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NIWA's Hotspot Watch for 17 February

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.

Native forests absorbing more carbon dioxide

New Zealand’s forests and other land areas may be absorbing up to 60% more carbon dioxide than has been calculated, with much of this uptake likely occurring in native forests, NIWA scientists have discovered.

Explaining New Zealand’s “unusual” growing glaciers

Newly published research shows regional climate variability caused an “unusual” period in which some of New Zealand’s glaciers grew bigger, while glaciers worldwide were shrinking.

Scientists find new species during Kermadecs research voyage

A voyage to the Kermadec Islands has resulted in the discovery of many species either new to science or not previously found in the area.

Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook update

Near average tropical cyclone numbers for the remainder of the season.