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East Coast quake research aims to build CAT scan of Hikurangi fault – 25/02/2019

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on East Coast quake research aims to build CAT scan of Hikurangi fault – 25/02/2019

Source: GNS Science 24/02/2019 12:37 pm A 100-kilometre long array of earthquake sensors on the Raukumara Peninsula will help scientists build a clearer picture of New Zealand’s most dangerous fault line. During this week scientists from New Zealand, led by GNS Science, and the United States will use seismographs at 700 locations between Gisborne and […]

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Robots help scientists study hazards posed by the Hikurangi subduction zone – 19/02/2019

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Robots help scientists study hazards posed by the Hikurangi subduction zone – 19/02/2019

Source: GNS Science Scientists have just returned from a trip aboard the US research vessel Roger Revelle, using the vehicle to install seafloor instruments, collect samples, and download data from earthquake observatories along the Hikurangi subduction zone. This information will help them understand the role that water deep beneath the seafloor plays in affecting the […]

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Scientists pin down cause of unusual Kaikōura earthquake recording – 07/02/2019

By   /  February 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists pin down cause of unusual Kaikōura earthquake recording – 07/02/2019

Source: GNS Science 06/02/2019 3:05 pm A bouncing concrete foundation in a farm implement shed has been found to be the reason for an anomalously high ground-shaking recording made during the magnitude 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake in November 2016. A seismic instrument at Waiau in North Canterbury, near to the epicentre, recorded a peak ground acceleration […]

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Dangerously unpredictable weather will worsen unless global action taken, NZ-led research shows

By   /  February 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Dangerously unpredictable weather will worsen unless global action taken, NZ-led research shows

Source: GNS Science The collaboration led by Associate Professor Nick Golledge from Victoria University of Wellington’s Antarctic Research Centre and involving scientists at GNS Science and from Canada, the UK, Germany and the USA used climate models to simulate what might happen when water from melting ice sheets enters Earth’s oceans. Last week it was […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 23 January 2019

By   /  January 23, 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 23 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Underwater magician

By   /  December 28, 2018  /  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 Underwater magician

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Crispin Middleton is a marine ecologist and national dive manager for NIWA, looking after the safety of 45 NIWA divers. Based at Bream Bay, Whangarei, Crispin is also an acclaimed underwater photographer and the recipient of numerous photography awards. His work regularly appears in New […]

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GNS Science’s Gill Jolly joins Forum of Chief Science Advisors – 12/12/2018

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  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 GNS Science’s Gill Jolly joins Forum of Chief Science Advisors – 12/12/2018

Source: GNS Science 20/12/2018 11:01 am GNS Science is delighted that Dr Gill Jolly has been invited to join the Forum of Chief Science Advisors working with the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Juliet Gerrard. “GNS is really pleased for Gill, and we believe New Zealand will be a safer and more resilient place for […]

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NIWA scientist throws light on the Red Zone

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  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 scientist throws light on the Red Zone

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Christchurch’s Red Zone is to be the focal point of a scientific experiment involving street lights and insects over summer.   NIWA freshwater ecologist Dr Michelle Greenwood is trying to find out how a change in the colour spectrum of street lights is affecting the tiny […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 19 December 2018

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  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 19 December 2018

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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Seal-mounted cameras give scientists a glimpse of life under the ice

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  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 Seal-mounted cameras give scientists a glimpse of life under the ice

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research A NIWA-led team of marine ecologists are using seal-mounted cameras to get a first-hand view into the behaviour and movements of Weddell seals under the Antarctic ice. Images the team have obtained of food foraging and social interactions will play a highly valuable role in […]

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Scientific muscle meets freshwater mussels

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  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 Scientific muscle meets freshwater mussels

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research NIWA scientists have made an important breakthrough in the battle to save New Zealand’s freshwater mussels. NIWA scientists have made an important breakthrough in the battle to save New Zealand’s freshwater mussels.   ]” title=””> Kākahi were once a valuable food source for many Māori […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 12 December 2018

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  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 12 December 2018

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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