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Newsletter Digest: Earth science, food safety and Tim Flannery to visit

Peter Griffin posted in on September 10th, 2010.

A massive week for earth science Barely a week on from last Saturday’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Canterbury, scientists have paused to outline what they have learned about the quake from examining the previously undiscovered fault and seismographic and GPS data that has been gathered in the region. Dr Ken Gledhill, Duty Seismologist at GNS […]

NZ Herald: Anthony Doesburg – Where’s the carbon? You’re standing on it

Peter Griffin posted in on July 12th, 2010.

Anthony Doesburg writes in the NZ Herald about soil carbon, and scientists’ efforts to measure just how much is contained in our ground and how to increase, rather than decrease, it. Soil contains more carbon than the atmosphere and plants combined, but as yet there’s no accurate way to measure just how much there is. […]

Radio NZ: Farmers must change to get more carbon in soil – scientist

Peter Griffin posted in on June 28th, 2010.

A visiting soil scientist says that conventional farming practices prevent soil from increasing its carbon content – soil carbon is important for healthy soil and healthy crops. Soil is also able to store more carbon than trees and other plants. An excerpt: (read in full here) “They say increasing carbon storage in soil can reduce […]

Newsletter digest: Nanoparticle safety, NZ innovation, cellphone masts/radiation and soil carbon

Peter Griffin posted in on June 25th, 2010.

Concerns raised about nanoparticles Creating materials on the nanoscale is an area of science tipped to hold huge potential for everything from energy production to personalised healthcare. But some observers argue that industry is jumping the gun on releasing products containing nanoparticles before adequate research has been done into their safety. The New Zealand Herald […]

Soil carbon: Key to cutting emissions?

Dacia Herbulock posted in on June 21st, 2010.

ONLINE MEDIA BRIEFING: Thurs 24 June, 10:30 am (NZT) Did you know that there’s more carbon in the dirt beneath our feet than in the air above our heads? Soils hold at least twice as much carbon as the atmosphere, and they also store more carbon than the world’s forests and other vegetation combined. Although […]

Newsletter Digest: Soil carbon and emissions, agri-tech at Fieldays and the Qantas Media Awards

Peter Griffin posted in on June 18th, 2010.

Soil carbon and cutting emissions Did you know that there’s more carbon in the dirt beneath our feet than in the air above our heads? Soils hold at least twice as much carbon as the atmosphere, and they also store more carbon than the world’s forests and other vegetation combined. Although soil carbon has been […]

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