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Academic: Are penguins and coral reefs enough to stop the coal burning?

Kent posted in on December 5th, 2011.

A leading Australian researcher, Queensland University ecologist Professor Hugh Possingham, turned the tables on media at a briefing in Auckland today when he quizzed journalists about whether concerns over the loss of penguins in Antarctic and coral reefs closer to the tropics would be enough to stop nations burning the coal which contributes to fossil […]

Flights over NZ give clues to climate change gases

Kent posted in on October 28th, 2011.

American scientists have completed years of  research flights from the Arctic to the Antarctic — via Christchurch — to produce a detailed portrait of greenhouse gases and particles in the atmosphere. The project, known as HIPPO, is generating  the first detailed mapping of the global distribution of gases and particles that affect Earth’s climate. “Tracking […]

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