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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sparkly bug lights up Christmas

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  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 Sparkly bug lights up Christmas

Source: ESR A mysterious bacterium with a surprisingly seasonal sparkle has turned up in ESR’s environmental microbiology lab. The bacterium, along with an unknown fungus, has had the science team scratching their heads after the unknown arrivals were found lurking in a water sample from a domestic hot water cylinder. In a marked display of […]

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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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Best to tone down the tinsel

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  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 Best to tone down the tinsel

Source: ESR An ESR scientist says Yuletide traditions could be contributing to a hidden tide of plastic making its way into our environment. Dr Olga Pantos says although decorating the home and office is still a much loved seasonal activity for many Kiwis – glitter in particular is finding its way into wastewater, and ultimately […]

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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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Contaminated rivers highlight need for microbiological survey

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  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 Contaminated rivers highlight need for microbiological survey

Source: ESR The government’s environmental health agency, ESR, says reports of contamination in three Canterbury rivers stresses the importance of the need for a Freshwater Microbiological survey of New Zealand rivers. The independent testing by Massey University’s Institute of Agriculture and Environment, commissioned by Fish and Game was undertaken from above and below three large […]

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