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EPA: Leading-edge plant and animal research not GMO

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 9:30 am | Environmental Protection Authority

A leading-edge science technique with the potential to improve disease resistance in plants, has been approved by the Environmental Protection Authority,” says Stephen Cobb, New Organisms Manager for the EPA. More >>

EPA welcomes Productivity Commission's report

Monday, 7 May 2018, 2:34 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The EPA welcomes the Productivity Commission’s latest report which calls for a shared, long-term vision on climate change to transform to a low-emissions economy, says Dr Allan Freeth, Chief Executive of the Environmental Protection Authority. More >>

EPA chief cleared by select committee

Friday, 4 May 2018, 5:49 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

EPA Board Chair Kerry Prendergast is pleased that a report from by the Environment Select Committee into the Environmental Protection Authority 2016/17 annual review hearing has determined that EPA Chief Executive Dr Allan Freeth did not mislead the ... More >>

EPA watching weekend EU vote on neonicotinoids science

Friday, 27 April 2018, 2:55 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The EPA is standing by for the results from a forthcoming weekend vote by the European Union (EU), over whether more restrictions should be applied to the use of neonicotinoids in member states. More >>

EPA approves methyl bromide reassessment

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 3:40 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An application to decide whether grounds exist for a reassessment of the controversial timber and log fumigant methyl bromide has been approved by an Environmental Protection Authority decision-making committee. More >>

Closing in on feral cats

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 12:12 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Regulations about the need to inform land owners and householders when baits are laid to kill feral cats may be changed, if an application to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is approved. More >>

Samurai to slay stink bug

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 12:29 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Industry and government agencies are planning a pre-emptive strike on the Brown marmorated stink bug. More >>

EPA costs for safeguarding the environment set to change

Monday, 9 April 2018, 12:36 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The cost of assessing hazardous substance applications are changing, as the Environmental Protection Authority looks to develop a more balanced approach to the way it charges for its services. More >>

Fewer Weeds, More Wheat

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 12:10 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A herbicide to control problematic weeds in wheat crops and so increase crop yield, has been approved by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). More >>

EPA serves Compliance Order on Task Protection Services Ltd

Monday, 12 March 2018, 12:12 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has served a Compliance Order on Task Protection Services Ltd, as part of its inquiry into fire-fighting foams, Chief Executive Dr Allan Freeth announced today. More >>

Potential methyl bromide alternative to be considered

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 11:53 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The EPA is seeking submissions on a possible new fumigant for logs and timber as an alternative to methyl bromide. More >>

EPA urges airports to plan phase-out of dangerous foams

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 5:17 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is urging airports that may have fire-fighting foams containing PFOS to begin immediate planning to phase them out. More >>

EPA serves Compliance Order on Nelson Airport

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 2:21 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has served a Compliance Order on Nelson Airport, following its inspection of the airport’s fire-fighting facilities as part of its inquiry into fire-fighting foams, Chief Executive Dr Allan Freeth announced today. More >>

GMO cancer treatment gets EPA go-ahead

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 1:08 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

“Telomelysin, a genetically modified virus, will be used as part of a clinical trial of patients with advanced and inoperable melanoma,” says Dr Fiona Thomson-Carter, EPA’s General Manager of Hazardous Substances and New Organisms. More >>

Blunting Chilean needle grass

Monday, 29 January 2018, 11:34 am | Environmental Protection Authority

New Zealand farming’s vulnerability to Chilean needle grass may be reduced if an application to release a rust fungus from Argentina wins approval from the Environmental Protection Authority. More >>

Shell Taranaki’s marine consents granted with conditions

Monday, 15 January 2018, 1:02 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

Shell Taranaki Limited’s applications for marine and marine discharge consents to use a jack-up drilling rig within the Maui field in the South Taranaki Bight have been granted by the EPA, subject to conditions. More >>

EPA Investigating Fire-Fighting Foams

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 5:10 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has initiated a formal investigation as to whether fire-fighting foams manufactured using PFOS or PFOA are held or being used at airports and other locations. Such foams are used to extinguish liquid fuel ... More >>

Annual Report: New Zealand has its share of science deniers

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 2:11 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The global phenomenon of science denial and scepticism about the role of experts is alive and well in New Zealand. More >>

Northern Corridor decision confirmed

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 12:12 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An independent Board of Inquiry appointed to consider an application by the New Zealand Transport Agency, has released its final decision giving approval to the Auckland-based Northern Corridor Improvements proposal. The approval gives the green ... More >>

Who will rid me of these rats?

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 3:01 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

That was the cry of the Mayor of Hamelin in 1284, when the German town was infested with vermin. He turned to a mysterious pied piper for help, but it didn’t go well. The rats disappeared, but so did all the town’s children, when the mayor refused ... More >>

   

 

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