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IISD Welcomes Five New Members to Its Board of Directors

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:59:47 +1200 | IISD

WINNIPEG—June 24, 2016—The International Institute for Sustainable Development welcomed five new members to its board of directors today, following a unanimous vote at the board’s general meeting. "I am delighted to welcome our new members ...More >>

Shrimp farming sector looks for consensus

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:05:34 +1200 | FAO

24 June 2016, Bangkok, Thailand – Governments, scientists and producers have expressed the need for a consensus on ways to fight a deadly disease that continues to seriously threaten the world’s shrimp farming sector.More >>

NTCELL® Parkinson’s trial results to be presented in Berlin

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:55:44 +1200 | LCT Global

As advised in our 7 June announcement of the trial results, Dr Barry Snow is presenting 81 week+ data on the safely and clinical effects of NTCELL in patients with Parkinson’s disease at the 20th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement ...More >>

Scientists discover new species

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:58:36 +1200 | Papahanaumokuakea - Marine National Monument

Three new species of fish are among the discoveries announced as scientists returned from a 25-day research expedition aboard NOAA Ship Hi‘ialakai to explore the deep coral reefs of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) in the Northwestern ...More >>

U.S. Court of Appeals upholds hard-won Net Neutrality rules

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:13:03 +1200 | OpenMedia

Huge win for the Internet, as U.S. Court of Appeals upholds hard-won Net Neutrality rules More >>

Nanotechnology and food reports - Expert reaction

Thu, 2 Jun 2016 11:57:50 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Nanomaterials currently used in food additives and packaging do not appear to pose a health risk but we will need to keep an eye on newer materials in the pipeline, reports Trans-tasman food regulator.More >>

UK Submarine Designer Joins NZ Science Festival

Mon, 30 May 2016 10:32:50 +1200 | The New Zealand International Science Festival

A naval architect for the UK’s Ministry of Defence will join this year’s New Zealand International Science Festival in July. More >>

NZ Dairy exports vulnerable to unapproved GM animal-feed

Mon, 16 May 2016 11:21:30 +1200 | GE Free New Zealand

Dairy companies should also take notice of the growing rejection of GE/GMO grains that have not been approved in all international markets but imported for use in supplementary stock feed. The US grain handlers are rejecting 19 varieties of GM ...More >>

Otago’s animal research facility plan is a crime on health

Wed, 11 May 2016 10:48:48 +1200 | NZAVS

Otago’s new $50m animal research facility plan – A crime on the future of human health More >>

Whitianga green waste drop-off site re-opens

Wed, 11 May 2016 10:15:07 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Whitianga green waste drop-off site at biosolids composter re-opens We're re-opening the green waste drop-off facility next to our biosolids composter in Whitianga. More >>

Important protection work at Te Waihora

Thu, 5 May 2016 13:06:18 +1200 | Whakaora Te Waihora

Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere is populated by a large variety of birds, reptiles and insects the survival of which is often threatened by predators. More >>

Lost 1859 Survey Solves 130 Year Old Mystery

Wed, 4 May 2016 11:32:24 +1200 | Rex Bunn

Lost 1859 Survey Leads Searchers to Pink and White Terraces Locations: Solves 130 Year Old Mystery More >>

Reviewing technology products: Science and anecdotes

Sun, 1 May 2016 16:23:11 +1200 | Digitl

Scientific reviews involve research, prising the back from things, taking them apart and dropping them on hard surfaces. Listening to noises. Measuring everything. Running battery life tests.More >>

ETS important but not enough

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:43:00 +1200 | Sustainable Business Council

Changes to New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme are important but more is needed to meet the climate ambition agreed in Paris, the Sustainable Business Council says.More >>

The Climate Change in Our Veins - Scott Poynton

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 21:08:53 +1200 | Scott Poynton

My father was diagnosed with cancer at the end of the year 2000 and his doctors gave him just 12 months to live. They put him on chemotherapy in a bid to extend his life but in February 2002, he succumbed in something of a flurry, at home, in my arms.More >>

Environmental progress on Waikato Rivers’ welcomed

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:34:04 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Environmental progress on Waikato Rivers’ welcomed A five-year report on progress towards improving Waikato and Waipa Rivers’ environmental management has been welcomed by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith, who says it strongly illustrates how the Government, ...More >>

Targeting Climate Change Scientists

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:49:05 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

“Our climate and environmental scientists are some of the best in the world. We wouldn’t stop supporting out elite Olympic athletes just as they’re winning gold medals.” Andrew Holmes, President, Australian Academy of Science, Feb 9, 2016More >>

Kinky GE laws need ironing out

Thu, 3 Mar 2016 11:06:07 +1300 | NZ Forest Owners' Association

Forest owners say kinks in the laws covering the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) need to be ironed out. More >>

International award recognises NZ's Chief Science Advisor

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:33:23 +1300 | Sir Peter Gluckman Chief Science Advisor

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the NZ Prime Minister will receive the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Award for Science Diplomacy on Saturday (NZ time) in Washington DC, USA. More >>

Fringe Review: Rossum’s Universal Robots

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:56:52 +1300 | Max Rashbrooke

Rossum’s Universal Robots Hannah Playhouse, February 10-13 Written by Karel Capek Performed by Hamilton Performing Arts CompanyMore >>


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