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Extreme heat under the Southern Alps — In The News

Tessa Evans posted in on May 18th, 2017.

Drilling into the Alpine Fault to measure the conditions of the fault and monitor what happens before a major earthquake, a team of New Zealand and international scientists found extremely hot water just a couple of hundred metres down.  The Westland Deep Fault Drilling Project — jointly led by Victoria University of Wellington, GNS Science and the University […]

Gareth Hughes responds to Smith on fracking

John Kerr posted in on August 22nd, 2012.

Last week MP Nick Smith wrote an opinion piece on fracking which featured in several newspapers. Now Green MP Gareth Hughes has written a rebuttal for the New Zealand Herald. An excerpt (read in full here): Gareth Hughes: Fracking not a sensible choice for NZ Former Environment Minister Nick Smith needs to get his fracking […]

‘Hotter and deeper’ – geothermal energy exploration

Dacia Herbulock posted in on May 24th, 2011.

Geothermal energy now generates around 13 percent of New Zealand’s electricity, but scientists gathering this week in Taupo will explore options for vastly expanding the resource’s potential. A two-day workshop (25 – 26 May) “HADES: Hotter and Deeper Exploration Science” will bring together engineers and geothermal specialists from 10 countries to discuss the international context […]

Media coverage: Remnants of Pink Terraces discovered

Peter Griffin posted in on February 3rd, 2011.

A New Zealand-US team of scientists have discovered remnants of the Pink Terraces under Lake Rotomahana.  The Pink and White Terraces, which disappeared during the 1886 Mount Tarawera eruption, were regarded as the eighth wonder of the natural world. Project leader Corne de Ronde, of GNS Science, revealed that the discovery had been made only […]

Scientists find part of Pink Terraces under Lake Rotomahana

Peter Griffin posted in on February 2nd, 2011.

Scientists using robotic underwater vehicles to map the bottom of Lake Rotomahana are certain they have found part of the Pink Terraces sitting on the lake floor. High resolution photos and side scan images of the Pink terraces uncovered by scientists are available here. The discovery was made this week during a joint New Zealand-American […]

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