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Boost for efforts to reduce urban fossil fuel emissions

Published: Wed 16 Jan 2019 04:34 PM
Better carbon emission measures will help cities work out how well they’re fighting against climate change, scientists say – and what impact government policies have. Read more...

EPFL goes to New Zealand to study melting glaciers

Published: Wed 16 Jan 2019 02:11 PM
Four EPFL researchers will explore New Zealand's glacier-fed streams for two months, marking the first step in a global journey that will take them across 15 countries by 2021. Read more...

Scientist collects rubbish to rid rivers of plastics

Published: Wed 16 Jan 2019 09:24 AM
It may be rubbish to everyone else, but to Amanda Valois each little scrap of plastic on a river bank or in a waterway tells a valuable story. Read more...

Antarctic Ice Sheet under threat

Published: Tue 15 Jan 2019 11:28 AM
The Antarctic Ice Sheet is under threat – and urgent action is needed to cut emissions, according to new research led by New Zealand and US scientists. Read more...

Biochar mentioned in IPCC report for the first time

Published: Mon 14 Jan 2019 02:48 PM
The Australia New Zealand Biochar Industry is an exciting place to be in 2019 with the inaugural mention of Pyrogenic Carbon Capture & Storage (PyCCS) which produces biochar, as a viable Negative Emissions Technology (NET) for carbon dioxide removal ... Read more...

A country of two halves

Published: Mon 14 Jan 2019 12:58 PM
A rain band that moved over the North Island today brought much needed rain to many dry gardens and farms. The rain band dropped about 15mm of rain in areas from Wairarapa to Auckland as it travelled up the country. The Wellington region recorded 10-25mm ... Read more...

Could Wagyu beef protect against heart disease?

Published: Mon 14 Jan 2019 09:42 AM
As barbeque season gets into full swing, New Zealand researchers are investigating whether certain kinds of red meat could actually protect against heart disease. Read more...

Science Deadline: another hot year, fibre's benefits, 1080

Published: Fri 11 Jan 2019 03:41 PM
In this issue: 2018 another hot year, more evidence for fibre's benefits, and 1080 debate continues. Read more...

Fibre lowers chronic diseases risk - Expert Reaction

Published: Fri 11 Jan 2019 02:46 PM
Embargoed until 12.30pm NZT Friday 11 January An Otago-led systematic review published in The Lancet finds people with a diet high in fibre and whole grains have lower rates of a range of chronic diet-related diseases. Rates of heart disease - including ... Read more...

Preparing for the Big One on the Hikurangi Subduction Zone

Published: Thu 10 Jan 2019 09:23 PM
Planning for a rupture of New Zealand’s largest fault - the Hikurangi subduction zone - has kicked into motion, with scientists certain it’s a case of when, not if. Read more...
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