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Meet the Mysterious Freshwater Eels of New Zealand

Nature Conservancy - Science

Meet the eels of New Zealand… they can climb ladders, live for 100 years, and migrate thousands of miles to an unknown spawning ground. Fish & Fisheries Asia Pacific Endangered Species Fish Fisheries Migrations Water

Russia issues temporary ban on beef from New Zealand

Green (Living) Review

The Russian agriculture safety watchdog has imposed a temporary ban on imports of beef and beef products from New Zealand, effective February 6. The watchdog also said that it might ban fish imports from New Zealand due to traces of mercury in some supplies. New Zealand is not one of the Western countries facing a Russian food ban.

World’s Biggest 100 MW Geothermal Plant Built by Israel’s Ormat in New Zealand

Green Prophet

The New York Stock Exchange-traded company Ormat Technologies (NYSE:ORA) has built what’s being cited as the world’s largest geothermal plant. The 100 MW plant now online in New Zealand is being called the world’s largest: the Ngatamariki geothermal power plant cost $142 million USD to build ( $12 million off target ) and it is the biggest “ singular binary power plant” ever constructed. . Ormat Lands Its Largest Geothermal Deal in New Zealand.

Glowing sharks found near New Zealand

AGreenLiving

Scientists have found three glow-in-the-dark sharks off the coast of New Zealand. Researchers found the glowing sharks at the Chatham Rise, a 1,000-meter deep area of ocean floor east of New Zealand , last January, according to a study published last week in Frontiers of Marine Science. These three New Zealand species cruise the mesopelagic zone, between 200 and 1,000 meters in depth. Glowing sharks found near New Zealand.

Saving New Zealands kakapo from extinction

AGreenLiving

Found only on some New Zealand sanctuaries, it is the planet’s only flightless parrot. One initiative, for instance, is the Predator Free 2050 project to eliminate predators across the New Zealand wilds to help native species thrive again.

Exploring a beautiful, 23 year old food forest in New Zealand (Video)

Green (Living) Review

Exploring the beautiful-looking, 23-year-old, 2-acre food forest created by Robert and Robyn Guyton on the South Island of New Zealand, the video is worth watching just for the sheer beauty of what a mature food forest can look like.

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Early learning center sustainably embraces rural New Zealand

AGreenLiving

In the rural New Zealand haven of Dairy Flat, U.K.-based Early learning center sustainably embraces rural New Zealand. based architecture firm Collingridge and Smith Architects has recently completed the Fantails Estate, an early learning center for 154 babies and preschoolers. Designed to sit sensitively within its rural context, the modern building is built primarily of timber and opens up to the outdoors with large windows and areas for outdoor play.

Ormat Lands Its Largest Geothermal Deal in New Zealand at $130 m.

Green Prophet

The US subsidiary of the Israeli company lands the largest geothermal deal in New Zealand, with Maoris. Geothermal heats up in New Zealand: Ormat has told the Israeli business newspaper Globes that it has developed its biggest deal yet in the geothermal industry – one which uses heat from the earth’s crust to generate power. Our kiwi friends in New Zealand have just ordered an Ormat power plant for $130 million USD.

Oil Spill On New Zealand Reef

Eco Friendly Daily

Recently a container ship in New Zealand has become trapped on a reef and subsequently is leaking oil, much to the demise of the surrounding environment. The ship became stuck on Wednesday on the Astrolabe Reef in New Zealand. Coral reefs globally are suffering due to a number of reasons, including climate change and pollution. Another threat to coral reefs continues to be ship damage, from ships getting stuck in reefs to spilling oil.

New Zealand Territory Meets All Electricity Needs Through Solar

Eco Friendly Daily

Now the New Zealand territory of Tokelau is switching entirely to solar energy to reduce their costs and carbon footprint. Located between New Zealand and Hawaii, the territory consists of three atolls: Atafu, Fakaofo and Nukunonu, with a total of only about 1,500 people all told. New Zealand contributed the $7 million for the project which was just finished this month.

Make New Zealand 2011 the last ever unfair Rugby World Cup

Green (Living) Review

As the baton is passed from New Zealand to Rugby World Cup 2015 (RWC2015) hosts England, citizens in both nations have come together to call for the 2011 tournament to be “the last ever unfair Rugby World Cup”. Congratulations to New Zealand, and to cities like Auckland for putting on such a show.

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Award-winning passive tiny house is insulated to combat New Zealand’s weather

AGreenLiving

After previously living out of his bicycle packs, the owner decided to downsize his living conditions by commissioning a 329-square-foot, one-bedroom tiny home in Wanaka, New Zealand. Thanks to the efficient insulation , the house requires virtually no additional energy to maintain comfortable temperatures, despite the New Zealand alpine climate. Award-winning passive tiny house is insulated to combat New Zealand’s weather.

Prefab home was assembled onsite in New Zealand in just 4 days

AGreenLiving

The Karangahake House is nestled within the dense mountain forest of Waitawheta Valley, located on the North Island of New Zealand. Related: Tiny prefab timber cabin in New Zealand designed to be serene art studio The designers made the most out of the local materials available to them, cladding the home in locally grown and sustainably harvested timber with an environmentally friendly, natural wood finish and sustainable insulation.

U.S. And New Zealand Build Antarctic Wind Farm

Eco Friendly Daily

The United States and New Zealand both maintain bases in Antarctica, the U.S. with the McMurdo Station and New Zealand with the Scott Base. and New Zealand built the wind farm in order to provide energy to their two bases. There are numerous bases in Antarctica, the world’s least touched continent. Halfway between the two bases lies Crater Hill, where a wind farm was recently constructed.

990 Pound Colossal Squid caught in New Zealand

Eco Friendly Daily

A crew of fishermen has cough a colossal 990 pound, 39 feet long squid in New Zealand. Such squid can grow up to 46 feet long and have been one of the most mysterious creatures of the ocean. If the estimates are correct the squid will be over 330 pounds heavier then any other squid of that size caught. Colossal squid are very aggressive and can dive to depths of 6,500 feet.

Will the Real Humans Please Stand Up

Green Home Blog

In climactically and environmentally green New Zealand, as a result of a treaty between the native tribe of iwi (a Maori people) and the Crown (of England), the Whanganui River will henceforth be recognized as a person when it comes to legislation. Legal and environmental experts expect the impetus to continue, with New Zealand eventually adopting the Ecuadorean and Bolivian mindset. Will the Real Humans Please Stand Up.

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The Cooler: Celebrity Species and the Science Deficit Model

Nature Conservancy - Science

The modeling has already been done in New Zealand , where the authors say the national department of conservation now has a plan of how much it would cost to save each of the country’s 660 threatened species as well as any given percentage of them. Bravo, New Zealand. WWF endangered species stamps. Image credit: Scorpions and Centaurs /Flickr through a Creative Commons license.

New Zealand targets carbon neutrality by 2025 amidst climate emergency

AGreenLiving

New Zealand has joined 32 other nations in formally acknowledging a climate emergency. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described climate change as “one of the greatest challenges of our time” and pledged that New Zealand would have a carbon-neutral government by 2025.

Aviation fuel from nonedible plant soars

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Japan Airlines , Air New Zealand , Continental , Brazil’s TAM Airlines and most recently the Mexican carrier Interjet , in cooperation with European manufacturer Airbus , have flown without problems on fuel from this weed-like plant, which grows on land otherwise unusable for farming. Airlines News Air New Zealand aviation biofuel biofuel Boeing Continental Airlines Interjet Japan Airlines Jatropha Mission NewEnergy Limited TAM Airlines| Green Travel News |.

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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, August 6

Cool Green Science

In today’s green news, we learn that New Zealand doesn’t quite live up to its “100% Pure” slogan. Dairy scare dings New Zealand’s environmental credentials. Climate Change Environmental News Food Global Warming Insects The Green Buzz Bloomberg climate change effects daily news dairy industry global warming green news hamburger LiveScience meat New Zealand polar bear Reuters spiders The Guardian Wired Science

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Can Kelp Help Mussel Farms Thrive?

Cool Green Science

Scientists in New Zealand and the United States are using everything from GoPros to kitchen sponges to study the ecological benefits of kelp farms.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 1

Cool Green Science

This New Zealand man says he’s a climate change refugee. Animals Climate Change Environmental News Global Warming The Green Buzz United States Bloomberg BusinessWeek daily news fall foliage federal government google google doodle government government shutdown green news Maldives MNN Mother Nature Network National Parks New Zealand The Guardian the verge turtle Yosemite A government shutdown and a climate change refugee.

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These Rivers, Mountains, and Lakes Are Getting Legal Rights: It’s About Time

Eco Chic

New Zealand was the first country to enshrine into law that a river is a living being. ori tribes of Whanganui, New Zealand, certain forests, rivers and mountains are considered ancestors and Wh?nau, And just as New Zealand was the first country to give women the vote, it’s also the first country to grant personhood to the land and bodies of water. . “We Photo of Mt Taranaki courtesy of rschuurman via kiwiwise.

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The Green Buzz: Monday, December 2

Cool Green Science

The New York Times ). There’s a new plan to protect the Bronx and Howard Beach from storm surge — much of which will include natural infrastructure. A threat to Christmas trees, cube-friendly plants and protecting NYC from storms all in today’s green news. There’s something lurking in the soil, and it’s creating a “national problem” for the Christmas tree market. ( NBC News ).

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Energy-efficient Wanaka Wedge House offers views of the Southern Alps

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Three bedrooms and a view of the Southern Alps that pulls the eye endlessly into the horizon — that’s the defining essence of the Wanaka Wedge House, located on New Zealand’s South Island

South Korea announces plans to resume whaling

Green Blog

New Zealand’s commissioner, Gerard van Bohemen, called the plans “unnecessary” and “reckless”. Biodiversity Australia conservation IWC Japan New Zealand South Korea whales whalingSouth Korea has said that they plan on hunting endangered whales that are protected by a global moratorium. Just like Japan, the South Koreans are trying to justify this by claiming that the whaling is done for scientific reasons.

An empirical test of the short-run and long-run elasticity for smoking?

Environmental Economics

New Zealand’s Health Ministry has reportedly considered boosting the price of a pack of cigarettes as high as $100 ($81 U.S.) With cigarettes now priced at about $16 to $17, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said the $100 suggestion seemed like “an awful lot” and could encourage a black market, Fairfax NZ News reported. in a bid to make the country smoke free by 2025.

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Clover rolls over from fluoride in our water and toothpaste

Green Prophet

A new study explored whether soil fluorine levels in New Zealand are high enough to hurt a specific microbe called Rhizobium. No one has investigated the potential impact of fluorine on Rhizobia,” says Christopher Anderson, a researcher at Massey University in New Zealand.

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Everybody's had to fight to be free.

Environmental Economics

A Pacific Island man trying to flee rising seas and environmental risks caused by global warming in his home country of Kiribati asked a New Zealand court on Wednesday to let him pursue his claim as a climate change refugee. The low-lying South Pacific island nation has a population of more than 100,000, but its average height of 2 m. 6-1/2 feet) above sea level makes it one of the countries most vulnerable to rising waters and other climate change effects.

Ormat adds another geothermal power plant to America

Green Prophet

Ormat Technologies, one of the world’s leading geothermal green energy power plant companies, has already tapped the earth’s geothermal energy sources in Europe, the USA, Russia, Indonesia, Central and South America, and a 100 Megawatt plant in New Zealand. A new Ormat geothermal plant project, the Don A. Read more on Ormat geothermal power plant projects: World’s Biggest 100 MW Geothermal Plant Built by Israel’s Ormat in New Zealand.

Over 75 Nationalities Can Now Apply for an Egypt Visa Online

Green Prophet

While over 40 nationalities have been able to obtain a visa for Egypt online since 2017, including all citizens of the European Union, the expansion of eligible countries means that nationals of several new territories can now submit an electronic application online. New Zealand.

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Antarctic Sanctuary Proposal Failing Between U.S. and N.Z.

Eco Friendly Daily

In the Antarctic, the United States and New Zealand have been working towards a marine sanctuary, however, things have recently unraveled. and New Zealand have both made it clear they wish to see a sanctuary in the Ross Sea region, declaring it one of the best places to study the impacts of climate change. The region in question is approximately the size of Alaska and is currently used by New Zealand in their fishing industry.

Energy-efficient Wanaka Wedge House offers views of the Southern Alps

AGreenLiving

Three bedrooms and a view of the Southern Alps that pulls the eye endlessly into the horizon — that’s the defining essence of the Wanaka Wedge House, located on New Zealand’s South Island. The exterior is clad in corrugated metal to match typical contemporary New Zealand architecture. Actual Architecture reported that the “thermal performance exceeds New Zealand standards for a single family house.”

Energy-efficient Wanaka Wedge House offers views of the Southern Alps

AGreenLiving

Three bedrooms and a view of the Southern Alps that pulls the eye endlessly into the horizon — that’s the defining essence of the Wanaka Wedge House, located on New Zealand’s South Island. The exterior is clad in corrugated metal to match typical contemporary New Zealand architecture. Actual Architecture reported that the “thermal performance exceeds New Zealand standards for a single family house.”

An odd-looking tuber vegetable is proving to be a surprise best-seller

Green (Living) Review

Oca – aka New Zealand yam (it is grown commercially in New Zealand, hence its alternative moniker) – is cultivated extensively in the Andes where it is second only to the potato in terms of the most widely-grown root vegetable. Oca or New Zealand yam is available from Thompson & Morgan’s website www.thompson-morgan.com/oca. An odd-looking tuber vegetable is proving to be a surprise best-seller for mail order horticultural firm, Thompson & Morgan.

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Antarctic Commission Still Seeking Agreement For Protected Areas

Eco Friendly Daily

The twenty-five representatives include the United States, New Zealand, Russia, China, the European Union and many others. and New Zealand both made it clear they wish to see a sanctuary in the Ross Sea region, declaring it one of the best places to study the impacts of climate change. The region in question is approximately the size of Alaska at over 600,000 square miles and is currently used by New Zealand in their fishing industry.

Feijoa muffins with jelly recipes

Green Prophet

New Zealand leads the cultivation and export of feijoa, but now Israel and Turkey also boast of feijoa harvests. Around this time of the year, magazines in Australia and New Zealand offer recipes for people who don’t know what to do with all the feijoa in their gardens.

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Kiwi company turns plastic waste into high-quality concrete

Green (Living) Review

A New Zealand company is turning plastic waste into high-quality concrete. Plazrok, the brainchild of south Auckland-based company Enviroplaz, is unique in that it can transform absolutely any type of plastic into a rock-like substance that forms the aggregate of concrete. "We don't take the labels off, we don't have to disassemble it or take any of the other components off it, we can use it in its entirety," said Enviroplaz founding director Peter Barrow.

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Boiling lobsters alive to be banned by the Lords?

Green Prophet

The House of Lords is looking to set a new standard in the British Parliament by outlawing such practices. More like a spiritual council than lawmakers themselves, British Lords are putting pressure on their parliament to make it illegal to boil lobsters and other crustaceans alive.

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What time does Survivor come on after Daylight Savings Ends?

Environmental Economics

3, setting  off an annual ritual where Americans (who don’t live in Arizona or Hawaii) and residents of 78 other countries including Canada (but not Saskatchewan), most of Europe, Australia and New Zealand turn their clocks back one hour. Daylight saving time ends Nov.

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This video will scare you into driving slower

Green Prophet

Share this video produced by NZ Transport Agency in New Zealand. Unlike medication, there are no warning ads that come with your car. The highest road accident fatalities in the world can be found among drivers in the Middle East with Saudi Arabia topping the charts. Care about how your community drives, and your kids? It shows in slow motion what goes through the heads of two men the moment they are about to crash.