How do heatwaves affect biodiversity?

How do heatwaves affect biodiversity?

By Cate Macinnis-Ng New Zealand summers are getting hotter – and humans aren’t the only ones feeling the effects.  It’s not a mirage, our summers are getting hotter on average and we are experiencing more extremely hot days. News from NIWA that 2021 was New...
Are oceans the key to combating climate change?

Are oceans the key to combating climate change?

By Maria Armoudian & Simon Thrush Oceans have already slowed the rate of global warming for decades, but unless we shift our approach to focus on them we will lose that capacity to solve the planetary overheating problem. As often happens with big meetings of...
Is a healthy environment a human right?

Is a healthy environment a human right?

By Nathan Cooper How the new human right to a healthy environment could accelerate New Zealand’s action on climate change. Last week’s formal recognition by the United Nations Human Rights Council that the right to a healthy environment is an essential human right has...
How can we sustain Aotearoa’s wildlife? ▶

How can we sustain Aotearoa’s wildlife? ▶

In this seminar hosted by the University of Auckland Faculty of Science, experts across several disciplines share their knowledge of how we can help sustain Aotearoa’s wildlife into the future. They share their experience in applying Te Tiriti o Waitangi...
How dangerous are humans to sharks?

How dangerous are humans to sharks?

By Rob Day & Terry Walker A new approach estimates the risks that fishing and climate change pose to any shark species in Australia, and potentially worldwide.  Southern Australia has many species of sharks and their relatives. Very few of these species pose any...