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Southern Alps glaciers in decline.

Researchers have witnessed rapid changes in the size of the glaciers in the Southern Alps over the last decade, and the implications of the decline affect tourism and the livelihood of many communities. The 12-year investigation was carried out by Victoria University's Antarctic Research Centre. They have concluded that ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in December 2013, about Climate Change, Environmental Disasters, Polar Sea Ice, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Tourism (2 comments)

Otago river most improved in the country.

The Shag River in East Otago has won the Grand Award at the inaugural 2013 New Zealand River Awards, which recognise the most significant improvements in river health in the country.    ORC chairman Stephen Woodhead accepted the award on behalf of the Otago community and the ORC at a ceremony ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F. in November 2013, about awards, Conservation, Farming, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans (1 comment)

Herbicide Runoff Reduced by 90 per cent in Great Barrier Reef Sugarcane Crops

An innovative new approach to sugarcane plantation weed management trialled in select Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchments have shown a dramatic 90 per cent reduction in runoff of highly soluble herbicides into waterways. In the lower Burdekin region of northern Australia, scientists from CSIRO's Water for a Healthy Country ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in October 2013, about Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Pollution, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water

Offshore Oil Drilling- Coming to an Extremely Deep Ocean Near You

So the Government loves offshore oil drilling. And are about to allow exploration in extremely deep waters off a coast near you. By law they only have to consult iwi and hapu. They don't even legally have to consult  your local government, let alone what you think about the ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in October 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Children and Families, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Piracy Charges Laid Against Greenpeace People

The Russian state prosecutor today laid charges of piracy against a Greenpeace activist who protested against oil drilling in the Arctic. A freelance videographer has also been charged with piracy, which carries a maximum 15 year jail sentence. It is an extreme and disproportionate charge. Charges are expected to be ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in October 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans (1 comment)

100 Shark Fins in Wellington Waterfront on Black Friday

 One hundred shark fins have appeared in a lagoon on the capital city's waterfront, close to Te Papa, on Black Friday. The floating, handmade fins are part of an art installation commissioned by Greenpeace for New Zealand’s first-ever shark awareness week. The week of activities is being promoted ... keep reading

Written by Greenpeace in September 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Environment & Wildlife, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Public Meeting, Christchurch, on Offshore Oil Drilling

The National Government is rolling out the red carpet to oil companies who can now put in bids for the right to do risky exploratory deep sea drilling off New Zealand's coastline. We saw the economic and environmental damage that can be done with the Rena disaster and that ... keep reading

Written by Gareth Hughes, Green MP in September 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Pollution, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Coral Reefs Under Even Greater Threat

In a landmark study, scientists at The University of Queensland (UQ) have simulated future ocean conditions and found climate change will jeopardise the future of coral reefs. The study  in  PNAS  , finds coral reefs dissolve rapidly once exposed to warmer, more acidic ocean conditions associated with business-as-usual CO2 emission ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in September 2013, about Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Education, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Sustainability

Climate Change and Plankton

Marine phytoplankton metabolism is affected by higher ocean temperatures, which trigger an increase in the rate of protein synthesis, reports a study published online this week in Nature Climate Change. These findings indicate that there is a previously unrecognized direct response to water temperature, with implications for marine biogeochemical cycling ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in September 2013, about Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Sharks in for an Image Makeover

Sharks are in for an image makeover during New Zealand’s first-ever Shark Awareness Week which started this week  Sharks often make the headlines for the wrong reasons so this week a series of events around NZ will focus on the vital role sharks play in maintaining the healthy balance ... keep reading

Written by Greenpeace in September 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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