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Bleaching Reefs and Us

Bleaching Reefs and Us

Although tropical coral reefs don’t line New Zealand’s coasts it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t care about news of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and in particular the newest wave of coral bleaching to hit the area.

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Hidden Plastics

Hidden Plastics

Leading a plastic-free life – or making steps in that direction – doesn’t come easy. If you want to reduce your plastic consumption you have to do your homework: read labels, do research, ask questions, and take steps in the right direction.

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A better way forward

A better way forward

In mid-July the Government announced a new $1.2 million initiative to create a facility in New Zealand capable of recycling soft plastics. Currently, plastic shopping bags and other soft plastics are not recyclable in NZ. That means nearly all of the 1.4 billion grocery bags used annually in our country end up in a landfill or worse, in our environment.

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The Flying Mobula Rays

The Flying Mobula Rays

Mobula rays make a habit of leaping out of the ocean in amazing acrobatic form, particularly when they gather in groups This behaviour is still poorly understood by scientists however possible reasons include communication, courtship, feeding, and even a behaviour to parasite removal.

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