Environment

Dr Jane Goodall returning Down Under for tour offering ‘Reasons for Hope’

Dr Jane Goodall is returning Down Under for a series of speaking engagements, sharing the tales and insights gleaned from a remarkable life and achievements focused on animal conservation.

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Iceland on High Alert for Volcanic Eruption – What we Know so far

The Reykjanes peninsula in south-west Iceland trembled with an intense swarm of earthquakes on the afternoon of Friday November 10.

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Pūteketeke Crowned Bird of the Century 2023.. with a Little Celebrity Interference

In a historic two-week battle of the birds, the Pūteketeke Australasian crested grebe has emerged victorious as the Bird of the Century for 2023.

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Surreal Moment Alaskan Outdoor Instructor Skates on Rare Ice Window

An Alaskan outdoor educator and ice rescue instructor recalled his experience skating on an unusual rink that was formed in the alpine lakes earlier this month.

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Saturn’s Rings will Disappear Shortly

NASA has confirmed the planet’s giant rings will disappear during rare equinox in 2025. 

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Lexus Design Award inspires Kiwis to create innovative solutions for a better future

Lexus Design Award is providing a framework to nurture some of New Zealand’s brightest up-and-coming talent to develop new design solutions that create a better tomorrow.

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Vivaldi’s Four Seasons gets climate change makeover

A Spanish music director has adapted Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” to the grim reality of global warming.

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Sir David Attenborough worries about being ‘too wordy’ in new ‘Planet Earth III’

Sir David Attenborough worries that if he talks too much on his wildlife shows he will spoil the magic for the viewers.

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Floating villas set to revolutionise Maldives tourism

Floating villas could be the answer to for those wanting to visit The Maldives amid climate change.

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Emperor penguins face a bleak future – but some colonies will do better than others in diverse sea-ice conditions

The long-term future looks bleak for Emperor penguins, but our new research shows some birds may be able to survive in certain conditions, depending on where they live, at least for the next few decades.

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How to grow a bee-friendly garden like Beckham

From picking the right plants to keeping fresh water, see the best things you can do to cultivate a bee-friendly garden.

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It wasn’t just a tree: why it feels so bad to lose the iconic Sycamore Gap tree

The famous Sycamore Gap tree was felled last week, prompting global expressions of sorrow, anger and horror.

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16 year old arrested after cutting down Robin Hood’s 300 year old tree

A 16-year-old teenager has been arrested after one of the most famous trees in the United Kingdom was found cut down this Thursday. 

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Get Involved: 12 Easy Steps to Create the Perfect Community Garden

They say community is a key component of a long, healthy life. 

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10 kitchen tricks to cut down on food waste

Food wastage is a big problem, with households throwing away tonnes of food every year. But cutting down on food waste doesn’t have to be hard. Often what it takes is just a bit of smart thinking. See our tips and tricks for reducing your food waste at home.

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How ‘Noah’s Arks’ Saved the Critically-Endangered Kākābeak from Cyclone Gabrielle

In a forward-thinking move, conservationists and volunteers in Hawke’s Bay have potentially saved New Zealand’s rarest wild shrub, the kākābeak, from disaster.

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On the Brink of Extinction: The Fatu Hiva Monarch

The Auckland Zoo and Société d’Ornithologie de Polynésie (SOP Manu) have formed an emergency conservation partnership with a critical mission—to save the ‘Critically Endangered’ Fatu Hiva monarch from extinction.

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Vegan diet has just 30% of the environmental impact of a high-meat diet, major study finds

We know that meat has a substantial impact on the planet, and that plant-based diets are more environmentally sustainable.

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How to find the Matariki star cluster: best times and locations

On Friday 14 July, Aotearoa marks the second public holiday recognising Matariki, the Māori New Year.

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World Earth Day: How you can make a difference

On World Earth Day we celebrate the beauty of our planet. Learn what you can do to make this world a better place today.

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Nature is in crisis. Here are 10 easy ways you can make a difference

Last month, Sir David Attenborough called on United Kingdom residents to “go wild once per week”. By this, he meant taking actions which help rather than harm the natural world, such as planting wildflowers for bees and eating more plant-based foods.

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A ‘hybrid’ solar eclipse is about to be visible in Australia. Here’s when and where you can see it

On Thursday 20 April, the Ningaloo region of Western Australia will experience a total solar eclipse. Eclipse chasers from around the world are converging on the town of Exmouth in hopes of experiencing the profound awe of standing in the Moon’s shadow as it quickly races by.

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Visitors flock to Bournemouth to see the famous clifftop goats

The seaside town of Bournemouth in the UK is best known for its idyllic beaches and sunny weather. But alongside the herd of beachgoers that flock to the town every summer, another hungrier group have taken to its sandy shores of late.

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Venice canals run dry as Italy faces a drought alert

Weeks of dry winter weather have raised concerns that Italy could face another drought after last summer’s emergency, with the Alps having received less than half of their normal snowfall, according to scientists and environmental groups.

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