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A New Zealand-led group of scientists has found the first evidence for global destruction of forests when a large asteroid hit the Earth 65 million years ago, killing off the dinosaurs.
A new geological map of the East Coast, compiled by geologists Colin Mazengarb and Ian Speden, shows the region in more detail than ever before.
A New Zealand-led group of scientists has shown for the first time that long-term wobbles in the Earth's orbit have caused the East Antarctic ice sheet to expand and contract many times in the past.
International specialists will gather in Wellington next week for a workshop on the measures that can be taken to reduce New Zealand's vulnerability to earthquakes.
Tuesday's magnitude 7.0 earthquake 420km northeast of Gisborne was New Zealand's biggest jolt since a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck in a similar location on 6 February 1995.
Three New Zealand scientists are visiting Peru this week to investigate the after effects of the magnitude 8.4 earthquake that struck southern Peru on June 23.
Scientists in Wellington have sliced a rare deep-sea volcanic growth in half in a bid to find out more about submarine hydrothermal systems and their associated mineral deposits.
The Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited (GNS) has joined forces with TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, a leading provider of seismic data to the international oil exploration industry, to conduct a large seismic survey in deep water off the North Island’s west coast.
Four New Zealand earthquake and emergency management specialists are in quake-hit Seattle this week to collect information relevant to New Zealand.
The proposed upgrade of New Zealand’s geological hazard monitoring network will lead to greatly improved monitoring of geological hazards and strengthen disaster management response, Chairman of the Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited (GNS) Derek Milne said today.