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  •   Home > News >  Subscribe to NZCity's Environment articles  Environment
    Genetically engineered mosquitoes are immune to all strains of dengue virus for first time
     17 January 2020
    Locked in a secure lab near Melbourne is the newest addition in the fight against dengue: genetically engineered mosquitoes that are resistant to all strains of the potentially deadly virus.
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    Rain's been falling across firegrounds in New South Wales and Victoria
    16 Jan: Rain's been falling across firegrounds in New South Wales and Victoria... more
    'The blob', a huge marine heatwave, killed nearly a million seabirds in the biggest known die-off of its kind
    16 Jan: 'The blob', a mass of warm, nutrient-poor water that emerged off the US coast in 2013, was responsible for the biggest seabird die off in recorded history, according to new research.... more
    Saudi Arabia's north-west desert covered in snow after unusual winter storm
    15 Jan: A powerful storm bringing sub-zero temperatures transforms parts of the Saudi Arabian desert into a winter wonderland.... more
    Work to upgrade Rangiora's police station to earthquake standards is expected to take several more months
    15 Jan: Work to upgrade Rangiora's police station to earthquake standards is expected to take several more months... more
    Climate change has pushed the world's oceans to record temperatures
    15 Jan: New research shows the average ocean temperature in 2019 has continued to rise to the highest level on record, and will drive more extreme weather events and bushfires as ocean temperatures increase.... more
    A National MP visiting Australia, says they should set up a climate change commission too
    14 Jan: A National MP visiting Australia, says they should set up a climate change commission too... more
    A water stoush in the far North has seen an avocado orchard vandalised after accusations of water thievery
    14 Jan: A water stoush in the far North has seen an avocado orchard vandalised after accusations of water thievery... more
    Low tide leaves Venice's canals dry, just months after severe floods
    14 Jan: Many of the city's waterways are rendered impassable by an exceptionally low tide, with boats and gondolas beached along the sides of canals.... more
    Demand for stricter fishing regulations as Antipodean albatross numbers plummet
    13 Jan: Demand for stricter fishing regulations as Antipodean albatross numbers plummet... more

     Most Popular Recent Environment News
     24 Dec: Nelson, New Plymouth and the South Island's West Coast are the picks for a sunny Christmas Day +++++++++++++++++++++++
     04 Jan: People wanting to take in the wonders of the West Coast this summer are urged not to let a little rain put them off ++++++++++++++++++++
     08 Jan: Fonterra's on high alert in Australia as the bushfires rage on and drought continues ++++++++++
     12 Jan: More wild weather for the West Coast ++++++++
     04 Jan: Residents in the Bay of Plenty town of Kawerau will have to boil their drinking water until further notice, because E coli has been detected in the water supply ++++++++
     12 Jan: In the wake of Cyclone Blake's passing, Western Australia's northwest coast has been forced to brace again as a second tropical low moves through Darwin's southwest ++++++++
     04 Jan: A number of people have reported feeling an earthquake earlier this hour ++++++++

     Environment NewsLinks
      21 Jan: Boaties heading north urged to clean hulls to avoid carrying marine pests (RadioNZ)
      21 Jan: Government failing to enhance our marine reserves - sarah dowie (voxy.co.nz)
      21 Jan: Malaysia returns 42 containers of 'illegal' plastic waste to uk (BBCWorld)
      17 Jan: Microsoft makes 'carbon negative' pledge (RadioNZ)
      17 Jan: China trade deal won't be good for most americans (NZ Herald)
      16 Jan: Japan minister's paternity leave challenges work pressure (BBCWorld)
      14 Jan: Abby huntsman left the view over 'toxic' environment and drama with meghan mccain: report (Stuff.co.nz)
      14 Jan: Mission bay development: battle over $200m project headed for environment court (Stuff.co.nz)
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