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Environmental Disruption Could Cause More Pandemics – Expert Reaction

Published: Fri 30 Oct 2020 11:50 AM
An international report looks at the link between the degradation of nature and increasing pandemic risks. The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Workshop Report on Biodiversity and Pandemics also tallies the economic ... Read more...

Malicious Computer Virus Targeting New Zealanders

Published: Thu 29 Oct 2020 04:41 PM
CERT NZ, the government agency which supports organisations and individuals affected by cyber security incidents, says a recent surge of increasingly sophisticated malware attacks is affecting everyday New Zealanders as well as large organisations. The ... Read more...

James Cook Research Fellowship Recipient Dr Kevin Davies To Decipher Evolution Of Stress-tolerance Of Land Plants

Published: Thu 29 Oct 2020 03:00 PM
Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Kevin Davies has been awarded the James Cook Research Fellowship to undertake a study into the evolution of fundamental stress tolerance adaptation of land plants, by comparing mechanisms in hornworts to those ... Read more...

Fellowships Support Research Into The Evolution Of Stress Tolerance In Sustainable Tourism

Published: Thu 29 Oct 2020 02:20 PM
Fellowships support research into the evolution of stress tolerance in land plants, sustainable and self-determined tourism in the Pacific region, and silicon brain-on-chip technology to understand brain cancer Read more...

Tricky Saturday, But Sunday’s A Treat

Published: Thu 29 Oct 2020 12:16 PM
MetService is forecasting warm, wet and muggy weather next few days, then a break in the cloud and rain by the end of the weekend. As streams of warm, moist air from the Tasman Sea continue to flow over the country, it’s a messy start to the weekend ... Read more...

Carbon Footprint Tracker Empowers Kiwis To Take Action On Climate Change

Published: Thu 29 Oct 2020 08:47 AM
New Zealand bank customers can now use the ethical spending app CoGo to track their carbon footprint using transaction data from their bank accounts. Powered by Westpac NZ, CoGo’s new Carbon Footprint Tracker feature uses open banking technology to ... Read more...

Beaches Won’t Go Extinct But Tough Decisions Ahead

Published: Wed 28 Oct 2020 09:47 AM
A claim half the world’s beaches could be extinct by the turn of the century is being disputed by an international team of coastal scientists including Associate Professor Giovanni Coco from the University of Auckland. In March this year a group ... Read more...

Scientists Are Cracking The Code To Kiwifruit Pollination Success Using A “digital Twin”

Published: Tue 27 Oct 2020 11:53 AM
Plant & Food Research scientists and collaborators from the USA have compiled more than 30 years of field-based data from kiwifruit research to create “digital twins” of pollination processes in kiwifruit orchards, and have used these to predict ... Read more...

MILD Combustion For Clean Energy And Healing The Planet

Published: Tue 27 Oct 2020 09:51 AM
New Zealand can and must become a world leader in a new technology that could make our electricity supply truly 100% renewable at low cost. Our hydro energy runs short in dry years, wind generation can fail for days at a time, and solar requires costly ... Read more...

Women’s Science Fellowship Dedicated To Waterway Restoration And Climate Action

Published: Tue 27 Oct 2020 09:23 AM
NZ one of the first to benefit from climate-specific L’Oréal fellowship A Kiwi marine environmental scientist has been awarded a global fellowship to further research how restoring New Zealand’s waterways could combat climate change. Dr. Shari Gallop, ... Read more...
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