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Restoring species no easy task

John Kerr posted in on July 25th, 2014.

The goal of protecting threatened animal species in a pristine, untouched habitat is becoming “increasingly unobtainable” according to a new article in Science. The research review from New Zealand scientists highlights Earth’s disappearing animals as well as the complications that arise when humans try to conserve them. The article, authored by Prof Philip Seddon from […]

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Cafe Scientifique covers Rena spill

John Kerr posted in on November 30th, 2011.

The Rena grounding was the focus of a night of informal talks from experts at a cafe in Tauranga this month, bringing the science of the recovery effort to the people. Three experts spoke earlier this month at a Cafe Scientifique gathering in Tauranga, the epicenter of the Rena recovery. Cafe Scientifique is an international […]

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Earth’s oceans in dire state

John Kerr posted in on June 24th, 2011.

The New Zealand Herald‘s Isaac Davison writes about the report released by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO). The result of an interdisciplinary workshop, the report states that there will disaterous consequences if immediate action is taken to reduce the stresses placed on marine ecosystems. SciBlogger Gareth Renowden has also covered […]

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