In the 1960's sitcom Gilligan's Island, it seemed there was nothing resident smarty-pants 'The Professor' couldn't do with a simple coconut and a bit of know-how -- except maybe craft a boat to actually make it off their desert isle.
Just over seven days after biologists from New Zealand's Wellington Zoo released their famous surprise guest, a wayward emperor penguin named Happy Feet, back into the waters of the Southern Ocean to make his way home,
Just another example of extreme weather in 2011: The New Zealand cities of Wellington and Auckland just got hit with their first snow in decades, as the heaviest blizzard in 50 years moved north from the South Island. The Guardian reports local
The same geothermal heat that can help you reduce your electricity bill is responsible for some of the world's most stunning natural wonders: Hot springs.
When hot water bubbles up through the Earth's crust, the resulting pools are soothing, mineral-rich
Southern right whales were once a common sight along the coast of New Zealand, though in the 19th century overhunting brought the species to the brink of extinction. But now, after a decades of being virtually non-existant
As you probably already know, male goats are called bucks or billies, and female goats are called does or nannies, but the results of some strange genetic modification have given rise to a new term altogether, "goys" --
Ross Stevens demonstrated with his Shipping Container House that he has a way with junk. He writes that his "general approach to design is to find materials/objects that have concluded their first lives." He combines his
It's a long way from the southern climes of New Zealand to the port city of Sochi, Russia -- especially for a creature with no obvious means of getting there. Nevertheless, an endangered (and flightless) kiwi was recently
There's an avian music revolution underway on several small islands in New Zealand as a slew of new bird songs seem to have arisen out of nowhere -- but this more diverse music scene isn't necessarily a good thing for the birds
Kiwis are generally known for being kind, considerate, and peace-loving -- but come Easter time, bunnies beware. In what has become a national tradition of sorts in New Zealand, this holiday weekend hundreds of hunters will take to
It's hard to exist for 200 million years on the planet without picking up a few important life lessons along the way -- like knowing when to take things slow. Henry and Mildred are two elderly tuartaras, a lizard-like
Although it has been well over three decades since Georgie Seccombe first met Sally, a baby chimpanzee that had been rejected by her mother at a nearby zoo -- the passing of time has done little to weaken the bond they formed
Organic gardeners and farmers like to talk about balance in nature and working with natural systems, not against them. To that end, the idea of eradicating pests becomes a self-defeating goal as it throws nature off balance and
Earthquakes, like the one that struck in Christchurch, New Zealand yesterday, rank among the most devastating natural disasters, capable of leveling cities and causing extensive loss of life -- largely because they are so
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck New Zealand's South Island city of Christchurch just before 1 pm local time. Unlike the 7.1 Richter scale quake which occurred in September of 2010 this one has caused extensive