New Zealand

Seeking a ban on cluster bombs

An international conference aimed at building support for a treaty banning the use of cluster bombs wrapped up in New Zealand today, and so far, 82 countries have signaled their support

New report ranks environmental efforts

A new report was released today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the 2008 Environmental Performance Index ranks countries for their efforts in addressing environmental issues

Cultural Connection

Climatologists in New Zealand are looking to native Maori tribes and their oral histories for clues to the country's climate record.

Early Signs: New Zealand's Climate Refugees

In the third of our series of reports on how concern about climate change is affecting communities around the world, we travel to New Zealand. Many people from the small Pacific island nation of Tuvalu have been resettling there because they fear scientis

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Discussion: Mental health, stress and resiliency during the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 continues to cost lives, sicken millions and force physical distancing. And we may be only beginning to see the psychological impacts of the pandemic. As part of a weekly series taking your questions to the experts, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Dr. Karestan Koenen, professor of psychiatric epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Symbols of 'racist past' topple amid global BLM protests; New Zealand reports no active COVID-19 cases

A statue of a British slave trader in the UK and confederate statues in the US have been toppled or defaced as protesters demand a reckoning on systemic racism. Some Minneapolis City Council members said they will “begin the process of ending the Minneapolis Police Department." New Zealand has no active cases of COVID-19 in the country. Brasilia has become a new hotspot for the virus.

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Russia, Philippines hand down controversial convictions; Beijing lockdowns return; New Zealand sports fans return to stadiums

In Russia and the Philippines, convictions of an ex-marine and journalist are raising concern. The police killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta has reignited protests. Rising COVID-19 cases in Beijing has prompted new lockdowns, while US states are seeing huge jumps in infections. In New Zealand, sports fans returned to a stadium for a rugby match.

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