Tokyo Olympics: new action sports reframing participation and equality
Yesterday three teenage skateboarders stood on the podium at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to receive their medals.
The world’s first large scale hydrogen production plant in Southland – a flawed think-big project
A plan by two of New Zealand’s largest electricity generators to create the world’s largest green hydrogen plant in Southland is fundamentally flawed, says one of New Zealand’s foremost experts in hydro schemes and electricity generation.
Journal the first to translate academic papers into Pacific languages
A ground-breaking online Pacific language journal, understood to be the first of its kind in the world, is calling for new submissions from authors.
Research points to passive discrimination in healthcare system
Research into the healthcare experiences of Muslim refugee women in Aotearoa has highlighted significant barriers to accessing care and a disregard for cultural practices present in healthcare services.
Silica secreting marine organisms regulate climate on Earth
A picture of our changing climate is often captured in images of bleached coral reefs, but a University of Waikato researcher has discovered that other marine organisms and processes are critical to regulating temperatures on Earth.
Ecology researcher awarded Hamilton Kirikiriroa Medal
The Hamilton Kirikiriroa Medal, one of the city’s highest accolades, was awarded to University of Waikato ecologist Professor Bruce Clarkson yesterday at Claudelands Events Centre.
Marine researchers find microplastics in Bay of Plenty shellfish
Microplastics have been found in extremely high levels across the Bay of Plenty moana with sediment and shellfish found full of tiny plastic particles, University of Waikato researchers say.
Older generations are increasingly concerned about climate change
Opinion polls and news articles indicate climate change awareness and concern has increased globally, but is there a difference between what older and younger people believe?
Bay of Plenty sponge gardens a new lead in cancer research
The discovery of never before seen vibrant sponge gardens in deep sea reefs off the Bay of Plenty could signal a new era in the development of cancer fighting drugs, say University of Waikato researchers.
New Zealand’s most pressing marine issues to be debated by 400 scientists next week
How seaweed can help our agriculture industry, green shipping and electric ferries, sea level rise, aquaculture and how we protect our marine biodiversity are among the topics for discussion at the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Conference next week.
IVF for flounder holds the key to a fledgling aquaculture industry
Creating an IVF programme for New Zealand’s endemic Yellowbelly flounder was not how Brooke Ellis-Smith envisaged her career in aquaculture, but her research holds the key to a fledgling industry for New Zealand’s small coastal communities.
Rocking the boat: the opportunities and challenges of aquaculture
Aquaculture has become a hot-button topic this year, with the release of the Netflix documentary Seaspiracy.