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Hotspot Watch for 23 Feb 2017

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

World-leading climate change research at Bream Bay

The effects of climate change on fish are being studied in a world-first trial at NIWA’s Bream Bay marine science centre.

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.