Environment and sustainability
New study reveals dugong in big trouble
12 September 2019
Some dugong populations are so genetically distinct that losing them would be the equivalent of losing a species of elephant, scientists say.
Whale migration pattern written into their songs
4 September 2019
The convergence of humpback whales at the Kermadec Islands is the human equivalent of a singing competition at a favourite gathering place.
Want to change the world? Change your thinking first
27 August 2019
University of Auckland Bachelor of Commerce student Wei Heng Pok reflects on his experience at the Global Changemakers Youth Summit in Zurich.
Helen Clark – keeping the end goal in sight
19 August 2019
Universities have a crucial part to play in making the world a more inclusive and sustainable place, says the Rt Hon. Helen Clark.
University welcomes students to marine science short courses
12 August 2019
Twenty-two undergraduate students from Ocean College, Zhejiang University will be welcomed to the University of Auckland this week.
Healthcare’s massive carbon footprint
6 August 2019
Opinion: Anaesthetic gas released each year by just one NZ hospital has the same carbon footprint as 500 Auckland and London return flights. Dr Saeid Baroutian explains.
Stanley Jones: making things beautiful
2 August 2019
Profile: Stanley Jones is the University of Auckland's grounds and precinct manager, a job that involves protection of some of Auckland's historically important plants.
Why cyclists are the happiest commuters
25 July 2019
A new University of Auckland study reveals that reliability, sensory stimulation, feelgood factor and social interaction are why cyclists are the happiest commuters.
What happened to the UN sustainability goals?
24 July 2019
Opinion: Despite encouraging progress, much more needs to be done to turn sustainable development goals into a global reality, writes the UN’s Friedrich Soltau.
From chicken feathers to fire retardant
23 July 2019
Researchers at the Faculty of Engineering have developed a way to turn chicken feathers into a high performing fire retardant.
Extinction of a native freshwater fish – will history repeat?
23 July 2019
It is the only known New Zealand freshwater fish to have gone extinct but the speed at which upokororo disappeared forever has remained something of a puzzle.
Reducing health risks on your daily commute
22 July 2019
Opinion: What are you getting out of your daily commute? Kim Dirks considers the implications of how we get from A to B and the effect our options have on well-being.