Climate change: How damaging is methane?

Climate change: How damaging is methane?

By Zebedee Nicholls & Tim Baxter Methane is a shorter-lived greenhouse gas – why do we average it out over 100 years? By doing so, do we risk emitting so much in the upcoming decades that we reach climate tipping points? The climate conversation is often...
Climate change: Should we be worried?

Climate change: Should we be worried?

By Michael Grose & Julie Arblaster Just how hot will it get this century? Latest climate models suggest it could be worse than we thought. Climate scientists use mathematical models to project the Earth’s future under a warming world, but a group of the latest...
Q+A: Can we avoid the looming climate wars?

Q+A: Can we avoid the looming climate wars?

Our options as a humanity may be dwindling in the face of climate change. The coming changes may completely alter the world as we know it with collapsed ecosystems, mass immigration of climate refugees, and more devastating wars over basic necessities such as food and...
How do predators help farmers?

How do predators help farmers?

By Christopher O’Bryan, Eve McDonald-Madden, James Watson, Neil Carter Predators are helping farmers and reducing car crashes with surprising results. Humans may be Earth’s apex predator, but the fleeting shadow of a vulture or the glimpse of a big cat can cause...
How do we restore marine ecosystems? ▶

How do we restore marine ecosystems? ▶

Professor Simon Thrush from the Institute of Marine Science at the University of Auckland talks about his big question, “how do we restore marine ecosystems?” Thrush’s current research interests focus on the ecology of coastal ecosystems, how they respond to...