Environment and sustainability
Great science and good food makes million dollar business
16 October 2018
A New Zealand start-up making apple, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir flour has received a $NZ1.2 million injection from the home of gastronomy, France.
The Oil and Gas Bill - we deserve better
16 October 2018
Opinion: The Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill violates all guiding principles on passing legislation - and that’s a problem, writes Dr Edward Willis (Law).
Lecture tackles housing crisis head-on
15 October 2018
Frontline social housing worker Bernie Smith will look at how to restore secure housing for all New Zealanders in the Bruce Jesson Memorial Lecture hosted by Faculty of Arts on Tuesday 23 October 2018.
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?