Environment and sustainability
Adapting to a fiery world
24 January 2020
Opinion: The world cannot eliminate major fire events but needs to broaden the way it prepares for them, writes fire ecology expert Professor George Perry.
Don’t just market NZ tourism, manage it
14 January 2020
Opinion: Too much tourism can harm relations between location residents and visitors. Tourist growth must be balanced to avoid negative impact, writes William Cheung.
I’m taking action, here’s how you can too
9 January 2020
Opinion: Scientists can’t just warn of the catastrophic effect humans have on the planet, they must take personal steps to a better future, writes Jacqueline Beggs.
Can kaitiakitanga save the planet?
20 December 2019
Opinion: There's no legal requirement for states to care for the Earth. But we must take responsibility and kaitiakitanga is the key, writes Klaus Bosselmann.
Follow Australia on water rules
12 December 2019
Opinion: NZ should look to Australia’s nationwide system of water accounting rather than leave it to the regions, writes Jayne Godfrey and Jagdeep Singh-Ladhar.
Too good to split up: students share top architecture award
11 December 2019
For the first time, the New Zealand Institute of Architecture Student Design Award has gone to two students, both of the University of Auckland.
Three engineering researchers selected for EQC funding
9 December 2019
Three researchers from the Faculty of Engineering have been awarded grants under EQC’s Biannual Grants programme.
Bee-threatening soil residue up to 14x ‘safe’ levels - study
29 November 2019
Traces of a class of insecticides known to pose a risk to honeybees and other ‘friendly’ insects have been found in the soil across nine North Island sites a year or more after the insecticide was applied.
Scientists complete largest global assessment of ocean warming impacts
28 November 2019
Scientists have compiled the most comprehensive assessment of how ocean warming has been affecting the mix of marine species in our oceans – and explain how some species manage to keep their cool.
Taking 3D printing to the next level: tailored devices for every user
28 November 2019
Maedeh Amirpour aims to take 3D printing for medical use to a new level of customisation.
The darker side of our vacations
27 November 2019
Opinion: Pristine beaches, smiling locals and exotic cultures. This is the picture of a tropical holiday. But at what cost, writes Andreas Neef.
Beauty queen to use crown for marine protection
20 November 2019
The winner of the Miss Cook Islands New Zealand pageant hopes to use her title to raise awareness of protecting the delicate marine environment in her island homeland.