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Royal Society review looks into the future of New Zealand

John Kerr posted in on July 16th, 2014.

New Zealand’s population is changing and we need to be ready to face the challenges that come with it, according to a new review. Our Futures: Te Pae Tawhiti, released today by an expert panel of the Royal Society of New Zealand, pulls together the latest data from the 2013 census and expert input to […]

Moa populations stable until humans arrived

John Kerr posted in on August 8th, 2012.

Researchers have analysed DNA from bones of a number of giant extinct moa and used the data to make inferences about the size of the ancient moa population in New Zealand. The research found that despite significant significant climate and environmental changes , the moa population size of the giant moa remained stable over the […]

Earth: population 7 billion and counting

John Kerr posted in on November 1st, 2011.

The world population passed the seven billion mark on Monday (according to the UN), highlighting the population issues faced by global society. The tipping point (October 31), based on census data and surveys, was largely symbolic but was used by the United Nations to draw attention to their report: People and Possibilities in a World […]

Dom Post: Kiwi scientist makes a twitter breakthrough

Peter Griffin posted in on November 30th, 2009.

Kiran Chug writes about a new technique which is able to accurately estimate bird population size using microphone arrays. The technique is a world first, and was developed by researchers from the University of Otago and the US Geological Survey.  It will be used measure numbers of New Zealand’s only surviving native owl, the morepork, […]

Life in the metropolis, circa 2025

Peter Griffin posted in on October 26th, 2008.

The Guardian newspaper has published a list of the most populated cities in the world and their estimated population in 2025.

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