A new study suggests climate change will cause changes to patterns of ground-level ozone and smog – two deadly pollutants set to increase deaths by about 260,000 worldwide by the end of the century.
Climate change will have a big impact on the global economy, for better or worse. We explore four issues that bring climate and trade negotiations head to head.
New research reveals that New Zealand once had its own species of black swan, the Poūwa.
New Zealand's Supreme Court rejected a proposed land swap that would have seen conservation land used for an irrigation dam, but the government is now considering a retrospective law change.
New research suggests that New Zealand's bizarre nocturnal parrot, the kākāpō, needs plant hormones to breed successfully.
Evidence shows fat-shaming health campaigns have little effect on promoting healthy lifestyles and weight loss among fat people.
As the WHO calls for urgency to address antibiotic resistance in gonorrhoea, new research shows that a vaccine developed against an unrelated disease offers protection.
New Zealand is a trailblazer for emissions trading, which could help drive a low-emission transformation, both domestically and overseas, in a post-Paris world.
New research shows that satellite measurements of tiny movements of the Earth's surface can tell scientists what is happening in the deeper layers of our planet.
More than six decades after the Korean War, a small group of North Korean prisoners of war may get a chance to return home.
Terrorism is a chameleon by its very nature. Counter-terrorism measures must adapt and ensure a balance of security and liberty.
The pre-dawn rising of the Pleiades, known as Matariki in New Zealand, heralds the turn of the seasons and the start of a new year for Māori.
Two large-scale studies confirm that neonicotinoid pesticides can harm bees. But the effects vary widely in different countries, suggesting that calls for a world ban would be premature.
Despite significant medical advances, rates of sexually transmitted infections are on the rise, including some old foes like syphilis.
The Body Mass Index is used to assess the risk of lifestyle diseases, but the relationship between BMI and chronic illnesses remains far from simple.
Latest results from garden bird surveys in New Zealand show that at least six non-native species have declined over the past decade.
Marginal people become resourceless, invisible to public policies, and disempowered in public life. This increases their vulnerability to disaster.
We're delighted to announce the appointment of The Conversation's first New Zealand Editor, who will share NZ's best academic research and analysis with millions of readers worldwide each month.
In pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, Donald Trump has turned his back not just on the world but on the low-carbon economy. He should pay heed to a very apt lesson from China's history.
Old age comes with many challenges, including concerning levels of malnutrition. But screening and early intervention could make a substantial difference - and save health budget funds.