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Southern spring sizzle sets records

By   /  October 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Southern spring sizzle sets records

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Southern spring sizzle sets records An immense dome of high pressure stretched across the Tasman Sea onto the South Island yesterday, bringing the highest temperatures across New Zealand since April. Under bright sunshine, temperatures soared well into the 20s […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 19 October 2017

By   /  October 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 19 October 2017

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 19 October 2017 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 […]

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Dramatic sea ice decline limits NIWA’s Antarctic research

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Dramatic sea ice decline limits NIWA’s Antarctic research

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Dramatic sea ice decline limits NIWA’s Antarctic research A dramatic change in sea ice this year is likely to hamper a NIWA-led research project aiming to better understand how ice shelves will melt as the ocean warms. NIWA marine […]

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Southern spring sizzle

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Southern spring sizzle

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Southern spring sizzle An air flow extending from Australia on Thursday and Friday may bring near-record warmth to parts of the interior South Island, says NIWA forecaster Ben Noll. A large area of high pressure to the northwest of […]

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Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook update October 2017

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook update October 2017

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook update October 2017 Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook: Near-normal season expected, but with increased activity west, reduced activity east. Forecasters say about eight to 10 named tropical cyclones are expected to form in […]

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Question: How do trees access the Internet? Answer: They log on.

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Question: How do trees access the Internet? Answer: They log on.

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Question: How do trees access the Internet? Answer: They log on. This is just what NIWA and DairyNZ are asking anyone who has planted along stream banks to do – to ‘log on’ at riparian.niwa.co.nz to formally record their […]

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Scientists mark 10th anniversary of ocean acidification research

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists mark 10th anniversary of ocean acidification research

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Scientists mark 10th anniversary of ocean acidification research A decade of scientific research into how ocean acidification is affecting New Zealand waters has led to far greater understanding of the vulnerability of our marine ecosystems, according to a newly […]

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Leopard seal pup’s lungs were failing, CT scan shows

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Leopard seal pup’s lungs were failing, CT scan shows

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Leopard seal pup’s lungs were failing, CT scan shows A leopard seal pup born off St Kilda beach, Dunedin, on Tuesday has been found to have only had 10 per cent of normal lung capacity. The pup was […]

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Election Day 2017 Forecast

By   /  September 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Election Day 2017 Forecast

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Election Day 2017 Forecast Most New Zealanders can be confident of a dry trip to the polling booth on Saturday, according to NIWA meteorologist Seth Carrier. Mr Carrier says a high pressure centred north of Cape Reinga offers tranquil […]

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Kaikōura Canyon shows early signs of ecosystem recovery

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Kaikōura Canyon shows early signs of ecosystem recovery

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Kaikōura Canyon shows early signs of ecosystem recovery NIWA scientists have found signs of recovery in the Kaikōura Canyon seabed, 10 months after powerful submarine landslides triggered by the November earthquake wiped out organisms living in and on the […]

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Production of Hayward kiwifruit in Bay of Plenty at risk from climate change

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Production of Hayward kiwifruit in Bay of Plenty at risk from climate change

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Production of Hayward kiwifruit in Bay of Plenty at risk from climate change The most commonly grown variety of kiwifruit around Te Puke will not be commercially viable in the area by the end of the century, say […]

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What to feed an astronaut and other entries in this year’s Wellington NIWA science fair

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on What to feed an astronaut and other entries in this year’s Wellington NIWA science fair

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: What to feed an astronaut and other entries in this year’s Wellington NIWA science fair From designing food for astronauts to the best bait for catching rats, Wellington students are applying their creative talents to scientific endeavour this week […]

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Student ingenuity on show at NIWA science fair

By   /  September 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Student ingenuity on show at NIWA science fair

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Student ingenuity on show at NIWA science fair Science students are putting their ingenuity and analytical skills on the line at this weekend’s annual NIWA Canterbury-Westland Schools’ Science and Technology Fair. About 350 students have entered this year’s fair […]

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Concussion conundrum solved by secondary school student

By   /  September 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Concussion conundrum solved by secondary school student

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Concussion conundrum solved by secondary school student A Year 13 student from Ormiston Senior College in South Auckland has taken out the top prize in this year’s NIWA South and east Auckland Science and Technology Fair. Dylan Townsend was […]

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Student ingenuity on show at NIWA Auckland Science Fair

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Student ingenuity on show at NIWA Auckland Science Fair

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Student ingenuity on show at NIWA Auckland Science Fair Science students from around Auckland are putting their ingenuity and analytical skills on the line at next week’s annual NIWA Auckland City Science and Technology Fair. More than 300 students […]

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Power project wins Whakatane student top prize

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Power project wins Whakatane student top prize

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Power project wins Whakatane student top prize A Whakatane home school student has with an ambitious project, entitled Wasted Watts, has taken out top honours in this year’s Bay of Plenty Regional Science and Technology Fair. Year 9 […]

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Tiny air bubbles reveal new information about greenhouse gas emissions

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Tiny air bubbles reveal new information about greenhouse gas emissions

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Tiny air bubbles reveal new information about greenhouse gas emissions Sitting at the surface of Taylor Glacier in Antarctica, are layers of ice more than 10,000 years old. And trapped inside those layers are bubbles of ancient air […]

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From plastic bags to roof tiles: one BOP science fair entry

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on From plastic bags to roof tiles: one BOP science fair entry

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: From plastic bags to roof tiles: one BOP science fair entry A Mount Maunganui Intermediate student has created a cheap roofing tile out of discarded plastic bags and entered the idea in this year’s NIWA Bay of Plenty Science […]

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Spotted a leopard seal? Scientist seeks sightings

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Spotted a leopard seal? Scientist seeks sightings

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Spotted a leopard seal? Scientist seeks sightings A leopard seal has spent so much time in New Zealand waters she has prompted a NIWA scientist to challenge conventional thinking about the species. Named because of their leopard-like markings, the […]

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NZ’s future scientists show their work in Hamilton

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NZ’s future scientists show their work in Hamilton

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: NZ’s future scientists show their work in Hamilton Waikato’s next generation of scientists are showcasing their latest discoveries at this week’s NIWA Waikato Science and Technology Fair in Hamilton. Held at the Hamilton Garden’s Pavilion, the exhibits are open […]

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