Environment

02:04
A new generation of electric vehicles is set to replace them, and there's a push for electric cars in NZ too.

Britain announces ban on petrol and diesel cars by 2040 - could NZ follow suit?

A new generation of electric vehicles is set to replace them.

Why is New Zealand falling behind in tackling climate issues? Outgoing watchdog issues challenge

Environment Commissioner Jan Wright highly critical of Government's efforts on carbon.

00:42
They want a 10 cent plastic bag levy applied at all New Zealand supermarkets.

Wellington students lobby politicians for 10 cent plastic bag levy

The students had more than 17,000 people sign their petition.

03:53
Michael Eccles, 10, already runs his own waste business and he's only 10 years old.

Young recycling guru shares big dreams to sort out landfills and save the planet

Michael Eccles, 10, already runs his own waste business and he's only 10 years old.

02:45
The world-altering change is being sped up by and organism you need a microscope.

Rapid melting of Greenland ice sheet raising sea levels and alarming scientists

The world-altering change is being sped up by an organism you need a microscope to see.

02:50
The deluge brought about two month’s worth of rain in a couple of days.

Canterbury's dry Selwyn River gets much needed top up thanks to wild weather

The deluge brought about two month's worth of rain in a couple of days.

FILE - Reactors of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

The robot spotted suspected debris of melted fuel for the first time since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami destroyed the plant.

02:25
Reserve land at the eastern gateway to Arthur's Pass National Park is at the centre of a 100-year land ownership dispute.

'It's incredibly disappointing' – critics say NZ at risk of losing valuable conservation land

Reserve land at the eastern gateway to Arthur's Pass National Park is at the centre of a 100-year land ownership dispute.

00:41
Te Wai Maori chair Ken Mair says the endemic species is under serious threat.

'Indigenous eel are declining' - calls for native longfin eels to be given legal protection

Te Wai Maori chair Ken Mair says the eels are threatened by pollution and dams.

04:57
This job alone cost $30,000 to clear up, and is not the only shocking incident of its nature.

'Filthy dirty buggers' – eight tonne collection of household waste dumped in native bush near Whangarei

This job alone cost $30,000 to clear up, and is not the only shocking incident of its nature.

NZ actress Lucy Lawless on Greenpeace Arctic protest: 'The age of oil must end'

Lawless is aboard one of the environmental crusader's boats.

03:17
The posh seaside suburb hopes to help create a vital 'green corridor' across Auckland.

'Ratty' Auckland suburb declares war on rodents as traps laid on prime real estate

Devonport is doing its bit to make New Zealand predator free.

02:04
Farmers are demanding action so Chilean needle grass doesn't become a billion dollar problem.

Invasive 'CNG' weed has potential to wipe out New Zealand sheep sector at a cost of $3 billion

Farmers are calling for more to be done to prevent the spread of Chilean Needle Grass.

02:10
Most of us use a plastic bag for just twelve minutes, and then never again - but they take decades to decompose.

Vast majority of NZ's mayors demand levy on single use plastic bags

Up to 90 per cent of Kiwi mayors want a levy introduced.

00:24
The major arterial route is severely impacted by the slip and authorities are asking motorists to find another route.

'Landslide problem' over man-made slopes

Man-made slopes began as soon as people started settling in New Zealand.

00:30
The sleek craft left from Paris for its round-the-world trip.

Watch: Futuristic self-fuelling hydrogen boat sets off on epic six-year journey

The sleek craft left from Paris for its round-the-world trip.

02:05
James Jarden believes the water debate is hanging farmers out to dry.

Hawke's Bay farmer takes clean water debate into his own hands

The Wairoa farmer has issued a drinking challenge to all farmers to raise awareness.

02:10
Most of us use a plastic bag for just twelve minutes, and then never again - but they take decades to decompose.

Aussie supermarkets move to chuck out plastic bags completely

Woolworths and Coles won't sell any single use plastic bags by June next year.

00:50
The Director of the Antarctic Research Centre says the iceberg will cause problems for local wildlife.

Massive iceberg which broke off from Antarctica could 'cause problems for wildlife' - researcher

Andrew Mackintosh says the break off is a naturally occurring phenomenon.

Calls for bigger fines for contaminated farm equipment after 700 litres of soil, waste found in harvester

Such incidences could cause "incalculable damage" to the environment, the District Court heard.

Trillion-ton behemoth of an iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

The size of New York City, it's thought to be one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded.

01:51
Tim Wilson found out the best, cheap ways to stay warm over winter.

Top cheap tips to shake the shiver in your home as polar blast grips the country

An EECA Energywise expert gave Seven Sharp some simple tips to heat up.

A Google Earth image showing the Orchard Road area in Hastings

Hastings records milestone in battle to improve air quality

The city has recorded its first June month with acceptable levels of tiny air pollutant PM10 since monitoring began in 2006.

01:58
The American leader's refusal to join other nations on climate change and trade was noted in the summit's final declaration.

Trump puts USA in a club of one at G20 meeting in Hamburg

The American leader's refusal to join other nations on climate change was noted in the summit's final declaration.

02:10
Most of us use a plastic bag for just twelve minutes, and then never again - but they take decades to decompose.

Wellington Council leads calls for Government to do more to halt use of plastic bags

Most of us use a plastic bag for just twelve minutes, and then never again - but they take decades to decompose.

02:07
The Supreme Court has upheld a decision stopping a land swap making way for the dam.

Greens will block proposed conservation changes following Ruataniwha dam ruling

National said legislation changes could be made to allow future land swaps.

03:04
The council is offering tours of the dump as it ramps up pressure over the issue.

'The legislation needs to be introduced' – Wellington council demands action on plastic bag levy

The council is at the forefront of the crusade and is even offering tours of rubbish dumps.

02:07
The Supreme Court has upheld a decision stopping a land swap making way for the dam.

Controversial battle to build Ruataniwha Dam in Hawke's Bay hits legal road block

It puts the $900 million water scheme, which would have put a dam on the Makaroro River, in jeopardy.

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