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Climate change on pace to kill an Ice Age remnant

Thursday - Humans are in the process of changing the planet in a way that hasn’t happened in 2.6 million years.

Grassland lab raises the alarm on species loss

Thursday - Scientists in California who turned a patch of natural grassland into a laboratory have established a subtle link between flowering times and the mix of species in an ecosystem – indicating that global warming could change planetary biology and disrupt ecosystems in hitherto unsuspected ways.

US signs up for work on drought-resistant crops

Tuesday - Scientists' efforts to develop new crops able to resist climate change, droughts and other shocks have been boosted by the United States joining an international seeds treaty.

Humans cause up to 70% of sea-ice loss

Monday - Scientists have calculated that at least 30 per cent and perhaps one half of the decline in Arctic summer sea ice could be attributed to natural causes – changes of ocean and atmospheric circulation that happen according to some long-term cycle.

There's nothing like a healthy diet to beat climate change

16 Mar 17 - Scientists have worked out how to combat climate change and improve human health, one mouthful at a time.

Boaty McBoatface heads off to work in the southern seas

14 Mar 17 - A small yellow robot submarine, called Boaty McBoatface after a competition to name a new polar research ship backfired, is being sent on its first Antarctic mission.

Scientists track down travelling droughts

14 Mar 17 - The biggest and worst droughts might not stay fixed in one place but can travel thousands of kilometres from their origin, according to a new study.

Baring Head records show CO2 on the rise

10 Mar 17 - Atmospheric carbon dioxide in the Southern Hemisphere continues to rise, with testing at Wellington’s Baring Head now consistently recording around 401 parts per million.

Forests still key to mitigating climate change

10 Mar 17 - Researchers have reminded the world’s governments that forests will play a vital role in mitigating the effects of climate change – provided policies are robustly pursued and reported with...

That was summer ... and that's the way it's going to be

7 Mar 17 - Summer gave New Zealand a taste of life under climate change, according to latest climate records.

Scientists in NZ eye fish and climate world first

7 Mar 17 - The effects of climate change on fish are being studied in a world-first trial at Niwa’s Bream Bay marine science centre.

Self-powering buoy reports from southern seas

7 Mar 17 - The country’s first hybrid energy-powered water monitoring buoy has been launched by Meridian Energy and the Cawthron Institute.

Water and soil muddy thinking on carbon budgets

6 Mar 17 - Climate scientists, struggling with the enduring problem of the carbon budget, may have to think again as a result of new research findings.

WARM WORLD: It's hotter than we thought down there

6 Mar 17 - How hot are Earth's scorching insides? A sweltering 1410degC, a new study finds.

CRUMBS! A loaf of bread takes it out of the environment

3 Mar 17 - What does a staple food such as bread have to do with global warming?

Poison algal blooms in our waterways will worsen

1 Mar 17 - Climate change will mean more poisonous algal blooms in New Zealand’s rivers and lakes, a scientist is warning.

Aerosol study looks at great unknown in climate science

23 Feb 17 - Australian scientists are studying air pollution and cloud formation in Antarctica in an effort to understand how non-carbon aerosolised particles impact on global temperatures.

FEARS FOR FISH: Our oceans are running out of oxygen

21 Feb 17 - The depletion of oxygen in our oceans threatens future fish stocks and risks altering the habitat and behaviour of marine life, scientists have warned, after a new study found oceanic oxygen levels...

Canada’s glacial ice loss raises sea level

20 Feb 17 - Glaciers on Canada’s Queen Elizabeth Islands are melting at an ever faster rate. Between 2005 and 2015, ice loss accelerated massively from three billion tonnes a year to 30 billion, according to new...

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