Environment

New Zealanders refloat 100 pilot whales after 400 stranded

Feb 11, 2017

Volunteers in New Zealand have managed to refloat about 100 surviving pilot whales and are hoping they will swim back out to sea after more than 400 of the creatures swam aground at a remote beach

Military wants lawsuit over Mariana Islands proposal tossed

Jan 24, 2017

The U.S. military is seeking to have a federal lawsuit challenging its plans to expand operations on the Mariana Islands dismissed

Man taken by crocodile while wading across Australian river

Jan 20, 2017

Police says a 47-year-old man has been killed by crocodile while crossing a flooded river in northern Australian wilderness

2016 was hottest year ever recorded in New Zealand

Jan 9, 2017

Unusually warm winds and seas helped make last year the hottest ever recorded in New Zealand

Damage to Great Barrier Reef costs ship owner $30 million

Sep 19, 2016

The Australian government says it has reached a 39.3 million Australian dollar ($29.6 million) settlement with the owners of a Chinese coal carrier to pay for environmental damage caused when the ship ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef six year ago

Sea Shepherd Australia says will continue South Ocean action

Aug 25, 2016

Sea Shepherd Australia said Thursday that a legal settlement involving the conservation group's U.S. founder will not affect its anti-whaling campaign in the Southern Ocean

Tap water bacteria found in New Zealand woman who died

Aug 19, 2016

Tests in New Zealand confirm an elderly woman who died last week was suffering from the type of bacteria that tainted local tap water and sickened thousands of people ina small North Island towns

Tainted tap water sickens hundreds in New Zealand town

Aug 15, 2016

Tainted tap water has sickened hundreds of people in a small town on New Zealand's North Island and forced schools to close

New Zealand farm company to stop using palm oil products

Aug 8, 2016

New Zealand's state-owned farming company says it will stop using palm kernel products to feed its animals as it seeks to take better care of the environment

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