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New Zealand Engineers Found Building Safe Before It Collapsed In Quake

AP | By NICK PERRY | Posted 12.01.2011 | Green

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Engineers inspected and declared a New Zealand office building safe five times in the months before it collapsed and killed...

Time for a Plan B?

Claire Fordham | Posted 01.30.2012 | Fifty
Claire Fordham

Most of us don't have a financial cushion in the event of job loss and aren't blessed with wealthy parents or trust funds, so some kind of Plan B might be a sensible idea. What's yours?

Emerging Economies Are Prospering as the West Muddles Through

Richard Attias | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business
Richard Attias

The takeaway: keep things in perspective, and don't become overly preoccupied with Europe's problems.

Sentence For Mother Who Lied To School, Said Daughter's Rival Had Sex Disease

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education

A mother from Queenstown, New Zealand has been slammed with 300 hours of community work, a $500 fine for emotional harm reparation and two years under...

Can the Durban Climate Negotiations Succeed?

Robert Stavins | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green
Robert Stavins

Two weeks of international climate negotiations begin today in Durban, South Africa. These are the Seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP-17) of ...

WATCH: Helicopter Crash Caught On Video, Pilot Reportedly 'Doing Fine'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.22.2012 | World

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- A helicopter helping install a Christmas tree on Auckland's waterfront has crashed in dramatic fashion, but the pilot escaped...

Get Ready for Group Marriage

Elizabeth Marquardt | Posted 01.15.2012 | Weddings
Elizabeth Marquardt

Is the prospect of group marriage far-fetched? Probably not. There are several avenues that could soon lead to legal recognition of unions involving three or more people.

Good News In Stranded New Zealand Ship Saga

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Salvage crews have successfully removed all the remaining oil from a cargo ship that ran aground on a New Zealand reef, avo...

Toddler Eats Leftovers For 2 Days After Mom Dies

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A 3-year-old girl comforted herself with her favorite toy and ate cheese, leftover lasagna and milk for two days after...

PHOTOS: Rare White Kiwi Regains Her Mojo After Requiring Unique Surgery

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — She's grumpy, grouchy and packs a good kick. Just like a healthy kiwi should. Manukura the white kiwi is among the ra...

Ship Carrying 385 Tons Of Oil Marooned On Reef, Condition Worsens

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The condition of a cargo ship stranded on a New Zealand reef for nearly a month has worsened, and authorities say they...

New Zealand's Oil Disaster: Black Swans and Human Errors

James Turner | Posted 12.25.2011 | Green
James Turner

The same governments that express their shock when events like this happen are the same who refuse to consider them as signals to change course.

Cops Pepper Spray Men For Sporting Ritual

AP | Posted 12.21.2011 | Sports

ROOSEVELT, Utah -- Police in a small Utah town are being accused of overreacting after using pepper spray to break up a group of Polynesian men and bo...

WATCH: Penguins In Sweaters

Posted 12.21.2011 | Green

How can you save a penguin from an oil spill? Knit him a sweater! Last week, a New Zealand yarn store put out a request for knitters of the world ...

'Green News Report' - October 18, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.18.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republica...

PHOTOS: New Zealand Ship Continues To Spill

Posted 12.18.2011 | Green

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP/The Huffington Post) -- Bad weather continues to thwart attempts to remove the remaining oil from the leaking cargo ship g...

PHOTOS: Captain Of Ship Spilling Oil Off New Zealand Coast Faces Criminal Charges

AP | NATACHA PISARENKO | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

TAURANGA, New Zealand — A salvage crew finally managed to board a cargo ship that has spilled hundreds of tons of oil since striking a reef off ...

'Green News Report' - October 11, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.11.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Occupy Wa...

WATCH: Oil From New Zealand Spill Already Killing Birds

Posted 12.11.2011 | Green

The leaking oil from a ship that hit a reef off the coast of New Zealand last week has started to wash up on shore, according to the Associated Press....

Do Post-Quake Building Inspections Provide A False Sense Of Security?

AP | By NICK PERRY | Posted 12.11.2011 | Green

-- CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – Passing trucks shook the six-story office building constantly in the months after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake in ...

Stranded Ship Becoming New Zealand's Worst Environmental Sea Disaster

AP | By NATACHA PISARENKO | Posted 12.11.2011 | World

TAURANGA, New Zealand — The condition of a stricken cargo ship stuck on a reef and leaking oil off the coast of New Zealand worsened Wednesday, ...

Oil From Stuck Ship Reaches New Zealand Beach

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Forecasts of heavy ocean swells Monday thwarted marine crews trying to pull oil from a leaking ship stuck on a reef of...

Crews Will Pump Oil From Leaking Ship

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 12.09.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Small amounts of oil from a container ship stuck on a reef for days began washing up at a popular New Zealand beach on...

Large Ship Stuck On Reef Off New Zealand Is Leaking Oil

AP | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Authorities say a large container ship stuck on a reef off the coast of New Zealand is leaking oil. Maritime New Zealand s...

Today In Credit Rating Downgrades

AP | By NICK PERRY | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- New Zealand's credit rating has been downgraded by two of the three major ratings agencies amid increased global concern ov...