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Climate change minister James Shaw welcomes 'genuine' approach from Simon Bridges
Climate change minister James Shaw says he will consult National before taking proposals to cabinet to set up a Climate Change Commission and wants to involve them in the drafting of the law.He welcomed a letter from National leader...
06/18/2018 02:47 AM
Coral reefs growing slower than sea-level rise
Many coral reefs will be unable to keep growing fast enough to keep up with rising sea levels, posing another potential problem for low-lying tropical islands under climate change.That's according to a new study by an international...
06/17/2018 01:20 AM
Fisheries all at sea with climate change
Fish don't follow international boundaries or understand economic trade agreements. Different species live in regions all over the globe. If that wasn't complicated enough, they also migrate as they age."It's like trying to raise...
06/15/2018 05:00 PM
Nearly $1 million for region forestry from Provincial Growth Fund
Government's Provincial Growth Fund is putting nearly $1 million into beefing up forestry in the Horizons Region, Forestry and Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says.He announced the funding in Ohakune this morning, along...
06/14/2018 11:31 PM
Antarctica had lost three trillion tonnes of ice in less than three decades
What happens in only the next decade could determine the fate of Antarctica - and the melting continent's future impact on our coastal cities and communities.Scientists have sketched two 2070 scenarios - one leaving warming unchecked,...
06/13/2018 05:00 PM
Warmer water worsens fish nutritional quality - study
Warmer water events can worsen the nutritional balance of fish, finds new research carried out in New Zealand.Conversely, the new study, just published in the Journal of Animal Ecology , found fish and squid caught when waters...
06/13/2018 03:51 AM
Plastic pollution: Has our action come too late?
From a just-implemented ban on microbeads to new moves to phase out single use plastic bags, efforts to curb plastic pollution have reached an unprecedented pace. But is today's action decades too late? Jamie Morton asked Auckland...
06/12/2018 10:31 PM
Frank Gibson: Bacteria threat could kill millions
If asked "What is the greatest current threat to humanity?" you are likely to come up with nuclear war, climate change, over-population but perhaps not antibiotic-resistant bacteria.Distinguished Professor Nigel French of Massey...
06/11/2018 11:17 PM