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    Earth in four dimensions: TIMElapse

    2016-12-15

    In late November, the TIMElapse project - a view of earth’s surface detailing more than 40 years of change - was updated to take in the years 2012 - 2016.

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    World Soil Day 2016: soil and pulses, a symbiosis for life

    2016-12-02

    World Soil Day 2016[http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/world-soil-day/wsd2016/en/#c482268] this year will be marked next week, on the 5th of December. This year the theme is ‘Soil and pulses, a symbiosis for life’.

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    Gene editing - a train coming down the track

    2016-11-30

    Last week NZST reported the formation of the Royal Society of New Zealand panel on gene editing, a multidisciplinary body convened in response to the advent of CRISPR and the revolution in gene editing technology. Jaylan Boyle caught up this week with Professor Barry Scott, co-chair of the Royal Society panel.

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    The future of farming - teachers learn about agriculture careers

    2016-11-15

    High school teachers from across the Waikato have spent a day immersed in science so they can share the hands-on experience with students and help inspire them into research careers.

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    World agrees to ditch HFCs

    2016-10-13

    Nearly 200 countries have agreed to phase out a specific agent of climate change by 2019 - one of the most destructive greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The agreement is being hailed as a concrete step toward meeting the targets of the Paris Accord.

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    WWF Conservation Innovation Awards now open

    2016-09-26

    Open from 26 September to 14 October, WWF New Zealand’s 2016 Conservation Innovation Awards are designed to seek out and reward innovation for those on the front line of conservation. All ideas are welcome and entries can be submitted via wwf-nz.crowdicity.com

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    Mermaids tears: the biggest clean-up in history

    2016-06-10

    22 year-old inventor Boyan Slat may have singlehandedly revolutionised the effort to get rid of marine plastic pollution: what if ocean currents could be harnessed to do all the work?

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    International sustainability expert takes on role at VUW

    2016-06-01

    One of the world’s foremost experts in sustainability has joined Victoria University of Wellington in a role dedicated to what she calls “one of the biggest global challenges of our time.”

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    The big one: progress made in earthquake forecasting

    2016-05-24

    New earthquake forecasting methods could help us prepare for the next big one, two Victoria University of Wellington academics say.

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