Environment

New Zealand Government needs to do more to protect Māui dolphins, IWC says

At the recent International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, governments highlighted the plight of Māui dolphins, expressed concern over their lack […]

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Study: Killer whales, humans, chimpanzees share similar personalities

Killer whales display personality traits similar to those of humans and chimpanzees, such as playfulness, cheerfulness and affection, according to […]

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Adopt a hawksbill turtle – new partnership seeks protect critically endangered species

With the support of Royal Caribbean, WWF-Australia will step up efforts to help combat the illegal trade of the hawksbill turtle in Asia-Pacific – […]

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Plastic Free Noosa removes 1.4 million Plastic takeaway items from use

Between February and November 2018, participants in Boomerang Alliance’s Plastic Free Noosa program has successfully eliminated 1.4 million single use plastic items from […]

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We need a new Noah’s ark to save the world’s animals

Australia is a nature superpower, boasting some of the most amazing flora and fauna on Earth. Sadly, that beauty is under […]

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Six Australian chefs reveal their top tips for using up your food waste

On a mission to help reduce food wastage in the home, Electrolux has teamed up with OzHarvest and six of […]

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Why food charity is failing the poor

New research suggests that some of Australia’s emergency food charity strategies are flawed, and that recipients want more than a […]

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Is your shopping bag really biodegradable?

An Aussie environmentalist is leading the charge to make the simple shopping bag truly worthy of the word. When we […]

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The growing rate of malnutrition: 815 million go to bed hungry each night

October 16 marks World Food Day, and the United Nations has an ambitious goal of achieving zero hunger by 2030 – […]

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Saving our oceans one plastic bag at a time

A new artwork constructed from marine debris reminds us of the cost of human consumption. Everywhere we look the environment […]

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Australian fishermen lead the world when it comes to sustainability

Careful co-operation between industry and government means Australia is setting the gold standard for seafood sustainability. Thanks to ongoing co-operation […]

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Try this novel approach to spring cleaning your wardrobe

It’s time to grab a cardboard box and start filling it because this Saturday, October 6 is the Big Spring […]

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Death of rare Māui dolphin brings species closer to extinction

The Māui dolphin or popoto is the world’s rarest and smallest known subspecies of dolphin, only found off the west […]

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Rare video captured of ‘white’ southern right whales

Seldom seen video and imagery of ‘white’ southern right whales has been captured by researchers at the sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands – and […]

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The world’s best recyclers, and how they do it

The world’s top 10 recycling nations. October 1 marks World Habitat Day, and reflects on the livability of our towns […]

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Bad news for BPA-free bottles – your health is as risk

There have been numerous scientific studies showing the damaging effect bisphenol A (BPA) has on the human body, and your […]

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Oldest known animal – scientists discover 558m-year-old fossils

Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and overseas have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal […]

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Giant plastic catcher heads for Pacific Ocean

A massive plastic-cleaning device invented by a 24-year-old Dutch teenager is headed out to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch for […]

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Gold ‘Mother lode’ unearthed in Australia

Miners in Western Australia say they have discovered two huge gold-encrusted rocks that are each estimated to be worth millions […]

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My Car, My Life

MiNDFOOD and Mazda2 asked readers what their car really means to them and what it is they cherish in a […]

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World’s first legally binding treaty to protect the high seas

Treaty negotiations to conserve and protect nearly two-thirds of the ocean open today at the United Nations (UN) in what is widely regarded as the greatest opportunity in a generation to turn the tide […]

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The great bean rescue: how you can ensure future food security

People of Nelson, your beans need your help! A unique collection of dwarf and climbing beans was recently gifted to […]

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In pictures: The world’s largest fish

Started in 2012, International Whale Shark Day (August 30) celebrates these gentle giants. The slow-moving, filter-feeding carpet sharks are the […]

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New virtual 3D heart designed to reduce stroke risk

Over 7,000 New Zealanders, every year have a stroke, 1 out of 5 strokes in people aged over 60 years […]

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