Chemical contamination in New Zealand's fresh water is failing to be recognised under New Zealand's National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (the legislation that is supposed to manage and protect NZ's fresh water). Jodie Bruning has written a thorough account of chemical pollution in water, the lack of monitoring to detect the extent of the... Continue Reading →
"Humanity is facing an unprecedented dilemma - how to feed a burgeoning population while resources decline and the ability of the Earth's ecosystems and atmosphere to absorb pollution diminishes." The human population has reached a level far in excess of the ability of the planet to sustain it long-term through using synthetic nitrogen. The 'green... Continue Reading →
Watch a range of videos on water quality, aquatic life, palm kernel, 1080, cadmium, and more with Dr. Mike Joy.
The degradation of New Zealand's freshwaters Mike Joy explains how in the last few decades environmental protection has been deregulated, allowing a few to profit while polluting on a massive scale, and how that has led to the destruction we see today. This reality is denied and covered-up so that relatively few are aware of... Continue Reading →
Mike Joy talks about why he became involved in freshwater science and what led him to become a 'River Radical'. Learn about New Zealand's freshwater crisis in this video. Mike Joy from Bruce Foster on Vimeo.
Mike Joy was recently interviewed on Sentient Seas - a website presenting interviews, podcasts, and essays on a range of topics aimed to inspire the change needed for a better future. The interview discusses some of the ecological situations New Zealand is faced with, the lack of environmental management by councils and the Government, farming options... Continue Reading →
A new book written by Dr Mike Joy on New Zealand's freshwater crisis has recently been published by BWB Texts. The book highlights the main threats to New Zealand's freshwater ecosystems, how the freshwater crisis came about and how this reality is routinely denied and concealed from the public. Polluted Inheritance is available in paperback... Continue Reading →
Here is a video from a presentation Mike Joy made at the Resource Management Law Association Conference in 2013 - "Black and White Gold - Does it all Glitter?". The 2013 RMLA conference was held in New Plymouth. The conference title symbolises the tensions within both the RMA itself, and Central Government’s Business Growth Agenda,... Continue Reading →
The Charles Fleming Lecturer for 2014 was Dr Mike Joy of Massey University, Palmerston North. Dr Joy was awarded the Charles Fleming Award for Environmental Achievement in 2013. 2014 Charles Fleming Lecture Tour Dr Mike Joy presented the 2014 Charles Fleming Lecture for each of the ten branches of the Royal Society of New Zealand... Continue Reading →