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Boost for efforts to reduce urban fossil fuel emissions – 16/01/2019

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Boost for efforts to reduce urban fossil fuel emissions – 16/01/2019

Source: GNS Science 15/01/2019 3:15 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. Sampling greenhouses gases downwind from Auckland City – Mt Victoria, Devonport, Auckland. © Jocelyn Turnbull Urban areas cover about three percent of the earth’s […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 16 January 2019

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 16 January 2019

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research 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 have the potential to develop into drought. Facts: Soil Moisture Across […]

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EQC funds science journalism awardWednesday, January 16, 2019The awards allow journalists to spend time investigating science-related issues that matter to New Zealanders

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC funds science journalism awardWednesday, January 16, 2019The awards allow journalists to spend time investigating science-related issues that matter to New Zealanders

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC EQC is very pleased to announce that it is funding an Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund Award in 2019 in the area of natural hazards risk and resilience. The awards provide journalists with the opportunity to spend time investigating science-related issues that matter to New Zealanders. Dr Hugh Cowan, […]

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Graham Sevicke-Jones to join our Senior Leadership team

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Graham Sevicke-Jones to join our Senior Leadership team

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »News snippets »Graham Sevicke-Jones to join our Senior Leadership team © This image by Landcare Research is published under the CC-BY 4.0 international licence unless otherwise specified.”/>Graham Sevicke-Jones New Senior Leader at Manaaki WhenuaWe are delighted to announce that Graham Sevicke-Jones will be joining the Senior Leadership […]

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Hide your snacks: Litter & our birds

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Camping, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Food, KB, KB, KEA, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Rubbish, Weka  /  Comments Off on Hide your snacks: Litter & our birds

Source: Department of Conservation When we think of litter, we probably have a pretty solid idea of what that is. Maybe it’s a plastic bag, or a chips packet. What about a drink bottle? Sure. But would you consider tossing your banana peel into the bushes as OK to do because ‘it will biodegrade’? How […]

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Scientist collects rubbish to rid rivers of plastics

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientist collects rubbish to rid rivers of plastics

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research 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. Amanda Valois. [Photo: Stuart Mackay] ]” title=””> Amanda Valois. [Photo: Stuart Mackay] Inspired by the beach clean-ups […]

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Antarctic Ice Sheet under threat – 14/01/2019

By   /  January 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Antarctic Ice Sheet under threat – 14/01/2019

Source: GNS Science 14/01/2019 7:25 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. Writing this week in the journal Nature Geoscience, a team led by Richard Levy of GNS Science and Victoria University of Wellington, […]

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The youth have seen enough

By   /  January 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on The youth have seen enough

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Why are global politics so dysfunctional that the UN climate meeting requires a 15-year-old Swedish grade school student to speak the truth? Why does a coalition of youth, outside the COP 24 climate meeting articulate a more comprehensive action plan than the delegates inside the meeting? Greta Thunberg at COP24 in […]

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St Clair homes in Dunedin Update Friday, January 11, 2019Specialists were back on site yesterday and have analysed the data collected since late December.

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on St Clair homes in Dunedin Update Friday, January 11, 2019Specialists were back on site yesterday and have analysed the data collected since late December.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC View all News 11 Jan 2019 As a result of heavy rainfall in December 2018 a number of properties in St Clair Dunedin have been affected by a significant landslip. There are a total of eight claims lodged with EQC. Of these properties six have been deemed unsafe to occupy […]

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Statement on international travel

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Statement on international travel

Source: Ministry for the Environment Ministry for the Environment Statement on international travel This statement is in response to an article that ran on Stuff and in the Dominion Post on Friday 11 January 2018. The Ministry fully accepts that travel by its staff is of public interest, and it is important we are held […]

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The science of art or the art of science…

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on The science of art or the art of science…

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research SHARE THIS:  11 January 2019 If you think science and art have nothing in common, think again. At environmental science institute NIWA, it’s all about one inspiring the other. Dancers perform at NIWA’s Atmospheric Research Station, Lauder, Central Otago. [Photo: Carol Brown.] ]” title=””> The […]

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Boost for ESR’s drug testing and surveillance work

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, ESR, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Boost for ESR’s drug testing and surveillance work

Source: ESR ESR’s expertise in tracking new illegal drugs coming into the country will feed into an international body through the appointment of ESR toxicologist Diana Kappatos to a newly formed committee of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT). Membership of TIAFT’s New Psychoactive Substances Committee will also boost ESR’s drug testing and drug […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 9 January 2019

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 9 January 2019

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research 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 have the potential to develop into drought. Facts: soil moisture Across the […]

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The eel earbone detective

By   /  January 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Science  /  Comments Off on The eel earbone detective

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The eel earbone detective As a young child growing up on an Irish farm, one of Eimear Egan’s chores was to regularly clean out the well from where her family drew its drinking water. In the well lived a large eel […]

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Law changes needed before testing for drug impaired drivers goes ahead

By   /  January 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, ESR, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Law changes needed before testing for drug impaired drivers goes ahead

Source: ESR ESR, which runs drug tests on blood samples for a range of government organisations, says there would need to be a law change and a consensus of how screening would be done, before the introduction of a roadside test for drug impaired drivers. ESR forensic toxicology and pharmaceutical manager Mary Jane McCarthy was […]

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Scientists voyage into the Antarctic unknown

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists voyage into the Antarctic unknown

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research A group of intrepid scientists leaves Wellington for Antarctica this week on board NIWA’s research vessel Tangaroa for what their leader calls “a voyage of discovery”. Ross Sea. [Photo: Helen Bostock] ]” title=””> Ross Sea. [Photo: Helen Bostock] The 21 scientists, supported by 19 crew […]

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In difficult times, hope is an act of courage

By   /  January 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on In difficult times, hope is an act of courage

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Flooding in Japan, unprecedented monsoons in India, a nearly 30% increase in rainfallthroughout the Americas and 40% across Europe. Africa is seeing deadly droughtsacross Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Australia, Greece, Sweden, Portugal and the American Northwest’s horizons glowed red with wildfires because of heatwaves and drier seasons. The Philippines and Fiji were battered by some of the […]

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ESR offers testing in fight against synthetic drugs

By   /  January 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, ESR, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR offers testing in fight against synthetic drugs

Source: ESR Following more than 50 deaths in New Zealand now associated with synthetic cannabinoid use, ESR is offering a unique service to all DHBs in the country. The ESR Unidentified Substances in Emergency Departments (USED) programme provides extended drug testing on urine and blood samples for patients harmed by recreational drug use Funded by […]

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Can a leopard seal change its spots?

By   /  January 3, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Can a leopard seal change its spots?

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research A leopard seal, who has made the balmy waters around Auckland home, is prompting a NIWA scientist to campaign for her to be made a New Zealand citizen. Owha the leopard seal is regularly seen lying on pontoons around Auckland and Whangarei. ]” title=””> Owha […]

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Some simple rules for drone users

By   /  December 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Drone, Environment, KB, KB, National parks, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Recreation, UAV, Visit the Kiwi way, visitors  /  Comments Off on Some simple rules for drone users

Source: Department of Conservation Got a new drone for Christmas? Did you know the Civil Aviation Authority classify them as an aircraft? This means there are some rules you need to follow. These rules are not there to kill your fun – in fact there are some extremely important reasons behind them that you might […]

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