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Study shows popular insecticides harm birds in the United States

Study on the effects of neonicotinoids on birds in the US from 2008–2014.
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Climate

The Big Dry: 18 reasons why an Auckland drought became a water crisis

With climate change and population growth, could we not have better predicted and prepared for Auckland's water shortage?

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Toxics

PFAS contamination: Ministry stands by advice despite new report in Australia

The Ministry for the Environment is sticking by its health advice about firefighting foam contamination - such as that surrounding Ōhakea Air Force Base - despite new findings in Australia.

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Climate

Climate change: 'Temporary break' for NZ glaciers won't save them

NZ's glaciers have fared slightly better this summer - but the bigger picture remains bad.
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Toxics

Scientists name new deep-sea species Eurythenes plasticus to highlight pollution

Scientists who discovered a new marine animal, in one of the deepest places on earth, were so concerned at finding plastic in its stomach they named it Eurythenes plasticus.

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Water

How dung beetles can help keep waterways clean

Beetle tunnelling reduces soil compaction and increases aeration. Dung burial results in increased grass root growth, leading to better retention of dung and urine in the soil.

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Climate

That got them going!

Should schools be telling kids what they should and shouldn't eat?
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Climate

Big Science: Can we stop Antarctica's collapse?

It packs the potential to raise our oceans by metres. Will West Antarctica collapse?
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Population

How tourism is 'eroding' NZ's world-famous environment

"The sheer numbers of people are eroding the sense of isolation, tranquillity and access to nature that many overseas tourists seek when visiting New Zealand."

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Climate

Jacinda Ardern to take climate change stage in New York, but is her record strong enough?

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is expected to unveil a New Zealand-led trade initiative to remove tariffs on climate change technology and cut global fossil fuel subsidies while in New York this week.

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Climate

Rising seas: New Zealand must 'put brakes on' coastal development

Scientists have warned against developing in coastal areas as data reveals climate threat.
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Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution from giant sandbags threatens Baylys beach

The sandbags at the entrance to the beach are falling apart - but who's responsible?
Climate

Climate change Mammoth in room largely being ignored

If people worldwide still struggle to look doomsday in the eye amid issues that seem more immediate, Mother Nature is forcing us to focus.

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Climate

SkyCity hotels to add climate change 'bible' to rooms

SkyCity will soon have a new kind of climate change bible in its top drawers.
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From our Newsroom

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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