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1 November 2017 4:25 PM Can a Carbon 'Vacuum Cleaner' Save the Planet?

Companies are exploring ways to scrub carbon dioxide from the air and put it back into the ground. We humans are really, really good at making carbon dioxide. Last year our smokestacks and tailpipes puffed out more than 60 trillion pounds of the greenhouse gas, monkeying with the planet’s climate and acidifying the oceans. What we’re not so good at is cleaning 81

31 October 2017 6:31 PM Heavy rain for parts of NZ on Friday

Rainfall totals on Friday may be higher than previously thought, as a low in the Tasman Sea slowly approaches New Zealand, creating a stream of low-level warm moist air from the subtropical oceans to the north to the lower South Island. It's slow moving due to a blocking high east of the North Island and this could increase rainfall totals. A cold front 77

28 October 2017 2:17 PM After two U.S. women rescued at sea, some tips for emergency planning while sailing

Experts recommend knowing what you’re getting into and being as prepared as possible — taking lessons, having emergency and navigational gear, and packing more than enough food. JUNEAU, ALASKA—It’s a romantic idea — sailing across the ocean, sleeping under the stars. But earlier this week, the U.S. Navy rescued two women adrift in the Pacific Ocean about 42

28 October 2017 5:33 AM Emergency plan, food, gear vital for long-distance sailing

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - It's a romantic idea - sailing across the ocean, sleeping under the stars. But earlier this week, the U.S. Navy rescued two women adrift in the Pacific Ocean about 900 miles off Japan, at sea for months after their sailboat became disabled. While some people wing it, experts recommend thoroughly understanding what you're getting 45

19 October 2017 1:02 AM A sobering read: Our atmosphere and climate 2017 report

Sustainable Business Council Executive Director Abbie Reynolds says the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand’s Our atmosphere and climate 2017 report makes for a sobering read. The report shows New Zealand’s climate is warming, and concludes the effects are now becoming visible on New Zealand’s landscape and oceans. "This data shows 19

18 October 2017 10:01 PM Report Confirms Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Impacting NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate. Our atmosphere and climate 2017, released today, reports on changes in global and domestic greenhouse gas emissions and how these 7

3 October 2017 10:00 PM Countdown’s Bold Bag Ban praised by Greenpeace

Greenpeace is offering high praise to one of New Zealand’s supermarket giants today. Countdown has announced it is eliminating single use plastic shopping bags by the end of next year. It’s a huge boost for the campaign by Greenpeace and other organisations to “ban the bag” “Massive props to Countdown today. They’ve taken a bold move that makes them leader 35

27 September 2017 9:43 AM Secrets of lost continent Zealandia revealed

Zealandia, the "lost'' continent our country lies upon, was much closer to land level than previously believed - and shallow enough to offer pathways for animals and plants to move along. A major international expedition, which involved drilling deep into the seabed, has transformed what we understand about the submerged continent's intriguing 70-million-year-old 19

16 September 2017 5:04 AM Photo of seahorse holding a Q-tip goes global

A photograph of a tiny seahorse clinging to a Q-tip has created ripples worldwide about the state of the world's oceans. The Californian photographer, who has since been nominated for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award, says he wishes the photo "didn't exist". "What started as an opportunity to photograph a cute little sea horse turned into one of frustration 67

16 August 2017 6:26 AM Satellite imagery analysis in the search for MH370

The ATSB has released two reports which analyse data gathered during the surface search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Greg Hood, Chief Commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), said that although the underwater search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean had been suspended in January 2017, some residual analysis activity 10