Environment

Last survivor of Hillary’s Everest summit says mountain is now too dirty, crowded

The last surviving member of Sir Edmund Hillary’s mountaineering expedition to conquer Mount Everest has spoken about the current conditions on the mountain.

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Our World’s Incredible Wildlife

United Nations World Wildlife Day (WWD) is celebrated each year on March 3rd.

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The ‘Wolf Moon’ will emerge tonight, the first full moon of the year

The Wolf Moon is a term used to describe the first full moon of the year.

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Mosquitoes can spread the flesh-eating Buruli ulcer. Here’s how you can protect yourself

Each year, more and more Victorians become sick with a flesh-eating bacteria known as Buruli ulcer. Last year, 363 people presented with the infection, the highest number since 2004.

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How do I use air conditioning efficiently? Is it better to blast it briefly, or just leave it on?

Despite so many people having air conditioning at home now, many are still unsure how to use it efficiently.

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Have you Watched Netflix’s Top 10 Series for 2023?

With over 800 million viewing minutes, there is no denying the number one spot for 2023. 

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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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