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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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Annabel Langbein’s passion for sustainable living

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Annabel Langbein’s passion for sustainable living

MIL OSI – Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Annabel Langbein’s passion for sustainable living © Provided by Bauer Media Pty LtdAnnabel Langbein’s passion for sustainable living It was after a life-changing event that Annabel Langbein decided she wanted to make a difference. At age 26, after a catastrophic horse accident that left her badly injured, […]

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From Southland to the South Pole

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on From Southland to the South Pole

MIL OSI – Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: From Southland to the South Pole Antarctica New Zealand general manager for Antarctic operations Simon Trotter is in charge of the logistics of bringing up to 400 scientists and crew to Scott Base every summer. He says having grown up in Fiordland ignited a lifelong passion for […]

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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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Food regulator ignores health risks of GE potatoes

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, GE Free New Zealand, NGOs, Press Release, Science, Soil & Health Association  /  Comments Off on Food regulator ignores health risks of GE potatoes

MIL OSI – Source: GE Free New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Food regulator ignores health risks of GE potatoes New Zealanders could soon be eating crisps and hot chips made from GE potatoes, with little idea of the added health risks from genetic engineering. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), which has just approved six […]

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Antarctic Air Day

By   /  October 4, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Antarctic Air Day

MIL OSI – Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Antarctic Air Day Step on board Antarctic aircraft before they head to the ice for the summer season. Meet the crews and check out a US Air Force C17, a RNZAF C130 Hercules, a historic Beaver and more. Learn about the people who work in Antarctica and […]

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ALARM BELLS RING OVER GE SPUD DECISION BY AUSSIE DOMINATED FOOD REGULATORY BODY

By   /  October 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, GE Free New Zealand, GE Free Northland, NGOs, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on ALARM BELLS RING OVER GE SPUD DECISION BY AUSSIE DOMINATED FOOD REGULATORY BODY

MIL OSI – Source: GE Free New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: ALARM BELLS RING OVER GE SPUD DECISION BY AUSSIE DOMINATED FOOD REGULATORY BODY GE-Free Northland 4 October 2017 Media Release ALARM BELLS RING OVER GE SPUD DECISION BY AUSSIE DOMINATED FOOD REGULATORY BODY GE-Free Northland is appalled but not surprised by the latest deeply […]

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Latest Notifiable Disease Report

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Latest Notifiable Disease Report

MIL OSI – Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Latest Notifiable Disease Report The annual notifiable disease report for 2016 was prepared as part of a Ministry of Health contract for scientific services and is produced with the continued support of staff in the public health services in New Zealand who provide data from their […]

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Food Standards Approval Ignores Possible Dangers Of GE Potatoes

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, GE Free New Zealand, GE Free NZ, NGOs, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Food Standards Approval Ignores Possible Dangers Of GE Potatoes

MIL OSI – Source: GE Free New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Food Standards Approval Ignores Possible Dangers Of GE Potatoes   Food Standards Approval Ignores Possible Dangers Of GE Potatoes.   Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), a trans-Tasman regulatory body, has approved 6 lines of GE potatoes (A1139) carrying genes from viruses and bacteria […]

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Investigating the reliability of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, ESR, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Investigating the reliability of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

MIL OSI – Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Investigating the reliability of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA) is a tool used by ESR’s forensic scientists to help reconstruct violent crimes. One of our science leaders and world renowned experts on BPA – Michael Taylor – has been investigating the reliability of BPA […]

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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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Antarctic sea ice levels hit record low, but experts are not sure why

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Antarctic sea ice levels hit record low, but experts are not sure why

MIL OSI – Sea ice levels in Antarctica dropped to a record low this year, but experts say there is not a clear link to climate change. More than 60 meteorologists and scientists from around the world are holding a week-long meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, to better understand sea ice changes on the frozen continent. […]

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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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Fiordland kiwi diaries: The Shy Lake housing crisis

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, Fiordland National Park, kiwi, National parks, Native animals, Native animals DOC ranger, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Science, Tokoeka  /  Comments Off on Fiordland kiwi diaries: The Shy Lake housing crisis

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Fiordland kiwi diaries: The Shy Lake housing crisis We caught up with Tim, a ranger on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the third in a series following the work he’s doing to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Check […]

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