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Emissions trading reforms target transparency and compliance

Friday, 17 May 2019, 9:58 am | Science Media Centre

Emissions trading reforms target transparency and compliance – Expert Reaction Expert Reactions | Published: 17 May 2019 Reforms to bring the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in line with the Zero Carbon Bill will also improve transparency and ... More >>

Sustainable whitebait fishery survey – Expert reaction

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 4:30 pm | Science Media Centre

Public survey about whitebait fishing finds 90 per cent of respondents support efforts to make the fishery sustainable. Almost 2,900 people completed the survey put forward by the Department of Conservation , including iwi, recreational and commercial whitebait ... More >>

Drug driver testing - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 3:57 pm | Science Media Centre

The Government is seeking public feedback on how drug driver testing can improve road safety. Drug testing behind the wheel isn't as simple as it is for alcohol because the current drug tests can only detect the presence of drugs or medication - not ... More >>

Christchurch Call – Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 3:55 pm | Science Media Centre

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron are hosting a summit in Paris on May 15 (local time) with world leaders and tech company CEOs to discuss how they can prevent social media being used to organise and promote terrorism. More >>

Christchurch call - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 10:34 am | Science Media Centre

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron are hosting a summit in Paris on May 15 (local time) with world leaders and tech company CEOs to discuss how they can prevent social media being used to organise and promote terrorism. More >>

Freshwater cap-and-trade scheme - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 9:56 am | Science Media Centre

Managing freshwater by cap-and-trade would help address iwi claims, manage contaminants and fairly allocate the freshwater estate, according to the New Zealand Initiative . More >>

Global extinction rates accelerating – Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 9:03 am | Science Media Centre

One million species are threatened with extinction and the rate of species extinction is accelerating, a global report warns. The UN's Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) paints a grim portrait of ... More >>

Denisovan jawbone discovery – Expert Reaction

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 11:32 am | Science Media Centre

Ancient Denisovans travelled much further than we thought, according to the discovery of a 160,000-year-old jawbone on the Tibetan Plateau in China. More >>

Active transport report – Expert Reaction

Monday, 29 April 2019, 2:08 pm | Science Media Centre

A University of Otago-led report has outlined bold ambitions aimed at getting Kiwis out of their cars and into more ‘active transport’. More >>

The state of Aotearoa's environment - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 11:16 am | Science Media Centre

A state of the environment report has highlighted nine priority issues, including polluted waterways, greenhouse gas emissions and urban growth and pollution. More >>

Greenhouse gas emissions rise again - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 3:11 pm | Science Media Centre

According to the annual Greenhouse Gas Inventory , emissions increased by 23.1 per cent between 1990 and 2017. This increase was largely driven by increases in road transport emission and fossil fuel-generated electricity production. More >>

First image of a black hole - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 11:51 am | Science Media Centre

Researchers have captured the first-ever image of a black hole. The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) - an array of eight ground-based radio telescopes - was designed to capture images of a black hole. More >>

Census delays and missing data - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 10:22 am | Science Media Centre

One in seven New Zealanders did not fully complete the 2018 Census, according to information from Statistics New Zealand. More >>

West Coast landfill erosion - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 2:08 pm | Science Media Centre

Following heavy rainfall and flooding on the West Coast, the Fox Glacier landfill became exposed through erosion, with rubbish spilling out into the environment. More >>

Canterbury earthquakes and mental health – Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 10:18 am | Science Media Centre

The Canterbury earthquakes had widespread adverse effects on mental health, according to a new review. More >>

Drug-resistant Candida auris - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 10:00 am | Science Media Centre

There were alarming headlines from the US over the weekend about a type of yeast that has been causing serious illness in hospital patients. More >>

How NZ birds lost flight – Expert Reaction

Friday, 5 April 2019, 9:38 am | Science Media Centre

Researchers have found new evidence about what made some of New Zealand’s iconic birds flightless. More >>

Scale of current measles outbreak - Expert Q&A

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 2:29 pm | Science Media Centre

Over the past week there have been three confirmed new measles cases, bringing the total for 2019 up to 67, according to monitoring by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR). More >>

EPA investigation into firefighting foams - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 2:27 pm | Science Media Centre

Firefighting foams containing banned chemical PFOS have been found at 17 sites across New Zealand by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). More >>

Green hydrogen industry in NZ – Expert Q&A

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 5:27 pm | Science Media Centre

On March 15, the Prime Minister released a roadmap for transitioning the Taranaki region from an oil and gas producer to a green hydrogen hub. More >>

   

 

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