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SMC Bulletin - Spotlight on weedkiller

Friday, 17 August 2018, 5:00 pm | Science Media Centre

Spotlight on weedkiller Use of popular weedkiller Roundup has been called into question again after a landmark court case in the US. More >>

Bridge collapse in Italy - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 10:32 am | Science Media Centre

A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa in heavy rain, killing and injuring dozens of people. More >>

Monsanto lose glyphosate cancer case - Expert Reaction

Monday, 13 August 2018, 4:39 pm | Science Media Centre NZ

A civil jury in San Francisco has granted US$289m to a groundskeeper who said his lymphoma resulted from years of applying Monsanto's trademarked Roundup insecticide, which did not include adequate warning of its links to cancer. More >>

Single-use plastic bag ban - Expert Reaction

Friday, 10 August 2018, 6:33 pm | Science Media Centre

________________________________________ The Government has pledged to rid the country of single-use plastic shopping bags over the next year. More >>

Science Deadline: 10 August 2018

Friday, 10 August 2018, 5:12 pm | Science Media Centre

The Government has pledged to rid the country of single-use plastic shopping bags over the next year. More >>

Earthquakes in Lombok - Expert Reaction

Monday, 6 August 2018, 3:54 pm | Science Media Centre NZ

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok last night, reportedly killing at least 82 people . More >>

SMC: Call for folic acid fortification

Friday, 3 August 2018, 4:49 pm | Science Media Centre

Call for folic acid fortification. A joint report by the PM's former chief science advisor Sir Peter Gluckman and the Royal Society Te Apārangi has made the case for mandatory folic acid fortification in packaged breads. More >>

Synthetic drugs - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 10:53 am | Science Media Centre NZ

Between 40 and 45 people have died from synthetic drugs since last June, according to provisional figures released by the coroner on Friday. More >>

SMC: GMO laws for gene-edited plants

Friday, 27 July 2018, 4:13 pm | Science Media Centre

GMO laws for gene-edited plants Europe’s highest court has ruled gene-edited crops should be subject to the same stringent regulations as GMOs. More >>

EU court rules GMO laws apply to gene-edited plants

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 11:50 am | Science Media Centre NZ

Europe’s highest court has ruled that gene-edited crops should be subject to the same stringent regulations as genetically modified organisms. More >>

Sugar labelling options for food packaging - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 2:26 pm | Science Media Centre NZ

The Trans-Tasman body responsible for food regulation policy is asking for public feedback on possible labelling rules for sugars on packaged foods and drinks for sale in New Zealand and Australia. More >>

SMC: The question of meat eating

Friday, 20 July 2018, 3:44 pm | Science Media Centre

The question of meat eating A review published today in Science has highlighted the health and environmental impacts of meat consumption. More >>

SMC: Plastics: what breaks down?

Friday, 13 July 2018, 3:30 pm | Science Media Centre

Plastics: what breaks down? The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has tasked the Government with clearing up the confusion around environmentally friendly plastics. More >>

Biodegradable and compostable plastics in the environment

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 11:32 am | Science Media Centre

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has tasked the Government with clearing up the confusion around environmentally friendly plastics. More >>

Samoa pulls MMR vaccine following two deaths

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 1:10 pm | Science Media Centre

The Samoan Government has seized supplies of the MMR vaccine following the deaths of two children. More >>

SMC: Celebrating 10 years of SMC

Friday, 6 July 2018, 4:21 pm | Science Media Centre

Celebrating 10 years of SMC To mark a decade of the Science Media Centre's operation, director Dacia Herbulock reflects on ten years. In July 2008, a small team with a big mission launched from a back room in the Royal Society’s heritage premises. ... More >>

Thai cave rescue: psychological effects Expert Reaction

Friday, 6 July 2018, 2:32 pm | Science Media Centre

Five days since they were discovered in a cave in Thailand, the 12 young football players and their coach remain trapped, with no simple way out. More >>

Drinking water quality report Expert Q&A

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12:03 pm | Science Media Centre NZ

The latest annual Ministry of Health report on the quality of New Zealand's drinking water has revealed 19 per cent of people are exposed to water that doesn't meet all safety standards. More >>

Kauri dieback and pine plantations - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 2:12 pm | Science Media Centre NZ

The Government has set a goal to plant one billion trees over 10 years, including radiata pine. But new research suggests pine forests may harbour kauri dieback, prompting calls for caution from the Bio-Protection Research Centre. More >>

SMC: Chief scientist hands off

Friday, 29 June 2018, 4:21 pm | Science Media Centre

There's a changing of the guard in the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor's office from this week to next. More >>

 

 

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