Latest Science Headlines

When being told to p-off is good

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 16:02:24 +1300 | University of Waikato

Being told to p-off isn’t usually a good thing, but at a lecture later this week celebrating World Soil Day, a soil expert will explain when it is. More >>

Spotlight on state of lake

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 11:31:06 +1300 | Lincoln University

Lincoln University Professor Ken Hughey says it will take decades, if not generations, to stop the degradation at Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere, but the right processes must be implemented now for restoration to occur.More >>

DOC tightens controls on shark cage diving

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 11:18:53 +1300 | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has tightened permit conditions for commercial shark cage diving on Stewart Island/Rakiura and will increase monitoring. The shark cage diving season begins today. DOC says it will continue watching the two cage ...More >>

Antarctica New Zealand welcomes new Board members

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 11:16:31 +1300 | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand welcomes Dr Helen Anderson, Sharon Hunter and Rob Morrison to their Board of Directors today. More >>

EPA seeks submissions on agents to control tutsan

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 10:38:25 +1300 | Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) welcomes submissions on an application to introduce a moth and a leaf-feeding beetle as biological control agents. If approved for release, the moth Lathronympha strigana and the leaf-feeding beetle Chrysolina ...More >>

Taking the Long View: Paris Conference

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:05:02 +1300 | Gord Stewart

The current refugee crisis, with the wave of people on the move to Europe, is a clear and present emergency. Yet the pitifully low number of refugees New Zealand is prepared to accept shows just how little our Government cares. Even more disappointing was ...More >>

Government needs to come clean

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:59:27 +1300 | WWF-New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand (30 November) - As the United Nations summit on climate change opens in Paris, John Key will tonight present a communique to the assembled governments on the need to end fossil fuel subsidies, while at home his government ...More >>

Kiwi kids get set to join in global ‘Hour of Code’ campaign

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:06:45 +1300 | Microsoft New Zealand

• Microsoft and offering educators a Minecraft-inspired coding tutorial for the classroom as part of Computer Science Education Week, 7-13 December • Local computer education groups OMGTech!, Code Club and High Tech Youth Network offering ...More >>

NZ Festival presents an evening with Richard Dawkins

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:08:20 +1300 | New Zealand Festival

30 November 2015 A Life in Science: New Zealand Festival presents an evening with Richard Dawkins Renowned scientist, vocal atheist, and controversial critic Richard Dawkins will speak about his life and work in Wellington on 4 March. In a special ...More >>

Science Deadline: climate talks, NZ household emissions

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:54:53 +1300 | Science Media Centre

SMC Science Deadline: COP21 climate talks, NZ's households emissions and AusSMC turns 10 Issue 354, 27 Nov 2015 In this issue: Top news from the Science Media Centre's news sharing platform. Anti-fat attitudes shaped early in life Voluntary ...More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 27/11/15

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:45:09 +1300 | NIWA

The past week has seen very little rain fall over the South Island and as result soil moisture levels decreased across the entire island. High temperatures and persistent northwesterly to southwesterly winds throughout the week also contributed to the ...More >>

Experts speak out about what climate change actually means

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:09:49 +1300 | Bridget Williams Books

On Monday next week the 21st annual Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will begin in Paris. Over the two weeks of CoP21, 147 heads of state will attempt to negotiate a global agreement to ...More >>

Continued cooperation on water management sought

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:21:52 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

Continued cooperation on water management sought during dry summer conditions The Otago Regional Council is asking irrigators in the region to again work together to share water in the lead-up to expected dry weather conditions this summer. Otago ...More >>

El Nino keeps NZ cooler in 2015

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:18:37 +1300 | NIWA

The effects of El Nino will prevent New Zealand from recording a record temperature for the year, say NIWA climate scientists. More >>

Road user charge introduction at Mt John

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:59:27 +1300 | Mt John Observatory

Popularity leads to road user charge introduction at Mt John, Tekapo Due to the increased popularity of Earth & Sky’s tourism experience at the University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo, a $5 road user charge is being introduced ...More >>

National’s failed R&D plan missing the D

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:57:34 +1300 | Green Party

National’s failed R&D plan missing the D The National Government’s research and development (R&D) funding system needs a massive overhaul in light of new information from Deloitte that some R&D Growth Grants don’t actually cover ...More >>

Land and Water Forum’s focus is money, not protection

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:01:40 +1300 | Green Party

The Land and Water Forum’s mandate should be improving water quality, not making as much money from water as possible before the environment collapses, the Green Party said today. More >>

Popularity leads to road user charge at Mt John

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:01:17 +1300 | PerceptionPR

Due to the increased popularity of Earth & Sky’s tourism experience at the University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo, a $5 road user charge is being introduced from Monday 30 November 2015.More >>

WMO: 2015 likely to be Warmest on Record

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:06:48 +1300 | World Meteorological Organization

Geneva 25 November 2015 (WMO) The global average surface temperature in 2015 is likely to be the warmest on record and to reach the symbolic and significant milestone of 1° Celsius above the pre-industrial era. This is due to a combination of a strong ...More >>

Talented students land dream summer jobs

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:11:07 +1300 | NIWA

NIWA has awarded sought-after Sir Peter Blake Trust ambassador awards to five talented Kiwi students who will spend part of summer working on exciting marine, freshwater, climate and atmosphere projects with leading NIWA scientists. More >>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news