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Highs and lows for NZ in environment report

John Kerr posted in on October 29th, 2015.

New Zealand’s environmental performance is a mixed bag according the latest report from the OECD, with greenhouse gas emissions and waste disposal looking particularly poor compared to other developed countries. The Environment at a Glance 2015 report draws on international data to compare countries across a wide rang of environmental indicators. Some of the key […]

Better air quality monitoring needed – PCE

John Kerr posted in on March 5th, 2015.

New Zealand air quality is good but could be better, says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, calling on the government to change the way it measures air quality.  Commissioner Dr Jan Wright discussed the state of New Zealand’s air quality in her commentary on the Government’s 2014 Air Domain Report, released today. “The state of […]

WHO double data mix up

John Kerr posted in on September 30th, 2011.

This week the World Health Organisation (WHO) released a global survey of urban air quality, but the figures for New Zealand have caused more than a bit of confusion. The survey collected PM10 values from official sources in over 1000 cities from around the globe. PM10 values are a measure of air pollution, standing for […]

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