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Fracking in New Zealand – experts on the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report

Peter Griffin posted in on November 27th, 2012.

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, today released her report on hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The PCE’s report covers the background, environmental risks, current oversight and future implications of the use of unconventional techniques in oil and gas production in New Zealand. The Science Media Centre has gathered comment from scientists and independent […]

3 News: Oilgae: The Fuel of the Future

Peter Griffin posted in on May 7th, 2010.

Fiona Hodge writes for 3 News about a new hope for sustainable alternative fuels: algae. Certain types of algae are able to produce large amounts of oil – Niwa is currently conducting research into algal biofuel in Christchurch. An excerpt: (read in full here) “One of the cleverest algal biofuel set ups is right here […]

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