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‘One Planet’ summit must help those on the front lines of climate change

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on ‘One Planet’ summit must help those on the front lines of climate change

Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ‘One Planet’ summit must help those on the front lines of climate change Tuesday’s climate summit in Paris must boost the financial support going to help poor communities adapt to climate change, said Oxfam. French President Emmanuel Macron, the World Bank, and the United Nations are co-organizing the event, […]

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The climate of Christmases past – Soggy Santa least likely in Wellington and Christchurch

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on The climate of Christmases past – Soggy Santa least likely in Wellington and Christchurch

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The climate of Christmases past – Soggy Santa least likely in Wellington and Christchurch If history is anything to go by, Wellington and Christchurch are the main centres most likely to experience a dry Christmas Day, while Auckland and Hamilton are […]

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Dancing on Antarctica ice a historic first for Kiwi dancer

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Dancing on Antarctica ice a historic first for Kiwi dancer

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Dancing on Antarctica ice a historic first for Kiwi dancer A frozen desert home to scientists, researchers, penguins and seals, Antarctica is not the kind of place you expect to find dancers performing outdoors especially given temperatures as low as -89.2C. At the height of summer, it reaches just 5C. […]

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Global Health Focus

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Global Health Focus

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Global Health Focus Multi-disciplinary scientists and health professionals from New Zealand and overseas will gather at the third One Health Aotearoa (OHA) Symposium mid December. The One Health movement, which is global, recognises that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. The Greek physician Hippocrates […]

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Anthropogenic climate change is real: pithy post-punk anthem for the Trump generation

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Climate Change, Environment, Gareth Renowden, Hot Topic, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Region, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Anthropogenic climate change is real: pithy post-punk anthem for the Trump generation

MIL OSI – Source: Hot Topic – By Gareth Renowden – Analysis published with permission of Hot-Topic.co.nz Headline: Anthropogenic climate change is real: pithy post-punk anthem for the Trump generation [embedded content] In which a “protest post-punk band” from Oakland, California (since punk happened in the late 70s, a pedant would point out that everything […]

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PMC’s Bearing Witness project reporters win Dart trauma award

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Relocation, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, JERAA, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Ossie Awards, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Tukuraki  /  Comments Off on PMC’s Bearing Witness project reporters win Dart trauma award

The Bearing Witness video and the prizewinning multimedia package. Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Pacific Media Centre’s Bearing Witness climate change project has won the Dart Asia-Pacific Prize for Journalism and Trauma at the annual Ossie Awards in Student Journalism presented at the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) annual conference at Newcastle […]

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Camping on the ice at Scott Base

By   /  December 5, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Camping on the ice at Scott Base

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Camping on the ice at Scott Base Geo News Photographer Neil Silverwood takes part in Antarctic Field Training—an overnight course on how to live and work in Antarctica’s extreme conditions. Neil Silverwood All visitors to New Zealand’s Scott Base, whether a scientist, a cook, or a photographer, must complete Antarctic […]

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New Zealander to Advise China on the Environment

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on New Zealander to Advise China on the Environment

Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New Zealander to Advise China on the Environment The Chief Executive of a New Zealand research organisation has been asked to be a special advisor to China on drinking water and other environmental issues.  ESR’s CEO Keith McLea is the only New Zealander who will this week attend meetings […]

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New website coming soon

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New website coming soon

Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New website coming soon 4 December 2017  ​Users of our website have told us they want better navigation, a better search function, and better-written content with less unnecessary ‘clutter’. They want to be able to find what they want, and to be able to understand the information […]

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Massive MPA comes into force off Antarctica

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Massive MPA comes into force off Antarctica

Fellow campaigner Rodney Russ, founder of Heritage Expeditions, told Newshub it’s an emotional time. “The number of public that came behind the marine mammal sanctuary is just part of what we’ve done here,” he said. “It was a long battle. It’s an amazing place – it gets into your skin, it gets under your skin, […]

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Read the Hazardous Substances Update November 2017

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Read the Hazardous Substances Update November 2017

Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Read the Hazardous Substances Update November 2017 EPA and WorkSafe join forces to keep Kiwis safeFrom 1 December 2017, many of the rules governing the management of hazardous substances in the workplace pass from the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (HSNO) to the Health and […]

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New Zealand has its share of science deniers

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand has its share of science deniers

Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New Zealand has its share of science deniers  29 November 2017  Theglobal phenomenon of science denial and scepticism about the role of experts isalive and well in New Zealand. The Environmental ProtectionAuthority, in its 2016/17 Annual Report tabled in Parliament onTuesday, 28 November, highlights opposition to bureaucracy […]

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What lies beneath: Why NZ’s slice of Antarctica is at the centre of an eco-mystery

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on What lies beneath: Why NZ’s slice of Antarctica is at the centre of an eco-mystery

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: What lies beneath: Why NZ’s slice of Antarctica is at the centre of an eco-mystery IAIN MCGREGOR/Stuff Why you should care about sea ice in Antarctica and what happens if we lose it. Parts of Antarctica aren’t behaving the way climate change models predict. It turns out that special things […]

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Kiribati – a Pacific ‘drowning paradise’ fighting for its existence

By   /  November 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Atolls, Climate, Climate Change, COP23, Documentary, DW Documentary, Education, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Global Warming, Human Rights, Kiribati, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Islands Climate Action Network, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Kiribati – a Pacific ‘drowning paradise’ fighting for its existence

DW Documentary reports on Kiribati’s struggle for survival with climate change. Video: DW DOCUMENTARY: By Markus Henssler Climate change and rising sea levels mean the island nation of Kiribati in the South Pacific is at risk of disappearing into the sea. But the island’s inhabitants aren’t giving up. They are doing what they can to […]

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Northern Corridor decision confirmed

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Environmental Protection Authority, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Northern Corridor decision confirmed

Source: Environmental Protection Authority – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Northern Corridor decision confirmed ​22 November 2017 An independent Board of Inquiry appointed toconsider an application by the New Zealand Transport Agency, has released itsfinal decision giving approval to the Auckland-based Northern CorridorImprovements proposal. The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link ofAuckland’s Western […]

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Can we create healthy oceans and tackle climate change at the same time?

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Conservation, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Can we create healthy oceans and tackle climate change at the same time?

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Can we create healthy oceans and tackle climate change at the same time? “We woke up to the fact that there’s ocean change just like climate change. We need ocean action like there’s climate action.” These words rang out at international climate talks last week, spoken by […]

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NZDF begins annual mission to Antarctica

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NZDF begins annual mission to Antarctica

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: NZDF begins annual mission to Antarctica Every year the New Zealand Defence Force transports dozens of scientists and tonnes of cargo to Antarctica and this year is no exception. The NZDF jetted off Tuesday morning with 90 New Zealand and American scientists and support staff and 12.5 tonnes of cargo […]

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Tiny Timbulsloko fights back in face of Indonesia’s ‘ecological disaster’

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Relocation, Climate research, Development, drones, Environment, Environmental activism, Environmental Journalism, Evening Report, farmers, Featured, Fishermen, Flooding, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, natural disasters, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, Semarang, Timbulsloko, Urban Planning  /  Comments Off on Tiny Timbulsloko fights back in face of Indonesia’s ‘ecological disaster’

Drone views of the village of Timbulsloko showing the scale of coastal erosion and sinking flatlands in an area that once used to to be rice fields on the edge of the Central Java city of Semarang. Mangroves are being rapidly re-established. Drone footage source: CoREM. Video: David Robie’s Café Pacific By David Robie in […]

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Women must be at centre of global climate solutions, says Fiji minister

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Climate gender, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Gender, Gender empowerment, Global Warming, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Women must be at centre of global climate solutions, says Fiji minister

Minister Mereseini Vuniwaqa … “important to emphasise the traditional roles and functions women in the Pacific play”. Image: Mereoni Mili/Wansolwara By Mereoni Mili in Bonn, Germany It is important that women and girls remain in the centre of climate solutions. These were the words of Fiji’s Minister of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa […]

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Migration expert calls for immediate climate action over displaced millions

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Climate Change Relocation, Climate Refugees, COP23, Democracy Now!, Environment, Evening Report, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Kiribati, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa, Security, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Migration expert calls for immediate climate action over displaced millions

Researchers in Bonn warn Pacific Islanders may be among the first to be forced to migrate due to climate change, as sea level rise threatens to make whole islands uninhabitable. Video: Democracy Now! At least 23 million people were displaced by extreme weather as a result of climate change. “If we act now in terms […]

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