million tonnes of food wasted from Australian homes every year.

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A photographer and writer go eye to eye with the world’s great apes

In this extract from The Science of Hope, Dr Wiebke Finkler tells the fascinating story behind the great apes.

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Scientists discover recordings of ‘talking’ duck

The scientists say the duck seems to have picked up an Australian accent.

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Rare kiwi chick born on first day of spring in Franz Josef

The team at the West Coast Wildlife Centre are celebrating the arrival of a Rowi kiwi on the first day of spring.

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Previously unknown four-legged whale species found in Egypt

Scientists said they had discovered the 43 million‮-‬year-old‮ ‬fossil of a previously unknown amphibious four-legged whale species in Egypt that helps trace the transition of whales from land to sea.

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Meet the guardians of the grapes at this award-winning Central Otago winery

Amisfield is deeply dedicated to honouring the history of the land, acting as protectors of the grapes as they move from vine to bottle to become wines of great taste and character. This year every single grape picked at the estate was completely organic, marking a major milestone in their award-winning story.

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“Human beings have overrun the world”, David Attenborough makes powerful statement in new documentary

At 93-years-old, Sir David Attenborough will be releasing a powerful new documentary on Netflix. “This film is my witness statement […]

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How to make sustainable choices when buying seafood

This Sustainable Seafood Week, make sure you are being a responsible consumer when purchasing fish.

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Our World’s Incredible Wildlife

In celebration of World Wildlife Day, view our gallery of the planet’s incredible animals.

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How a Mediterranean diet can help achieve sustainability goals

The Mediterranean diet is already known for its host of health benefits, but it’s being praised for its low environmental footprint too.

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Is organic the future of food?

Ceres Organics supports organic and biodynamic farmers around the world as part of their commitment to the sustainability of the Earth.

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Pow to plastic: a guide to compostable packaging

Ceres Organics’ commitment to sustainability doesn’t end once they source their ingredients – packaging is also a major focus, and an area they strive to continuously improve on.

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Harvest of hope: growing your own produce

Whether it’s in a community garden or a balcony pot, more and more people are learning to grow their own produce – and enjoying a surprising range of benefits.

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Smart Thinker: Fleur Caulton

As the world grapples with increasing threats to our environment, sustainability is fast becoming a priority for business. Fleur Caulton is leading the way to encourage environmentally-friendly practices in New Zealand hospitality.

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Oscars to continue plant-based awards season trend

The Oscars is the latest awards show this season to announce plant-based menus, in an effort to raise environmental awareness about food consumption.

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Stunning blue waters light up Auckland’s beaches

What’s behind the unusual glow on Auckland’s shores?

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Clean Up Australia to celebrate 30th birthday

Back in the 1980s avid sailor Ian Kiernan (1940-2018) was shocked and disgusted by the rubbish he found in the ocean. Wanting to make a difference in his own backyard, he launched Clean Up Australia Day in 1990.

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The Future of Hemp

With a histroy dating back to 8000BC, MiNDFOOD explores the future of hemp.

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The ground-breaking technology that keeps avocados ripe for longer

Breakthrough technology by a US company makes avocados more environmentally-friendly and allows them to stay ripe for longer.

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New treatment to save sea lions

A world-first trial is under way to treat the Australian sea lion with a topical anti-parasitic in an attempt to rid the endangered species of debilitating hookworm infestation.

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Prince William and Kate christen polar research ship Sir David Attenborough

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have launched the polar research vessel, the RSS Sir David Attenborough, the ship the public wanted named Boaty McBoatface.

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New Zealand Climate Strike protests: Everything you need to know

Around 170,000 Kiwi school students took to the streets nationwide in the name of climate change on Friday. Here’s everything you need to know.

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