Tagged: monitoring

Your mobile phone can give away your location, even if you tell it not to - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 09, 2018

Guevara Noubir, Northeastern University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. U.S. military officials were recently caught off guard by revelations that servicemembers’ digital fitness trackers were storing the locations of their workouts – including at or near military bases and clandestine sites around the world. But this threat … Read More

Part 3: A wounded gatekeeper – what’s up, DOC? - The Nature of Things

Marie Brown Feb 12, 2016

Many countries don’t have a centralised conservation agency like New Zealand has, but do these gatekeepers have the backing to stem environmental degradation and biodiversity loss? Last week I set out the three fundamental drivers of biodiversity loss: Market failure for biodiversity Regulatory failure due to agency capture and the power of private interests Perverse incentives that lead politicians … Read More

Understanding groundwater quality – why it’s not easy - Waiology

Waiology Dec 11, 2013

By Chris Daughney and Magali Moreau Groundwater resources are very important for New Zealand. Groundwater supplies about a third of our abstractive water needs and an even greater proportion of the water required by the agricultural sector. There is understandably much concern about groundwater quality, particularly in terms of nitrate. High concentrations of nitrate in groundwater that is used … Read More