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Fishing mishaps reignite calls for Ross Sea protection

John Kerr posted in on January 12th, 2012.

The Green party has called for the Ross Sea in Antarctica to become a marine protected area, in the wake of several fishing vessels running into strife in the region. Korean vessel Jung Woo 2 was evacuated on Wednesday in the Antarctic Ross Sea following a fire which broke out aboard ship. It has been […]

Election 2011 – SMC science Q&A with political parties

Peter Griffin posted in on November 8th, 2011.

The Science Media Centre put questions on key science-related issues to the political parties ahead of the General Election scheduled to be held on November 26.  Please click on the links below to find the answers from responding political parties (or download as a PDF): Science priorities  |  Crown Research Institutes  |  Science and education  […]

The Press: Oil drilling deal off NZ ‘a bad joke’

Peter Griffin posted in on June 2nd, 2010.

John Hartevelt of The Press writes about the reactions to yesterday’s announcement that Brazilian oil company Petrobras was to be given an oil exploration drilling permit for New Zealand waters. The 5 year permit, which covers the Raukumara Basic off the east coast of the North Island, has drawn the ire of environmentalists, who say […]

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