Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro launches research centre
14 February 2024
The Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro was the special guest at the launch of University of Auckland research centre Ngā Ara Whetū, the Centre for Climate, Biodiversity and Society.
The short-sighted scrapping of the regional fuel tax
10 February 2024
Opinion: Cutting the regional fuel tax now, especially without a viable alternative funding source, is to cut off a critical lifeline for Auckland infrastructure, writes Tim Welch.
History and mystery of Auckland lava caves probed by student
24 January 2024
Masters student Jaxon Ingold is on a mission to record all of Auckland's lava caves.
Forever chemicals won't wash in outdoor gear
23 January 2024
Opinion: Our 'clean, green' image faces a pivotal moment as OECD members move to restrict the use of forever chemicals in outdoor clothing, says Lokesh Padhye
Climate research takes on greatest threat to Pacific
9 January 2024
Pacific researchers are taking bold steps to better understand the population dynamics of the region’s 13 million peoples – projected to become 20 million by 2050.
Threat to walking and cycling a threat to health
21 December 2023
Far from being a ‘waste of money’, as Transport Minister Simeon Brown has suggested, walking and cycling projects are some of the ‘best buys’ in health, says Kirsty Wild and Alistair Woodward
Skills bottleneck threatens NZ shift to renewables
21 December 2023
We need skilled migration, more learning on the job, to retrain fossil fuel workers, and increase the number of qualified graduates in relevant fields to make the transition to renewable energy technologies, says Ralph Cooney
Microplastics research reveals alarming pollution levels on Auckland beaches
18 December 2023
Microplastic contamination levels were found to be at least 50 times higher than previously reported.
Climate action at COP28 held up by debate about the words
13 December 2023
Much of the discussion at Cop28 involved negotiation over the words we would use, but from a scientists point of view it's not that complicated.
NZ should rethink stance on Japan's nuclear wastewater
7 November 2023
Opinion: NZ has let the Pacific down with our response to Japan's dumping of nuclear wastewater in the ocean, writes Karly Burch
Research summit to highlight climate change challenges
31 October 2023
Ngā Pae o te Maramatanga and the University of Auckland will host the first International Indigenous Climate Change Research Summit in November.
Beyond recycling, what to do about climate change?
21 September 2023
The first leaders' debate was a sobering reminder that we're not taking climate change seriously enough. Kevin Trenberth looks beyond the usual talking points.