In July this year, the UN Environment Programme released its fifth Global Environmental Outlook, a three-yearly review of the planet's health. As report cards go, it was a D-minus.
Water & Atmosphere 6, November 2012
20 November 2012
The November 2012 edition of NIWA's flagship publication, Water & Atmosphere.
A PDF copy is also available, and can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
Water & Atmosphere 6, November (PDF 3.7 MB)
Solar generation is tipped to play an increasingly important part in meeting New Zealand's future electricity needs.
A global collaboration has revealed that climate change is affecting some of the world's lakes.
Remote-tracking technology has revealed the winter whereabouts of two of our largest seabirds.
A recent survey has revealed the ferocity of an underwater eruption north of New Zealand.
In October, NIWA research vessel Kaharoa set out across the South Pacific with a cargo of Argo floats.
A new $7.2 million research project is about to look into New Zealand's future in a changing climate.
By absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, oceans ease the impacts of climate change. But it turns out there's a downside: seawater is becoming more acidic, making it increasingly hostile to some of the creatures that have to live in it, finds Marieke Hilhorst.
In September, the world celebrated the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Montreal Protocol, a global accord to protect the ozone layer. Dave Hansford visits NIWA's Lauder Atmospheric Research Station, where much of what we know about this vital safety blanket was discovered.
Where high-tech science sometimes struggles, Māori knowledge can offer answers, find Tina Makereti and Dave Hansford.
Sediment-laden river or swirling ocean current, water can carry creatures and contaminants vast distances. NIWA's hydrodynamic models, finds Veronika Meduna, are helping planners better understand nature's conveyor belts.
The winners of this year's inaugural NIWA photo competition.
John Morgan came to NIWA as Chief Executive in 2007, after stints at the helms of AgriQuality and Orica New Zealand, and Chairman of New Zealand Pharmaceuticals. So what drives the guy in the suit? Dave Hansford finds out...
What is ozone, and where is it found?