Environment and sustainability
Predicting the future of coral coastline flooding
8 October 2018
Where will coral reef-fringed coastlines become uninhabitable from wave-driven flooding? University of Auckland scientists have developed a tool to find out.
Another approach to our freshwater crisis
2 October 2018
Opinion: Our rivers are in a perilous state. It's time to take a Māori view and listen to the voices of our waterways, writes Dr Daniel Hikuroa (Māori Studies).
Sharks - a question of retribution
1 October 2018
Opinion: How long will this trigger-happy Australian government continue its barbaric cull in the name of public safety? asks Veronica Rotman (Marine Science)
Cherry-picking undermines sustainability reporting
27 August 2018
Companies may be cherry-picking sustainability measures that make them look good, while huge variation in what’s reported makes meaningful comparisons across firms impossible, a new international study shows.
Power to the people
8 August 2018
Two Arts academics have initiated New Zealand’s first forum for Local and Community Energy, meeting in Wellington later this month and funded by the Public Policy Institute.
Biopesticides a 'massive opportunity' for kiwifruit
31 July 2018
As consumer demand for residue-free produce rises, New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry would benefit from fast-tracking its shift towards biopesticides, a University of Auckland researcher says.
Skip flying and walk the walk
6 July 2018
Opinion: Recognising the hypocrisy of scientists' carbon footprint, scientist Shaun Hendy is going by bus, train, foot - anything but by air - in 2018.
University marine biologist wins environment award
11 June 2018
Associate Professor Rochelle Constantine has been named inaugural winner of the Sir Peter Blake Trust environment award for her work in marine research and conservation.
How to help put plastic behind us
7 June 2018
Opinion: The era for us to remove short-term single use plastic from our lives is here. So what are the alternatives?
Not letting the neighbours ruin the mood
6 June 2018
New research into the reproductive behaviour of one of New Zealand's most mysterious and unusual insects , the cave weta , shows that the male weta's distinctively-elongated hind legs play a vital role in ensuring mating success.
Predator Free NZ closer to reality
31 May 2018
Opinion: In this Newsroom article, Associate Professor James Russell (Biological Sciences) says that the Government has shown a credible commitment to conservation and brought the predator-free New Zealand dream closer to reality.
How can we pollute our land like this?
15 May 2018
Opinion: Water, it was there at the start of all things and it binds us all together, no matter our colour race or creed. But water is also a political issue. There is no question about that; it bridges all realms of politics and crosses all political boundaries. Tragically, there is also no question about the terrible impact we are having on our water in almost every corner of the world.