Robotics research strengthens relationships


Lincoln - Sometimes a research project leads not just to new technologies, but also to new ways of working. That’s exactly what happened with a project to develop workforce robots for primary industries, which began in 2017. It was funded for two years with a $2 million grant from the Ministry of

Radar on drones to reveal avalanche risk


Ōtautahi - Could drone-mounted radar be the key to accurately identifying avalanche risk above alpine roads? A team of scientists and engineers from the University of Canterbury and Lincoln Agritech believe the answer is yes. And their concept won them third prize in the recent Christchurch aerospace challenge. Lincoln Agritech research scientist

How has global warming fuelled extreme weather this year?


Ōtautahi - There are no climate upsides from here, for our civilisation in the rapidity of global warming we are causing by combusting fossil fuels in the open air and conducting emissions intensive food production, New Zealand’s UN expert level group member Dr Rod Carr says. The world has constructed social,

Risk of multiple climate tipping points have escalated


Stockholm - Multiple climate tipping points could be triggered if global temperature rises beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, according to a major new research analysis published in the journal Science. Even at current levels of global heating the world is already at risk of passing five dangerous climate tipping points, and

Global vegan company invites public to back plant-based brands


Ōtautahi - A holding company that solely invests in plant-based ventures is inviting public investment and support for all things plant-based. Vegan investment portfolio Kale United is inviting the general public to help invest in vegan and sustainable businesses. The Swedish holding company is reportedly Europe’s only all-vegan portfolio. This latest invitation

Creative solutions are needed to tackle climate change


New York - Momentum on tackling climate change and building a better future is building globally. Effective and sustainable action on climate change requires innovative, and sometimes creative, solutions and key to that is dialogue between all stakeholders. A litmus test of climate progress is the Amazon rain forest, which are the

The resilience and contribution of older women to be marked


Ōtepoti - International Day of Older People on October 1 each year is a day to commemorate older people highlighting the value of all older people and to promote dignity and respect. This year the United Nations theme is the resilience and contributions of older women. The world has just seen the

Ōtautahi climate action experts at free event next month


Ōtautahi  - Leading climate experts will showcase their knowledge and provide latest researchrelating to the climate emergency and creating a more sustainable future on October 28. The free event gives people the opportunity to hear from top speakers driving sustainability outcomes locally and nationally. They include chair of the Climate Change Commission