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New Zealand Grants a River the Rights of Personhood

By Stephen Messenger, TreeHugger From the dawn of history, and in cultures throughout the world, humans have been prone to imbue Earth's life-giving rivers with qualities of life itself -- a fit…

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7 of the World’s Scariest Roads (Slideshow)

Heavy traffic, bad weather, poorly-designed roads, unfriendly drivers... all of these can contribute to a pulse-raising driving experience. But what about having a 600-foot cliff a few inches from you…

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Seal Rescued After Getting Its Head Stuck in a G-String

Photo Credit: Our Far South By Stephen Messenger, TreeHugger For any plump sea-faring animal, the ocean is a scary and foreboding place full of sharp-toothed predators looking for a tasty meal --…

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Tokelau Will Be World’s First 100% Solar-Powered Nation

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger Tokelau may not yet be a fully self-governing country—the majority of its budget is paid for in aid from New Zealand; its citizens still are technically citizens of …

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Kakapo Brought Back from the Brink

Flightless and slow-moving, New Zealand's kakapo parrot is on the verge of extinction. But a mammoth conservation effort stretching back decades is offering hope for one of the world's rarest birds, l…

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Lucy Lawless Arrested in Greenpeace Action

Actress Lucy Lawless, along with six Greenpeace companions, was arrested and charged with burglary for taking part in a Greenpeace protest aboard Shell Oil exploration ship, the Noble Discoverer. S…

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A Race Against Time for Whales Stranded on New Zealand Beach

22 Pilot whales died after their pod beached in New Zealand. Rescuers are trying to save the 77 animals that are left, dousing them with water, waiting for high tide to take them back out to sea. …

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Possum Tossing For Fun?

A peculiar activity in New Zealand called possum tossing is rightly generating controversy. The game, as the name suggests, involves people holding dead possums by the tail and throwing them as far as…

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