Building too close to cliffs and slopes, weak soils, lack of vegetation and increased rainfall all played a part in the massive storm damage to Auckland. The city needs to change the way it uses land.
Damien Chazelle’s new film Babylon has both relevance and resonance today.
The more hard surfaces we build, the more stormwater we need to drain. Auckland must future-proof its urban design as climate change bites.
The pet trade has spurred a wave of bird imports, leading to escapes or even deliberate releases of exotic species into the wild. New research reveals the threat they now pose to native birds.
Sung-Hyun Park/Korea Polar Research Institute
The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano set new benchmarks for volcanic phenomena and efforts are under way to identify other submarine volcanoes around the world that could pose similar threats.
Developers love the cul-de-sac, but for the rest of us it’s one of the least practical and efficient ways to design streets.
Sugar water feeding in cities helps native nectar-eating birds in winter, but it’s important to use the right feeders to avoid pathogens.
The pre-Christmas period puts New Zealanders at high risk of exposure to COVID. Even at small gatherings of ten people, the probability someone has the virus has increased from 2-3% to about 15%.
More nuanced understandings of racism, wealth and ‘whiteness’ are needed when designing anti-racism policy.
New Zealand may see more sponge bleaching as the northern coastlines are already experiencing almost continuous marine heatwave conditions, expected to extend into the coming summer.
European Space Agency
Hingga saat ini, tidak ada objek yang mengorbit berhasil dipulihkan dari luar angkasa, tetapi beberapa metode sedang dikembangkan untuk mengurangi populasi orbit Bumi oleh puing-puing buatan manusia.
Rombongan pari manta karang yang sedang makan di permukaan laut di Raja Ampat. (Disediakan penulis)
Di Selat Dampier, ada peningkatan populasi selama satu dekade dari 226 ke 317 individu Sementara di Misool Timur Selatan, peningkatan populasinya lebih tinggi, dari 210 ke 511 individu.
A squadron of reef manta rays at a feeding site in Raja Ampat.
Our new, world-first research provides strong evidence of a significant increase in reef manta rays in protected areas of Raja Ampat over a decade.
A new report on workplace culture in parliament is due before the end of the year. Will it address the systemic and structural factors that make parliament so prone to bullying?
Children and teens around the world are not moving enough for healthy growth and development. Aotearoa scores only slightly better than the global average, despite a high uptake of school sports.
How does keeping the price of petrol and diesel down align with New Zealand’s goal of being carbon zero by 2050? And do price caps even work anyway?
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New research suggests countries with cosmopolitan values may be more likely to
shift towards democracy, but democratic institutions can’t endure without sustained
efforts to promote such values.
During COVID, rich countries have used masks and gloves from their medical stockpiles. But not all countries are so fortunate. We found the best way to help. It may not be what you think.
Dividing students into classroom streams has been the status quo for decades. So why have New Zealand’s two largest teachers’ unions taken the unprecedented step of announcing plans to phase it out?
Secondary school exams are here, with all the stress they bring. But parents can help their teenagers stay engaged by getting the motivational basics right and keeping a sense of perspective.