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Grass near power plants reveals carbon dioxide truths 30/08/2016

New Zealand scientists have developed a way to use radiocarbon measurements to verify greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Airborne geophysics technology helps build new map of East Otago - 25/07/2016

A new geological map and illustrated text covering 864km2 of East Otago has been published by GNS Science. It covers the Strath-Taieri Plain, the Rock and Pillar Range, and Middlemarch Township.

Quiet achiever GeoNet celebrates its first 15 years - 18/07/2016

New Zealand’s geohazard monitoring system, GeoNet, has much to celebrate as it marks 15 years in existence.

Antarctic researcher recognised with major award - 02/07/2016

A GNS Science Antarctic researcher has won a prestigious leadership award named in the honour of the late Sir Peter Blake.

Earth science showcase set for Te Papa in mid-July - 24/06/2016

Hunting for dinosaur remains, learning about pounamu occurrence in the South Island, and looking after groundwater and geothermal resources will be among the earth science topics discussed at a day-long seminar at Te Papa on 14 July.

New Vision Mātauranga projects for GNS Science - 24/06/2016

GNS Science has been awarded funding for two new projects in the 2016 round of the Government’s Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund, which invests in programmes that help iwi development for the benefit of New Zealand.

Double celebration for GNS Science at 2016 Technology Valley Awards - 10/06/2016

GNS Science staff won two of the eight awards presented at the 2016 Technology Valley Awards this week.

Climate change takes a toll on critical marine species - 07/06/2016

Research by GNS Science and Victoria University of Wellington has revealed that algae critical to the marine ecosystem are sensitive to climate change.

Analysis of data pins down reason behind BOP quake swarm - 04/06/2016

Scientists using a combination of satellite images, GPS data and conventional survey information dating back to the 1950s have uncovered the reason for a swarm of several thousand small earthquakes between 2004 and 2011 around the coastal Bay of Plenty town of Matata.

Year-long seafloor scientific investigation off NZ coast to start next year - 30/05/2016

Scientists from across the world will come to New Zealand in 2017 and 2018 to participate in a series of unprecedented investigations into the seafloor using a specially designed scientific drilling ship.