Future of the planet
The search for the lost chimpanzees of Tenerife
30 November 2023
Associate Professor Javier Virués-Ortega has turned detective to solve the case of long-forgotten chimpanzees who helped redefine how we view animal and hunam intelligence.
Can carbon solve the carbon problem?
12 July 2023
Professor Ajit Sarmah has written the book on biochar, a form of carbon that at scale would have a major impact in reducing carbon emissions.
The race to develop crops to feed us in a hotter world
8 February 2023
Rather than 'clean and green' is the future for our food crops 'dead and brown'? Researcher Andrew Allan says our time to decide is running out.
Restoring mussel beds with iwi and communities
15 December 2022
Mussel beds are crucial to the health of coastal waters. Working alongside iwi, researchers are re-seeding the mussel beds of Hauraki Gulf and Pelorus Sound.
The role of media and the law in a time of crisis
6 December 2022
The media and the law influence how a society responds to crises from climate change to human rights violations. Can societies strengthen the ways they communicate to deliver lasting change?
Low-carbon concrete an environmental game-changer
18 November 2022
Researcher's plans to make low-carbon concrete could be an emissions game-changer
Soilsafe Aotearoa helps our gardens grow
16 November 2022
Soilsafe Aotearoa is a community science research programme to let people know their gardens are safe to grow food.
Artificial intelligence maps threats to world's rarest dolphin
13 October 2022
Three University alumni collaborate on drone tech and Artificial Intelligence to help to save the Māui dolphin from extinction.
Can we fix democracy?
9 June 2022
The world faces ‘democratic recession’. Today more people live in autocratic regimes than in liberal democracies. Matheson Russell says democracy needs re-shaping to meet the challenges of climate change and rising inequity.
Smart eco-solution to reduce phosphorus in waterways
12 April 2022
Engineers design way to clean phosphorus from waste water and turn it into fertiliser.
Tools of ancient hunters find their place in outer space
19 July 2021
Space might be the final frontier, but, like all frontiers it’s strewn with junk. Luckily, Professor Guglielmo Aglietti, director of the Auckland Space Institute has a plan
Dr Disaster and the schools of tomorrow
31 May 2021
Carol Mutch says schools need more recognition and resources for their roles in the aftermath of increasingly common major disasters.