The same satellite technology that allows more than 500 million users to view everything from the Grand Canyon to a neighbor's backyard is now helping them glide through the depths of the ocean, track a whale or compare reviews of their favorite dive locations.
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.
Russia indicated today it is ready to slash its greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 25 percent, if other countries do the same, the president of the European Union said.
Wealthy nations would commit to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade, and the world should strive to nearly eliminate them - or at least cut them in half - by 2050 under a draft agreement circulated today at the UN climate talks.
Two climate change protesters who suspended themselves from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's headquarters in Wellington today have been banned from going near the property for two years.
A data-gathering jet plane recently sampled the atmosphere over Lauder again as part of an international mission to learn about greenhouse gases globally.
Speeding up the pace of climate-change planning in Dunedin could come at a cost, with a bill likely to reach $371,000, a Dunedin City Council report warns.
There are calls for greater co-operation between the Dunedin City Council and Otago Regional Council to help prepare for climate change in the South.
Extreme weather events over the past decade have increased and were "very likely" caused by manmade global warming, a study in the journal Nature Climate Change said today.
The time is ripe for a Dunedin energy plan. But will the crucial consensus and support be there to give it wings? Bruce Munro takes a look.
Because methane is a less persistent greenhouse gas, it has been regarded as a lesser evil. That calculation may need to be reassessed, Colin Campbell-Hunt writes.
The Government's flagship climate change legislation has been passed into law.
Mention global warming mitigation policies and agriculture, and the rural sector starts speculating that the end of the world is looming.
Public health researchers have drawn some bleak conclusions from analysis of the Government response to climate change.
A leading climate change scientist whose private e-mails are included in thousands of documents that were stolen by hackers and posted online said the leaks may have been aimed at undermining next month's global climate summit in Denmark.
After a week of UN climate talks, some money is finally on the table and a draft agreement has been circulated.
The Copenhagen climate change summit has been described as "complete madness" by one of New Zealand's chief negotiators.
Politicians have been asked to consider whether New Zealand's students are protected from political indoctrination in schools after the showing of Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth prompted a petition to Parliament.
There were emotional scenes as Dunedin city councillors agreed to accelerate the pace of a three-year climate change planning project yesterday.