» Scientists investigate ruptures along high-risk Alpine Fault
17/11/18 22:38 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Scientists will investigate intriguing "barriers" capable of influencing earthquakes along one of New Zealand's most dangerous faults.The fault, which runs about 500km up the western side of the South Island between Milford Sound...

» Chilly weather on the way as cold front moves up country
17/11/18 18:50 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
After a couple of balmy days in Auckland, a temperature dip is expected to kick in shortly as a cold front moves up from the South. A broad complex trough is expected to cover the country next week through to Thursday, with embedded...

» Auckland Council sides with opponent of rich-lister Rod Duke's Herne Bay helipad
17/11/18 17:00 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Rich-lister Rod Duke is pressing on to complete his controversial Herne Bay mansion, despite the Auckland Council siding with his legal opponent over "issues" with a harbourside helipad on a boatshed.The Briscoe Group boss, estimated...

» Kilogram gets a new definition
16/11/18 13:17 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Scientists take the massive decision to change the definition of the kilogram.

» Dr persistence
16/11/18 01:00 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Sophia Jex-Blake was a pioneer of women's education on her way to be Scotland's first female doctor.

» 'Miniature suns'
16/11/18 00:07 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Is much-heralded nuclear fusion finally ready to fulfil its promise of abundant energy for all?

» Climate change: Report says 'cut lamb and beef'
15/11/18 12:44 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
The number of sheep and cattle in the UK should be reduced to help combat climate change, a report says.

» Climate change: Worries over CO2 emissions from intensifying wildfires
15/11/18 12:18 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Rising numbers of extreme wildfires could result in a significant increase in CO₂ emissions, scientists have warned.

» Bat of Plenty kids learn to care about their waterways
15/11/18 00:54 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
More than 180 students from schools around the Bay of Plenty have enjoyed discovering how to monitor and care for their local waterways.The 8 to 12-year-olds were participants in an annual Hands-on Water Expo, hosted at Redwood...

» Bay of Plenty kids learn to care about their waterways
15/11/18 00:54 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
More than 180 students from schools around the Bay of Plenty have enjoyed discovering how to monitor and care for their local waterways.The 8 to 12-year-olds were participants in an annual Hands-on Water Expo, hosted at Redwood...

» Paraparaumu Beach schoolkids' war on plastic
14/11/18 23:05 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Imogen Davidson, from the Paraparaumu Beach School's student council, writes about the school's war on plastic Each year at Paraparaumu Beach School a student council is formed. It is made up of leaders from Te Motu (Year 7/8 syndicate)....

» Greenland ice sheet hides huge 'impact crater'
14/11/18 20:35 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Scientists find evidence that an iron asteroid slammed into the Earth deep inside the Arctic Circle.

» Exoplanet discovered around neighbouring star
14/11/18 18:01 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Astronomers have discovered a planet around one of the closest stars to our Sun.

» Jake Bailey: My kingdom for a receipt - nightmare at the auto-checkout
14/11/18 17:00 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
COMMENT: I threw all of my spare change into any water holding vessel I could find. I hunted down every chicken in the land and broke its bone. I rubbed the lamp furiously, in the most literal and least metaphorical sense possible,...

» 'Conservation successes' bring hope for mountain gorilla
14/11/18 13:12 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
Mountain gorilla: Conservation efforts appear to be paying off for large, charismatic animals.

» South Pole: Rock 'hotspot' causes ice sheet to sag
14/11/18 12:31 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
A large area of warm rock is melting the base of the Antarctic Ice Sheet at the South Pole.

» Living laboratories
14/11/18 01:33 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
This living laboratory could hold the key to controlling malaria and other conditions.

» The hourglass ticks: Hawke's Bay beach gets its sand back, but not for long
13/11/18 21:36 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
A sudden appearance of sand on Westshore Beach has sparked excitement for summer in Napier, but it likely won't last the season.The once-sandy beach is now known for its shingled appearance, and a Napier City Councillor says it...

» Whanganui must deal with waste better to compete in award
13/11/18 19:00 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
If Whanganui is to compete for the most beautiful city title it must lift its game in dealing with waste.Councillor Helen Craig was shocked and outraged to see renovation waste dumped down a gully on a College Estate section. It...

» Muddy hell: Clive River may have 'had its day' as silt chokes waka cruises
13/11/18 18:00 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
The Clive River may have "had its day" as a rapid build up of silt threatens to ground a popular waka cruise experience.Out of action since May for maintenance, the waka Nga Tukemata o Kahungunu has been struggling to re-enter the...

» Climate change: Heatwaves 'halve' male insect fertility
13/11/18 15:00 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
A study of beetles could explain global decline in insects - and how heat can damage male fertility.

» No 'flushable' wet wipes tested so far pass water industry tests
13/11/18 12:06 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
They say wet wipes don't break down and so cause sewage blockages which cost millions to put right.

» Permanent jetlag: Scientists issue warning over blue light
13/11/18 02:19 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Our increasing exposure to artificial blue light is hurting our health and our natural environment, scientists say.A new paper released today by Royal Society Te Apārangi has also set out ways people can protect themselves...

» Permanent jetlag: Scientists issue warning over blue light from screens
13/11/18 02:19 from New Zealand Herald - Environment
Our increasing exposure to artificial blue light is hurting our health and our natural environment, scientists say.A new paper released today by Royal Society Te Apārangi has also set out ways people can protect themselves...

» Badger culling has 'modest' effect in cutting cattle TB
13/11/18 01:12 from BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition
An independent scientific review says badger culling can have a modest effect in reducing cattle TB.

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