Evacuation measures in place on Caribbean Island of St. Vincent over Volcanic activity

Evacuation measures in place on Caribbean Island of St. Vincent over Volcanic activity

Officials initiated evacuation alerts on Friday following fears that a volcanic eruption could occur on the Caribbean Island of St. Vincent. People who live near the La Soufriere volcano were advised to evacuate after abrupt glowing could be seen on Thursday night, following days of odd seismic activity in the...

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15 Takahē Birds released into Kahurangi National Park

15 Takahē Birds released into Kahurangi National Park

The Department of Conservation Takahē Recovery team partnered with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Fulton Hogan to release the 15 birds into Kahurangi National Park. The Takahē breed was released into Kahurangi in 2018. It was the first attempt to generate a new wild population. “It’s challenging to establish...

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New Wētā species named after PM Jacinda Ardern

New Wētā species named after PM Jacinda Ardern

Hemiandrus jacinda, a new Wētā species, was named in honour of New Zealand’s Prime Minister because it follows a red colour like the Labour party. The cricket is flightless and seen as something reflected toward the traits of Jacinda Ardern. Massey University professor Steven Trewick named and formally described the insect...

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Endangered ‘flying Penguins’ need greater protection – Department of Conservation

Endangered ‘flying Penguins’ need greater protection – Department of Conservation

Critically endangered diving petrels are much needed to be protected, according to the Department of Conservation. Bright lights from vessels out at sea and surrounding breeding grounds, from conservation management on land, could pose a risk to the endangered Penguins. They were mostly found widely in coastal dunes in the...

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Video shows the last full ‘Cold Moon’ of 2020

Video shows the last full ‘Cold Moon’ of 2020

The last full ‘Cold Moon’ of 2020 has illuminated its light across New Zealand. Sky fanatics can catch a glimpse of the Cold Moon representing the last celestial event of the year. The year ends with a final release of stress for everyone following the last 365 days of chaos...

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Watch as Octopuses punch fishes during collaborative hunting – study

Watch as Octopuses punch fishes during collaborative hunting – study

Out of the ordinary, it has been found that octopuses can knowingly punch fishes during collaborative hunting. Footage captured by researcher Eduardo Sampaio from the University of Lisbon in Portugal shows how octopuses express the acting behaviour when hunting with other fishes. “Octopuses express this behaviour during collaborative hunting with...

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Video shows Kilauea Volcano erupt after earthquake strikes, Hawaii

Video shows Kilauea Volcano erupt after earthquake strikes, Hawaii

Hawaii’s Big Island Kilauea volcano erupted during the late hours on Sunday (Monday NZT) within the Halema’uma’u crater. Kilauea is located in Hawaii’s national park of Volcanoes. A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck Hawaii’s Big Island an hour after the volcano started to erupt according to the US Geological Survey (USGS)....

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Kilauea Volcano erupts after earthquake strikes Hawaii’s Big Island

Kilauea Volcano erupts after earthquake strikes Hawaii’s Big Island

Hawaii’s Big Island Kilauea volcano erupted during the late hours on Sunday (Monday NZT) within the Halema’uma’u crater. Kilauea is located in Hawaii’s national park of Volcanoes. The US Geological Survey (USGS) released a statement reading a 4.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Hawaii’s Big Island an hour after the volcano...

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Tararua Ranges: how REAL pest control should work

Tararua Ranges: how REAL pest control should work

Local Alan H Hay talks about his run-up pest trap, which he uses and manages in the Tararua Ranges to trap suspecting possums that lurk the area – an alternative to aerial 1080 poisoning. “Its a good idea because possums travel up to eleven kilometres a night. You might say...

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Introduced wasps are not bad, but the media say so

Introduced wasps are not bad, but the media say so

Introduced wasps are not at all bad, but the media portray the story as if they’re going to kill all living things and rival their mates. Introduced Asian and Australian paper wasps may be playing a more complex ecological role in New Zealand than previously thought. They can even help...

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