This week on the GreenDesk, Jack is speaking with James Harding from the Antarctic Heritage Trust. For the past few years, the Trust has run an outreach programme called Inspiring Explorers, which takes everyday kiwi’s on adventures to antarctic mountains and the freezing wilderness. Jack asked Harding exactly what the trust does and how one of us can go on an antarctic adventure.
To apply head to https://www.nzaht.org/inspiring-explorers
Jack sat down with Jessie Jane Baker, one half of the Bee’s Up Top duo. The two beekeepers are helping to rehabilitate auckland's suburbs with bees - putting a pep in the step of Auckland’s ecosystem. We sat down with Baker to find how she got into bees.
This week on the Greendesk, Jack Marhall spoke with exGreen MP Nandor Tanczos, who is now a member of the The Cannabis Referendum Coalition. We got Tanczos' views as we build up to the referendum on cannabis and what the Coalitions goals are.
Recent statistical models are showing global temperatures will be remaining sky high until at least 2022. Greendesk reporter Jack Marshall had a chat with Professor James Renwick from Victoria University’s School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences. Professor Renwick gave us the lowdown on how these high temperatures will affect us, here and abroad, over the coming years.
This week, our resident Greendesk producer Jack Marshall learnt about the pressure that climate change puts on coastal areas in particular. He spoke to Professor Ilan Noy, Chair in the Economics of Disasters & Professor of Economics at Victoria University. Noy and his co authors have released a paper looking at how the Earthquake commission is already tackling the damage caused by climate change. To start, Noy gave an overview of what exactly their paper has looked at.
A new ruling by the European Union means gene-edited plants are now subject to the same tough laws which Genetic Modified products are subject to. Jack Marshall, our resident Greendesk producer talked to Professor Peter Dearden from the University of Otago’s Department of Biochemistry about GMO’s, GM’s, and other things starting with G!
This week, Oscar talked to Dr Elvira Dommisse, Soil & Health Association Member and Former Crop & Food Scientist, about the relationship we have with food, the food production cycle in Aotearoa and community gardening.