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Auckland Council is currently consulting on its Pest Management Plan. Under this plan there is a way wandering cats could be managed within sensitive wildlife areas, but the council will act only if people stand up and ask for it. Most of the species that harm our native species are managed in some way. Possums, […]
On Thursday the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) released a report which recommended the Finance Minister work with insurers, banks, local authorities and residents to develop a plan for sea level rise. The Finance Minister’s response was that the report is “pretty speculative”, and that any sea rise was best dealt with by Local […]
In this whiteboard session we go through the dangers our birds are facing from cats, right now, in the middle of fledging time. Please watch. Please keep your cat inside.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has published a new study on sea level rise. Last time she reviewed the science behind the issue, now she is looking at the risks that a rising tide poses to our country – particularly houses, businesses and roads. We have built our country on the assumption that the […]
With another drop in dairy prices overnight, the spotlight is going on returning to old fashioned, less intensive methods of farming. This method of farming requires less spending on machinery and inputs (such as fertiliser and palm kernel), so while it produces less milk it also has lower costs and can be more profitable overall. […]
Businesses are often seen as the bad guys when it comes to climate change, lobbying governments to stymie action and water down commitments. That seems to be true in some cases – as we’ve seen recently with Exxon Mobil’s alleged lying to the public about climate science. But not all businesses are donkey-deep in the […]
Over the weekend the Nation and TV3 News covered the results of our cat camera study which tracked wandering cats in Auckland. The study found similar results to Wellington; that each property has an average of at least 2 cat visits per day, amounting to 300 million per year. The results are summarised in the […]
For the last 6 weeks we have watched the real life drama of birds trying to survive in suburban Wellington. #kakacam has spawned a new set of international superstars – dubbed ‘the kaka-dashians’. You can watch the kaka chicks live here http://halo.org.nz/kaka-cam/ But our kaka chicks are not out of the woods yet. When the chicks […]
A few weeks ago Ron Pellow from SIDDC showed us how dairy farmers might be able to reduce their environmental impact while maintaining profit. Farmers have been under fire for their increased use of Palm Kernel Expeller (PKE). Most recently Greenpeace have been hammering away, labelling the use of PKE ascontributing to the Indonesian forest fires […]
Max Rashbrooke’s new work has shed important light on the distribution of wealth in New Zealand. The question is, so what? His book includes a series of proposals to deal with the issue of rising wealth inequality. The first question is whether that’s an issue to be concerned about or whether we should simply focus […]