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As Joe Biden prepares to become president, the US still reels from the deadly consequences of 'alternative facts'

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 9:54 am | The Conversation

Among the new president's top priorities should be restoring faith in institutions and science. More >>

Trumpism doesn't end with Trump — NZ needs to take a firmer stand against a global threat to democracy

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 9:49 am | The Conversation

America is currently experiencing its worst political and constitutional crisis since the civil war when the very survival of Abraham Lincoln’s government “of, by and for the people” was at stake. More >>

Capitol siege raises questions over extent of white supremacist infiltration of US police

Monday, 18 January 2021, 12:21 pm | The Conversation

The FBI has long warned that white supremacist groups are seeking to infiltrate police, which makes the events of Jan. 6 all the more concerning. More >>

A second impeachment is just the start of Trump's legal woes

Friday, 15 January 2021, 10:43 am | The Conversation

After Joe Biden assumes the presidency next week, Donald Trump may face criminal and civil charges at both the federal and state levels for actions before and during his tenure as president. More >>

Trump is impeached again in historic vote. Now Republicans must decide the future of their party

Friday, 15 January 2021, 10:38 am | The Conversation

Senate Republicans must now decide whether to convict the president — an unlikely outcome. But even if they do, purging Trump from the party will prove more difficult. More >>

Government funds are not 'taxpayer money' — media and politicians should stop confusing the two

Friday, 15 January 2021, 10:33 am | The Conversation

Once paid, tax becomes the property of the government. Pretending otherwise undermines the basic principles of the social contract. More >>

What's at stake for NZ in Australia’s case against China at the World Trade Organisation?

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 9:34 am | The Conversation

New Zealand should recognise the high stakes and join the China-Australia WTO hearing as a third party. More >>

How mapping the weather 12,000 years ago can help predict future climate change

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 8:39 am | The Conversation

Ice Age glaciers can help us track the jet stream 12,000 ago, and by comparing its path today we can see how it's moving northwards, changing weather patterns and indicating climate change. More >>

The Borrowed Customs And Traditions Of Christmas Celebrations

Monday, 21 December 2020, 4:16 pm | The Conversation

Not long to go now before many of us get to spread some good tidings and joy as we celebrate Christmas. More >>

2020 Hindsight: Can New Zealand Apply The Political Lessons Of COVID-19 In The Year Ahead?

Monday, 21 December 2020, 4:13 pm | The Conversation

2020 hindsight: can New Zealand apply the political lessons of COVID-19 in the year ahead? More >>

How To Keep COVID-19 At Bay During The Summer Holidays — And Help Make Travel Bubbles A Reality In 2021

Friday, 18 December 2020, 4:15 pm | The Conversation

How to keep COVID-19 at bay during the summer holidays — and help make travel bubbles a reality in 2021 More >>

Not Just Complacency: Why People Are Reluctant To Use COVID-19 Contact-tracing Apps

Friday, 18 December 2020, 4:13 pm | The Conversation

This week’s announcement of two new COVID-19 vaccine pre-purchase deals is encouraging, but doesn’t mean New Zealanders should become complacent about using the NZ COVID Tracer app during the summer holidays. More >>

Joe Biden’s Approach To The Middle East Will Be Very Different From Trump’s, Especially On Iran

Friday, 18 December 2020, 4:09 pm | The Conversation

Joe Biden's approach to the Middle East will be very different from Trump's, especially on Iran More >>

The Conversation’s Submission To The Senate Inquiry Into Media Diversity In Australia

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 4:00 pm | The Conversation

On 11 November 2020, the Australian Senate established an inquiry into the state of media diversity, independence and reliability in Australia and called for public submissions. The Conversation Australia & New Zealand made the following ... More >>

These Are The Plastic Items That Most Kill Whales, Dolphins, Turtles And Seabirds

Monday, 14 December 2020, 4:18 pm | The Conversation

How do we save whales and other marine animals from plastic in the ocean? Our new review shows reducing plastic pollution can prevent the deaths of beloved marine species. Over 700 marine species , including half of the world’s cetaceans (such ... More >>

Far-right Groups Have Used COVID To Expand Their Footprint In Australia. Here Are The Ones You Need To Know About

Monday, 14 December 2020, 4:15 pm | The Conversation

Far-right groups have used COVID to expand their footprint in Australia. Here are the ones you need to know about More >>

An Australia–NZ Travel Bubble Needs A Unified COVID Contact-tracing App. We’re Not There

Monday, 14 December 2020, 4:11 pm | The Conversation

An Australia–NZ travel bubble needs a unified COVID contact-tracing app. We're not there More >>

Scientists should welcome charges against agency over Whakaari/White Island — if it helps improve early warning systems

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 10:08 am | The Conversation

Charges regarding last year's fatal Whakaari/White Island eruption should not be about blame, but about improving hazard warnings and enforcement, particularly for sites with a history of eruptions. More >>

By declaring a climate emergency Jacinda Ardern needs to inspire hope, not fear

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 10:03 am | The Conversation

Symbolic gesture or assertion of state power? Declaring a climate 'emergency' walks a fine line between hopeful rhetoric and risk to democracy. More >>

Climate emergency or not, New Zealand needs to start doing its fair share of climate action

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 10:01 am | The Conversation

New Zealand is one of few countries to enshrine a zero-carbon goal in law, but current climate policies don't keep up with that ambition. More >>