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Related video: The moment two reporters are saved from their trapped vehicles in the United States. Credits: Image - Reuters; Video - Newshub. After a  summer of record-breaking heat , vast swaths of the United States are now grappling with extreme cold as a  brutal Arctic blas...

Related video: New Zealand's Climate Change Minister says COP28 deal is 'pretty historic.' Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub. A study of octopus DNA may have solved an enduring mystery about when the rapidly melting West Antarctic ice sheet last collapsed, unlockin...

Watch: Newshub Isobel Ewing explains the deal that's been struck. Credits: Newshub. A global climate deal has been struck at the COP28 summit in Dubai, and for the first time it takes direct aim at fossil fuels. It has taken 28 years of climate negotiations, but world leaders ha...

The Climate Change Minister says the new global deal at COP28 summit to call on all countries to move away fossil fuels is a historic agreement. A new global deal on climate change has been approved by almost 200 countries. It is the first time there has been a clear reference to...

"I have infinite confidence in the private sector, technology and science to generate solutions." Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images. The stalemate over a climate agreement is continuing at the COP28 conference in Dubai, with oil-rich nations refusing to agree to ph...

Story by RNZ New Zealand is not on track to meet its climate targets, according to a new review, and it could end up costing the government millions making up the shortfall. Officials warned earlier in the year the country did not have enough policies for cutting planet-heating ...

Watch: Simon Watts on AM. Credits: Images - Greenpeace, Getty Images; Video - AM Climate Change Minister Simon Watts has defended the new Government's plan to resume offshore oil and gas exploration as a way for dependent businesses to transition away from coal. Watts' comments ...

Story by The Conversation Getting to net zero emissions by mid-century is conventionally understood as humanity's best hope for keeping Earth's surface temperature (already 1.2°C above its pre-industrial level) from increasing well beyond 1.5°C - potentially reaching a point at ...

Watch: The warmer weather is putting pressure on food supplies around the world. Credits: Newshub Food security was put in the spotlight at a major nutrition conference in Auckland this week.   Nutrition scientists from the Pacific Islands, Australia and Aotearoa attended as...

Watch: A new report has revealed how much organic carbon is estimated to be stored in marine sediment around Aotearoa. Credits: Video - Newshub. Image - Getty Images. For the first time, the amount of organic carbon stored in New Zealand's seafloors has been quantified, which sc...

Related video: West Antarctica is melting at an extraordinary rate, and scientists believe it's no longer reversible. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub. Month after month since June, the world has been abnormally hot. Scientists have compared this year's climate-cha...

A Christchurch geologist has discovered how olivine could sequester 1000 years' worth of the world's man-made carbon dioxide. Credits: Newshub An ordinary rock could hold an extraordinary answer to combating climate change. A Christchurch geologist has discovered a way to use ol...

Watch: WWF-New Zealand CEO Dr Kayla Kingdon-Bebb on Newshub Nation. Credits: Newshub Nation With Cyclone Gabrielle at the front of many voters' minds, this election was meant to be the climate election but, instead, the cost-of-living crisis largely dominated. However, one exper...

Hay fever sufferers are being warned their condition could worsen as climate change intensifies. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub Hay fever sufferers are being warned their condition could worsen as climate change intensifies. The allergy which is caused by pollen,...

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Related video: Scientists concerned as study finds marine heatwaves could be affecting species in deep ocean Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub. Billions of people could struggle to survive in periods of deadly, humid heat within this century as temperatures rise, pa...

Watch: Newshub's election explainer. Credits: Newshub. Tom Kitchin for The Detail There was an answer to a question in the election's  first televised leaders' debate  which made some people's hair stand on end. Although Chris Hipkins and Christopher Luxon both said New Zealand...

Related video: Invasive pest species, including plants like thistle and gorse - and animals like cats and hedgehogs, are costing the NZ economy billions every year, and it's getting worse. Credits: Video - Newshub; Images - Martin Mejia/AP Human actions have pushed the world  i...

Related video: The Government's latest solar and wind farm announcement is just hot air and no wind. Credits: Video - Newshub; Images - Getty Images AM The ACT Party is promising to reverse the ban on oil and gas exploration and introduce a simplified permitting regime for off...

By Eleisha Foon for RNZ A young Samoan climate activist says the UN's new guidance on children's rights to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is "the first step to global change". The UN Committee has affirmed for the first time that climate change is affecting childr...

Watch: Labour leader Chris Hipkins launches his party's 2023 election campaign. Credits: Newshub. Labour leader Chris Hipkins has officially launched his party's campaign for the 2023 general election on Saturday afternoon. Hipkins delivered a near-40-minute speech to a packed a...

Protestors were seen draping banners from the public gallery, whistling and yelling. Credits: Parliament TV Greenpeace protesters have been kicked out of Parliament's public gallery after interrupting a Green MP during the final Question Time ahead of the election. Protesters w...

Watch Lloyd Burr's story here. Credits: Newshub. While disinformation has been called a national security threat in recent Government reports, Labour's now being accused of spreading it online.  But it's not just Labour dabbling in the realm, National's energy and resources spok...

Watch: Restore Passenger Rail protester dragged away by police. Credits: Newshub. Climate protesters once again caused traffic delays in Wellington by sitting on top of a State Highway 1 sign. Shortly before 7am Thursday, Restore Passenger Rail protesters sat on the overhead sig...

Watch: Climate change protesters who have been disrupting Wellington traffic all year have gone to extreme lengths to champion their cause. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - AM Climate activists shut down a key road in Wellington this morning as the group vows to ramp up its dis...

The economy faces a year or more of tepid growth but could find itself in a deeper recession for longer if inflation is not brought under control or government spending blows out , according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In the final version of its annual report on t...

The speculation about National's plan has begun. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images. National has admitted it's going to rely on four additional revenue measures - AKA taxes of some form - to pay for its tax cuts.  The party is set to announce its plans on Wednesday,...

Watch: Protester who cemented hand to road sends message to Wellingtonians. Credits: AM A climate protester has told angry Wellington commuters their disruptive demonstrations are done out of love. Rosemary Penwarden was arrested on Tuesday morning after she cemented her hand to...

Watch: Grant Robertson denies new big cuts shows there's waste in Government system. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Newshub / Getty Images. Finance Minister Grant Robertson on Tuesday morning said he was planning to apologise to Climate Change Minister James Shaw after the Gr...

Related video: Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson says 'very unlikely' members will consider National alliance Credits: Video - AM; Images - Newshub The Green Party has announced an election policy focused on building cities around the needs of people and cutting emissions, w...

Related video: Researchers are calling for a health star rating system on all alternative meats. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub OPINION: After eating avocado toast for the fourth night in a row, I decided something had to change.  Don't get me wrong, I love avo ...

Watch: Government urged to explore potential of wetlands to absorb carbon. Credits: Newshub. Farmers building wetlands on their land are urging the Government to do more to explore their potential to absorb carbon. A Cabinet paper released to Newshub said New Zealand's reliance ...

Seb Coe explains the affects of climate change on athletics. Credits: Newshub Athletics faces an uncertain future in the face of the changing climate, with the sport's head Sebastian Coe warning athletes are already suffering and some member countries may not even exist in the f...

Europe is once again battling scorching temperatures this summer, with wildfires blazing across the continent from  the Mediterranean  to  Spain . Here's how climate change drives these events. Climate change  makes heatwaves hotter  and more frequent. This is the case for most ...

Watch: Te Whanganui a Hei / Cathedral Cove will be closed this summer due to rockfall risk. Credits: Video: Newshub - Image: Getty Images. In sad news for visitors to the Coromandel, walking access to Te Whanganui a Hei/Cathedral Cove will remain closed throughout the upcoming s...

By Kate Green for RNZ A former prime minister has clashed with residents of a coastal community in a series of public meetings about managed retreat. Kāpiti Coast residents have raised concerns about allegedly aggressive and bullying tactics by Jim Bolger, who has been tasked wit...

By RNZ Climate Change Minister James Shaw has tasked a select committee with investigating how communities can relocate out of harm's way. The inquiry would allow a broad range of views to be shared and help develop an "enduring" system with cross-party consensus, he said. In a s...

Watch: Communities flooding as Rotorua district lakes rise dangerously high. Credits: The Hui Lakes in the Rotorua district are dangerously high and some communities are already drowning. But is time running out for those living on nature's doorstep? This year, the Rotorua Lakes...

Watch: Experts say a 'sponge city' urban design tactic is needed to help New Zealand survive climate change-induced increased rainfall. Credits: Newshub. Experts are urging a radical overhaul of urban design to help New Zealand survive the increased rainfall brought by climate c...

Watch: Green Party announce Clean Power Payment policy. Credits: Video - Newshub; Images - Getty Images / Newshub The Green Party's latest election policy is "close to a perfect" investment, which could save households more than $1000 on their energy bills every year by going s...

Related video: Military strategist Mick Ryan says New Zealand is very much 'in the picture' when it comes to conflict between China and the West. Credits: Video - Newshub Nation; Images - Getty Images European officials took some small comfort when China attended a summit in J...

Watch: Mitch McCann has the latest on the Maui wildfires. Credits: Video - Newshub; Images - Getty Images When Hawaii officials released a report last year ranking the natural disasters most likely to threaten state residents, tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic hazards featu...

Watch: Researchers are calling for a health star rating system on all alternative meats. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images It sounds healthy, but is plant-based meat really all that good for you? Well, researchers say much of it is highly processed, prompting calls ...

By Giles Dexter for RNZ "The only way we can do that is to have more Green MPs in the next Parliament and more Green ministers in the next government." So concluded James Shaw's speech at the Green Party AGM in July. Variations on the phrase have appeared in almost every speech a...

Watch: Newshub Nation young leaders' debate. Credits: WBD A Te Pāti Māori candidate says mātauranga Māori should inform how New Zealand tackles the climate crisis. Hana-Rawhiti Maipi-Clarke, the Māori Party candidate for Hauraki-Waikato, was appearing on Newshub Nation's young...

Watch: Newshub Nation's youth leaders' debate. Credits: Newshub Nation Youth leaders have debated some of the most important issues to Kiwis. Labour candidate Estefania Muller Pallarès, Young Nats vice president Jared Pullar, Te Pāti Māori candidate Hana-Rawhiti Maipi-Clarke, Yo...

The Hauraki Gulf report warns of the serious danger to our marine life due to climate change. Credits: Newshub Newshub can exclusively reveal the latest assessment of the country's most popular marine park, which warns of "continued ecological collapse."  The 2023 State of our G...

Watch: Fears for well-being as farmers' confidence hits all-time low. Credits: Newshub. There are fears for farmers' well-being as a new survey reveals farmer confidence has hit an all-time low.  Federated Farmers' latest biannual survey has revealed 81 percent of respondents co...

Watch: Maui Resident with the latest on the wildfires in Hawaii. Credits: Video - AM; Images - Reuters / Jayson Duque Wildfires fanned by the winds of a distant hurricane devastated Hawaii's Maui island on Wednesday (local time), killing at least six people and forcing tourists...

The Government has announced plans for 19 new marine protection areas for the Hauraki Gulf, nearly tripling the area covered. The protections would include bans on bottom trawling and Danish seining in five areas, and increasing marine protections from covering 6 percent to 18 ...

It's meant to help the climate and business. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images. The Government and US investment giant BlackRock are launching a $2 billion fund to support New Zealand to become one of the first countries to reach 100 percent renewable energy. The fu...

By Jen Christensen of CNN Antibiotic resistance is on the rise around the world, and there may be a surprising reason why: air pollution. In a study published Monday in the journal  Lancet Planetary Health , scientists saw a connection between these two seemingly different phenom...

Watch: Ryan Bridge slams Labour for pulling a massive U-turn on roading. Credits: Video - AM; Images - Newshub OPINION: Labour is pulling a massive U-turn on roading and I think they think we are not going to notice.  But like when someone does an actual U-turn on the motorwa...

Watch: Infrastructure NZ says the Government's announcement was positive and ambitious - but it's wondering how it's going to be built. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Newshub / Getty Images The Green Party has skewered the Government over its "irresponsible" plans to build tw...

Watch: Adam Hollingworth explains the extreme heat facing more than 43,000 scouts in Buan, South Korea. Credits: Newshub. New Zealand Scouts are among the 43,000 children sweltering at the 'World Scout Jamboree' in South Korea, as temperatures top 38C. More than 600 of the you...

In 2021, it was found the wealthiest 1 percent of New Zealanders has a net worth 68 times that of the average New Zealander. Credits: Newshub Nation Tax is a hot-button issue this election and the ACT Party's revenue policy is ruffling some feathers with its unconventional appr...

Commuters say they would jump on board a passenger rail service between Auckland and Tauranga but a city planner says the existing rail network would need a substantial upgrade to make it possible. Earlier this month, a Parliamentary select committee recommended the Government ta...

Watch: Economist says sustained job growth during NZ's recession 'unusual.' Credits: Video - AM Early; Image - Getty Images New data from credit bureau Centrix has found the current cost of living crisis is not impacting Kiwis equally - with under-25s faring the worst. The dat...

The heatwave sweeping the United States has claimed more casualties, this time 10 police dogs. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub The heatwave sweeping the United States has claimed more casualties, this time 10 police dogs. The soaring temperatures have even proved...

Leading British environmentalist Sir Jonathon Porritt accuses Chris Hipkins, Christopher Luxon of failing at climate leadership. Credits: Newshub A leading British environmentalist has slammed what he calls the "two Christophers" for failing at climate leadership just when New Z...

Scientists believe July is likely the warmest month in 120,000 years. Credits: Newshub The planet is no longer just warming, the "era of global boiling has arrived". United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has declared it official, July is set to be the hottest month...

James Shaw and John Carnegie spoke to Ryan Bridge. Credits: Video - AM; Image - File Climate Change Minister James Shaw admits the Government's change of tack on the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will result in people paying more for electricity and petrol. The Government on ...

Boiling hot and tinder-dry, the fires in Greece are now rampant. Credits: Newshub Greece has declared three days of national mourning for its armed forces after two air force pilots were killed as they battled the intense wildfires that have been raging across the south of the c...

The Government has announced it will review weather forecasting, potentially shaking up a long-running rivalry between MetService and NIWA. In a statement, State Owned Enterprises Minister Duncan Webb confirmed Treasury and the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment w...

Wild and increasingly worrying fires are spreading across the Greek islands. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub It's not just climate change causing panic and mass evacuations across the islands of Greece - authorities now say some of the wildfires may have been del...

Tourists on the Greek island of Rhodes have described how they fled in terror, as wildfires bore down on their holiday resorts. Credits: Video - Newshub; Images - Reuters Thousands of tourists and residents fleeing wildfires on the Greek island of Rhodes took refuge in schools a...

By Terry Ward of CNN There was a time when Juliana Olarte, a 26-year-old travel publicist living in New York City, couldn't figure out where she fit in from a generational standpoint. Her Generation Z sister, who is 16, sometimes calls Olarte "cheugy," she said. Gen Z uses the ...

With the weather pattern El Niño developing here, New Zealand could be in for a hotter summer than usual. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub Four global climate records have now been broken - the hottest day on record, the hottest June on record, extreme marine heat...

New Zealand scientists have created a new malaria vaccine believed to be a world-first as it could provide long-lasting protection. Credits: Image - Supplied; Video - Newshub New Zealand scientists have created a new malaria vaccine believed to be a world-first as it could provi...

Watch: The dairy giant is investing 700 million dollars alongside a government contribution of 90 million dollars to eliminate the use of coal. Credits: Video - AM; Images - Newshub / Getty Images The Government is working with Fonterra to cut coal use at its dairy factories w...

And it's only expected to get worse. Credits: Newshub A sweltering heatwave across parts of southern Europe continues to bring boiling temperatures, with Italy set to be one of the worst-affected countries.  It's experiencing the flow-on effects from El Niño coupled with cl...

An expert has advised it would not be appropriate for the United Kingdom to go into lockdown if cases of a deadly tick-borne virus make its way onto its shores. New cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) are spreading across Europe and there are fears it could soon mov...

The heatwave smashing records around the globe this week has taken even climate scientists by surprise amid concern a number of people will die. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub The heatwave smashing records around the globe this week has now closed one of the most...

Southern Europe sweltered under a fierce heatwave on Thursday, with a warning that temperatures could hit record highs for the continent next week, raising fears about the impact on human health, crops and animals. Weather alerts were in place across Spain's Canary Islands, Italy...

Chris Hipkins has delivered a major foreign policy speech last week. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images. "The future looks grim." That's the standout assessment in a new document released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), which finds a shift in the...

Watch: There are set to be some big wins for the primary sector, following the signing of a "ground-breaking" Free Trade Agreement with the EU. Credits: Video - AM; Images - Getty Images New Zealand has joined the Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme, giving Kiwi re...

The world is blasting through climate records as scientists sound the alarm: The likelihood is growing that 2023 could be the hottest year on record, and the climate crisis could be altering our weather in ways they don’t yet understand. And they are not holding back – "extraordi...

Greens co-leader Marama Davidson revealed one-in-three voters like what they're hearing from the Greens. Credits: Newshub The Green Party is promising a standalone Ministry of Climate Change if successful at the election. On the final day of the party's annual meeting, co-leader...

James Shaw, Marama Davidson were reelected at the Greens' AGM in Auckland on Saturday where the party made a rare pitch to farmers. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub The Green Party has launched its manifesto ahead of the election later this year. The launch was ...

Related video: World's leading climate scientists issue damning 'final warning' for life as we know it. Credits: Video - AM; Images - Getty Images By Niva Chittock for RNZ A majority of the government organisations working to become carbon neutral from 2025 have not yet establi...

Watch James Shaw's full speech. Credits: Video - Newshub; Images - Newshub Greens co-leader James Shaw has delivered a speech at his party's annual general meeting on Saturday in Auckland. The majority of his speech focused on climate change and what it's doing to the planet and...

Related video: The Green Party announces new measures to help renters. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub. Giles Dexter for RNZ Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson says this election is the final chance to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, curb environmen...

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg could face up to six months in prison after she was accused of disobeying a police order. Charges against the 20-year-old activist were laid after she refused officers' orders to leave a climate demonstration in the Swedish city of Malmo ...

Chris Hipkins has delivered a major foreign policy speech. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images. Prime Minister Chris Hipkins believes his approach to foreign affairs will mirror his priorities domestically: "dealing with the bread and butter issues in front of us". Hi...

Related video: The world's leading climate scientists have issued a damning "final warning" for life as we know it. Credits: Video - AM; Images - Getty Images Monday, July 3, was the hottest day ever recorded globally, according to data from the US National Centers for Environ...

New data released by NIWA shows some regions in Aotearoa have already recorded more than a year's worth of rain, and we're only seven months into the year. NIWA says it was the wettest first half of the year on record for several regions in the northern and eastern parts of the N...

Lloyd Burr reports. Credits: Newshub. The wool sector has been snubbed by the Education ministry which has chosen synthetic carpet to be rolled out in 800 schools, rather than New Zealand woollen carpet.  The ministry says the American-made carpet tiles are simply better - but f...

Watch: The Campaign for Wool New Zealand speaks to AM about the Ministry of Education's decision to award the carpet tender to a global manufacturer. Credits: Video - AM; Images - AM The Government is being accused of sending mixed messages with its climate stance after it cho...

British actor Julian Sands, whose remains were found last month after he disappeared during a climbing trip in a California mountain range in January, spoke of how "dangerous" the activity could be in his last UK interview before he went missing. "I've found spooky things on ...

"We haven't been investing enough into road maintenance." Credits: The Project Aotearoa might be a dream location, but our roads can be a nightmare because we've got a "massive" pothole issue.  In 2022 a record number of complaints from Kiwis with damaged vehicles were receiv...

Watch James Shaw's full Newshub Nation interview. Credits: Newshub Nation The Greens have unveiled a new housing policy that prioritises universal access and meets high standards of energy efficiency and health by allowing for an extra one-third of height. Co-Leader of the Gree...

It's estimated about 40 percent of Hawke's Bay's crops are ruined and Brydon Nisbet describes it as "a heavy hit for the country". Credits: Newshub Nation The fruit bowl of New Zealand is now a mud bath.  Nearly five months on from Cyclone Gabrielle and fertile food-producing la...

Watch: Christopher Luxon says National would make electric vehicle drivers pay road user charges if elected. Credits: Video - AM; Image - File Green MP Julie Anne Genter has hit out at National after the party's leader promised to make electric vehicle drivers pay road user char...

Watch: Newshub Political Editor Jenna Lynch is in China and speaks to AM about the meeting between the two leaders. Credits: Video - AM; Images - Pool The Prime Minister met with the Chinese President overnight, with the former saying it was a "warm and constructive" meeting du...

Watch: Chris Hipkins discusses his meeting with China's Xi Jinping. Credits: Newshub Chris Hipkins has spoken to media after he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday night (NZ time). The Prime Minister is in China for a week-long trade trip, joined by Kiwi business le...

Watch: Jenna Lynch reports from China. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Nathan Mckinnon-pool. By Jane Patterson of RNZ The prime minister and the largest ever delegation to travel to China have been formally welcomed at the New Zealand embassy. There are plenty of gnarly issue...

Watch: Chris Hipkins has arrived in China for a week-long trade trip. Credits: Video - AM; Images - AM Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has touched down in Beijing on Monday morning (NZ time) beginning his week-long trade trip to China highlighted by a meeting with President Xi Ji...

"Constructive meetings don't always involve unanimous agreement." Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images. The Prime Minister has touched down in China ahead of his face-to-face with China's President Xi Jinping. But already there are tensions behind the scenes with a rep...

Watch: Concerns over future of East Coast's 'depressing' roading network after heavy rain forces more closures. Credits: Newshub. There are serious questions about the future of the East Coast's roading network as mass closures leave communities stranded indefinitely. Resilience...

Watch: Jacinda Ardern's final interview before leaving Parliament. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Jacinda Ardern/Instagram Former Prime Minister Dame Jacinda Ardern has confirmed she is writing a book. In an Instagram post on Friday morning, Dame Jacinda said she initially d...

Related video: Uncertainty remains in Muriwai as residents wait for potential payouts promised by Crown and Auckland Council. Credits: Newshub. Cyclone Gabrielle and floods in Auckland have led to insurers paying out more than $1 billion, the Insurance Council (ICNZ) says. Cla...

Travel has come a long way since the age of Silk Road caravans, daunting sea voyages and steam locomotives - and will continue to transform in years to come. Concepts that feel plucked from sci-fi novels and films are quickly making their way into mainstream travel, shaping every...

Watch: It found communities are not well served by the current relationship between central and local government. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - AM Local communities are not well served by the current relationship between central and local government and changes must be ...

RNZ New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins' office has confirmed he will meet with China's President Xi Jinping during his trip to the country next week. He is also lined up to meet with Premier Li Qiang, and chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress ...

The Government has floated a series of options to reform the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), with the highest ranked option one which sets up a whole new addition ETS scheme. The scheme is a Government-run market where polluters buy credits to emit. The idea is for prices to ri...

While the marine heatwave has killed hundreds of thousands of sea sponges in New Zealand, those that have survived have developed incredible resilience. Credits: Image - Supplied; Video - Newshub Sea sponges are showing evidence of super-fast evolution to cope with waters warmin...

Related video: World on track to breach a critical warming threshold in the next five years. Credits: Image - Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images; Video - Newshub. Droughts, storms, wildfires and heat waves: Extreme weather around the world is  becoming more intense  and more frequent. ...

A  climate activist  in New Zealand faces 10 years in jail after a court found her guilty of forgery for sending a fake letter to the speakers at an oil industry conference, telling them it had been postponed due to  the climate crisis . Rosemary Penwarden, who lives near Dunedin...

While many businesses may feel that now is not the right time to start reducing emissions, taking climate action sooner rather than later will not only work out cheaper in the long run, it also offers a valuable opportunity for companies to lead and fuel innovation. "Business has...

Hamish Cardwell for RNZ Is it bad that a carbon auction that allows firms to pay to pollute has now failed twice in a row? The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is an crucial part of the government's plans to reduce emissions, holding quarterly auctions for companies to buy the perm...

Greenpeace says the climate crisis has reached a critical point. Credits: AM More than 30 environmental groups have come together and thrown down the gauntlet to all of Aotearoa's political parties, calling for urgent climate action with a 10-point plan.  The plan is callin...

The ACT Party has unveiled its plan for the primary industries at Fieldays, including a promise to change the way agricultural emissions are measured. List MP Mark Cameron said farmers have had a "torrid" time under Labour, and his party could give the sector the "respect it de...

Watch: A reinvigorated Fieldays kicked off in Hamilton today. Credits: Newshub. A reinvigorated Fieldays kicked off in Hamilton today. After years of COVID disruptions, 140,000 people are expected through the gates of Mystery Creek this week. But it comes as a report finds high ...

"National's plan appears to be [to] not have a plan." Credits: Video - AM; Image - Getty Images Labour leader Chris Hipkins thinks National is "burying its head in the sand" as the left and right blocs continue butting heads over the pricing of agricultural emissions. "Nationa...

The National Party won't require farmers to pay for agriculture emissions until 2030 at the latest, five years later than the scheme proposed by the Government. Before charging farmers for on-farm emissions, National says they need to be provided with the tools to reduce their em...

The National Party says it would end New Zealand's ban on genetic modification if it leads the next government . Its leader, Christopher Luxon told TVNZ's Q&A programme that New Zealand needed all the tools and technology it could get to deal with climate change, improve the hea...

Watch: Two top scientists back National's policy to loosen genetic modification laws. Credits: Newshub. Two prominent scientists are throwing their support behind a policy proposal from the National Party to end New Zealand's effective ban on genetic engineering and genetic modi...

By Jane Patterson for RNZ Fear about rising crime has hit a record high in the latest political survey, now featuring as the number two issue for voters in New Zealand. However, the cost of living and inflation continue to be of most concern. The Ipsos New Zealand Issues Monito...

Watch: Kiwis woke to icy temperatures on Thursday and it's about to get even chillier. Credits: Newshub. The first major cold snap has arrived in the south with temperatures dropping below minus six in some parts, and there are warnings the mercury could drop further. MetServic...

Christopher Luxon spoke to Laura Tupou. Credits: Video - AM; Image - File The National Party has found itself fighting off a farming flip-flop.  Leader Christopher Luxon has revealed the party is pulling its support for He Waka Eke Noa - a group made up of industry leaders t...

If May felt warmer than usual for that time of year, you weren't wrong because according to NIWA it was the warmest May on record. Aotearoa's nationwide average temperature for the month of May, 2023 was 13.1C, that's 2C higher than the average from 1991 to 2020.   In NIWA's Clim...

Watch: James Renwick on AM. Credits: Image - Facebook/Kiritapu Allan; Video - AM A senior climate scientist says New Zealand may be relatively insulated from the extremities of future weather changes, but is urging the government to look at its implications, including the possib...

"Water has been slowly but surely rising death my millimetres." Credits: Newshub Bay of Plenty's latest climate change victims are warning the worst is yet to come.  Heavy rain has filled Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoehu and they're getting bigger, engulfing homes as water levels...

Watch: Study says climate-related damage to people's homes can have significant effects on their health, well-being. Credits: Newshub. A new study proves climate-related damage to people's homes can have significant and long-lasting effects on their health and well-being.  For K...

Watch: Today marks 70 years since Sir Edmund Hillary climbed Mount Everest with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. Credits: Newshub It has been 70 years since Sir Edmund Hillary climbed Mount Everest with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. And since Sir Edmund, in his words, "knocked the bastard off...

Labour leader Chris Hipkins has addressed a party conference in Wellington. Watch his speech here. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub Labour leader Chris Hipkins has addressed a party conference in Wellington on Sunday. Speaking in the run-up to the general election ...

As the saying goes, "sunshine is good for the soul" - and for people living in regions where there has been more rain than rays of sun, the weather is weighing them down. So, what effect does continuous bad weather have on us? And, how can we look after ourselves during these glo...

Watch: Students strike for climate justice. Credits: Newshub. Tens of thousands of students across the country are expected to strike for climate justice today. More than 15 events have been organised so far nationwide by School Strike 4 Climate NZ and Fridays for Future groups ...

Watch: Isobel Ewing reports on how deep ocean circulation (thermohaline circulation) has slowed by 30 percent since the 1990s, and could collapse completely. Credits: Video: Newshub - Photo: Getty Images. New research has found the circulation of deep ocean waters around Antarct...

Watch: NZ's political parties are targeted by Paddy Gower Has Issues. Credits: Video/ Image - Warner Bros Discovery Labour, the Greens and the ACT Party were savagely mocked in the debut episode of Three's new series Paddy Gower Has Issues during segments that humorously wrapp...

It's in line with other similar campaigns. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images. The Government's campaign suggesting Kiwis shorten their showers and limit their heating temperatures to save money is costing $2.8 million. The 'Find Money in Weird Places' campaign, whic...

Watch Newshub's Budget 2023 coverage. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images. The Government is being savaged online after it announced a new public information campaign with tips on how Kiwis could save up to $500 on their power bills. They include suggesting New Zealan...

"That difference is a drop in the bucket compared to the amount of money that the Government's raising in taxes." Credits: Video - AM; Image - Getty Images/File Christopher Luxon is standing by National's tax policy after analysis found the party may have miscalculated how much ...

For many businesses wanting to become more climate-friendly, taking the first step towards cutting carbon emissions can seem daunting. But the reality is, embarking on a climate action journey doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, by beginning to both measure and reduce carbon e...

Infrastructure was a big winner in Budget 2023. Credits: Newshub. By Ben Strang of RNZ The Transport Minister admits some roads may need to be abandoned as a result of climate change, and the extreme weather it will bring. Last week, RNZ revealed Waka Kotahi had, until recentl...

Watch the announcement here. Credits: Newshub This livestream has finished. Prime Minister Chris Hipkins will reveal a major climate change emissions announcement on Sunday.  The Prime Minister along with Climate Change Minister James Shaw and Energy Minister Megan Woods will m...

Watch: Government unveils massive emissions reduction project in partnership with NZ Steel. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images The National Party has panned the Government's massive emissions reduction project that would subsidise a new electric arc furnace for NZ...

Watch: The Government is partnering with New Zealand Steel for what it says is the country's largest ever emissions reduction project. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images The Government has unveiled what it is calling New Zealand's "biggest ever emissions reduction p...

The latest coverage from Newshub of Budget 2023. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images. The Government is using Budget 2023 to target assistance to New Zealanders with young families, expanding its early childhood education subsidy and making public transport fares free...

It's an announcement from Budget 2023. Credits: Newshub. The Government is coughing up $6 billion for a new infrastructure plan to "build back better" after Cyclone Gabrielle. It will focus on future-proofing roads, rail, telecommunications and electricity networks. The vulnerab...

Watch: A Kiwi scientist says while it's a depressing milestone, New Zealand should seize the opportunity to export climate ideas to curb emissions all over the world. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub. The world is now likely to breach a key climate threshold for th...

Related video: Auckland was hit by flooding again last week. Credits: Newshub. Auckland Council says it will allocate $1 billion or more as part of its recovery from flooding that lashed the super city this year. The funds will cover initiatives including "increased stormwater...

Watch: Marama Davidson speaks to AM Early about who the Greens will work with at this year's election. Credits: Video - AM; Images - Newshub Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson says National has a lot of work to do if the two parties want to work together after this year's ele...

New research has highlighted the importance of incorporating the voice of youth into mental health policy. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub New research has highlighted the importance of incorporating the voice of youth into mental health policy. The findings of ...

Watch: Leighton Heikell reports on the forestry slash inquiry's findings. Credits: Newshub. Forestry Minister Peeni Henare says Tai Rāwhiti locals are thankful for forestry as it put bread and butter on the table but are looking towards new opportunities in the future. It come...

"When you look at the best part of a couple of billion dollars, you can see commitment." Credits: Newshub. The Government is pouring another $1 billion into the recovery from the cyclone and floods. It will go towards rebuilding roads, rail and schools, mental health initiatives...

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins will travel to Papua New Guinea later this month to attend a meeting between United States President Joe Biden and Pacific leaders. Hipkins will leave for Port Moresby for the United States - Pacific Summit on 21May. Australian Prime Minister Anthon...

Watch: Experts say Aucklanders are likely experiencing some level of disaster fatigue. Credits: Image - Supplied; Video - Newshub. Streets underwater, gridlocked roads and flooded-out early childhood centres - it all feels uncomfortably familiar.  Experts said Aucklanders are li...

The Government is hoping to address attrition in the Defence Force with a major pre-Budget funding announcement that will deliver the "biggest pay increase in over a decade" for personnel. As Newshub has previously reported , personnel are leaving New Zealand's Defence Force in ...

Rocket Lab launched the first of the TROPICS rockets from Mahia Peninsula in what could be a lifesaving step in the battle against climate change. Credits: Image - Rocket Lab / Supplied; Video - Newshub New Zealand's latest addition to NASA's plan to better track storms has been...

By Dave Alsup, Matt Phillips and Emma Tucker, CNN Almost 25,000 people who live in the Canadian province of Alberta have been evacuated as wildfires rage across the region, which is seeing abnormally hot weather and high winds, emergency officials said Saturday. There are at leas...

Related video: Scientists say warming southern waters could be responsible for the death of up to 10 percent of sea sponges in Fiordland. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub. Ocean surface heat is at  record-breaking levels . Temperatures began climbing in mid-March a...

Watch: Footage from the scene of the protest. Credits: Newshub. Restore Passenger Rail activists have again delayed traffic in Wellington after forcing the closure of a major highway to traffic heading south. It's the latest in the string of stunts by the group calling on the Go...

Watch Lisette Raymer's report as prime minister Chris Hipkins meets the British King Charles III in London. Credits: Video - Newshub; Photo - PA/Newshub. The Prime Minister has described meeting King Charles as an "amazing moment".  Chris Hipkins was warmly welcomed to Bucking...

Watch: Prime Minister Chris Hipkins speaks to media in London about meeting with Prince William. Credits: Video - Newshub; Images - Andy Parsons / Kensington Palace Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has met with the Prince of Wales and had a "wide-ranging" conversation that primaril...

Watch: New Zealand's last three summers have brought the most intense heatwaves on record, both in the ocean and in the atmosphere. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images New Zealand's last three summers have brought the most intense heatwaves on record, both in the oce...

A move by Coca-Cola to switch Sprite's green plastic bottles to clear PET plastic has been branded "blatant greenwashing" by environmental activists, despite its claims that the swap will drive packaging circularity.  On Monday, the New Zealand arm of the beverage giant announced...

Related video: Restore Passenger Rail protest action has come to a grinding halt after police intervened last week. Credits: Video - AM; Images - Supplied Five Restore Passenger Rail protesters have been arrested after blocking a central Wellington street and causing traffic de...

New research has found that 68 percent of New Zealanders believe we need to be making sustainable travel choices now to protect future generations, but amid the cost of living crisis, nearly 60 percent of us also think sustainable travel is too expensive. The report's publishers ...

Nanaia Mahuta spoke to Simon Shepherd. Credits: Newshub Nation. The Government has signalled the possibility of being invited to the non-nuclear arm of a US-led defence alliance, but Nanaia Mahuta is refusing to say whether China has asked her whether New Zealand will join.  ...

Related video: Restore Passenger Rail protesters won't apologise for blocking SH1 in Wellington. Credits: Image - Facebook; Video - AM A New Zealand man who caused mass disruption during a UK climate change protest has been sentenced to years in prison in what is reportedly one ...

"We won't be able to keep doing that and meet our requirements to be net-zero by 2050 and beyond." Credits: Video - AM; Image - RNZ Climate Change Commission chair Rod Carr says Aotearoa will not meet net-zero by 2050 "and beyond" if we continue to rely on tree planting.  The ...

"We need to pick up the pace." Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images. The Climate Change Commission is calling for bold and urgent changes to Government emission reduction policies, saying the current measures don't cut it. It made 19 recommendations in its latest draft...

Political commentators say Australia's major visa changes could open floodgates for Kiwis to migrate across the ditch. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub Nation RNZ Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says the new citizenship agreement with New Zealand is "the...

According to data from the Ministry of Health, Kiwis seeking help for gambling more than tripled following the arrival of smartphones in 2007. Credits: Image: Newshub Nation & Getty Images Video: Newshub Nation Warning: this article discusses suicide. Online gambling led Sarah ...

Related video: Alarming new statistics reveal New Zealand's sea level could rise 30cm in next 10 to 20 years. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub. The Earth's  ice sheets  lost enough ice over the last 30 years to create an ice cube 12 miles high, according to new re...

The Automobile Association is warning of 'mayhem' at the pumps when the Government's fuel tax discount ends in June. Finance Minister Grant Robertson confirmed the timing in an interview with Newstalk ZB on Friday morning, saying we "have to move through these emergency measure...

By Anna Matheson for The Conversation OPINION: In the face of multiple environmental and social crises, the long-term solution to achieving fairer and healthier societies on a liveable planet will not be a technical fix. It will be a fundamental change to the way communities work...

By Hamish Cardwell for RNZ A new Treasury report says New Zealand's economy as a whole is resilient and well-placed to weather the climate change storm. However it said the "modest" change predicted to gross GDP in the coming decades masked the huge impact it would have on some s...

Watch: The battle for the responsibility of climate change is heading to the world's top court .. thanks to a motion, spearheaded by Vanuatu. Credits: Video - AM; Images - Yacht Delivery Solutions/Reuters Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu on Wednesday won a historic vote at the ...

Marama Davidson spoke to Michael O'Keefe. Credits: Video - AM Early; Image - Getty Images Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson believes the Government needs to act much faster in its fight against climate change. It comes after the world's leading climate scientists issued a ...

Watch: The United Nation's climate change report warns changes must be made in urban areas to reduce emissions. Credits: Newshub The United Nations estimates around 70 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions are produced in urban areas. Its latest Climate Change report...

Watch: Jim Salinger and Brianna Fruean speak to AM about the IPCC report on climate change. Credits: Video - AM; Images - Getty Images / AM A climate activist has hit out at the United Nations saying they're "not doing their job" to tackle climate change.  The United Nations r...

Watch: The world's leading climate scientists have issued a damning "final warning" for life as we know it. Credits: Video - AM; Images - Getty Images The world is rapidly approaching  catastrophic levels of heating  with international climate goals set to  slip out of reach  ...

Watch: The Pasifika Festival was a chance for many people to come together and discuss the impacts of climate change. Credits: Newshub The Pasifika Festival is always a feast for the senses by celebrating the bright colours, smells and sounds from the Pacific.  But this year i...

Related video: Enough rain to fill 72 Olympic swimming pools fell every minute for six hours in Esk Valley during Cyclone Gabrielle. Credits: Image - Supplied/Kate Vogelaar; Video - Newshub. Scientists have discovered the severity of rainfall during New Zealand's most significan...

Watch: Birdlife International warns more extreme climate change snowstorms could see Antarctic seabirds become extinct. Credits: Video - AM; Images - AM / Getty Images A birdlife expert is warning about the "drastic impacts" climate change is having on Antarctic seabirds and fea...

Hipkins spoke to media on Tuesday. Credits: Newshub. The Prime Minister and Transport Minister are adamant reducing carbon emissions remains a priority for the Government after it's come under attack for torching several climate policies in its latest reprioritisation move. The ...

Watch: People in Napier are demanding action against climate change. Credits: Newshub Protestors in the region feeling the impacts of climate change the hardest right now marched to the regional council building in Napier. They asked Hawke's Bay Regional Council's general mana...

Watch: Footage shows the extent of the damage in Muriwai from Cyclone Gabrielle. Credits: Newshub Experts are warning of further damage to coastal properties if climate change is not mitigated. Professor of Geology at Wellington University, James Renwick says the recent Muriwai ...

Watch: Maureen Pugh's statement on her earlier comments. Credits: Newshub. National Party MP Maureen Pugh says she regrets her comments on Tuesday morning, when she refused to say she believed in human-induced climate change. She accepts she has "probably" undermined her party a...

Watch the exchange here. Credits: Newshub. National MP Maureen Pugh has refused to say she believes in man-made climate change.  Asked if she believed in climate change caused by human actions, Pugh said she hadn't seen evidence.  "I have yet to see the response from [Climate Ch...

Luxon also received some less constructive criticism from one student. Credits: Newshub. Chris Hipkins and Chris Luxon were in Tauranga on Thursday, with the Prime Minister meeting the family who survived a landslide that destroyed their house. Meanwhile, the National leader hea...

Scientists say warming southern waters could be responsible for the death of up to 10 percent of sea sponges in Fiordland Credits: Newshub Climate change isn't just causing more flooding, it's also killing sea sponges in Fiordland. Scientists say warming southern waters could be...

The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday that the head of state oil giant Abu Dhabi National Oil Company would lead this year's COP28 climate summit, fuelling activists' worries that big industry is hijacking the global response to environmental crisis.  Sultan al-Jaber, also UA...

By Pokere Paewi RNZ An iwi in the Bay of Plenty has developed its own climate change strategy, and they want whānau to have a climate change kōrero this Christmas. The township of Maketu is already seeing the impacts of climate change, its low-lying areas of coastline are vulnera...

Watch: Whales could be the next step in tackling climate change. Credits: Newshub A new study has found whales could be helping to fight climate change as they reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. A whale's giant size isn't just breathtaking, it could also help...

Watch: A High Court judge agrees with Lawyers for Climate Action group that New Zealand's climate change law lags behind global targets. Credits: Video: Newshub, Photo:RNZ A High Court judge has agreed with a group of lawyers that New Zealand's climate change law lags behind gl...

Related video: Climate change gains made during the pandemic undone Credits: Video - Newshub; Images - Reuters US President Joe Biden told the  COP27  climate conference in Egypt on Friday (local time) that global warming posed an existential threat to the planet and promised t...

It took a global crisis to get global emissions to go down. Credits: Video - Newshub ; Image - Getty Images After a slowdown of global carbon emissions during the pandemic, fossil fuel levels are bouncing back to higher levels than ever before.  They're forecast to rise 1 pe...

James Shaw said having loss and damage on the table at all was a breakthrough. Credits: Newshub. By Hamish Cardwell of RNZ The scene is set for fraught negotiations over who should pay for climate damage at the COP27 climate conference in Egypt. Rich countries are slowly ackno...

Watch: New modelling reveals climate change could alter height of New Zealand's waves Credits: Newshub New modelling has revealed climate change is set to alter the heights of New Zealand's waves. The waves are not just getting bigger - in fact, some parts of the country wil...

Watch: A report released last week said NZ's sea levels were rising and oceans becoming more acidic. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images Climate change will cause the pace of ocean warming to quadruple by 2090 if greenhouse gas emissions keep rising, threatening sea l...

One of Vincent van Gogh's famous paintings has been cleaned after climate protesters threw soup on the estimated NZ$148 million artwork. Footage shows two people wearing Just Stop Oil T-shirts opening cans of Heinz tomato soup and spattering it on van Gogh's Sunflowers (1888) bef...

Watch: Climate change, human activity's alarming impact on marine environment laid bare Credits: Newshub. New Zealand's sea levels are rising, oceans are becoming more acidic, and marine heatwaves are becoming "more frequent and severe", a new report says. The Ministry for the E...

Watch: Greenpeace calls farmers' recommendations for pricing agriculture emissions 'an absolute lemon'. Credits: Newshub. Farmers will have to pay for agricultural emissions under a scheme proposed by the Government in response to advice from the sector and the Climate Change C...

Watch: PM Jacinda Ardern reveals more details about new emissions levy for farmers. Credits: Newshub. Federated Farmers claims the Government's plan for agricultural emissions pricing will "rip the guts out of small town New Zealand", but Greenpeace says it doesn't go far enough...

Related video: Sonny Bill Williams blasts Heather Du Plessis-Allan over Pacific Islands 'leeches' remark. Credits: Newshub Green MP Julie Anne Genter has hit out at Newstalk ZB broadcaster Heather du Plessis-Allan after an interview with a teenage climate activist sparked bully...

"This speaks to the need to reduce the risks from climate change." Credits: Video - Newshub ; Image - RNZ Insurance companies have already forked out more for extreme weather-related claims than this time last year. July alone saw more than 6000 claims across the motu, totalli...

Related video: US climate scientist optimistic about the world's chances to fight climate change. Credits: Video - The Project; Images - Getty Images By Rosie Gordon for RNZ As international travel climbs back to pre-pandemic levels, climate change experts are urging New Zeala...

"A lot of countries, between 20 and 30 big nations around the world, have hit their peak emissions and are going down." Credits: Video - The Project ; Image - Getty Images There's no denying it anymore: we're in a climate crisis, and whether it's fossil fuels, deforestation, or ...

Watch: National accuses Government of spending half a billion more on climate change projects than Treasury advised. Credits: Newshub. The National Party has accused the Government of spending half a billion dollars more than Treasury advised it to on climate change projects. Me...

By Arindam Basu for The Conversation Within less than three years, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared two public health emergencies of international concern: COVID-19 in February 2020 and monkeypox in July 2022. At the same time, extreme weather events are being rep...

Watch: The Emissions Reduction Plan was revealed in May. Credits: Supplied RNZ / Chris Loveday By Hamish Cardwell of RNZ For the first time Aotearoa has a long-term strategy to deal with the effects of climate change, but the government plan released today contains few answers...

"We have known about climate change for more than three decades." Credits: Video - Newshub ; Image - Newshub "Tremendously frustrating" is how Climate Change Minister James Shaw feels about the "lost decades" of action on climate change in Aotearoa. On Wednesday, Shaw announced ...

Related video: James Renwick warns if countries don't get on top of their emissions the results will be "catastrophic". Credits: Image - RNZ / Dom Thomas; Video - AM Hamish Cardwell for RNZ Storms and flooding driven by climate change are already causing massive damage in Aotear...

Watch: Dr Rod Carr calls for Emissions Reduction Plan to be accelerated Credits: Video - Newshub Nation; Images - Newshub/Getty Images The Climate Change Commission is calling for New Zealand's Emissions Reduction Plan to be accelerated so the country doesn't fall behind in the...

Watch: Climate scientists warn climate change is happening faster than we thought. Credits: Video: Newshub Photo: Getty Images As wildfires spread in Europe and a heatwave hammers the United States, scientists in New Zealand warn climate change is happening faster than they thou...

Related video: James Renwick warns if countries don't get on top of their emissions the results will be "catastrophic". Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - AM Kevin Trenberth for The Conversation When politicians talk about reaching “net zero” emissions, they’re often coun...

Watch: Pacific leaders have taken the first steps towards history-making action on climate change and repairing regional instability. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub. Pacific leaders have taken the first steps towards history-making action on climate change and re...

The United States beamed into the forum, in a counter to China. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Newshub / Getty Images. United States Vice President Kamala Harris has addressed Pacific leaders in what’s seen as a masterstroke from the US in the geostrategic competition with Ch...

Related video: New research on rising sea levels could impact the price of coastal properties immediately. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images By Erin Fitz-Henry for The Conversation OPINION: "Climate change is racist". So reads the title of a recent book by British...

Related video: New research on rising sea levels could impact the price of coastal properties immediately. Credits: Video: Newshub Photo: Getty Images By Hamish Cardwell RNZ New climate change polling shows people are becoming less tolerant of those who build in harm's way, with...

Related video: Jacinda Ardern's back on the charm offensive in the US and has formed a partnership deal to work together with California on climate change. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub Former US President Donald Trump has shared an oddly rosy perspective on th...

Watch Newshub Nation's full report and following interview with Environment Minister David Parker. Credits: Image: Getty, Video: Newshub Nation. One of New Zealand's most divisive political issues is back in the spotlight as the Government moves to review some aspects of our dec...

With wild weather events, encroaching sea lines and blazing bush fires, the reality of climate change is starker every year and the consequences of inaction are growing increasingly dire.  The Government's landmark emissions reduction plan was recently unveiled but reaching a n...

Related video: Jacinda Ardern called out criticism of Mahuta on AM last week. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - AM By Robert Scollay for The Conversation  The frequent use of the term "shared values" to describe developments in the Pacific tends to obscure a distinct shif...

Watch: The Emissions Reduction Plan was revealed in May. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images. The partnership between Government and the primary sector has unveiled its recommendation for an alternative to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) for pricing agricultural em...

Related video: Co-producer of Milked Chris Huriwai and Dairy NZ CEO Tim Mackle go head to head on AM. Credits: Video - AM; Image - Tairāwhiti Civil Defence By Hamish Cardwell for RNZ Climate change was a factor in autumn being the second-equal warmest on record, but last season ...

Crown Research Institute Manaaki Whenua/Landcare Research has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to better detect land use and forest cover change.  The institute's focus is the environment, biodiversity and sustainability in Aotearoa and improved detection in the assessmen...

Jacinda Ardern's back on the charm offensive in the US and has formed a partnership deal to work together with California on climate change. Credits: Newshub RNZ New Zealand has formed a partnership deal to work together with California on climate change. The Memorandum of Coope...

Charlotte Cook for RNZ Climate change is being blamed for more than 40 little blue penguins/ kororā washing up dead over a week at a Far North Beach. Local resident Carol Parker found the lifeless bodies of the kororā on Tokerau Beach in Doubtless Bay on 8 May. But a day earlier ...

Peter Howson, Senior Lecturer in International Development, Northumbria University, Newcastle for The Conversation Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin were meant to be used as digital cash. Instead, they've become popular as speculative investments. As well as being resource-intensive ...

Watch: Christopher Luxon on AM on Wednesday. Credits: Video - AM; Images - AM National Party leader Christopher Luxon has defended calling for corporations to slash their emissions while saying he would allow oil and gas exploration.  Luxon said the Government has killed the oi...

Watch: James Shaw defends the Government's scrap-and-replace scheme for electric vehicles. Credits: Video - AM; Images - AM Climate Change Minister James Shaw has defended the Government's new scrap-and-replace scheme for electric vehicles after the policy faced heavy criticism ...

Ahead of the release, Greenpeace's Russel Norman said unless Government's Emissions Reduction Plan has significant drop in agriculture and dairy emissions it's not credible. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images. Monday is the most significant day in New Zealand's jour...

By Hamish Cardwell RNZ Analysis - Climate Change Minister James Shaw will this morning sketch out roughly what will be in the government's plan to slash climate emissions. At about 8 am Shaw is to deliver a speech to an invited audience in Wellington. However, he will not set out...

"These people are just out to cause trouble." Credits: Video - AM; Image - File/Twitter Controversial climate action targeting utes and SUVs in Auckland by deflating their tyres has been slammed by the hosts of AM , who labelled it "dangerous". The action saw a group called ...

Watch: Māori cultural sites among most vulnerable to climate change, rising sea levels. Credits: Newshub. Māori cultural sites will be among the most vulnerable to climate change and rising sea levels. Of the almost 800 marae situated across Aotearoa, 80 percent are built on low...

Watch: New research on rising sea levels could impact the price of coastal properties immediately. Credits: Images - Newshub, Getty Images; Video - Newshub. New research on rising sea levels has put the effects of climate change at the front of coastal residents' minds. But on...

Watch: Petone on Wellington’s harbour has just 20 years to figure out a way to stop the sea-level rise. Credits: Newshub. When we think of sea-level rise , we see waves slamming into coastal areas and flooding houses. But it will also work in an invisible way, paralysing town...

Related video: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks about the report on AM. Credits: Newshub New Zealand cannot afford to put back everything that will be damaged by rising sea levels, the Climate Change Commissioner says, as new data shows an earlier risk of inundation than e...

Watch: PM Jacinda Ardern says new sea-level predictions aren't inevitable. Credits: Video - AM; Image - File A New Zealand website allowing Kiwis to check whether their homes are at risk from sea level rises was unavailable for hours on its first day due to a cyber attack. T...

By RNZ Auckland Council pre-election report pitches climate change, inequality and finances as the city's main challenges The council has released its pre-election report today ahead of local body elections in October. Written by council staff and chief executive Jim Stabback, ...

Watch: The government releases a proposed plan to determine how the country can adapt to climate change. Credits: Newshub The Government is seeking feedback on its proposal for responding to climate change, with big questions around insurance, property transfer and who pays f...

Watch Newshub political reporter Amelia Wade's report. Credits: Newshub Thank you, lockdown - a greenhouse gas stocktake released on Tuesday shows staying home helped reduce our carbon emissions. But overall, the report is a black mark against New Zealand, because our gross or ...

Former Chief Science Advisor says "we are all going to boil," if we don't take action on Climate Change. Credits: Video - Newshub Image - Getty Images   A former Chief Science Advisor says the world is seeing the effects of climate change and New Zealanders need to act. Sir Pete...

Watch Climate Change Minister James Shaw's press conference. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Newshub With a few exceptions, New Zealand is "not making any transformative change to meet the world's targets", warns climate change lecturer Dr Alex Lo. His comments came after the r...

Watch: Massey University professor Ralph Sims on AM about the latest IPCC report. Credits: Video - AM; Images - AM A New Zealand professor says even though the latest climate report is grim, there is still hope if Kiwis, along with the rest of the world, take individual respons...

Watch: Kaysha Brownlie reports on a global climate report released on Tuesday. Credits: Video - Newshub; Images - Getty By Judy Lawrence, Alistair Woodward, Anita Wreford and Mark John Costello of The Conversation Climate change impacts in Aotearoa New Zealand are real and futur...

Climate Change Minister James Shaw was warned his climate target was too ambitious, too expensive and could be setting New Zealand up to fail. Credits: Video - Newshub; Images - Getty Climate change is upon us and humanity is far from ready, the United Nations climate panel war...

Climate Change Minister James Shaw was warned his climate target was too ambitious, too expensive and could be setting New Zealand up to fail. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub Newshub can reveal the Climate Change Minister was warned his climate target was too ambi...

Watch: Dr Jordan Peterson explains his theory on climate to Joe Rogan. Credits: Spotify / Getty Images Dr Jordan Peterson is making headlines for comments he made in a recent podcast with Joe Rogan, including a claim that "there is no such thing as climate". The former Fear Fa...

By Ella Stewart for RNZ Warmer sea temperatures and a changing climate could be what is causing more ocean-borne bites, stings and rashes, a marine scientist says. Ocean swimmers across the North Island have been sharing their itchy experiences on social media. Stings and bites c...

We are familiar with how ice forms above sea level in Antarctica but how it behaves below the surface has remained a mystery - until now. Credits: Image - Anthony Powell / Antarctic New Zealand; Video - Newshub A New Zealander-led project in Antarctica is pushing the boundaries...

By Bruce Glavovic, Iain White and Tim Smith for The Conversation Decades of scientific evidence demonstrate unequivocally that human activities jeopardise life on Earth. Dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system compounds many other drivers of global change. Go...

No matter where you are in Aotearoa, it's getting hotter. Credits: Photo - RNZ; Video - Newshub. Extreme temperatures across the country are happening far more often than expected. New research from NIWA has shown that extreme events, such as record-breaking heat waves, ...

The Detail   is a daily news podcast produced for  RNZ  by  Newsroom  and is published on Newshub with permission. Click on  this link  to subscribe to the podcast. It's been another big year for the C-word . No, not COVID - climate change . There have been huge reports interna...

Watch Newshub political reporter Amelia Wade's report. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Newshub It was the day thousands of migrants were waiting for: applications for new residency visas opened - but within minutes the Immigration website crashed. The technology sector says it'...

Frances Sweetman on The AM Show. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images Companies that fail to cut their carbon emissions look set to lose investors in the coming years, one of the outcomes of the recent climate talks in Scotland. While climate campaigners and nations pu...

James Shaw on The AM Show. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Images - Getty Images/The AM Show New Zealand's representative at UN climate talks in Scotland says the draft outcome won't reduce emissions enough to keep warming within 1.5C of pre-industrial temperature levels. Doing ...

Related video: New ice drilling technology developed in Wellington on its way to Antarctica. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images Kiwi scientists are planning to drill a kilometre down into the Antarctic ice to find out just what happened the last time the Earth warmed...

Related: What the latest IPCC climate report says is in store for New Zealand. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Image - Reuters By Richard Hodgkins for The Conversation COP26, which is taking place in Glasgow, is the latest in a series of meetings through which the world's governme...

Watch: World-leading conservationist Jane Goodall on The AM Show. Credits: The AM Show A world-leading conservationist says the window of time to combat climate change is closing, but change is still possible - and people should not give up hope .  English primatologist and anth...

Related video: Government sets new NDC in bid to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images Climate activism has benefitted from the anger of its critics, says Greta Thunberg, adding the 'school strike for climate' movem...

Māori activist for climate and indigenous peoples India Logan-Riley opened the first day reflecting on her first presentation six years ago at the summit. Credits: Newshub Delegates from 200 countries are gathering in Glasgow for the highly anticipated COP26 climate change summ...

Watch: New Zealand's commitment to addressing climate change just shifted into overdrive. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images The Government has announced a new Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030. Th...

Watch: Lisette Reymer's report. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Image - Getty Images Global governments' plans to cut emissions in the years ahead are not enough to avert catastrophic climate change which would lead to "endless suffering", a UN report said on Monday. With less tha...

Watch: Airborne microplastics directly linked to climate change for first time. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images Tiny fragments of plastic floating in the air have been directly linked to climate change for the first time. A new study out of the University of Cante...

Related video: The Government has committed a massive $1.3 billion to helping developing countries tackle climate change - and at least half will go to the Pacific. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub By Nathan Cooper for The Conversation.  Last week's formal recogni...

By Matt McDonald for The Conversation The climate talks in Glasgow are just days away, and may be the last chance to coordinate global efforts to stop the planet warming beyond 1.5C this century. More than 100 world leaders will attend the summit to try to agree on the details ...

Watch Climate Change Minister James Shaw on The AM Show. Credits: Image - The AM Show / Twitter; Video - The AM Show Climate Change Minister James Shaw copped criticism over plans to attend COP26 in Glasgow, but he's questioning why the same outrage didn't apply to Trade Minist...

New Zealand will unveil a more ambitious emissions reduction target at the next United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), Climate Change Minister James Shaw has revealed.   Our current target , as agreed in the 2015 Paris Accords, is reducing emissions to 30 percent below...

Google has announced a new monetisation policy forbidding adverts and monetisation of content denying climate change across its platforms. The internet giant says it's responding to concerns from advertisers and publishers who don't want their content to be seen alongside inaccur...

Related video: What New Zealanders have to change and when. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images Climate change is a "huge threat" to humanity and it is very important for governments to take action as quickly as possible, Italian physics Nobel prize winner Giorgio Par...

Related video: Ardern responded to criticism of NZ's climate change record by Greta Thunberg earlier this year. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub Samoa's prime minister has put climate change and ocean protection to the fore in a speech to the United Nations. Fiame...

Watch: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern responds to New Zealand being listed among countries with high methane emissions. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Newshub Jacinda Ardern insists her Government is "working very hard" on climate action after New Zealand was mentioned in a glo...

Related video: Here's what the new IPCC report says is in store for New Zealand as climate change worsens. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Images - Getty Images The United States and the European Union have agreed to aim to cut emissions of the planet-warming gas methane by aroun...

Watch ACT leader David Seymour's press conference. Credits: Newshub By Russell Palmer for RNZ Green Party co-leader James Shaw is defending against accusations of hypocrisy for travelling to a climate conference in Glasgow after criticising Parliament's sitting at alert level 4...

Related video: Oxfam's Rachael Le Mesurier talks about the IPCC report on The AM Show. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - The AM Show More than 200 health journals across the world have simultaneously published an editorial calling for greater government action on climate...

The world's children cannot afford more empty promises at this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), youth activists including Greta Thunberg said, after a UN report found virtually no child will escape the impact of global warming. In the first index of its ki...

Oxfam's Rachael Le Mesurier talks about the big climate report on The AM Show. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Images - Getty Images/NASA A 1980s environmental pact once dubbed the "single most successful international agreement to date" might have unintentionally given us an extr...

Oxfam's Rachael Le Mesurier talks about the report on The AM Show. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - The AM Show The Detail is a daily news podcast produced for RNZ by Newsroom and is published on Newshub with permission. Click on this link to subscribe to the podcas...

Related video: Oxfam's Rachael Le Mesurier talks about the latest climate report on The AM Show. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - The AM Show By Doug Specht and Silvia Angeli for The Conversation.  OPINION: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s sobering "...

Oxfam's Rachael Le Mesurier talks about the report on The AM Show. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Images - Getty Images/WeatherWatch The latest report from the UN's climate change body is being described as "frank and blunt", "sobering and authoritative" and "nothing but bad news...

Watch: The effects of climate change are running away and humans are unequivocally to blame, according to the world's largest-ever report on Climate Change from the United Nations. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub The UN climate panel sounded a dire warning Monday,...

Related video: Climate Change Commission releases draft plan on New Zealand reaching zero emissions. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images By Susan J. Prichard, Keala Hagmann, and Paul Hessburg for The Conversation After so many smoke-filled summers and record-setting b...

Lawyers for Queen Elizabeth II reportedly lobbied Scottish ministers to gain an exemption for her land from a key piece of climate change legislation. According to a report from The Guardian on Thursday , lawyers for the Queen wanted her massive Scottish estate exempted from l...

Watch: Envoy for Climate John Kerry said a lack of action from China and Russia is putting progress at risk. The United States is urging the rest of the world to tackle the 'test of our time' - climate change - saying if more action isn't taken, it's a worldwide 'suicide' pact....

Video: Older New Zealanders increasingly concerned about climate change - study. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Reuters Five million people die every year as a result of abnormal temperatures linked to climate change, a new study has found. But while that number would be eve...

A study of attitudes over a 10-year period shows older New Zealanders are becoming increasingly aware of the risks of climate change. Credits: Image - Getty Images; Video - Newshub Climate anxiety isn't only affecting young Kiwis. A study of attitudes over a 10-year period shows...

Watch: NIWA forecaster Nava Fedaeff on The AM Show. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Image - Getty Images / NIWA Last month was officially New Zealand's warmest June on record - news that might set alarm bells ringing for the environmentally conscious. But an expert says climate ...

A climate activist is throwing his support behind a group of lawyers taking legal action against the Climate Change Commission . The group says recommendations in the commission's major report to Government do not propose measures to tackle the problem aggressively enough. So ...

Watch: Britain pulled out its big gun at the G7 summit on Saturday - The Queen. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images World leaders who gathered for the G7 summit last week are being accused of hypocrisy after an air show and a number of social events were held thro...

Green MP Ricardo Menéndez March says people's livelihoods could be at stake if New Zealand fails to deliver on climate change. Speaking to Magic Talk's Sunday Cafe, Menéndez March said the Government "could be sued" if it doesn't reach its emissions reduction targets. His comme...

James Shaw on Newshub Nation. Credits: Video - Newshub Nation; Image - Getty Images Despite his best efforts, and the efforts New Zealand will soon be asked to undertake, James Shaw says it's highly unlikely warming will be kept below 1.5C.  The Government's own legislation requ...

Related video: The Climate Change Commission has issued a stark warning to the Government in its final advice. Credits: Video - Newshub; Images - Getty A Texas Congressman has been mocked after asking whether the problem of climate change could be solved via changing the orbits ...

James Shaw on Newshub Nation. Credits: Video - Newshub Nation; Images - Getty Images/Newshub Nation James Shaw says he has confidence Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern can deliver on climate change - because if she doesn't, she'll literally be breaking the law.  The independent Clim...

Watch: The Climate Change Commission has recommended sweeping changes to society so that we can be Carbon Neutral by 2050. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images The Climate Change Commission has issued a stark warning to the Government in its final advice: "We are not o...

Watch: The Climate Change Commission has recommended sweeping changes to society so that we can be Carbon Neutral by 2050. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Newshub Nation The ACT Party says the government's being asked to "ban and ban and tax its way out of climate change" by...

Related video: Ecologist issues dire warning about NZ's freshwater. Credits: Video - Newshub Nation; Image - Getty Images Lakes in New Zealand and around the world are rapidly losing oxygen, scientists say, putting biodiversity and access to fresh drinking water at risk.  Since ...

Climate change could contribute to a rise in flesh-eating bacteria which thrive in warmer waters, experts warn. Scientists are becoming increasingly worried climate change can contribute to dangerous pathogens such as brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri and Vibrio vulnificus, a...

Medics concerned about the effects on public health of environmental degradation marched on the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva on Saturday (local time), demanding health authorities make climate change and biodiversity loss their top priorities. White-clad activists fr...

By Hamish Cardwell for RNZ Lawyers demanding action on climate change say recent landmark class action wins overseas will affect how the court sees the issues here. On Thursday, an Australian federal court ruled the government has a duty of care to protect young people from clima...

Related: Kiwi-led study finds terrifying tipping point possibly only 20 years away. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images Climate scientists are warning the Paris Agreement's target to keep global warming to just 1.5C could be passed within the next five years.  A new a...

Watch: 2020 was the seventh-hottest on record. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images By Belinda van Heerwaarden and Ary Hoffmann for The Conversation Evidence of declining fertility in humans and wildlife is growing. While chemicals in our environment have been ident...

Watch: Researcher Samantha White speaks with The AM Show. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - The AM Show. New research shows young people are concerned about having children because of climate change.  The research explored motivations to remain childfree in times of climate chan...

Related video: Climate Change Commission releases draft plan on New Zealand reaching zero emissions. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images Antarctic melting could cause a "dramatic" rise in sea levels if countries fail to keep global warming below 2C (3.6 Fahrenheit), p...

Watch the Finance Minister's speech. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Newshub Finance Minister Grant Robertson has hinted at climate change spending and cost-cutting in what's been described as the Recovery Budget. In a pre-Budget speech on Tuesday, Robertson said he asked each ...

Related video: Climate Change Commission releases draft plan on New Zealand reaching zero emissions. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Researchers say too little emphasis has been placed on two of the most effective ways we could be fighting climate change - limiting popul...

James Renwick on The AM Show. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Image - Getty One of New Zealand's top scientists says a new study highlighting the plight of the world's glaciers is "sobering stuff" and shows we have little time left to stop filling the atmosphere with greenhouse ga...

Anxiety over climate change is prompting more and more people to reconsider having children, a new study has revealed. Researchers from the University of Arizona interviewed 24 people between 18 and 35 who said climate change played an important role in deciding whether to have k...

Watch: Jacinda Ardern speaks at an international climate change summit. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Reuters Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is calling for other countries to follow New Zealand's lead on climate change.   On Friday morning, Ardern joined US President Joe Bi...

Related video: Kiwi-led study finds terrifying tipping point possibly only 20 years away. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty All but 1 percent of Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be destroyed within the next four years if the Earth continues tracking at its current rate...

Canada's main opposition Conservative Party members on Saturday voted down a proposal to recognize climate change as real, in a blow to the new party leader's efforts to embrace environment-friendly policies ahead of a likely federal election this year. The rejected motion includ...

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has warned the death rate from climate change will be five times worse than COVID-19 if emissions aren't curbed. During an interview with Australian network ABC on Tuesday, Gates said getting the world to carbon-zero by 2050 would be "the har...

Related: Kiwi-led study finds terrifying climate tipping point possibly only 20 years away. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Past predictions of sea level rises have turned out to be "on the money", with scientists now warning we're on track for "metres of sea level ris...

Related video: Kiwi-led study finds terrifying tipping point possibly only 20 years away. Credits: Video - Newshub; Images - Christoph Kraus Two very different photos of Franz Josef Glacier taken from the same spot 13 years apart have highlighted the urgent need for climate acti...

France’s government is at fault for not doing enough to combat climate change, a French court said on Wednesday, in what environmental campaigners called a landmark ruling that could ramp up pressure on other countries to act on global warming. The case was brought by four non-go...

Related video: James Shaw spoke to The AM Show about the new report. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - The AM Show By Nick Truebridge for RNZ Small businesses like restaurants and cafes could be impacted after the Climate Change Commission released its first report, with a raft o...

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone The Prime Minister says it is incredibly encouraging that the Climate Change Commission's first official report shows that reaching our emissions reduction goals are both achievable and affordable. The commission's ...

James Renwick for The Conversation. New Zealand's Climate Change Commission today released its long-anticipated advice to the government on how to reshape the economy to meet the country's domestic and international climate change obligations. The document sets out three emission...

Watch: What plans does the Climate Commission have for slashing New Zealand's emissions? Credits: Newshub We came together as a nation to fight COVID-19 and now our challenge is battling emissions. While a lot of the heavy lifting will be done by central and local governments a...

Watch: Jacinda Ardern and James Shaw react to advice in a major Climate Change Commission report. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Climate Change James Shaw are responding to the Climate Change Commission's draft advice . ...

The Climate Change Commission has released its draft plan on what New Zealand needs to do to meet its emissions obligations - and it includes some drastic cuts. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty RNZ The first official report from the Climate Change Commission has found the...

Labour unveils climate policies during 2020 election campaign. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Newshub Next year car suppliers must report the amount of CO2 the vehicles they import to New Zealand emit and meet targets set by the Government to try and reduce transport emissions...

By Michael P Cameron for The Conversation Population growth plays a role in environmental damage and climate change. But addressing climate change through either reducing or reversing growth in population raises difficult moral questions that most people would prefer to avoid h...

By Joanna Kershaw for The Conversation. Climate change is having a serious impact on the world's oceans in various ways, ranging from its devastating effects on tropical coral reefs to melting polar sea ice. But until now, it wasn't known how these changes could be affecting wh...

Watch: 2020 was the seventh hottest on record in NZ. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty In 2020 it often felt like the world was on fire, and in at least one way it kind of was. The year we'd all like to forget has just been named one of the hottest on record - at least top...

Watch: Newshub's TV report. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty When the results of his latest research into carbon emissions came in, Louis Schipper sat back in his chair and just stared.  "Oh," the professor of biogeochemistry at the University of Waikato said to himself, ...

Watch: 2020 was the seventh hottest on record. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty 2020 was New Zealand's seventh-hottest year on record, a new report has revealed. The Annual Climate Summary, released on Tuesday by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (N...

Climate scientists say it's almost certain we'll cross the threshold for a "dangerous" level of global warming as soon as 2038, possibly as early as 2027, if drastic measures aren't taken. It's a gloomier scenario than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has put ...

The Prime Minister declared a 'climate emergency' to recognise the 'devastating impact' extreme weather will have on New Zealand, and the 'alarming' loss of species. Credits: Newshub / Getty Climate Change Minister James Shaw admits New Zealand has "a long way to go" to bring do...

Watch: Ardern was absent from the Climate Ambition Summit, with some suggesting New Zealand's poor record has put us out of favour with better-performing countries. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has called out the New Zeala...

New Zealand was absent from an international Climate Ambition Summit and some have suggested our poor record has put us offside with better-performing countries. Credits: Image - Getty + Newshub; Video - Newshub New Zealand was noticeably absent from the massive international Cl...

Ex-UN climate leaders say it's "unthinkable" to continue climate change efforts at the pace they are going as they are insufficient and leave the world on a "road to hell". According to a report by four senior members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (...

Watch: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declares a climate emergency. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Newshub. An Australian university is offering what it says is the world's first undergraduate degree in climate law, ahead of a predicted increase in lawsuits relating to extreme...

Laurent Fabius, the Frenchman who brought down the gavel to seal the Paris Accord on climate change five years ago, said he wished world powers had fought global warming as resolutely as they have confronted the coronavirus pandemic. The agreement between almost 200 states on Dec...

Watch: Jacinda Ardern declares climate emergency in New Zealand after decades of rising greenhouse gas emissions. Credits: Newshub. New Zealand has been ranked middle-of-the-pack when it comes to fighting climate change in a new report. The 2021 Climate Change Performance Ind...

Watch as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declares a climate change emergency. Credits: Parliament TV Off the back of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's declaration of a climate change emergency, the Government plans to make the public sector carbon neutral by 2025.  The Carbon Neutr...

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wants New Zealand to join more than 1800 jurisdictions in 32 countries to declare a climate change emergency to avoid a more than 1.5C rise in global warming.  The commitment is outlined in the Prime Minister's Notice of Motion which she will read ou...

Jacinda Ardern spoke to Duncan Garner. Credits: The AM Show Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is defending her decision to announce a climate emergency this week after it drew criticism from Opposition leaders as a "PR stunt". Ardern's office confirmed last week she would introduc...

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she was open to declaring a climate emergency during the Newshub Leaders Debate. Credits: Image - Supplied; Video - Newshub Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will declare a climate change emergency in Parliament next week.  "As stated during the e...

Russel Norman on The AM Show. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Images - The AM Show/Getty Greenpeace is dismissing the terrifying results of a new study, which suggests we're decades too late to fight climate change.  Temperatures will continue to rise for a long time after we reac...

What New Zealanders have to change and when to avoid climate change's worst effects. Credits: Video - Newshub Nation; Images - Getty/Scientific Reports We're perhaps between 50 and 60 years too late to prevent catastrophic climate change simply by ceasing emissions, scientists ...

Watch: By 2040, days with extreme fire danger are predicted to increase by an average of 70 percent. Credits: Video - Newshub ; Image - Getty Some of New Zealand's coldest regions could see their fire risk more than double over the next twenty years thanks to the "significant" ...

At an unknown time in the future, residents living in a small coastal village in Wales will be asked to leave their homes due to climate change. While COVID-19 lockdowns have led to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, sea levels continue to rise, impacting communities such a...

Watch: Newshub Nation explores what New Zealanders will have to change and when to limit global warming to 1.5C. Credits: Video - Newshub Nation; Image - Getty Nuclear power isn't the answer to reducing carbon emissions for electricity generation, new research has found.  Resear...

Dargaville kūmara farmer Grant Suckling spoke to The AM Show. New research shows climate change is threatening one of New Zealand's favourite vegetables. Peruvian researchers tested nearly 2000 strains of kūmara worldwide and found just 6.7 percent were heat tolerant, raising co...

David Hall for The Conversation OPINION: Back in pre-COVID times last year, when New Zealand passed the Zero Carbon Act, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern insisted "New Zealand will not be a slow follower" on climate change. It struck a clear contrast with the previous National gover...

Related video: What New Zealanders have to change and when to help stop climate change. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Newshub Nation By Robert McLachlan for The Conversation New Zealanders are polarised on climate change policy, according to a recent survey.  This puts the tw...

Worldwide people gathered to protest for climate action. Credits: Image - Getty Images / Video - Reuters United under Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, young people rallied worldwide on Friday (UK time)  to demand urgent action to halt catastrophic climate change, in their first...

By Harry Lock of RNZ Local councils need more say over critical areas like climate change and housing, says an appeal from Local Government NZ. The plea to the next Government from the agency representing all local governments is part of its "election manifesto". They're calling ...

British police have arrested dozens of semi-naked women in central London as they protested demanding action against climate change. Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters locked themselves outside Britain's Houses of Parliament on Thursday morning wearing just trousers and face ma...

Climate change - what New Zealanders have to change and when. Credits: Video - Newshub Nation; Image - Reuters Ice in Greenland and Antarctica is melting so fast, it's overtaking scientists' worst-case scenarios, a new study has found. When climate scientists use computer modell...

The number of New Zealand business bosses who rank climate change as the biggest threat to growth has halved, according to a new survey. Instead it's been replaced by a struggle to find talented staff in the wake of worldwide restrictions on travel thanks to COVID-19, and a relia...

Watch as National leader Judith Collins hails farmers as "climate change warriors". Credits: Newshub National leader Judith Collins has described farmers as "climate change warriors" and is promising to make changes to the Zero Carbon Act if she's elected Prime Minister.  Colli...

A number of projects aimed at furthering sustainability in the country's food and fibre sector received a funding boost on Thursday. The Government gave $18 million to 22 projects to help educate farmers on how to use their land more sustainably, meet environmental targets and be...

Climate change is happening and we need to halt it. Humans are burning through our natural resources and polluting the planet. Getting rid of plastics bags and using keep cups just isn't cutting it right now. It may seem hopeless but there are people working furiously to combat...

ACT leader David Seymour is proposing changing the parliamentary calendar to reduce the number of flights MPs take to Wellington to help the climate and reduce spending.  MPs attend Parliament throughout the year based on a calendar that determines which weeks require them to be ...

By Jo Moir for RNZ The country's first national climate change risk assessment has identified 10 significant areas that need to be urgently addressed by the Government in the next six years. The risk assessment is an overview of how New Zealand may be affected by climate change-r...

Related: A NIWA study says 772,000 Kiwis are in danger of being flooded by the sea or a river. Credits: Image - Newshub / Nature; Video - Newshub Coastal floods will become increasingly commonplace in New Zealand over the next 80 years, new global research suggests, brought on b...

Watch: Kids explain why climate change matters. Credits: Video - Newshub; Images - Getty New Zealand only managed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 1 percent between 2007 and 2018, new data shows. The deep south is largely to blame, with Canterbury, Otago, Tasman/Nelson ...

Watch: Judith Collins was on The AM Show. Credits: Image - Newshub; Video - The AM Show Judith Collins is the new leader of National after the party accepted Todd Muller's resignation and backed her to take over on Tuesday. It's been a tumultuous road to the helm for Collins, a ...

Greenpeace is calling on the Government to take a harder line against farmers after the publication of a new study warning of the dangers of nitrogen pollution from the livestock sector. The study, titled Nitrogen emissions along global livestock supply chains , cautions that th...

Simon Kingham for The Conversation The COVID-19 lockdown has affected the environment in a number of ways. The first is a reduction in air travel and associated emissions. Globally, air travel accounts for around 12 percent of the transport sector’s greenhouse gas emissions...

The South Pole has warmed three times the global rate in the past 30 years, Kiwi scientists revealed on Monday. Temperatures have skyrocketed due to natural swings in Antarctica's climate and man-made greenhouse gas emissions. Climate scientists previously believed Antarctica m...

A new report has issued a stark warning for the impact climate change could have on the country's primary industries. The Hawke's Bay Region Water Security Economic Impact Assessment states if nothing is done in the face of climate change there will be a considerable drop to the ...

By Eric Frykberg of RNZ New Zealand runs a serious risk of failing to meet legally mandated goals on climate change, according to the Forest Owners Association. That would happen if the Government went ahead with halting forest conversions of farmland if they occurred too often...

Watch: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Environment Minister David Parker announced the projects on Monday. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - The Hui The impacts of climate change appear to have been forgotten in new legislation fast-tracking infrastructure projects to help sti...

The threat farmers face from agricultural weeds is set to increase as the impact of climate change worsens, according to a new study. Scientists from Flinders University in Australia used computer models to predict the likely impact of climate change on invasive weed propagation....

Watch: Rosie Gordon's report. Credits: Newshub. The 2020 Budget has been labelled as a missed opportunity to tackle climate change.  Despite millions being poured into the environment, there are calls for more money to ensure our new normal is a sustainable one.  Auckland clima...

The study found an even more rapid rise in temperatures in the next 50 years if greenhouse gas emissions aren't cut. Credits: Video - The AM Show/AP; Image - Getty Parts of the world could face nearly unlivable conditions in 50 years' time if humans don't tackle climate change. ...

What New Zealanders have to change and when to fight climate change. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty A state-of-the-art climate modelling system which recently predicted an ice-free Arctic by 2050 might be running a bit hot, according to a new study . CESM2 is one of 27...

What are Iwi doing to protect our environment? With guests Mike Smith & Hinekaa Mako. Subscribe to the R&R podcast on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Omny , and all major podcast apps. Watch the latest episode of  R&R on Three . Made with the support of Te Māngai Pāho. ...

Related video: Kids explain why climate change matters. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty New Zealand is making "limited progress" to reduce its emissions but not nearly quickly enough, with Climate Change Minister James Shaw claiming the scale of what is needed goes beyon...

Using water more efficiently in everything from daily life to agriculture and industry would help curb climate change - a potential benefit not widely recognised. In a report issued on World Water Day, UN agencies said global warming threatened the right to water and sanitation f...

Watch: Ministry of Health reveals NZ now has 28 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Twitter / @helenv19 / @ikaveri On Tuesday, after days of government-imposed lockdown amidst the rampant COVID-19 pandemic, Venice locals were surprised to learn they ha...

The head of the United Nations has warned that the world is "way off track" in dealing with climate change. His comments come as a new report shows that the global average temperature in 2019 was 1.1C above pre-industrial levels. The State of the Climate report , by the World Me...

In 80 years time, your favourite summer holiday spot could be underwater. New research says half of the world's beaches are under threat. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Images By John Church for The Conversation For many coastal regions, sea-level rise is a looming c...

How do we centre Indigenous people in the conversations around climate change? R&R with Eru & K'Lee is a lively current events show with a unique Māori perspective.  Te reo speakers K'Lee and Eru deliver entertaining and intelligent discussions on issues arising from popular cult...

NASA equipment will be used to collect climate change data. Credits: Video - Air New Zealand; Image - Getty Air New Zealand and NASA have announced they're entering into a partnership to gather information on climate change and its impacts on the environment. As part of the pr...

Watch: Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama urges Jacinda Ardern to stand up for climate change. Credits: Newshub Fiji has urged New Zealand to stand up for climate change action during Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's first official visit to the island nation. But the Prime M...

Jacinda Ardern doesn't plan to raise human rights issues with Fiji's leader. Credits: Newshub Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has no plans to raise climate change issues with the Australian Prime Minister and doesn't plan to raise human rights issues with Fiji's leader, either. H...

Watch: Luke Wijohn spoke to The AM Show in 2019. Credits: Image - Twitter / Luke Wijohn; Video - The AM Show Teenage climate change striker Luke Wijohn has been selected as the Green Party's candidate to challenge Jacinda Ardern's Mt Albert electorate at the election.  Luke Wij...

By Robin Martin of RNZ A groundbreaking school that puts a green ethos at the centre of its learning is celebrating its opening in Taranaki today. Green School New Zealand has a focus on sustainability, but it doesn't come cheap with enrolment and tuition fees costing up to $40,0...

The Government has declared a drought in Northland and parts of Auckland after months of monitoring the situation. Down the country, the state of emergency for Southland, including Fiordland, has been extended for another week due to extreme flooding.  Do you think recent adverse...

They're worried plans to abandon properties most at risk will leave them homeless. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Newshub All over the country, authorities are having difficult conversations with flood-prone and coastal communities about 'managed retreat'. It's the plan to aban...

Related video: Staggering number of recyclable plastic containers sent to landfill every year Credits: Video - Newshub ; Image - Getty. Elizabeth Thomson for RNZ. A new survey has suggested that New Zealanders' perception of the environment has changed over time. The Public Perc...

Prince Charles has been criticised for flying 200 kilometres in a private helicopter to speak to climate scientists about reducing aircraft emissions. The prince's flight from Highgrove to Cambridge was estimated to produce 2.5 tonnes of carbon emissions and cost £12,000 (NZD$2...

Watch: Prehistoric data shows climate change could cause 20m sea level rise. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - If your plan to avoid the worst effects of climate change is to up sticks and move, cross Bangkok, Melbourne and Amsterdam off your destination list right now. They're...

A plant-based diet could slash emissions and save billions of dollars, according to new research. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty A new Kiwi study has found no matter how efficiently New Zealand produces meat, cutting back is still the best way to fight climate change. ...

Watch: Prehistoric data shows climate change could cause 20m sea level rise Credits: Video - Newshub ; Image - Climate Central. An interactive map shows how high sea levels could rise by the year 2050 - and the results are alarming. Independent research group Climate Central pub...

Watch: NZ First MP Tracey Martin shares her thoughts on the new climate change teaching resource. Credits: Facebook / Tracey Martin New Zealand First MP Tracey Martin is defending the controversial climate change teaching resource despite her colleagues speaking out against it ...

The UN ruling says "climate change refugees" can now not be sent home. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Image - File The UN's Human Rights Committee has rejected a Kiribati man's bid to return to New Zealand as a "climate refugee". But in its decision released earlier this month...

Paula Bennett talks about the new resource to help teachers educate students about climate change. Credits: Video - Magic Talk; Image - Getty National says it might make changes to a new resource being rolled out to schools to help with teaching climate change, or perhaps wit...

Watch: Kids explain why climate change matters. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty New Zealand First MP and Minister Shane Jones has berated climate change activists for promoting the importance of reduced meat consumption, comparing their campaigns to "eco bible-bashing". ...

Watch: New Zealand kids talk about climate change. Credits: Video: Newshub Image: Supplied. Federated Farmers has launched a petition calling for a new Ministry of Education teaching resource on climate change to be withdrawn while amendments are made.  The resource, which is t...

Listen to Climate Change Minister James Shaw's interview with Magic Talk's Sean Plunket about teaching climate change in schools. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Magic Talk New Zealand First MPs Shane Jones and Mark Patterson are speaking out against a new climate change teachi...

Listen to Climate Change Minister James Shaw's interview with Magic Talk's Sean Plunket about teaching climate change in schools. Credits: Image - Photosport / Getty; Video - Magic Talk James Shaw has thanked a Kiwi cricketer for supporting an interview the minister gave about ...

MagicTalk's Sean Plunket has slammed a Blackcaps cricketer for supporting Green Party co-leader James Shaw in his calm response to an interview with the radio host. Shaw had an interview with Plunket on Monday about the teaching of climate change in schools.  The pair clashed ove...

Listen to Climate Change Minister James Shaw's interview with Sean Plunket about teaching climate change in schools. Credits: Image - Facebook; Video - Magic Talk National MP Scott Simpson has blasted James Shaw over what he's described as a "shocker of an interview" the minist...

The report analysed more than half a century of ocean data. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Newshub. The amount of energy that's warmed the world's oceans over the past 25 years is the same as if 3.6 billion atom-bombs were dropped into them. A new report has analysed more than ...

Listen to Climate Change Minister James Shaw debate teaching climate change in schools with Magic Talk's Sean Plunket. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Magic Talk A new climate change teaching resource includes lessons on Greta Thunberg, dealing with "scepticism", understanding ...

Listen to Climate Change Minister James Shaw debate teaching climate change in schools with Magic Talk's Sean Plunket. Credits: Image - Getty / Newshub; Video - Magic Talk The new climate change curriculum for schools has been described as "state-organised bullying of kids" by ...

Watch: Newshub Nation explores what New Zealanders will have to change and when to limit global warming to 1.5C. Credits: Video - Newshub Nation; Image - Getty Warning: This story deals with suicide.  Climate change might not just kill people through heat waves and stronger stor...

Listen: Sean Plunket debates teaching climate change in schools with Climate Change Minister James Shaw. Credits: Video: Newshub Image: Getty A new climate change teaching resource has come under fire from Federated Farmers who claim it presents an unbalanced view of the issue....

Watch: Kids explain why climate change matters. Credits: Video - Newshub; Images - Getty Roger Federer has responded to criticism from teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg, saying he is "happy to be reminded" of his responsibilities. The Swiss 20-times Grand Slam champ...

Listen to Sean Plunket debate teaching climate change in schools with Climate Change Minister James Shaw. Credits: Image - Magic Talk / Newshub; Video - Magic Talk Green Party co-leader James Shaw clashed with media personality Sean Plunket during an interview in which the radi...

Watch: Kids explain why climate change matters. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty The Government has announced new resourcing for teaching climate change in schools. Education Minister Chris Hipkins said on Sunday kids will be taught "the role science plays in understandin...

Protesters in London. Credits: Reuters The Australian government has been condemned for inaction on climate change, at a protest in London sparked by anger over the country's devastating bushfires. Hundreds of people gathered in central London to denounce Australian Prime Minis...

Tennis star Roger Federer has defended his sponsorship deal with Swiss bank Credit Suisse, after a barrage of criticism from climate activists, including Greta Thunberg. Thunberg was among those who retweeted a challenge to Federer over his ties to the bank, which invests heavily...

Watch: Australian Fire Service Commissioner rubbishes climate change deniers over bushfire claims. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty A report commissioned by the Australian government 12 years ago predicted that as of 2020, climate change would intensify the country's b...

Watch: Wellington's seawalls are losing the fight against climate change. Credits: Newshub Wellington City Council is spending almost $1 million on strengthening a crumbling seawall on the capital's south coast, but experts claim the walls are losing the fight against climate ch...

Watch: Australian Fire Service Commissioner rubbishes climate change deniers over bushfire claims. Credits: Newshub The man in charge of New South Wales' firefighting efforts is rubbishing claims that climate change isn't to blame for the fires. Rural Fire Service Commissioner S...

American rock icon Meat Loaf believes activist Greta Thunberg has been "brainwashed" into thinking that climate change is real. The rockstar - best known for his Bat out of Hell trilogy of albums and who has also appeared on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice show - told The...

This article was originally published on Excursionset. Leading physicist Richard Easther explains what's been going on with the smoky orange skies above New Zealand.  On New Year's Day, social media in New Zealand was flooded with images of eerie orange skies above the South I...

A headteacher of an English primary school has banned students from sending Christmas cards out of concern for the environment. Jonathan Mason, head of Belton Lane Primary School in Grantham, Lincolnshire, said the holiday tradition contributes to carbon emissions.  He also claim...

Watch: Newshub Nation explores what New Zealanders will have to change and when to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. Credits: Video - Newshub Nation; Image - Newshub. If every country did as much as New Zealand to combat climate change, the world would fail to meet its Paris ...

Watch: Newshub Nation explores what New Zealanders will have to change and when to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Newshub Nation. This is false. At least 95 percent of scientists in the field believe there is sufficient evidence to support t...

As temperatures around the globe rise, scientists continue to warn of the vast challenges hotter weather will bring. Melting glaciers, rising sea levels and species extinction are just some of the problems expected to worsen as the world moves closer to what scientists call a " t...

Watch: Climate change an 'extraordinary threat', Jacinda Ardern warns United Nations Credits: Video - Reuters ; Image - Newshub. Australia is suffering from "Kiwi envy" due to New Zealand's humanitarian approach to climate change. An article by Neil McMahon in the Sydney Morning...

Watch: Frankie Morland released his heartbreaking climate crisis song 'World in Danger' to bring attention to saving the Earth. Credits: Image - ITV/BMG; Video - ITV An eight-year-old boy from the United Kingdom could have a Christmas number one with his song about the climate c...

Watch: The Productivity Commission has been trying to work out how to transition to a carbon neutral economy by 2050. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Reuters Space travel is predicted to be the next frontier for the wealthy tourist dollar, but there are fears it could also be...

The former commissioner for the environment says those who deny man-made climate change are not using science. "People who say it's not real, they're not basing it on science, they're basing it on what they want to believe," Dr Jan Wright told The AM Show on Wednesday.  But it's ...

A floating mock-up of a typical British suburban home was seen slowly sinking into the Thames in central London on Sunday in a protest organised by Extinction Rebellion to demand politicians fighting a Dec 12 general election act on climate change. A white microwave oven bobbed i...

The report has been backed by nearly 12,000 scientists. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty A new report into the effects of climate change warns the world faces "untold suffering" if nothing is done . The study has been backed by nearly 12,000 experts, including many Kiwi ...

Watch: The Government announced a ban on offshore oil and gas exploration permits in 2018. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty More than 11,000 scientists from around the world have signed a declaration that the world is in the grips of a climate emergency that threatens "t...

The pair had a tense interview. Credits: The AM Show A tense interview forced Duncan Garner and James Shaw to "agree to disagree" on the failure to push a climate change emergency through Parliament. The climate change minister appeared on Wednesday's episode of The AM Show to d...

New Zealand is set to host an international space mission to help tackle climate change, and the Government is pledging $26 million towards the project.  It's an international satellite that that locates and measures methane from human sources worldwide, Research, Science and Inn...

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has written a stirring Instagram about climate change activist Greta Thunberg being a "leader of our time". DiCaprio - well known for his environmental activism - posted on Saturday a long message praising the teen who sparked international protests callin...

Watch: Climate change marchers are asked their thoughts on the issue. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Coastal properties could become uninhabitable within the next three decades, affecting hundreds of millions of people, a new study claims. The global sea level has alr...

Watch: Climate change marchers are asked for their thoughts on climate change. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Newshub A climate scientist is describing Judith Collins as 'complacent' after she lashed out at the "political left" for "hugely" overstating the impacts of climate c...

Veteran actress Jane Fonda has been arrested at a climate change protest in Washington DC. The 81-year-old organised the demonstration at the US capitol, which police deemed was unlawful. Sixteen people were arrested, they told USA Today . Fonda was among them, her co-protester...

The new Climate Change Commissioner, former Reserve Bank Chair Dr Rod Carr, has the potential to drastically reshape greenhouse-gas emitting industries in New Zealand - if the Government allows it. The new Climate Change Commission will have the role of advising the Government an...

Watch: The capital is the first of more than 60 cities across the globe to be targeted by Extinction Rebellion activists this week. Credits: Video - Newshub ; Image - Supplied/ Josie Butler Extinction Rebellion Aotearoa is protesting the Government's commemoration of Captain Coo...

Climate change marchers were asked for their thoughts on the myths and deniers. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty. By James Renwick I receive a lot of emails from people concerned about climate change, and some that challenge the science. I hear many of the same arguments ...

A 20m rise in sea level could be on the horizon. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Newshub A New Zealand study has used prehistoric data to paint a picture of how climate change will affect sea levels. The study, from Victoria University of Wellington, looked at the size of partic...

Ardern was on The AM Show. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Image - Supplied. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has defended not telling US President Donald Trump to remain committed to the climate change Paris Agreement. Last week, Ardern spoke at the UN Climate Action Summit in New Y...

Watch: Tens of thousands of people attended the recent climate change marches. Credits: Image: Chlöe Swarbrick / Facebook; Video: Supplied Chlöe Swarbrick writing for The Spinoff The political status quo is unfit to confront the climate crisis. We need more of those who will tak...

Simon Bridges says there is no climate emergency. Credits: Image: The Hui; Video: Newshub Simon Bridges says he would have raised climate change with Donald Trump - even though he doesn't think it's an emergency. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern went to New York for the UN Climat...

Watch: Newshub Nation explores what New Zealanders will have to change and when to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. Credits: Image - Getty; video - Newshub Nation. Sophie Handford’s climate anxiety is so bad she finds herself randomly bursting into tears and struggling with...

Aucklanders are urged to have their say on how the city deals with climate change. Time is running out though - and not just in light of scientists' warnings that the world needs to act now to combat rising temperatures. For anyone wanting to give feedback on the council's pl...

Watch: School Strike 4 Climate national coordinator Sophie Handford and Luke Wijohn on The AM Show. Credits: Image - Getty/File; Video - Newshub. The School Strike 4 Climate is taking place across New Zealand on Friday with thousands of children expected to skip school to pr...

Watch: Sophie Handford and Luke Wijohn on The AM Show. Credits: The AM Show New Zealand can't rely on new technology to save us from climate change, one of the leaders of the School Strike 4 Climate says. Sophie Handford told The AM Show she doesn't agree with host Duncan Garner...

Watch: A wrap-up of Friday's events. Credits: Newshub. An "amazing" amount of people turned out for Friday's School Strike 4 Climate. Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick says it's "mind-blowing" to see different generations taking action. "There's young people, middle-aged people, older ...

Watch: A 4:30pm report on Friday's climate strikes. Credits: Newshub. Thousands of people have taken to the streets for Friday's School Strike 4 Climate. It's the latest protests in a worldwide movement sparked by Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg. Participants of all...

Judith Collins on The AM Show with Willie Jackson. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Images - Getty Judith Collins has hit out at youth fighting to have climate change taken seriously, saying their fears are unfounded. Young people have become increasingly active in recent months, s...

Jessica Desmond on The AM Show. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Image - Getty The oceans have helped buffer us against the worst effects of climate change, but they're really starting to suffer, a new report has found. Scientists from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on...

Watch: Billy Fleming on architecture for climate change. Credits: Newshub. Safeguarding New Zealand against the devastating impact of climate change could mean seizing the means of production. US landscape architect Billy Fleming has a radical vision for the country's future if ...

Jacinda Ardern speaks at the climate summit. Credits: Reuters. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has told the United Nations that member states must immediately combat the "extraordinary threat that climate change poses" to "prevent the worst" from happening. But she said New Zealan...

Watch: Greta Thunberg in action. Credits: Reuters Teen activist Greta Thunberg has shocked the United Nations with an emotional speech, slamming adults for their failure to protect the environment. "This is all wrong. I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the oth...

The Prime Minister will see Donald Trump and will now also sit down with Boris Johnson. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty/Newshub. Jacinda Ardern has no plans to bring up climate change when she meets US President Donald Trump on Tuesday. The Prime Minister is in Trump's ...

Protesters took to the streets last week. Credits: Video - CBS News; Image - Getty Current global commitments to fight climate change will still leave the world up to 3.4C hotter by the end of the century, scientists say. A new report out Monday from the United Nations' Climate ...

Many farmers are concerned by Government plans to charge them for emissions. Credits: Video: Newshub Image: Getty The Government has announced the funding of eight new research projects to help farmers understand and mitigate the effects of climate change. In July, the Interi...

Hugh Wilson has been spending the last three decades transforming farmland into native bush. Credits: Newshub. A botanist from Canterbury has spent the last three decades transforming marginal farmland to native bush. The isolated Banks Peninsula property is open to the public a...

Watch: James Shaw asked if insurance premiums would go up because of the framework. Credits: Newshub Infrastructure and coastal areas will be examined based on vulnerability to climate-related hazards in the Government's new framework unveiled by James Shaw.  Shaw, the Minister...

Calls for greater action against climate change are ramping up this week, with a summit on climate, rights and human survival taking place in New York, ahead of a worldwide planned strike on Friday, September 27. Do you believe we can save the planet from the effects of climate c...

Watch: Red Beach Primary students on climate change. Credits: Newshub. Adults tend to remember childhood as a time of carefree innocence, but in 2019 kids are preoccupied with a very serious issue: the state of the planet.  Our rapidly changing climate means the youth of today ...

Watch: Prime Minister Jacinda Arden talks about the agriculture sector and emissions control. Credits: Video: Newshub Image: Supplied Three farming industry group leaders have penned an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, urging her to leave agriculture out of the Emi...

Queen Elizabeth Park's southern coast is likely to lose 40m of foredune in the next 50 years. Credits: Newshub A major Kapiti park is retreating 40 metres to make way for the effects of climate change.  The southern edge of Queen Elizabeth Park is exposed to erosion, extreme rai...

The two found common ground. Credits: The AM Show. Sparring adversaries Jacinda Ardern and Mark Richardson surprisingly found something they agreed upon on Tuesday. Ardern and Richardson have had a rocky relationship over the last two years, beginning infamously in 2017 when th...

The Government's Zero Carbon Bill was introduced earlier this year. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - The AM Show Despite good work being done to tackle climate change, we still need to do much more, a leading climate scientist says. The Government introduced its Zero Carbon Bil...

OPINION: Newshub and The AM Show are part of a global event called "Covering Climate Now".  It's an international commitment to bring awareness to the issues surrounding climate change because, frankly, it's too late once your house drifts out to sea courtesy of massive tides an...

An academic in Sweden has come up with a novel way to fight climate change - cannibalism. Magnus Söderlund of the Stockholm School of Economics suggested the macabre solution at a conference in the city earlier this week focused on foods of the future, GastroSummit.  He delivere...

What New Zealanders have to change and when to avoid the impacts of climate change. Credits: Video - Newshub Nation; Image - Three million years ago when temperatures were a few degrees warmer than they are now, the seas were 16m higher. That's the conclusion of a new study w...

The 16yo Swedish activist has arrived in New York for a UN climate change summit. Credits: Video: Newshub; Image: Reuters A 16-year-old climate change activist has made it to New York after setting sail on her trans-Atlantic crossing two weeks ago. Greta Thunberg embarked on her...

Watch: Jacinda Ardern commits $150 million to fight climate change in the Pacific. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - file Doctors and nurses are taking to the steps of Government, demanding stronger action on the Zero Carbon Bill.  The Climate and Health Council and other groups...

Watch: Auckland organisers Gwyneth Parallag and Sarah Paton-Beverley speak to The AM Show. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Image - Newshub. An organiser of an "intergenerational" climate strike planned for next month says schools and businesses should support protesters "rather th...

National MP Matt King has shared the belief that climate change "is natural" after posting a rant, taken from a US far-right source, to his Facebook page on Saturday. The National MP for Northland attributed his rant to "some words taken from NZCPR website". The article 'Settin...

Watch: What New Zealanders have to change and when. Credits: Video - Newshub Nation; Image - file A new report claims the construction industry in New Zealand will emit as much carbon as 1 million cars every year from now until 2050.  But it's possible to reduce that by half, a...

Across the country, billions of dollars are invested in coastal property that could be uninhabitable in the next three decades. The global sea level has already risen almost 20 centimetres since the industrial age, and is expected to rise between 20 to 30 centimetres by 2050.   ...

Watch: Phil Goff and John Tamihere go head to head on The AM Show. Credits: Image: The AM Show; Video: Newshub Phil Goff launched his re-election campaign for Auckland's mayoralty on Sunday, warning it is a battle of "starkly contrasting" visions for the future of the city. Tak...

Watch: PM Jacinda Ardern explains why $150 million is being ring-fenced for the Pacific. Credits: Newshub The Prime Minister is committing $150 million from New Zealand's $300 million global climate finance commitment to the Pacific.  Jacinda Ardern made the announcement in Tuv...

Watch: Climate Change - What New Zealanders have to change and when. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Newshub. A London university has taken drastic action in an attempt at tackling climate change, banning the sale of all beef in all campus food outlets.  That means beef-based...

Boris Johnson was elected in July. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Image - Getty / Newshub. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and new United Kingdom leader Boris Johnson have spoken about free trade, climate change, and tackling terrorists' use of the internet. The two leaders spoke...

Related video: Climate change activists clashed with Auckland motorists in April. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - File Climate change activists have stopped a train in Christchurch, protesting against coal. Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters, about 50 of which, sat on the ...

Anita Wreford and Andrew Hoggard on The AM Show. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Image - Getty Looking after the land will be vital for tackling climate change, a sprawling new report compiled by scientists from around the world says. But Kiwi farmers say they're already leading...

Shaw and Davidson on Newshub Nation. Credits: Image: Getty; Video: Newshub Nation The Government has announced its Climate Action Plan to move New Zealand into a "low emissions economy". The plan follows from Productivity Commission's 2018 report, and Climate Change Minister Ja...

Watch: James Shaw says the Greens will "never" form a coalition with National while Simon Bridges leads the party. Credits: Newshub Climate Change Minister James Shaw has burned National leader Simon Bridges, accusing him of spreading "fear and misinformation". In a scathing spe...

July may have been the world's hottest month in recorded history. That's according to the latest data, and it comes right off the back of the hottest June temperatures ever recorded. We're now on track for the past five years to go down as the world's hottest five-year period, ...

Watch: What New Zealanders have to change and when, to deal with climate change. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Newshub. Children who experience extreme weather events before they're born have lower IQs than those that don't, a new report suggests. The report from Global Health...

Magic Talk discusses climate change with Coromandel Mayor. Credits: Video: Magic Talk; Left Image: SkyCity; Right: Getty SkyCity has decided to put a copy of a globally celebrated guide to reversing climate change in each of its hotel rooms. Copies of Drawdown, a New York Tim...

Planning and urban design expert David Dixon speaks to The AM Show on adapting to climate change. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Image - Getty YouTube users interested in climate issues are just as likely to be directed to conspiracy theories as they are scientific content, new ...

Watch: Kiwis agree that more needs to be done to combat climate change. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty A popular climate sceptic theory - that the Earth's recent warming is simply a return to the norm after an unusually cool period - has now been busted, scientists say....

A new study has found the climate is changing at a pace faster than what some animals are adapting, leaving their long-term survival in doubt.  The research, published in Nature Communication , found that while some species are changing their seasonal life cycles in response to ...

A majority of Kiwis are more concerned than ever about climate change. Credits: Getty New Zealanders are more concerned about climate change than ever before, but only half of us know what we personally need to do to make a difference. What's worse, only half of us believe our ...

David Hall speaks with Finn Hogan on Newshub Nation. Credits: Newshub Nation. "The shit is, increasingly, hitting the fan." That's the blunt message from David Hall, senior researcher at AUT's Policy Observatory and editor of A Careful Revolution , a collection of essays abou...

Damien O'Connor on Newshub Nation. Credits: Video - Newshub Nation; Image - Getty Biosecurity Minister Damien O'Connor has defended a four-day delay between the discovery of another Queensland fruit fly and the find being made public. The fly, found on Auckland's North Shore , ...

Watch: What New Zealanders have to change and when, to deal with climate change. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - VUW James Renwick , head of Victoria University of Wellington's School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, responds to an opinion piece written by Magic ...

Watch: James Shaw, Russel Norman and Simon Bridges on The AM Show. Credits: The AM Show James Shaw says he's okay with making Greenpeace angry sometimes, as long as they keep pushing the Government to implement stronger environmental policies. Shaw, the Climate Change Minister a...

OPINION: The first step towards recovery is admitting you have a problem.  One-in-eight New Zealanders still struggle with this. I'm not talking about binge drinking, gambling or domestic violence - I'm talking instead about climate change. A survey this year of 9000 people foun...

OPINION:  I'm sorry but my head hurts. I am so over the nonsense that is being propagated by politicians and policymakers about this thing that is now just referred to as "climate change." Every day it is being foisted upon us. The world is in crisis. There is going to be a disas...

Buckle up. Credits: Video: The Project; Image: Getty Most people have probably been on a bumpy flight - but every now and then, it can get dangerous. "Strap in tight," - is advice from scientist who says turbulence is about to get worse.  The headlines speak for themselves. Last...

A poll last year found most New Zealanders take climate change seriously but few believe enough will be done to help prevent it. Credits: Video: Newshub Image:Getty The Government and farming sector leaders have reached an agreement over climate change, which would see on-farm ...

Jacinda Ardern was on The AM Show. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Image - Facebook / The AM Show. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she wouldn't compare to climate change to World War II - a comparison her Associate Transport Minister, Julie Anne Genter, made last week. On Twitt...

Watch: Jacinda Ardern talks about Government's proposals to tax the agriculture industry. Credits: Video: Newshub Image: Supplied Agriculture leaders have welcomed debate on the management of climate pollution from the farming sector, but say joining the Emissions Trading Sche...

Black Mirror season five trailer featuring Miley Cyrus has fans hyped. Credits: Video - Netflix; Image - AAP Miley Cyrus says she won't have children until the planet is healed, and her fellow Millenials are with her. The 26-year-old made the bold statement in an outspoken inte...

OPINION: This is a climate emergency - for those of you who believe in global warming, and for those of you who believe it's man-made. The global population is about to hit 8 billion. Eight billion people. To climate changists, this must be unacceptable. After all, the problem i...

Watch: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared climate change her "generation's nuclear-free moment." Credits: Image - Facebook; Video - Newshub Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter has declared climate change "our generation's WWII" in her defence of proposed car pric...

Watch: What New Zealanders will have to change to deal with climate change. Credits: Image: Getty; Video: Newshub Nation Sir David Attenborough has launched a scathing attack on people in power who do not believe in climate change. Speaking in front of the UK Parliament's Britis...

OPINION: Look out New Zealand, the nanny state is coming to your garage.  Your most prized possession is about to get hit with a tax - a climate change tax of up to $3000.  And it's going to hit us where it hurts the most - our utes and SUVs.  They make up two-thirds of our new ...

Watch: A report on Environment Aotearoa. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Supplied A Kiwi environmental charity is aiming to plant more than 12,000 trees by the end of Saturday as a report into climate change indicates its the best way to fight global warming.  The study say...

Watch: Students throughout New Zealand hit the streets marching for climate change. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty The aviation industry is even worse for climate change than previously thought, with a new study revealing the damage being done by otherwise harmless co...

Watch: Auckland Council votes unanimously to declare a climate emergency Credits: Video, Newshub, Image, Supplied/Ed Hawkins A graph has revealed the frightening impact of climate change on New Zealand. Using data from Berkeley Earth, an independent scientific research organisat...

Watch: Students throughout New Zealand hit the streets marching for climate change Credits: Newshub. Auckland Council has voted unanimously to declare a climate change emergency.  The decision follows strike action across the country, with thousands of young people marching out ...

Watch: What New Zealanders have to change and when. Credits: Video - Newshub Nation; Image - Getty A new climate report co-authored by a former fossil fuel executive has painted a bleak outlook for the future of human civilisation - including nuclear war. Existential climate-rel...

Adapting to climate change is going to affect the way every New Zealander lives their lives, but it's often difficult to imagine exactly what these changes will look like. However, the UN has warned that we only have 12 years to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-ind...

Watch: School students march across the country for climate change. Credits: Image: iStock; Video: Newshub The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has warned that failure to tackle climate change will lead to increased pests and disease. The union's climate change spokesperso...

Those who took part in climate change protests on Friday wanted to deliver a message to those in power. Credits: Newshub. The students who marched in Friday's climate change strike won't be voting in an election anytime soon but they still want to deliver a message to those in p...

School students march across the country. Credits: Newshub Thousands of school students have hit the streets across New Zealand to raise awareness for climate change. Hundreds marched down Auckland's Queen St before conducting a 'lie-in' which effectively blocked the road off fr...

Protesters against climate change have disrupted oil and gas group BP's annual shareholder meeting, shouting "This is a crime scene." Two women protesters inside the meeting were carried out by security staff, while other protesters turned on an alarm during BP chief executive Bo...

Watch: Auckland organisers Gwyneth Parallag and Sarah Paton-Beverley speak to The AM Show. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - The AM Show Children are once again going on strike over climate change. School Strike 4 Climate New Zealand announced on Wednesday more protests will be he...

Watch: A student asked the Prime Minister what impact the student climate strike will have. Credits: Image - Reuters, video - Newshub. OPINION: Forget your electric cars, hessian bags and eco-light bulbs. Spare me your vegan planet-saving crusades and your solar panel judgement...

James Young-Drew, Generation Zero's Zero Carbon Act policy lead, speaks to Newshub. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty The Government has announced details on how it will combat climate change. On Wednesday, the Government will introduce the Climate Change Response (Zero Ca...

Watch: David Attenborough addresses UN climate change conference. Credits: Video: Reuters Image: Getty Condemnation of the Government's plans to address climate change is growing within the rural sector with claims stock would have to be culled to reach the proposed targets. Th...

Watch: A student asked the Prime Minister what impact the student climate strike will have. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Newshub. Kids could be the key to getting adults interested in fighting climate change, a new study has revealed. The study, published in journal Nature C...

"Our baby's sick and [we] can't get to hospital because you're blocking it off!" Credits: Newshub Climate change activists have clashed with motorists in a series of tense stand-offs in Auckland. Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters led non-violent civil disobedience actions ag...

Rapper Lil Dicky has released a star-studded song to raise awareness about climate change to coincide with Earth Day. The seven-minute music video for 'Earth' will donate proceeds to charity, and boasts an extensive list of celebrities lending their voice to numerous animated ani...

A poll last year found most New Zealanders take climate change seriously but few believe enough will be done to help prevent it. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Newshub The Ministry for the Environment has appointed an expert panel to assess climate change amid claims that New ...

WATCH: As Dairy NZ's Tim Mackle explains, the Owl Farm farm project is helping dairy farmers address issues around climate change. Credits: Video: Newshub Image: Getty New research shows farmers are focused on sustainability and the impacts of climate change more than ever. Th...

LISTEN: MPI's Neil Williams talks to Rural Today about the NZ Agricultural Climate Change Conference. Credits: Newshub A major two-day climate change conference is being hailed as the first of its kind, as it looks at the impact of the issue on the agricultural sector. The NZ Ag...

Officials have signalled that genetic engineering could be a 1080 alternative. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Farmers are frustrated by the Green Party's refusal to accept genetic engineering may be needed to fight the effects of climate change. A ryegrass has been deve...

Judith Collins thinks Kindergarten kids shouldn't be protesting climate change Credits: Newshub It is the strike that has divided a nation - is it a worthy cause for the country's kids to be undertaking or just a day off school?  Children from around the country are protesting ...

A student asked the Prime Minister what impact the student climate strike will have. Credits: Newshub Jacinda Ardern has given her take on what impact the upcoming student climate change strike will have.  The Prime Minister attended a live chat at Wellington College on Wednesd...

Thousands of New Zealand school children are planning a school strike on Friday to protest climate change. But New Plymouth Boys' High School student James Macey won't be among them. The 17-year-old says the protests are a "futile attempt" to make progress towards a better future...

Watch: Green Party co-leader James Shaw defended the Tax Working Group's recommendation for a capital gains tax. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - The AM Show Green Party co-leader James Shaw has defended his high international travel expenses, explaining it's offset by planting ...

Nick Golledge said there was no way to reverse climate change in its entirety. Credits: The AM Show. The past week showcased a number of weather-related dangers of climate change after a polar vortex caused parts of the US to freeze, and wildfires ravaged parts of Australia and ...

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A poll last year found most New Zealanders take climate change seriously. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Councils could be liable for up to $13 billion to replace infrastructure - or "far beyond" that figure - if measures aren't taken to prevent or adapt to sea level r...

Day one of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland has seen Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meet with several high profile figures to talk climate change and mental health. After meeting with Prince William, Ms Ardern was on the Safeguarding Our Planet panel with environmentalist S...

New Zealand King Salmon had one in five of its salmon die last summer. Credits: Newshub Aquaculture companies are grappling with higher rates of fish dying because of warmer waters. New Zealand King Salmon had one in five of its salmon die last summer, prompting an increased foc...

Earth's average global warming must stay below 1.5degC if we want to avoid catastrophic environmental damage, a new report says. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty The world's oceans are heating up faster than previously thought, new research has found. Scientists say it's ...

David Attenborough says climate change is "our greatest threat in thousands of years". Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Reuters Humanity has wound back the climate clock 50 million years in just a couple of centuries, according to a new study . Between 2030 and 2040 our climat...

Watch: David Attenborough addresses UN climate change conference. Credits: Reuters. British broadcaster and environmentalist Sir David Attenborough has urged world leaders to take action against climate change, in a rousing speech at a UN meeting. Sir David has had a long career...

Ryan Bridge on the The AM Show. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - The AM Show/file Jacinda Ardern's hypocrisy on climate change and petrol prices "knows no bounds", says The AM Show and RadioLIVE host Ryan Bridge. He says the Prime Minister's trying to have it both ways - being ...

Great Barrier Island is showing the rest of the country how to tackle climate change. It's reliant on generators and solar power for electricity and is home to the largest off-grid solar panel system in New Zealand. Now the company that installed that system wants to set up the i...

New Zealand's agriculture business is under pressure to make changes following the recent report into climate change. The intergovernmental panel for climate change wants global methane emissions to be cut by 35 percent by 2050, and it's left Kiwi farmers confused. Andrew Hoggard...

OPINION: My generation may not go to war against a hostile foreign nation but it needs to go to war against climate change.  When our men went to war to fight for the allies we banded together as a country, committed to a common cause. Fighting climate change is no different.  O...

Earth's average global warming must stay below 1.5degC if we want to avoid catastrophic environmental damage, a new report says. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s special report 'Global Warming of 1.5degC' warns that we need to take unprecedented action to ...

The Government is considering tweaking immigration settings to take climate change refugees. It has been a week of relentless diplomacy in New York, with not a lot of sleep. The Prime Minister's spent her days schmoozing and being schmoozed by world leaders, while her nights were...

Tova O'Brien says Ms Ardern's comments are a "dig" at Donald Trump. Credits: Image: Newshub; Video: The AM Show; One Planet Summit / YouTube Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has told the United Nations the world isn't ready to face climate change. Speaking at the One Planet Summit ...

Jacinda Ardern is off to New York this weekend for the UN General Assembly. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Image - file Simon Bridges says he and Jacinda Ardern have been working behind the scenes to develop an "enduring" plan to combat climate change. He told The AM Show on Mond...

Methane gas production is a major contributor to New Zealand's emissions. Credits: Image - Getty, video - The AM Show A new report says New Zealand needs to act now to reduce emissions and avoid climate catastrophe. The Productivity Commission has released its findings into how ...

A new poll says most New Zealanders take climate change seriously. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - file Contrary to popular belief, more of the world is covered in trees than 35 years ago, a new study has found. Researchers in the US looked at data collected by weather satelli...

Watch: A new poll says most New Zealanders take climate change seriously. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Newshub. Leading climate scientists say the Earth could be about to suffer its hottest average temperatures in 1.2 million years - and are warning breaking that threshold co...

A second contingent of New Zealand firefighters is heading to North America to help fight hundreds of wildfires. And climate change experts say while the wildfires so far haven't afflicted us so badly, we're likely to see more extreme weather events as climate change continues. S...

Millennials are suffering from 'eco-anxiety', research has found. A poll conducted in the US earlier this year found "negative news stories about the environment" affected the emotiponal wellbeing of 72 percent of Millennials, but only 57 percent of those aged over 45. And a rece...

A new poll has found 43-percent of people surveyed agree with how the government is tracking on climate change. Credits: Image - Getty; Video - Newshub. An environmental group believes the country is making strides in the fight against climate change. A new poll has found 43-pe...

Sixty major New Zealand businesses have pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and hold themselves publicly accountable by setting targets. The companies produce almost half of New Zealand's total emissions when their suppliers are included. But on Thursday, they made a...

The agriculture industry has been offered an escape route in a climate change discussion document released on Thursday. Credits: Newshub. The country's biggest greenhouse gas emitter - the agriculture industry - has been offered an escape route in a climate change discussion doc...

The Productivity Commission has been trying to work out how to transition to a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. Credits: Newshub. Low-income households are set to bear the brunt of the transition to a low emissions economy, according to a discussion document released today. Clima...

James Shaw - fan of vegetables. Credits: The AM Show Climate Change Minister James Shaw wants you to stop eating so much meat. But he has no plans to make it compulsory, though a recent study found going vegan is the best thing a person can do for the environment. "Ninety-five p...

Health professionals are urging the Government to consider the consequences of the CPTPP before it's ratified into law. The New Zealand Climate and Health Council (OraTaiao) says a comprehensive health impact assessment of the CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Tr...

Scientists are now using log books like The Discovery II to help combat climate change. Credits: Newshub The Captain's log book from an old sailing ship may hold the key scientists need to understanding climate change in our region.  Scientists are now poring over the records of...

A new study says New Zealand must act now on climate change. Credits: Newshub. Taking immediate action on climate change will save New Zealand billions of dollars in the long run, according to a new study. The Westpac-commissioned report found delaying efforts will hurt the econ...

Planning and urban design expert David Dixon speaks to The AM Show on adapting to climate change. Credits: Video - The AM Show; Image - ClimateEx/Newshub. A new interactive map shows which parts of the world have been hardest-hit by climate change, and which will bear the brunt ...

Experts project that the impacts of climate change could have a global economic impact equal to both WWI and WWII. So how can we adapt our cities and towns to make us resilient to the effects of climate change? Planning and Urban design expert David Dixon spoke to Duncan Garner. ...

Thirty scientists from 13 countries are drilling 700 metres into the ice to study climate change. Credits: Newshub. A team of New Zealand scientists has travelled to the frigid waters of the Ross Sea, off the coast of Antarctica, to study climate change. Their work is groundbrea...

An open letter has been launched to try to convince the Prime Minister to end oil and gas exploration. Scientists, health professionals and unions are among those who want the Government to take action on climate change. The signatories on the Greenpeace-led letter include the ...

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern used her moment on the world stage to ask world leaders to join New Zealand in reducing the impacts of climate change. Speaking at Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Vietnam, Ms Ardern said climate change was "the biggest challenge of our ge...

China has a chance to assert leadership of a global plan to combat global warming this week at the first UN climate talks since US President Donald Trump decided to quit the 195-nation Paris Agreement. Government experts are to work on a 'rule book' for the 2015 climate pact at t...

Polar bear. Credits: Pic - Getty, video - Newshub Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says climate change is "my generation's nuclear-free moment," but new research shows the damage to New Zealand could be as bad as an actual nuclear attack. Multiple reports in recent months have pain...

Donald Trump is courting controversy with his latest pick for a high level position on the environment. The US President announced vocal climate change sceptic Kathleen Hartnett White was his chosen person to run the White House Council on Environmental Quality.  Ms Hartnett Whit...

One in two voters will be considering climate change when they go to the polls. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Almost half of voters will be considering the issue of climate change when heading to the polls this election. The latest Newshub Reid Research poll asked vote...

Carbon polluters, including farmers, will be charged so the Government can plant 1.2 billion trees, if the Green Party gets its way, in order to help the fight against climate change. The Green Party announced a new Kiwi Climate Fund on Sunday, vowing if it gets into Parliament, ...

Jacinda Ardern says her father knows about the effects of climate change - he's seen them in Kiribati. In her campaign launch speech in Auckland on Sunday, Ms Ardern called climate change "my generation's nuclear free moment". She recalls the moment her father Ross, New Zealand's...

OPINION:  Jacinda Ardern delivered one simply exceptional line in her speech today, calling the fight against climate change "my generation's nuclear-free moment". It is catchy, credible and has cut-through. It is a great line. It is an absolute banger of a line. It is such a goo...

Climate Change Issues Minister Paula Bennett responds to the report on Thursday. Credits: Video - Newshub; Image - Getty Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright is urging the Government to think decades ahead in its approach to climate change. Dr Wright urge...

In part one and two of our special investigation into the health of New Zealand's rivers, Newshub examined what exactly is polluting our waterways, and what is being done to try to protect and save them. In part three we look at what effects climate change could have on the h...

Prince Charles has helped author a book on climate change, styled like a children's book but aimed at adults. Climate Change is part of a new series of Ladybird books which try to explain complex subjects in an easy-to-understand way. The series is modelled on the classic kids' ...

Thousands of photos have been sent to National Geographic as part of its 'Climate Change: In Focus' assignment. The pictures depict scenes of crisis around the world, animals and people reacting to landscapes affected by climate change. A volcano-like firestorm on top of San Fra...

There's no point trying to fight climate change - we'll all be dead in the next decade and there's nothing we can do to stop it, a visiting scientist claims. Guy McPherson, a biology professor at the University of Arizona, says the human destruction of our own habitat is leading ...

World leaders are meeting in Marrakech for the 22nd annual UN Climate Change Conference. Global warming is a hot topic, especially since Donald Trump is reportedly threatening to rip up the Paris Agreement when he takes office. Minister for Climate Change Issues Paula Bennett spo...

Auckland mayoral hopeful Vic Crone says while she personally believes humans are contributing to climate change, many Aucklanders don't and their views need to be considered. During an interview with Auckland newspaper the Western Leader earlier this week, Ms Crone said climate c...

The Antarctic Peninsula has been cooling over the past 15 years, but experts say it doesn't mean climate change is a myth. It's the opposite of what's happening in the rest of the world. Ice in the Arctic is retreating fast, and we're cracking temperature records on a monthly bas...

Rising sea levels could threaten homes in south Dunedin and bold decisions are needed to minimise the risk, a new report says. A study compiled from seven years of data from the Otago Regional Council has found rising water levels in the low-lying suburb are increasing the risk o...

The loss of an endangered mammal is being blamed on human-induced climate change -- the first such occurrence in the world. Human-induced climate change has been linked to rising global temperatures , the loss of ice sheets , the devastation of Australia's Great Barrier Reef ,...

Extreme weather is becoming one of the biggest risks to World Heritage icons like the Polynesian Easter Island and Britain's Stonehenge, posing a threat to tourism and economies alike, scientists and UN experts say. Developing countries such as Nepal, home to Mount Everest, and U...

Governments have begun work on implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming. The planning comes after NASA reported last month was the warmest April in statistics dating back to the 19th century, the seventh month in a row to break temperature records. The meetin...

Continuing climate change seriously threatens New Zealand, and a new report has suggestions on how we might mitigate the impact. The Royal Society of New Zealand's new report recommends a number of actions, and says all Kiwis need to pitch in. "Business-as-usual approaches will ...

A Paris deal to slow climate change is set to be signed by more than 165 countries, including Australia, at the United Nations. It is the most number of states to endorse an international agreement on day one and backers hope this will inspire swift implementation. Many states st...

An in-depth report by the Royal Society of New Zealand has outlined the effect continuing climate change will have on New Zealand, and the result is likely to be devastating. It found six key areas New Zealand was particularly vulnerable to: Unless serious action is taken to remo...

Despite understanding and believing in it, a new study shows those who acknowledge climate change aren't that much greener than the sceptics. While those who self-identified as "green" or as activists had a greater tendency to believe in climate change, there wasn't as big of a d...

Scientists say one of the most alarming effects of climate change is that the oceans are becoming more acidic. That's happening as a direct result of them having to absorb more carbon dioxide created by humans. Now, for the first time ever, life on the Auckland Islands' coastline...

By Karl Malakunas and Catherine Hours The years-long quest for a universal pact to avert catastrophic climate change has neared the finish line with a draft agreement completed in Paris. After nearly two weeks of tough haggling between bureaucrats and ministers from around the wo...

More than half a million people around the world took part in climate change marches over the weekend, a co-organiser says, with protesters urging politicians to take action. From Sydney to Stockholm and Cairo to Cape Town, an estimated 570,000 took to the streets in 2300 separat...

Recycling and growing your own vegetables are popular with those who care for the environment, but a new report says such activities do little to stop climate change. Instead, researchers say two changes will have the biggest impact: cutting back on red meat and driving an electr...

Prince Charles has weighed in to the terrorism debates, saying climate change is in-part to blame for the increase in terror-related incidents. He said a drought in Syria that lasted for five to six years forced masses of the population to leave, and only recently the Pentagon ha...

New research has painted a grim picture of a world suffering the effects of runaway climate change in which the rich get richer and the poor even poorer. While most research to date on the economic impacts of rising temperatures has focused on impacts to particular industries, s...

Veteran action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger has been named an environmental advocate ahead of a key United Nations summit on climate change later this year. The French government chose the former California governor as a representative and he addressed the first Summit of Conscienc...

Scientists in Antarctica say climate change is having two very different effects on the region's Adélie penguins. At Cape Bird on Ross Island the penguins are thriving, but further north – where the continent is warming more rapidly – the penguins are disappearing. Cape Bird is a...

Political leaders are being urged to take climate change seriously, with a new report slamming the Government's lack of action. Generation Zero yesterday released a 40-page report, A Challenge to Our Leaders: Why New Zealand Needs a Clean Energy Plan , bringing together studie...

New Zealand has slipped two spots in a global climate change performance index, placing it among the world's worst ranking nations. New Zealand has been ranked 43rd out of 58 on the annual index, compiled by climate change advocacy groups Germanwatch and Climate Action Network...

By Seth Borenstein With the planet heating up, many scientists seem fairly certain some weather elements like hurricanes and droughts will worsen. But tornadoes have them stumped. These unpredictable, sometimes deadly storms plague the United States more than any other country....

By Dan Satherley Campaigners opposed to the Government's emissions trading scheme will be taking their concerns to the steps of Parliament next week. National's ETS kicks in on July 1, when the energy and industrial industries will have to start paying for the right to pollute....

By Dan Satherley Environmentalists are hopeful a financial package for poor nations struggling with climate change will come from this year's UN talks, currently underway in Cancun, Mexico. Oxfam NZ executive director Barry Coates is in Cancun, and told 3 News progress is bei...

The Pacific Islands Forum has ended with a plea for more to be done about climate change – or else low lying nations will soon disappear. The Marshall Islands, where the forum is being held, is so desperate for space it's using rubbish to create new land. The highest point on...

Scientists are suggesting climate change could be to blame for the emergence of large holes in the Siberian permafrost. And they could be a sign that the fight against global warming is about to get a lot more difficult. "That part of the world is basically permafrost – the gro...

By Seth Borenstein Leaked documents from a prominent conservative think tank show how it sought to teach schoolchildren scepticism about global warming and planned other behind-the-scenes tactics using millions of dollars in donations from big corporate names. More than US$14 m...

By Dan Satherley Oxfam is to launch a new campaign on June 1, aimed at fixing the world's "broken" food system. Called GROW, it will bring together such issues as climate change, the controversy surrounding biofuels, ill-advised aid donations and the "monstrous injustice" of cl...

A New Zealand scientist has denied popular claims the recent Australian heatwave and other extreme weather events around the world are linked to global warming. Australia has experienced record hot weather in the last week, with temperatures reaching 48degC and bush fires burn...

The annual youth summit on climate change has wrapped up in Auckland. It's the first time New Zealand has hosted the international forum. To mark its end, those involved celebrated their cause with a flash mob, turning up the heat for an issue important to their generation. “Y...

Warmer temperatures may have caused the monster landslide which trimmed the top of Mt Cook in 1991, according to a Swiss study of slope failures on three continents. On December 14 1991, 12 million cubic metres of Mt Cook/Aoraki - including 10m from its top - collapsed and roa...

The long-term threats climate change poses to the environment are well-known, but what about its effect on our health? Doctors are becoming increasingly concerned about what impacts rising temperatures and erratic weather will have on New Zealanders' physical wellbeing. The Ne...

By Arthur Max The first time Araceli Bastida Be heard the phrase "climate change" was on TV two years ago. Then she began to understand why strange things had been happening in her village. Tabi was in its second year of drought, and the corn that sustains the village was left ...

The latest Times Atlas of the World has captured evidence of the dramatic speed at which our world is changing. The map-makers who update their maps every four years have re-defined the boundaries of Greenland, which has become more green as a result of melting ice. In the pa...

Documents released Friday by the Nixon Presidential Library show members of US President Richard Nixon's inner circle discussing the possibilities of global warming more than 40 years ago. Adviser Daniel Patrick Moynihan, notable as a Democrat in the administration, urged the a...

A group of doctors are pushing for environmentally friendly answers to health problems, which will help society, not just individual patients. But not everyone's convinced doctors should be taking on climate change. Most people feeling sick expect medical advice from their GP. ...

The lawyer for a man seeking refugee status on the basis of climate change says the world is facing an emergency and it's starting in the South Pacific. Earlier court appeals have failed but now he's taking the fight to the Supreme Court. Iaone Teitiota and his family fled the ...

Greenpeace has enlisted the help of New Zealand celebrities such as Rhys Darby and eco warrior princess Lucy Lawless to help encourage kiwis to act on climate change this year. The campaign was launched last weekend and has had more than 46,000 people sign on. The new campaign ...

By H. Josef Hebert At a critical time, the uproar over stolen emails suggesting scientists suppressed contrary views about climate change has emboldened sceptics - including congressional Republicans looking to scuttle President Barack Obama's push for mandatory reductions i...

A group of scientists are keen to study the relationship between climate change and extreme weather events, and they want your help. You do not have to know anything about the subject, just have a computer. Finding the link between manmade climate change and extreme weather eve...

Climate change in Antarctica's Dry Valleys may affect the area more rapidly than previously expected, according to an international team of Antarctic researchers. There has been a longstanding belief that life progresses very slowly in the harsh conditions of environments such ...

By Sarah Fagan Thousands of New Zealand students have been working on their environmental consciences by taking action against climate change with UNICEF. From Craighead Diocesan School in Timaru to James Cook High School in Auckland, over 4,000 kids took part in New Zealand’s ...