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Lawns – site of backyard environmental salvation?

Published: Tue 16 Jan 2018 05:43 PM
Lawns – site of backyard environmental salvation? Humanity’s often abusive relationship towards nature has culminated in concerns we have wrecked Earth beyond repair, with climate change, ecological degradation and mass extinctions threatening the survival ... Read more...

CSST appoints NASA scientist as Director of Research

Published: Tue 16 Jan 2018 10:56 AM
The Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) is delighted to announce that Delwyn Moller, PhD has been appointed as Director of Research. Delwyn was born and raised in the Waikato, studied at the University of Auckland and went on to design and implement ... Read more...

UC biotechnologist creates new biodegradable crop coating

Published: Mon 15 Jan 2018 03:27 PM
UC biotechnologist creates new biodegradable coating to protect crops A novel system for protecting plants from pests, infection and adverse weather has been awarded one of the top prizes in the University of Canterbury’s (UC) Tech Jumpstart competition. ... Read more...

E-Cigarettes: Use, Effects, Risks, and Policy Implications

Published: Mon 15 Jan 2018 01:30 PM
Stanton A. Glantz - Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education and Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA; email: Stanton.Glantz@ucsf.edu Read more...

Landmark expedition to bottom of the Antarctic Ocean

Published: Mon 15 Jan 2018 12:35 PM
Greenpeace launches landmark expedition to bottom of the Antarctic Ocean Monday, January 15: Greenpeace has today launched a campaign calling for the creation of the largest protected area on Earth - a 1.8 million square kilometre ocean sanctuary ... Read more...

SMC Bulletin: 2017 year of extreme weather

Published: Fri 12 Jan 2018 03:19 PM
2017 year of extreme weather Last year's climate brought us severe weather events, including floods and droughts, according to Niwa's annual climate summary released this week. Read more...

NIWA's Hotspot Watch - January

Published: Thu 11 Jan 2018 03:08 PM
A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... Read more...

Sailing the Southern Ocean – a scientific odyssey

Published: Thu 11 Jan 2018 02:07 PM
NIWA’s research vessel Tangaroa sets off for a six-week voyage to Antarctica in February. Six of those aboard explain what they’re doing, what they’re worried about and the one thing they wouldn’t be without. DAVE BOWDEN Read more...

A giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in Central Otago

Published: Thu 11 Jan 2018 01:49 PM
The fossilised remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found. Read more...

Ship noise affects ability of marine species to communicate

Published: Wed 10 Jan 2018 12:02 PM
The first-ever large scale investigation into the effects of ship noise in the waters of the Hauraki Gulf shows a significant reduction in the amount of “communication space” available for at least two key marine species. The first-ever large scale ... Read more...
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