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Climate Change

In June 2007, the coastal cliffs at Oamaru lost a lot of ground, including a conservation area for blue penguins and the factory seen here.

Sea-level rise: Report highlights risks to approach

The burden of sea-level rise will weigh on the most vulnerable unless a new approach is developed and legislated, a new report says.

Shell fuel deliviry truck driving on the road to supply gas stations with gasoline and diesel fuel. The truck is driving on a highway near Kampen in The Netherlands during a sunny day in spring.

Energy giant to link short-term carbon emission goals with executive pay

Royal Dutch Shell bosses made the decision after pressure from institutional investors.

Arnold Schwarzenegger wishes he could travel back in time like the cyborg he played in the Terminator to stop fossil fuels

"The biggest evil is fossil fuels: it's coal, it's gasoline, it's the natural gas," he said.

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The broadcaster and naturalist said it could lead to the collapse of civilisation and “much of the natural world”.

Sir David Attenborough calls climate change humanity's 'greatest threat in thousands of years'

The broadcaster and naturalist issued the warning at the UN climate summit in Poland.

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So far 76 people have been killed, making the blazes the deadliest in state history.

'Climate change is transforming where and how we live' - report warns of worsening natural disasters in the US

The White House report quietly issued today also frequently contradicts President Donald Trump.

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New Zealand scientists call on Government to move faster on climate change

One hundred and fifty academics have penned an open letter to the Government demanding it take bold action in response to climate change.

Kids across the world expressed concerns about global warming by joining forces to create a giant postcard on a glacier in the Swiss Alps.

Kids' postcards blanket Swiss alpine glacier in global climate change plea

Kids across the world expressed concerns about global warming by creating a giant postcard on a glacier in the Swiss Alps.

APEC summit expected to nut out security and climate change over the weekend.

APEC summit expected to nut out security and climate change over the weekend

In addition to the summit, Jacinda Ardern will be visiting a produce market, which New Zealand aid money helped to renovate.

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Millions of data points are creating a map of the past to help the future.

Robert Scott's weather logs give Kiwi scientists new insight on climate change

Weather logs from the explorer's final expedition to the South Pole are being used to predict future climates.

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1 NEWS’ Barbara Dreaver wraps a fantastic final day for the royals in Tonga.

Prince Harry's climate change plea: 'There cannot be any more excuses'

The Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan were guests of honour at the Australian Geographic Society's annual awards to highlight the environment.

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This season alone, the number of cruise liners to visit New Zealand has increased by more than a third.

Cruise ships' air pollution sparks calls for Government to sign international rules

A lawyer says NZ is one of only two OECD countries that haven't signed an international shipping pollution agreement.

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Climate change and rising sea levels are a concern for many, none more so than on the West Coast, where the Sunday team went to investigate what is being done.

Can the sea be stopped? John Campbell visits the West Coast communities under threat

Climate change and rising sea levels are a concern for many, none more so than on the West Coast, where the Sunday team went to investigate what is being done.

Jacinda Ardern challenges world leaders to follow NZ’s ‘unashamedly ambitious’ climate change policies

"In New Zealand we are we determined to play our part," the PM told world leaders today.

Is New Zealand set for a long hot summer with more days at the beach? New study suggests years-long heatwave is on the way

Prediction is the result of a new statistical model using weather trends dating back over 100 years.

Waikawa Beach in New Zealand, photo token by Canon 5D mark III at 2016

Researchers warn NZ on track for tropical climate if CO2 emissions not reduced

A UK study has examined how emission levels will determine future climates.

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Three trillion tonnes of ice have disappeared in 25 years through ocean-driven ice melt and ice-shelf collapse.

Antarctica lost three trillion tonnes of ice in last 25 years - 'The brakes have come off'

Warming oceans have driven a tripling of ice-loss in Western Antarctica between 1992 and 2017.

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The Government has revealed its ideas for a new law and now wants the public’s input.

Low income families, farmers set to be hit hardest by Government's zero carbon plan to tackle climate change

Increased costs of products will be passed on to consumers and farms could be hit with emissions rules.

Winston Peters to meet French President in New Caledonia

Emmanuel Macron is hosting a climate change discussion with Pacific leaders.

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Wellington City Council has developed a virtual reality tool to track the impact of sea level rise.

Virtual reality helps Wellingtonians experience the capital underwater

The simulator reveals what effect the sea rising six metres would have on different parts of the city.

Watch: Virtual reality simulator puts Wellington 6m underwater after huge sea level rise

The project was undertaken to help illustrate the projected effects of climate change.

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The dance movie was created by NZ choreographer Corey Baker and the star of the Royal NZ Ballet.

Watch: Dance filmed in Antarctica premieres in London for World Earth Day

The dance movie was created by NZ choreographer Corey Baker and the star of the Royal NZ Ballet.

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Not just dieback, but climate change and extreme weather events are posing a risk to the giant trees' survival.

Auckland scientist climbs Kauri to study impact of climate change on giants of the forest

Not just dieback, but climate change and extreme weather events are posing a risk to the survival of kauri.

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1 NEWS reporter Jess Cartwright joined the NIWA scientists for the flight.

Scientists take to the air to survey ice and snow of South Island's shrinking glaciers

"It's quite a mad year for glaciers," Glaciologist Trevor Chinn told 1 NEWS.

New Zealand glaciers looking 'pretty pathetic' before annual aerial snowline survey, says NIWA

Scientists are set to measure NZ's glaciers after the hot summer.

Storm waves devastate little blue penguin breeding colony on Auckland island

Variable oyster catcher and black back gull chicks were also swept away.

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MPs joined other supporters of the young riders to greet them after their journey to promote the Zero Carbon Act.

Climate change cyclists finish ride from Auckland to cheers at Parliament

MPs joined other supporters of the young riders to greet them after their journey to promote the Zero Carbon Act.

Pacific's Tuvalu expanding, likely to still be habitable in 100 years, despite rising sea levels

That's according to University of Auckland research that mapped shoreline change of Tuvalu's 101 islands across its nine atolls.

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