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A road map for curbing carbon

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 4:35 pm | Science Media Centre

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s Working Group 3 report on greenhouse gas mitigation was finalised in Berlin on Sunday. According to the Working Group III contribution to the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report, it would be possible, ... More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Tamiflu debate, IPCC and new media guide

Friday, 11 April 2014, 3:03 pm | Science Media Centre

In This Issue Tamiflu; IPCC report; Policy news; NEW! Desk Guide; Sciblogs highlights; New from the SMC; Research highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Climate concerns, fruit fly, milk

Friday, 4 April 2014, 3:45 pm | Science Media Centre

In This Issue: IPCC; Fruit fly fears; A2 milk; Sciblogs highlights; New from the SMC; Research highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

Chilean earthquake - experts respond

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 9:30 am | Science Media Centre

The US Geological Survey (USGS) says the quake was centred 86km north-west of Iquique in northern Chile. A tsunami warning has been issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador and a tsunami watch is in effect for Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica. More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Pest costs, DIY climate modelling, kauri

Friday, 28 March 2014, 3:22 pm | Science Media Centre

Pests an expensive problem – RSNZ; Climate report on the horizon; Kauri dieback detected in Coromandel; Do-it-yourself Climate modelling More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Cyclone Lusi, Fellowship, freshwater science

Friday, 14 March 2014, 4:11 pm | Science Media Centre

Tropical cyclone Lusi is heading towards New Zealand and expected to bring heavy rain, high winds and storm surges. More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Fluoride ruling, sea lions, measles

Friday, 7 March 2014, 4:34 pm | Science Media Centre

In This Issue Fluoride ruling; On the radar; Sea lions; Measles; Policy News; Upcoming briefings; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Flu trends, briefings, stats training

Friday, 28 February 2014, 2:10 pm | Science Media Centre

A new study in the journal Nature describes a model that can successfully predict changes in seasonal human influenza virus from year to year. More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Pig cell trial, food packaging

Friday, 21 February 2014, 3:32 pm | Science Media Centre

SMC Heads-Up: Pig cell trial on hold, controversial science and food packaging worries - PLUS Science Media SAVVY! More >>

NZ Parkinson's trial on hold - experts respond

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 3:55 pm | Science Media Centre

An Auckland biotech company is putting its trial of an experimental Parkinson's disease treatment on hold following the withdrawal of previous animal research. More >>

Media fizz over proposed drinks tax

Friday, 14 February 2014, 2:54 pm | Science Media Centre

The press is abuzz today following a the publication of a study supporting a tax on carbonated beverages. The authors of the New Zealand Medical Journal study say a tax intervention will improve health, save lives and increase revenue for other ... More >>

1080 and the 'Battle for Our Birds' - experts respond

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 2:45 pm | Science Media Centre

The Government is launching New Zealand's largest-ever species protection programme, increasing the use of aerial 1080 to control pests and protect native wildlife. More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Mountains, dairy and your science ideas for 14

Friday, 17 January 2014, 3:34 pm | Science Media Centre

2014: The big science-related issues The SMC is gearing up for another busy year, one in which science-related issues look set to feature ever more prominently on the news agenda. More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Science Journalism Fellowship, Wifi, Kiwis

Friday, 20 December 2013, 4:26 pm | Science Media Centre

Merry Xmas; Wifi fears; Kiwi ancestor; Quoted; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

New Zealand carbon emissions projected to climb

Tuesday, 17 December 2013, 3:26 pm | Science Media Centre

An official report to the United Nations climate change body shows a widening gap between New Zealand's targets post-Kyoto and projected emissions in the next two decades. More >>

Top Science Stories of 2013

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 4:23 pm | Science Media Centre

From the first vat-grown hamburger to the discovery of the world's largest volcano, scientists pushed back the limits of human knowledge in 2013 and developed technologies that could radically change how we live our lives. More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Census, Rena report, nail nibbling natives

Friday, 6 December 2013, 4:28 pm | Science Media Centre

In This Issue: Kaka concern; Policy News; Counting NZ; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

Thirst for milk ruining water - report

Friday, 22 November 2013, 2:42 pm | Science Media Centre

The increasing profitability of dairy farming has led to a rush for 'white gold', with swathes of land converted to dairy farms in recent years. However there is hidden cost to the dairy boom, as highlighted in a new report. More >>

2013 was hot - WMO climate snapshot

Friday, 15 November 2013, 3:42 pm | Science Media Centre

In This Issue State of the climate; Birds assessed; PM Science Prizes; Capital chemistry; Policy News; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Freshwater, blood alcohol, gene tech

Friday, 8 November 2013, 3:23 pm | Science Media Centre

Bottom lines; Blood alcohol; Gene tech; Policy News; Sciblogs Podcast; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

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