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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.

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: Republicans...

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...

'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 Wall...

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....

PHOTOS: The Craziest Runway Show Ever?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.01.2011 | Style

Everyone may be abuzz over next week's New York Fashion Week, but there's another Fashion Week already happening across the world in New Zealand. ...

New Zealanders Elated By Freak Snowfall, To The Tune Of Claire De Lune

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 10.16.2011 | Home

This week's freak snowfall in New Zealand wouldn't be a realized extreme weather event without its share of dramatic footage set to classical music (S...

WATCH: New Zealand Blanketed By Record Snowstorm

Posted 10.15.2011 | World

New Zealanders were witnesses to what some forecasters are describing as a once-in-a-lifetime event Monday as the nation was hit with its heaviest sno...

Skier Takes Wrong Turn, Ends Up At Running Of The Bulls

Posted 10.15.2011 | Travel

A skier's run down New Zealand's Coronet Peak on Saturday took a turn for the interesting when she wandered off the trail and found herself being chas...

Asian Markets Slip On U.S. Credit Downgrade

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business

Markets in Asia, the Middle East and the South Pacific bore a modest retreat Sunday night as global investors reacted to a historic downgrade of the U...

WATCH: Oslo Bombing Witness's Badly-Timed Weightlfting 'Joke'

Posted 10.01.2011 | World

A New Zealand expat has become an international punchline after boasting of his weight-lifting prowess while being interviewed about the deadly Oslo a...

Woman Fakes Being In Labor To Escape Speeding Ticket

Posted 09.19.2011 | Weird News

It sounds like a scene in a movie, but a pregnant woman in New Zealand lied to police that she was about to give birth to get out of a speeding ticket...

Three Travel-Writer Tips to Help You Focus in Life

Lea Lane | Posted 09.05.2011 | Travel
Lea Lane

Have you noticed how you seem to observe more acutely when you travel to a foreign destination or even an unfamiliar neighborhood? As a travel writer...

The Global Search for Education: New Zealand is Ready!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.18.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How does a country which values its sports so highly, like New Zealand, support and nurture its younger fans and players in their equally important educational paths? Dr. Rosemary Hipkins of New Zealand's Council for Educational Research has the answers.

New Zealand Businessman Fired After Linking Women's Workplace Productivity To Menstruation

Posted 09.05.2011 | World

The head of a major New Zealand employers' group has been fired after implying that women were paid less than men because they took more sick leave du...

Alternatives to a Bankrupt Prison System

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

The so-called war on drugs is responsible for most of the massive uptick in the prison population. Instead of punishing drug addicts, treatment lessens addiction, disease, and the crimes caused by drug use.

Philip Morris Threatens Country Over Brand-Less Packaging Idea

Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

SYDNEY (Michael Perry) - Tobacco giant Philip Morris (PM.N) is threatening to sue the Australian government for possibly billions of dollars over its ...

Horse Semen Shots Taste 'Like Custard'

Posted 08.22.2011 | Home

We'ere not exactly sure how someone goes about concocting an apple-infused horse semen shot, but apparently they are all the rage at Green Man Pub in ...

WATCH: What It's Like To Be In An Earthquake

Posted 08.14.2011 | World

Videos that inadvertently caught one of the two powerful aftershocks that struck Christchurch, New Zealand on Monday are surfacing on YouTube, giving ...

Attempt To Ban "Go The F*** To Sleep"

Yahoo! New Zealand News | Posted 08.13.2011 | Home

An expletive-ridden book about the frustrations of trying to get young children to go to sleep at night is unlikely to be banned from New Zealand book...

Canada's Step Away From the Kyoto Protocol Can Be a Constructive Step Forward

Robert Stavins | Posted 08.11.2011 | Green
Robert Stavins

The international community may have begun to recognize that incremental steps in the right direction are better than acrimonious debates over unachievable targets

Community, Not Exclusivity, at The James Beard House

Regina Varolli | Posted 08.10.2011 | Home
Regina Varolli

So many people think it takes a membership, or being on some foodie A-list, to dine at The James Beard House. Truth is, anyone can enjoy a beautiful meal by a diversity of gifted guest chefs at The Beard House. No membership required.

Sir Edmund Hillary Built His First Sherpa School 50 Years Ago; Now There Are 63

James M. Clash | Posted 08.01.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

This week not only marks the 58th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's first ascent of Everest, but the 50th anniversary of the Khumjung School, the first of many educational institutions Hillary built for the Sherpa people.

Martin Jetpack Test Flight: Jetpack Travel Becoming Closer To Reality?

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.31.2011 | Travel