Water users are calling for more monitoring of Otago waterways proposed for minimum flows in a water plan change.
The unexplained deaths of endangered shellfish on a Southland beach late last week was an "ecological catastrophe", a University of Otago scientist says.
The Government is to review air standards to see if they are realistic.
Despite the negative impact landfills have on the environment, the Green Island landfill is breaking the mould by being the first in New Zealand to win a silver Enviro-Mark award.
Greenpeace is appalled the Government could turn a small piece of a conservation park into a coal mine.
An environmental group has slated an independent report on tenure review of the South Island high country, released yesterday, which recommended the process continue but with more checks and balances, a stance generally welcomed by farmers.
The New Zealand Government is doing nothing as an Antarctic ice shelf threatens to collapse, Greenpeace says.
Environment Minister Nick Smith faced more questions over his vetoed plastic bag initiative in Parliament today.
The equivalent of 47,000 100W light bulbs were turned off in Dunedin during inaugural Earth Hour celebrations on Saturday, and organisers called the effort a "great success".
A German television star filming on a yellow-eyed penguin reserve on Otago Peninsula hopes to be able to raise awareness and funds back home for the endangered species.
Diverse groups ranging from petroleum company Todd Energy to Grey Power and the Public Health Association have called for the emissions trading scheme (ETS) to be replaced by a carbon tax.
New research released today must surely convince the Government of the urgent need to tackle climate change, Greenpeace says.
The Environment Ministry increased its own carbon emissions despite running a programme to get them reduced, Environment Minister Nick Smith said today.
Spread of the invasive algae didymosphenia geminata - commonly known as rock snot - is predicted to explode in South Island rivers.
Rescuers have saved 48 pilot whales and five dolphins beached on Tasmania's King Island.
People are being urged to take part in one of the "easiest and instantly rewarding" ways to care for the environment this weekend.
In the first co-operative campaign in more than a decade, churches throughout the South Island are mobilising to express their commitment to the environment.
The Waitaki Protection Trust has added its name to the list of appeals at the Environment Court opposing a power scheme Meridian Energy wants to build on the lower Waitaki River.
Ryan and Kirsten Baker's young children have discovered a newfound enthusiasm for eating their greens since the family started their own vegetables about a year ago.
As a new gardener herself, Otago Daily Times reporter Edith Schofield spent a couple of fruitful hours chatting to long-time Otago vegetable gardeners, discovering not only why her runner beans were not producing beans but picking up other great ideas for those starting their own vege patch.