Mystery plastic polluter owns up
Mystery plastic polluter owns up

A mystery surrounding thousands of curious, bright-blue plastic shavings found washed up on New Zealand beaches appears…

Herald on Sunday Editorial: Beach busting makes an impact
Herald on Sunday Editorial: Beach busting makes an impact

Our Beach Busters campaign, in association with Sustainable Coastlines, continues this weekend as hundreds of people take…

Beach Busters: Hundreds pitch in to help
Beach Busters: Hundreds pitch in to help

Volunteers, businesses and celebrities are pitching in to help our Beach Busters campaign. Sustainable Coastlines has recorded…

Beach Busters: What is washing up on our shoreline?
Beach Busters: What is washing up on our shoreline?

Beach volunteers cleaning up the country's coastline are scratching their heads over this piece of distorted, clear plastic…

Environment

Fears for whales in port plan
Fears for whales in port plan

Proposed Auckland port developments could be a killer blow for the harbour's already endangered New…

Greens call on the government to reduce plastic bag use

The Green Party is calling on the government to make a plan to reduce plastic bag use. A report today from the Ministry…

Sam Judd: Should we drill for oil?

It is hard not to be cynical about protests when we are consuming oil here that comes from countries that have no environmental…

Scientists warn of '1-in-10 chance' world will be 6C hotter by 2100

There is a 1-in-10 chance of the world being 6C warmer than it is today by 2100 - a temperature rise that would lead to…

Musk, cousins battle utilities to bring down costs of solar rooftops
Musk, cousins battle utilities to bring down costs of solar rooftops

In September 2013, Hawaiian Electric Co. told thousands of customers they couldn't connect their new…

Mt Eden vehicle ban likely

A ban on cars from the summit of Mt Eden has been confirmed as likely by the end of this year.

Global e-waste continues to pile up

More electronic waste than ever hit the rubbish tips last year, with the biggest per-capita tallies in countries that pride…

The Arctic: Chilling facts laid bare

We often hear that climate change is radically reshaping the Arctic, a place many of us have never visited. As a result…

Pippa in hot water for eating whale

Pippa Middleton criticised for 'promoting the cruel and unnecessary whaling industry' after writing about eating smoked…

Marie Brown: Answer there if we want to halt loss
Marie Brown: Answer there if we want to halt loss

Solutions are critical in their own way for the challenge that is turning the tide on the loss of nature…

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