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Outlook grim for warmer Auckland, warns report

7 Dec 17 - Floods, fires, droughts, storms, slips, pests and diseases are Auckland’s future, threatening primary production and human health, warns a new report.

It's time to act on our oceans, say scientists

5 Dec 17 - New Zealand needs to start planning now for the impacts climate change will have on its oceans and fisheries, scientists say.

How much CO2 will the world need to remove from the air?

1 Dec 17 - Scientists increasingly agree that the world might need negative emissions to prevent catastrophic warming.

How artificial intelligence will make government obsolete

1 Dec 17 - Amazon, Microsoft and Google are among those in a race to hire artificial intelligence researchers to advance their efforts on autonomous vehicles, medical diagnostics and a range of other ventures.

New report has dire climate-change warnings

29 Nov 17 - As many as one in six species faces extinction as a result of climate change, scientists are warning in a new report.

Capt Cook's karaka leaves hold clues to our changing climate

29 Nov 17 - Karaka leaves gathered by naturalists on board HM Bark Endeavour nearly 250 years ago are helping today’s researchers to understand climate change.

Melting glaciers could mess up deep-sea chemistry

29 Nov 17 - Melting glaciers might be making ocean water more acidic, an unexpected finding that's given scientists new cause for concern.

NASA’s new airless titanium tyres are almost indestructible

29 Nov 17 - NASA engineers have just unveiled a super-elastic car tyre constructed from nickel titanium that could see the end of punctures.

The trouble with bitcoin and big data is the huge energy bill

28 Nov 17 - The power consumed by internet giants’ massive server farms and the mining of cryptocurrency are growing into a massive environmental headache.

Let's reuse the bad plastics and encourage the good

28 Nov 17 - Plastics have a bad name, mainly for two reasons: most are made from petroleum and they end up as litter in the environment. But both of these are avoidable.

Geo-engineering might do more harm than good

28 Nov 17 - Geo-engineering might be possible – but so far it doesn’t look practical. Yet another study sees dangers in the technofix.

SERIOUS SCIENCE: Soon it will be too late

21 Nov 17 - New Zealand scientists are among more than 15,000 warning humans they have precious little time left to change their ways and avoid environmental and social disaster.

Winter shrinking, say scientists

8 Nov 17 - New Zealand's winters are a month shorter than they were 80 years ago, NIWA scientists say.

Sulphur pollution on the rise in India

8 Nov 17 - India is on course to surpass China as the world’s largest emitter of anthropogenic sulphur dioxide.

New Zealand feeling the impacts of the hot year - scientist

7 Nov 17 - Evidence that this year will be one of the hottest on record is alarming, says one of New Zealand’s leading climate experts.

This year one of three hottest on record - WMO

7 Nov 17 - The World Meteorological Organisation says 2017 is among the three warmest years recorded, with human wellbeing facing mounting risks.

UN climate summit means business

6 Nov 17 - This year’s annual UN climate summit, the twenty-third Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ( in UN jargon (or COP23 for...

Cape Verde may beat NZ to 100% renewable power

6 Nov 17 - By ERIK NORDMAN | Cape Verde, the small island archipelago nation off Africa’s northwest coast, has set itself a very bold renewable energy target - to obtain 100 per cent of its electricity from...

Rooftop gardens a game-changer for Wellington

3 Nov 17 - Wellingtonians want rooftop gardens – and the idea is being investigated by the city’s university.

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