We greatly enjoyed the huge response to our article about climate change. It is clear that there is both a great deal of interest and a great deal of confusion about the science of climate change, write Doug Mackie, Hugh Doyle and Paul Young.
If New Zealanders have not been taking climate change legislation seriously, as some politicians have recently implied, they will have little choice but to do so now, although it seems the politicians have themselves now joined the laid-back bandwagon.
Maori forest owners will not get any preferential treatment under an emissions trading scheme (ETS) deal National is negotiating with the Maori Party, Climate Change Minister Nick Smith said today.
A blood-orange blob the size of a small refrigerator emerged from the dark waters, its venomous tentacles trapped in a fishing net. Within minutes, hundreds more were being hauled up, a pulsating mass crowding out the catch of mackerel and sea bass.
President Barack Obama said today the United States and Russia would have a replacement treaty on reducing nuclear arms ready for approval by year's end, an announcement designed as an upbeat ending to a summit with Asia-Pacific leaders.
A gulfstream jet flying low over Lauder yesterday was on an international mission, taking a slice of the atmosphere so scientists can learn more about greenhouse gases globally.
A leading climate scientist, Dr Jim Salinger, is urging more open science communication, and takes issue with an overly "corporate" approach adopted by some Crown-owned science agencies.
Negotiators and diplomats are now working on a scaled-back version of a global climate change treaty that could be agreed by next month's deadline.
Thousands of people flocked to the Spring Food Festival in Dunedin on Saturday, as part of the 350 International Day of Climate Action.
The Mornington Methodist Church has invited its neighbours to afternoon tea on Saturday.
The Dunedin City Council is to support a new global day of action on climate change, after one city councillor questioned its credentials.
More than 100 people blew whistles, rang bells, and banged pots and pans in a noisy "wake-up call" protest in Dunedin yesterday over the Government's climate change policies.
Dunedin is leading the way in the urgent fight to prevent catastrophic climate change, local organisers of next Saturday's 350 global day of action say.
Young environmentalists from Otago Girls' High School (OGHS) are doing their part to raise local awareness of the global 350 climate-change campaign.
MPs formed a circle, held hands and sang in unison about climate change outside Parliament today, but inside the halls of power they remained as divided as ever over the policy.
Andy Mahoney, a member of the sea-ice group at the University of Otago, submits the group's summary of the role of sea ice in climate change.
The United States has been heavily criticised at the UN climate talks in Bangkok for failing to offer emission cuts or financing for developing countries - both considered crucial to reaching a global warming pact this year.
Public health researchers have drawn some bleak conclusions from analysis of the Government response to climate change.
New satellite information shows that ice sheets in Greenland and western Antarctica continue to shrink faster than scientists thought and in some places are already in runaway melt mode.
Business New Zealand chief executive Phil O'Reilly is not lighting a cigar in celebration of the Government's revised emissions trading scheme policy, but concedes he is more relaxed about it than the proposals it replaces.