Livestock is a significant source of methane, a potent but short-lived greenhouse gas.
New research has suggested a fresh way to account for greenhouse gases with different lifetimes in the atmosphere.
Small aircraft carry scientists high above the Southern Alps to survey glacier changes.
Forty years of continuous end-of-summer snowline monitoring of New Zealand's glaciers brings the issue of human-induced climate change into tight focus.
New research shows that parenthood penalises all women, particularly those who are on high incomes, and sets them on a trajectory of lower lifetime earnings relative to their male peers.
New research shows that parenthood contributes to the gender pay gap and penalises all women, particularly those who were on high incomes before having children.
Contemporary surfing culture and iconography have been deeply influenced by the legacy of Big Wednesday.
Contemporary surfing culture and iconography have been deeply influenced by the legacy of John Milius' 1978 cult film Big Wednesday.
International powers with conflicting interests have helped the Bashar al-Asad government to consolidate its power.
To understand how Syria has become the theatre for proxy wars between international forces, one has to return to the Arab uprisings and Syria's role as an outlier.
New Zealand’s government will not grant any new permits for exploration of offshore oil and gas reserves.
New Zealand has ruled out new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration as a step towards a transition to a carbon-neutral future.
Thousands of high school students across the US walked out of their schools to protest gun violence and to call for changes to gun laws.
Lowering the voting age to 16 would bring the age of political responsibility more in line with the age of criminal responsibility and the age of informed consent for medical procedures.
Research found that media largely frame debate about oil and gas developments in New Zealand around how drilling should take place, rather than whether it should happen at all.
Researchers find that mainstream media in New Zealand tend to present fossil fuel development as positive for the economy, while framing opponents as irrational and extremist.
There are many ways the not-for-profit GLAM sector - public galleries, libraries, archives and museums - could be protected from potential copyright damages claims.
Australia's plan to extend ISP 'safe harbour' copyright immunities to cultural institutions avoids more nuanced thinking about the nature and social value of culture, art and education.
The 2014 Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong against ‘Chinese-style democracy’ laid bare democracy’s contested meanings.
Uncertainty is built into democracy, but we are seeing more talk of crisis and more attempts at redefinition. So where does this leave citizens who want to have a meaningful say in how they live?
Lego is not just a toy. The bricks are designed as a universal tool to make anything we can imagine.
In a new book, philosophers argue that Lego's coloured bricks are not just a toy, but a tool that raises challenging questions about creativity, conformity and culture.
For many children and young people, engaging with explicit material is not uncommon.
For many children and young people, engaging with explicit material is not uncommon – and not necessarily harmful.
A worker paints over the logo of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party.
The Supreme Court ruling to dissolve Cambodia's opposition party further suppresses democracy in the kingdom.
The Tongariro Crossing is one of New Zealand’s most popular walks in a national park.
New Zealand's wildlife and natural wonders are major draw cards for tourists, but tourism companies operating in national parks contribute little to conservation.
Cherie Lacey (left) and Catherine Caudwell interacting with a Furby, one of the first cute home robots.
There's a reason domestic robots are cute. It makes them appear vulnerable and in need of protection - and that makes us forget that they have unprecedented access to our personal data.
A key focus has been on strengthening primary health care to reduce demand on hospitals, but there is little evidence of progress.
New Zealand's health service provides universal and free access to health care, but inequities remain stubbornly high.
The window for staving off the worst of climate change is wider than we thought, but still pretty narrow.
It's still possible to hit the more ambitious of the two Paris global warming goals, according to a new estimate of the global carbon budget. But it sure won't be easy, and we need to start now.
The Joides Resolution.
We have better maps of the moon than Earth's newest continent, Zealandia. That's about to change as an international expedition probes the vast undersea plateau of continental crust.
Police stand guard in front of the Correctional Centre N.3, where Kem Sokha is reportedly being held.
The treason charges against Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha are another step towards autocracy in the kingdom of wonder.
The default position in social and political theory is to disregard children altogether, or to consider them as learner-citizens.
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When children and young people have opportunities for active citizenship, they demonstrate a wide range of ways of contributing to their communities.