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Anti-fluoride campaigner tries to sideline Waikato chemists

John Kerr posted in on August 23rd, 2013.

In this morning’s Waikato Times Mike Mather reports on the conflict between anti-fluoridation campaigners and university academics in the lead up to referendum on the fluoridation of Hamilton’s water. An excerpt (read in full here): Anti-fluoride campaigner tries to silence science University of Waikato boffins have been told to keep scientific facts out of the […]

Controversy over climate change course

John Kerr posted in on July 18th, 2011.

A University lecturer may be stretching academic freedom too far when it comes to examining climate change in his classes. Writing for the Weekend Herald, Chris Barton reports on Associate Professor Chris de Freitas, an Auckland academic whose teachings on climate change have been labelled as unbalanced by other climate scientists. The story is covered […]

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