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Why NZ is more exposed to the economic effect of Coronavirus

Monday, 10 February 2020, 5:26 pm | The Conversation

Why New Zealand is more exposed than others to the economic chills of China’s coronavirus outbreak More >>

Coronavirus is international education's biggest crisis

Friday, 7 February 2020, 9:03 am | The Conversation

There are more than 100,000 students stuck in China who had intended to study in Australia this year. As each day passes, it becomes more unlikely they will arrive in time for the start of the academic year. More >>

Expedition reveals the violent birth of Zealandia

Friday, 7 February 2020, 9:01 am | The Conversation

Expedition reveals the violent birth of Earth’s hidden continent Zealandia, forged in a ring of fire More >>

Fear spreads easily. That's what gives the coronavirus power

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 11:00 am | The Conversation

One way to count the cost of the Wuhan coronavirus is by how many people catch it, and then how many die. Another is the direct financial costs of public health measures to treat those infected and contain its spread. More >>

How contagious is the Wuhan coronavirus?

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 11:45 am | The Conversation

Cases of the Wuhan coronavirus have increased dramatically over the past week, prompting concerns about how contagious the virus is and how it spreads. More >>

Coronavirus outbreak: WHO's decision explained

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 10:46 am | The Conversation

The World Health Organization’s decision to not declare the novel coronavirus outbreak in China a public health emergency of international concern, or PHEIC, will surprise many. The number of reported cases and deaths is doubling every couple of ... More >>

OK computer: How to prevent students cheating with AI

Friday, 24 January 2020, 10:33 am | The Conversation

OK computer: to prevent students cheating with AI text-generators, we should bring them into the classroom More >>

How unis have supported students after a crisis

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 9:34 am | The Conversation

Universities across Australia – including in Canberra , Wollongong and Newcastle – have had to close their campuses in the past few months as a result of bushfires. More >>

Russian government resignation: what's just happened?

Friday, 17 January 2020, 8:45 am | The Conversation

Russian government resignation: what's just happened and what's in store for Putin beyond 2024? More >>

Bushfire Crisis: Climate Politics Turning Point Aus Needs?

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 10:38 am | The Conversation

The bushfire crisis is big enough to change the government’s emissions policy, but it swill need more. Shutterstock More >>

Scott Morrison: the bushfires demand a climate policy reboot

Tuesday, 7 January 2020, 9:15 am | The Conversation

Scott Morrison’s response to the bushfires has been roundly criticised as being too slow and out of touch. James Ross/AAP More >>

Making sense of bushfire crisis means asking hard questions

Monday, 6 January 2020, 10:29 am | The Conversation

Making sense of Australia's bushfire crisis means asking hard questions – and listening to the answers More >>

Biodiversity and our brains: ecology and mental health

Thursday, 2 January 2020, 12:08 pm | The Conversation

Mental health in our cities is an increasingly urgent issue. Rates of disorders such as anxiety and depression are high . Urban design and planning can promote mental health by refocusing on spaces we use in our everyday lives in light of what research ... More >>

What NZ can learn from BC on Indigenous rights

Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 10:22 am | The Conversation

British Columbia’s law should see First Nations’ people included in public decisions and economic development, especially in relation to natural resources. from More >>

NZ can learn from BC's implementation of Indigenous rights

Monday, 23 December 2019, 10:39 am | The Conversation

British Columbia’s law should see First Nations’ people included in public decisions and economic development, especially in relation to natural resources. from More >>

Climate change is hurting farmers

Friday, 20 December 2019, 9:10 am | The Conversation

Climate change is already affecting the amount of food that farmers can produce. For example, crop sowing in the UK was delayed in autumn 2019 and some emerging crops were damaged because of wet weather . Meanwhile in Australia, considerable drought ... More >>

Why a pardon for Rua Kēnana doesn't go far enough

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 9:14 am | The Conversation

Why a pardon for 20th-century Māori leader Rua Kēnana doesn't go far enough More >>

Why NZ’s cannabis bill needs to stop industry influence

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 11:16 am | The Conversation

Alcohol companies are part owners of cannabis production overseas already, and they have the resources to influence policy development. from More >>

Which countries are likely to meet their Climate targets

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 11:15 am | The Conversation

To keep temperatures from rising above 1.5 requires reducing fossil fuel burning by half by 2032. from More >>

Changes in climate have cut Australian farm profit 22%

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 11:14 am | The Conversation

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences farmpredict model finds that changes in climate conditions since 2000 have cut farm profits by 22% overall, and by 35% for cropping farms.. ABARES/Shutterstock More >>



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