Tagged: Travel

Astronomical travels: From the land of chocolate to Aotearoa - Guest Work

Guest Work Nov 08, 2016

In this guest post series astronomer Dr Yaël Nazé details her experience traveling from Belgium to New Zealand for the International Astronomy Union Symposia – The Lives and Death-Throes of Massive Stars. Attending a scientific congress – a classic activity for a researcher. Of course it helps to keep up to date with the latest discoveries, but it … Read More

What are we waiting for? the fantasy of carbon neutral growth of aviation emissions - Hot Topic

Guest Work Sep 30, 2016

In this guest post, the ‘stop flying’ Wellington lawyer Tom Bennion writes about the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) proposals for ‘carbon-neutral’ growth of greenhouse gas emissions from the fast-growing aviation industry. New Zealand parents often tell their children not to eat too many sweets. Our primary schools spend a lot of time talking about suitable … Read More

Zika virus: mosquitoes and travel patterns will determine spread of virus - Guest Work

Guest Work Feb 04, 2016

Sahotra Sarkar, University of Texas at Austin On January 28, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that Zika virus, a mosquito-borne infection, was “spreading explosively,” and that within 12 months as many as four million people in the Americas could be exposed to the virus. Zika, which is thought to be behind a dramatic increase in babies … Read More

Guilt-free tourism: would you pay $11 for a carbon-neutral holiday? - Guest Work

Guest Work Dec 07, 2015

Colin Michael Hall, University of Canterbury Travelling carbon free for about the cost of a salad in New York? Yes, please. This is the good news that’s emerged from a study that found the damaging effects of tourism emissions could eventually be eliminated if travellers paid an average of just US$11 per trip. Our research, published recently in … Read More

Bengkala - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 23, 2014

(A travelogue of deafness, genetics and village sign languages for NZ Sign Language Week 2014[1]) [caption id="attachment_12565" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Wikimedia Commons, public domain.[/caption] Island paradises are wonderful, but after a few days I find usually myself restless. Exploring a place suits me more than lying on a beach. Read More

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