The ocean is getting noisier
11 February 2021
Human activity is making the world’s oceans noisier and not enough is being done to mitigate the effect on marine life, scientists say.
Whales may be struggling as climate change impacts feeding grounds
16 December 2020
A new study has found that even a change in eating habits may not be enough for southern right whales to keep up their population recovery from whaling.
Trade in tough times: how to do it better
26 November 2020
Indigenous and social rights, gender equality, climate change mitigation and sharing prosperity are all critical issues for future trade policies.
Stunning shearwaters photo wins People’s Choice
3 November 2020
A stunning night-time photo of Buller’s shearwaters/rako captured in the flash of the camera with the Milky Way as a backdrop high above, has been named People’s Choice at this year’s NZ Geographic Photographer of the Year awards.
Dawn Freshwater: our critical role in transitioning to a low-carbon economy
30 October 2020
In her editorial in Ingenio magazine, Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater says we must act with urgency and decisiveness in tackling the climate crisis.
Conserving water helps buys insurance for climate surprises
29 October 2020
While climate change is contributing to Auckland's water shortage, it's not the only reason for it.
Beaches won't go extinct but tough decisions ahead
28 October 2020
A claim half the world’s beaches could be extinct by the turn of the century is being disputed by an international team of coastal scientists including Associate Professor Giovanni Coco.
Climate change challenge: all eyes on the blue marble
28 October 2020
Aotearoa has committed to net-zero emissions of all greenhouse gases, other than biogenic methane, by 2050. Is that enough? Finlay Macdonald talks to University scientists, including those involved with the Climate Science Initiative.
Environmental doom and 'eco-anxiety'
24 September 2020
News reports regularly remind us that the environment is under threat from a raft of climate change effects including loss of biodiversity, melting ice sheets and devastating ‘climate fires’.
Whale-watching by satellite
22 September 2020
Scientists have successfully attached satellite tracking tags to six New Zealand southern right whales, or tohorā, and are inviting the public to follow the whales’ travels online.
The connected cycles of water on earth and integrative climate science
4 August 2020
The natural sciences allowing us to understand the environment are at the heart of developing strategies to adapt to, survive, and thrive as the climate changes lecture.
It’s not just the size of the wave we need to worry about
22 July 2020
It’s widely thought that as sea levels rise due to climate change, coastal erosion will get worse but new research shows it’s not just wave height we need to be thinking about.