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New centre highlights advances in pest control

John Kerr posted in on August 31st, 2011.

‘Next generation’ tools for the control of pests in New Zealand were unveiled yesterday at the opening of the The Centre for Wildlife Management and Conservation. The Centre was officially opened yesterday by Dr Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment, bringing together researchers from universities, Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) and private companie. New pest control […]

NZ Herald:Waste plastics pose toxic threat in oceans

Peter Griffin posted in on August 24th, 2009.

Steve Connor of the New Zealand Herald writes about the newest threat posed to our oceans: the chemicals produced when plastic decay in them. An excerpt: (read in full here) “A study has found that as plastics break down in the sea they release potentially toxic substances not found in nature and which could affect […]

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