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…

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Antarctic sea level rise could be more dramatic than earlier thought - expert
Antarctic sea level rise could be more dramatic than earlier thought - expert

The collapse of Antarctica's ice sheets and resulting sea level rise could happen more swiftly and dramatically…

Open mines could save Tasmanian devils

Wildlife biologist Nick Mooney says open cut mines in Tasmania could prove to be safe havens for endangered Tasmanian devils…

Sam Judd: Islands in the sun

In the first of a series of three articles, Sam Judd gives comment on the challenges and successes of Small Island Developing…

The threat that may be worse than climate change

The world's leading expert on the poisoning of the oceans has described how he was "utterly shocked" by the true amount…

Urgent call for protection of monarch butterflies in US
Urgent call for protection of monarch butterflies in US

Monarch butterflies are dying off fast, with 90 per cent gone in the last 20 years, and they urgently…

Global warming unlikely to stop -report

Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous, a draft of a new international science report says.

Give half planet to animals - biologist

Half the planet should be set aside solely for the protection of wildlife to prevent the "mass extinction" of species, according…

Singleton: orang-utan expert

Dr Ian Singleton, the British conservationist, world-renowned orang-utan expert and director of the Sumatran Orang-utan…

Experts forecast apocalyptic weather

Intense aerial turbulence, ice storms and scorching heatwaves, huge ocean waves - the world's climate experts forecast apocalyptic…

Alien lifeform hopes raised
Alien lifeform hopes raised

Researchers established that tiny life forms were thriving in a lake beneath 800 metres of pack ice…

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