Up to 20 birds have been coated with oil after a major spill which clogged a King Country river on Wednesday.
The Emissions Trading Scheme comes under the spotlight this week as part of the World Environment Day activities in Central Otago.
An investigation into the vexatious algae contamination of Wanaka drinking water has concluded a treatment system to eliminate the problem would be prohibitively expensive.
A long-running investigation into shoring up Dunedin's defences against the sea is finally about to reach the decision stage.
A group of Northeast Valley area residents is making its own plans to tackle issues of climate, energy and economic changes it says are coming.
A public meeting in Dunedin tomorrow will debate what an organiser says is "one of the biggest environmental issues facing New Zealand" - the proposed expansion of coal mining in Eastern Southland and South Otago.
The environmental protest movement has a mostly honourable history in this country and has earned the respect of a considerable number of citizens, but there have been occasions when protesters have chosen the wrong option to make their points.
Finding the source of the "significant volume of rubbish" being pulled out of the Kaikorai Estuary has been frustrating for Saddle Hill Community Board member Scott Weatherall.
Brighton residents are up in arms over damage being caused to sand dunes allegedly by a commercial seaweed harvester.
As the human impact on estuaries increases, so does the production of a harmful greenhouse gas, University of Otago graduate Dr Catherine Gongol says.
High country farmers appear to be staying away in droves from a Twizel symposium later this week where environmentalists and others will discuss ways to protect the Mackenzie, Omarama and Ohau Basins' landscapes.
Speakers from around the world are in Dunedin this week to discuss a range of topics related to biodiversity as part of the New Zealand Ecological Society annual conference.
Australian farmers may be exempt from an emissions trading scheme - unlike their New Zealand counterparts - but from next year, they will be able to earn income by selling carbon credits.
Wilding conifers growing in the Wakatipu district will come under attack in a large-scale aerial spraying campaign.
The idea of capturing carbon as coal is burnt is fairy talk, and a dangerous distraction from the urgent task of building a strong, future-proofed economy, writes Simon Boxer.
The latest National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research report on the state of our lakes bears disappointing tidings.
Calls to ban coal and lignite mining are irresponsible, and dodge the real issues concerning climate change, writes Chris Baker.
One of this country's eminent environmental policy analysts, Raewyn Peart, described in the book Castles in the Sand (published last year in association with the Environmental Defence Society) the state of the coastline and what has been happening to it as a consequence of 160 years of organised settlement.
A lethal torrent of toxic red sludge from a metal refinery engulfed towns in Hungary, burning villagers through their clothes and threatening an ecological disaster as it swept toward the Danube River.
Hundreds of Dunedin people are expected to join thousands across the world in working on climate change concerns when the "350 Aotearoa Global Climate Working Bee" is held this weekend.