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Bill Gates company goes in search of nuclear Nirvana

7 May 18 - Microsoft founder Bill Gates' company TerraPower aims to build a safe, nearly waste-free nuclear reactor that won't contribute to weapons proliferation or climate change.

ROCK ROLE: Sorry, but nitrogen from stone is no magic bullet

3 May 18 - Nitrogen from rock could fuel plant growth around the world – but not enough to prevent climate change.

Graphene could be game-changer for concrete

26 Apr 18 - The novel “supermaterial” graphene could hold the key to making concrete greener, new scientific research suggests.

Victoria sitting on full house for climate report

24 Apr 18 - Five Victoria University academics will be lead authors on the next IPCC assessment report.

The trouble with permafrost is its impermanence

24 Apr 18 - The world’s permafrost holds vast stores of carbon. What happens when it thaws?

World can limit global warming without BECCS

17 Apr 18 - It is possible to limit warming to 1.5deg above pre-industrial temperatures without using negative emissions from bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), new research says.

BREAKTHROUGH: Science gets to the heart of methane

20 Mar 18 - Scientists have sequenced the genomes of the micro-organisms that make sheep and cattle emit methane.


Did burning coalfields cause Earth’s worst mass extinction?

14 Mar 18 - Earth has gone through five mass extinction events – scientists are worried we’re on course to trigger a sixth – and the deadliest one happened 252 million years ago.

Plastic pollution has now spread to rivers

13 Mar 18 - Microplastics are contaminating rivers as well as the ocean, say scientists.

Battered ecosystems almost never recover

2 Mar 18 - Ecosystems almost never recover completely from large-scale destruction — even when they're actively restored, says a team of international researchers.

Science being denied swamp kauri secrets

26 Feb 18 - Scientists fear secret excavation of ancient kauri logs from swamps is hampering their ability to predict future climate change.

Summer hottest on record

23 Feb 18 - This summer is about to become New Zealand's hottest in history - despite a sub-tropical storm and two ex-tropical cyclones.

Thank the seagulls – guano makes the world go round

16 Feb 18 - Three new studies of how the world works show that seabird excrement plays an unexpected role, as do polar algae and rotting trees.

Victoria University think-tank up there with the best

14 Feb 18 - The New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute has been named one of the best environmental policy think-tanks in the world.

WONDER WOOD: New material could replace steel in building

14 Feb 18 - A type of super-strong wood, which could replace the use of steel in manufacturing, has been developed by US researchers.

Climate change might cause birds to hatch early

12 Feb 18 - Climate change might cause birds' eggs to hatch early, a new study shows.

Is paint stripper causing new problems for the ozone layer?

8 Feb 18 - The ozone layer that protects people from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation is not recovering over most highly populated regions, warn scientists.

Negative emissions have ‘limited potential’

2 Feb 18 - The potential for using negative emissions technologies to help to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement could be more “limited” than previously thought, says a new report.

When the heat's at its worst, trees will sweat to stay alive

2 Feb 18 - Climate experiment shows trees release water but stop absorbing carbon in extreme heat.


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