New Zealand authorities filed charges against the company that owns the cargo ship Rena, which grounded off the country's north coast last October. Many say the spillage from the vessel created the country's worst environmental disaster.
AP (Jan. 15, 2014) The Russian research ship, Akademik Shokalskiy, that was trapped in thick Antarctic ice for nearly two weeks, arrived on Tuesday at the port of Bluff in New Zealand. (Jan. ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Oct. 4, 2011) According to Taiwan's coast guard authority, a stranded cargo ship that crashed into rocks in waters off Keelung has left four dead and six missing. The cracked cargo ship caused oil leaks of 312 ... watch video
AP (Apr. 7, 2014) A German registered container ship ran aground in Hong Kong on Sunday. The Hong Kong Marine Department said the ship ran aground after its main engine broke down and it drifted in the waters off Hong ... watch video
Reuters (Oct. 8, 2013) New commercial fishing technology from New Zealand may soon put an end to the global problem of bycatch, where non-targeted species are caught up in the nets of commercial fishermen. Called ... watch video
Newsy (May 22, 2014) A new DNA study compared an extinct 800-pound bird from Madagascar with a chicken-sized bird from New Zealand. Who could've guessed they're related?
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AFP (June 21, 2012) Flightless and slow-moving, New Zealand's kakapo parrot is on the verge of extinction. But a mammoth conservation effort stretching back decades is offering hope for one of the world's rarest birds, ... watch video
May 27, 2015 Popular opinion says that tropical storms and hurricanes that make landfall mitigate droughts in the southeastern United States. But that simply isn’t true, according to an ... read more
May 28, 2015 Earthquakes kill, but their aftershocks can cause the rapid collapse of buildings left standing in the aftermath of the initial quake. Research offers a new approach to predicting which buildings ... read more
Apr. 15, 2014 Soil pH and iron levels predict cadmium bioavailability, and offers solutions to farmers and ranchers, a new study concludes. Many of the country's pasture soils have become enriched in cadmium. ... read more
Aug. 21, 2012 Two new species of forget-me-nots were discovered in the mountains of New Zealand. One of the species is known from the entrance of a few small caves at the base of limestone bluffs and the other ... read more
Jan. 20, 2012 An expert on the protection of threatened marine ecosystems has commented on the potential for ecological disaster posed by the 2,300 tons of fuel oil still aboard the capsized cruise ship Costa ... read more
Nov. 16, 2011 Researchers found that invasive species can become essential to the very ecosystems threatened by their presence, taking on important biological roles -- such as flower pollination -- once held by ... read more