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Newsletter Digest: Two types of ‘flu, water, and 3 degrees C

Peter Griffin posted in on April 23rd, 2010.

Swine flu – lessons one year on This time last year, as Kiwis prepared to attend weekend dawn parade and RSA dinners in celebration of ANZAC Day, a public health issue was brewing that would quickly come to dominate headlines globally. In hindsight, it’s easy to for critics to take pot shots at the scale […]

NZ Herald: Anthony Doesburg – Sea-power promoters swimming against the tide

Peter Griffin posted in on April 19th, 2010.

Anthony Doesburg writes about New Zealand’s wave and tidal energy situation, with this week marking the fourth annual Awatea – Aotearoa Wave and Tidal Energy Association- conference. While technology does exist, no energy in New Zealand is yet generated through wave or tidal power, with resource consent issues forming one of the barriers to their […]

Newsletter Digest: Ash, DNA swaps and kiwi GM research

Peter Griffin posted in on April 16th, 2010.

Ash means empty skies over Britain Thousands of travellers are feeling the effects of a large volcanic eruption in Iceland, with flights across Europe cancelled as ash floats across Britain and the continent. The impact on travel plans is illustrated well in this graphic that ran in The Guardian. Scientists meanwhile have been analysing every […]

NZ Herald: Anthony Doesburg – Green energy in the doldrums

Peter Griffin posted in on November 9th, 2009.

Anthony Doesburg of the NZ Herald writes in an opinion piece about New Zealand’s faltering efforts to develop green alternative energy technologies. Technologies under development include one that will use algae, grown on sewage ponds, to produce oil – while the technology shows promise, it will not be commercially viable for some time. Other alternatives, […]

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