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Calls for more research on microplastics in drinking water

Published: Thu 22 Aug 2019 02:11 PM
A scientist leading a study on the effects of microplastics in the New Zealand environment is welcoming calls for a further assessment of their potential impacts on human health. Read more...

Research aims to assist M. bovis eradication

Published: Thu 22 Aug 2019 01:41 PM
New research will determine if there is a better way of prioritising investigation of farms potentially infected with Mycoplasma bovis . This would enable the M. bovis Programme to more quickly identify infected farms and take action to accelerate eradication ... Read more...

Thunderstorms And Gusty Winds Batter the North

Published: Thu 22 Aug 2019 01:19 PM
MetService has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for northern areas of the North Island tonight into Friday morning. Read more...

What a difference a decade makes in earthquake engineering

Published: Thu 22 Aug 2019 10:26 AM
It’s a brutal way to learn but if there is any good to come out of the earthquakes that devastated parts of New Zealand over the last decade, a lot more is now known about the ground beneath our feet. Read more...

New reports highlight flood risk under climate change

Published: Thu 22 Aug 2019 08:36 AM
Two reports released today by NIWA and the Deep South National Science Challenge reveal new information about how many New Zealanders, how many buildings and how much infrastructure could be affected by extreme river and coastal flooding from ... Read more...

Set nets push penguins closer to extinction

Published: Wed 21 Aug 2019 01:37 PM
An estimated 30 hoiho deaths in commercial set nets in the most recent annual data underlines the urgent need for action to stop the mainland population of the world’s rarest penguins becoming extinct, Forest and Bird says. Read more...

Micronutrients affect gut bacteria associated with ADHD

Published: Wed 21 Aug 2019 09:02 AM
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who took micronutrients had lower levels of a bacteria linked to the psychological disorder, and a healthier range of bugs in their gut overall, new research shows. Read more...

Health Star Rating review - Expert Reaction

Published: Tue 20 Aug 2019 04:48 PM
The first five year review of the Health Star Rating system has been completed, with a series of recommendations for improvements. Read more...

Nutrient efficiency is important

Published: Tue 20 Aug 2019 04:08 PM
Winter and early spring are times when nutrients are most at risk of getting lost from farms due to high rainfall, reduced pasture growth, the huge amount of urine deposition, soil compaction and pugging. Read more...

Young kauri keep 'grandpa' kauri alive through root systems

Published: Tue 20 Aug 2019 09:12 AM
AUT scientists have described how a kauri stump is keeping itself alive by holding onto the roots of neighbouring trees; exchanging water and resources through the grafted root system. New research, to be published on July 25 in iScience , details ... Read more...
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