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Native plant species enlisted to help clean up waterways

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Native plant species enlisted to help clean up waterways

Source: ESR A new study underway in Wellington is testing a range of New Zealand native plants for their ability to clean up our waterways. ESR scientists at the Kenepuru Science Centre in Porirua are looking at the potential of rātā and horopito to reduce the number of bacterial pathogens in soil [MP4, 11 MB] […]

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ESR testing drinking water filters

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR testing drinking water filters

Source: ESR Water suppliers may soon have more effective ways to assess the performance of water filtration systems in drinking water treatment for their communities.  A recent Ministry of Health report on drinking water suppliers showed 19 % of the populations surveyed were exposed to water that does not meet safety standards. An ESR study […]

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ESR flu study findings a world first

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR flu study findings a world first

Source: ESR Work undertaken by ESR scientists is the first in the world to show a particular and surprising immune response among people to influenza, and could help pave the way to a globally-sought universal flu vaccine. The study has significantly changed understanding of a critical part of the influenza virus, with an ESR report […]

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The Sound of Science: Living the high life

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Alpine, biodiversity, birds, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Pest control, predation, predators, Public Sector, Rock wren, Science, staff, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on The Sound of Science: Living the high life

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The Sound of Science: Living the high life The life of a scientist in the Department of Conservation is worlds apart from the traditional stereotype of a lab-coat wearing academic hidden inside and away from the ‘real world’. DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki talks to […]

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The Great Weeds Hunt Aotearoa

By   /  July 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Science  /  Comments Off on The Great Weeds Hunt Aotearoa

Source: Landcare Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The Great Weeds Hunt Aotearoa New Zealand is one of the weediest countries in the world, with the number of weed species now outnumbering our native flora. These invasive weeds are among the greatest environmental threats to our parks, wetlands, reserves, coasts, bush remnants, and alpine areas. – […]

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Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/07/2018

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/07/2018

Source: GNS Science In an International Atomic Energy Agency-funded project, 22 scientists from across the Pacific attended a hands-on course at Otago University learning chemical techniques to authenticate and detect adulteration in various foods such as honey, cereal, rice, dairy products and tea. Isotope chemist Karyne Rogers of GNS Science and Professor Russell Frew of […]

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ESR battling to keep on top of illicit designer drugs

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR battling to keep on top of illicit designer drugs

Source: ESR ESR scientists are fighting to keep on top of so-called designer drugs, which they say are evolving rapidly. With the emergence of “party pills” or “legal highs” in the past decade, the Institute of Environmental Health and Science (ESR) says illicit drug manufacturers are increasingly “tweaking” designer drugs in a bid to help […]

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Wherever the wind – and climate drivers – carry her!

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Wherever the wind – and climate drivers – carry her!

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Media Release 12 July 2018   Wherever the wind – and climate drivers – carry her! Florence Isaacs’ icebergs are all lining up and her only concern is that she’s peaking too early. “It’s incredibly exciting to be given the opportunity to achieve one of my lifelong dreams!” The PhD candidate […]

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Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/11/2018

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/11/2018

Source: GNS Science In an International Atomic Energy Agency-funded project, 22 scientists from across the Pacific attended a hands-on course at Otago University learning chemical techniques to authenticate and detect adulteration in various foods such as honey, cereal, rice, dairy products and tea. Isotope chemist Karyne Rogers of GNS Science and Professor Russell Frew of […]

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Wasp biocontrol update 13

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Wasp biocontrol update 13

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »News snippets »Wasp biocontrol update 13Bob Brown, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare ResearchThe wasp season is finally winding down and I am now able to start catching my breath and let you know what has been going on with the Wasp Biocontrol Phase II project.New and old agent […]

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Scientists probe inner workings of a submarine volcano – 05/07/2018

By   /  July 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists probe inner workings of a submarine volcano – 05/07/2018

Source: GNS Science Using the scientific research ship JOIDES Resolution, they drilled a number of boreholes into the heart of the hydrothermally active Brothers submarine volcano. The main aim of the US$15 million expedition was to learn more about how metals are transported within submarine volcanoes and brought to the seafloor where they form metallic […]

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Kaikoura Quake information brought together in one science volume – 03/07/2018

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Kaikoura Quake information brought together in one science volume – 03/07/2018

Source: GNS Science The special Kaikōura Earthquake issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America contains 21 detailed articles that have been written by expert teams over the past 18 months. The 21 papers join at least 60 others already published on the earthquake and its impacts. A number of the papers in […]

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Science Update- June 2018

By   /  June 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Science Update- June 2018

Source: Antarctica New Zealand ANTARCTICA NEW ZEALAND NEWS  ANTARCTIC SCIENCE PLATFORM – APPLICATIONS CLOSING Applications for the three leadership roles (Platform Director and two Programme Leaders) close on Friday 29th June 2018, with interviews scheduled between Monday 9thand Wednesday 11th July 2018. Information about these positions can be found here, or contact Antarctica New Zealand’s Acting Chief Scientific […]

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International Antarctic role for Otago Professor

By   /  June 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on International Antarctic role for Otago Professor

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Media Release 27 June 2018 International Antarctic role for Otago Professor Antarctica New Zealand is delighted to announce that Professor Gary Wilson has been elected Vice President of SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research). Thirty-two voting nations and a number of International Science Unions elected University of Otago’s Professor Wilson for […]

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More than 8 million hectares of New Zealand soil now digitally mapped

By   /  June 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on More than 8 million hectares of New Zealand soil now digitally mapped

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »News snippets »More than 8 million hectares of New Zealand soil now digitally mapped[embedded content] Soil scientists have reached a new milestone, digitally mapping more than 8 million hectares of New Zealand soils.“Our latest progress shows the national S-map soil mapping programme has now covered 8 million […]

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Lessons about a future warmer world using data from the past – 26/06/2018

By   /  June 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Lessons about a future warmer world using data from the past – 26/06/2018

Source: GNS Science The research, published in Nature Geoscience this week, shows that climate zones will shift and ice sheets will substantially shrink over a time scale of 1000 years.  The finding was an outcome of a workshop that took place in Bern, Switzerland, and was coordinated by the University of Bern, the University of […]

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Latest edition of Healthy Pacific Environments newsletter

By   /  June 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Latest edition of Healthy Pacific Environments newsletter

Source: ESR Our Healthy Pacific Environments newsletter keeps New Zealand informed of ESR’s science and research in the Pacific region. Inside this latest issue: Introducing ESR’s Healthy Pacific Environments team Climate change and health action planning Solomon Islands better learning environment Healthy Tonga Environments – Update on Environmental Health Inspector’s Operations Manual Coral sand research Radiation […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Changing radio transmitters

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, Haast tokoeka, Jobs at DOC, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Changing radio transmitters

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Changing radio transmitters We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the thirteenth in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Tim and his team […]

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NZ scientists launch their part in bold project to map seafloor – 21/06/2018

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on NZ scientists launch their part in bold project to map seafloor – 21/06/2018

Source: GNS Science Called Seabed 2030, the project is a collaboration between The Nippon Foundation in Japan and the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO). The work will be coordinated by four regional centres around the globe, with GNS Science, NIWA, and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) jointly governing the South and West Pacific […]

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Garden birds are signalling changes in our environment

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Garden birds are signalling changes in our environment

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »News snippets »Garden birds are signalling changes in our environmentBirds are signaling major changes in our environment and a new report shows some of New Zealand’s birds are sounding the alarm.‘Birds act as “backyard barometers”, telling us about the health of the environment we live in – […]

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