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Asbestos not a major health risk for NZ homeowners

Laura Goodall posted in on April 15th, 2015.

Asbestos exposure during the post-earthquake Canterbury rebuild is unlikely to cause significant health problems for house occupants, according to a new report published this week by the Royal Society of New Zealand and Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor. The report, titled Asbestos Exposure in New Zealand: Review of the Scientific Evidence of […]

NZ scores poorly in climate change report

Laura Goodall posted in on December 10th, 2014.

New Zealand has been named among the world’s worst performing countries on climate change in a new report released at the Lima Climate Change Conference in Peru this week. The Climate Change Performance Index 2015 has rated New Zealand ‘poor’, placing it 43rd of 58 countries and the seventh worst in the OECD. New Zealand has dropped from […]

Sea level rise report in the news

John Kerr posted in on November 28th, 2014.

A new report outlining the science behind the future’s inevitable sea level rise – and how it will impact on New Zealanders – has been widely covered in national media. The report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Changing climate and rising seas: Understanding the science, clearly lays out the evidence base for predicted increases in sea […]

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Sea level rise to impact on New Zealanders – report

Laura Goodall posted in on November 27th, 2014.

Flooding and erosion from rising sea levels are likely to significantly impact on New Zealanders in our lifetimes, warns the latest report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. Commissioner Dr Jan Wright released the report titled Changing climate and rising seas: Understanding the science this afternoon, which lays out the science behind sea level rise and […]

Safe IVF in New Zealand – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on November 6th, 2014.

New Zealand and Australia are world leaders when it comes to safe In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), confirms a new report that summarises the latest data from the two countries. The authors of the Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and New Zealand 2012 report analysed data about IVF cycles undertaken in 2012 and the resulting babies born. They found that rates of multiple […]

WWF report in the news

John Kerr posted in on May 28th, 2012.

A report produced by the Worldwide Wildlife Fund (WWF) this week has garnered widespread media attentions as it calls into question the environmental efforts of successive New Zealand governments in the 20 years that have passed since the Rio Earth Summit conference. The report, titled “Beyond Rio: New Zealand’s Environmental Performance since the original Earth […]

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