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Moa, kiwi lost flight independently

John Kerr posted in on May 15th, 2014.

Flightless birds of a feather don’t always flock together, at least in an evolutionary sense. While the moa and kiwi are both flightless birds and part of the species group known as ratites, they may have evolved to become non-flying species independently according to genetic research from a Canadian team – including New Zealander Prof […]

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NZ Herald/NZPA: Icelandic eruption disrupts flights

Peter Griffin posted in on April 16th, 2010.

Ash from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which began erupting in Iceland on Wednesday, has caused flights across the UK and much of Western Europe to be grounded – something not seen in decades. The grounding is due to the danger posed by volcanic ash – if sucked into airplane engines, it can cause them to fail. […]

Icelandic ash and its implications for aircraft, health, climate

Peter Griffin posted in on April 16th, 2010.

Air traffic across Europe, including flights from Britain to New Zealand have been halted as ash from an Icelandic volcano drifts towards the continent. The volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier erupted Wednesday for the second time in less than a month. Our colleagues at the Science Media Centre in London have rounded up extensive commentary […]

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