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  •   Home > News >  Subscribe to NZCity's Environment articles  Environment
    No single 'gay gene', reveals the largest-ever study of the genetics of same-sex sexual behaviour
     30 August 2019
    Scientists debunk the idea of a single "gay gene" in the largest study to date of the genetics of same-sex sexual behaviour. Their findings paint a diverse and complex picture of human sexuality, and the genetic factors that influence it.
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    Ancient civilisations had a bigger impact on Earth's environment than we thought
    30 Aug: The biggest archaeological research project of its kind to date concludes that ancient civilisations caused profound changes to Earth's ecology, but others say it's not significant compared to what we're doing today.... more
    What is string theory? An astrophysicist explains one way the universe might work at the fundamental level
    29 Aug: Over the last century, we've ripped atoms apart, revealing smaller and smaller pieces, eventually finding electrons and quarks, the fundamental building blocks of stuff. But are they really fundamental? Not according to string theory, as astrophysicist Ge... more
    Ancient fossil skull discovered in Ethiopia fills critical gap in human evolution
    29 Aug: A 3.8 million-year-old skull accidently discovered by a goat herder reveals the face of the oldest unambiguous human ancestor, which overlapped for 100,000 years with the species made famous by the Lucy skeleton.... more
    A magnificent walk into Mount Cook National Park is back on the cards this season
    29 Aug: A magnificent walk into Mount Cook National Park is back on the cards this season... more
    Road snowfall warnings have been issued for three major South Island highways
    29 Aug: Road snowfall warnings have been issued for three major South Island highways... more
    Praise for the government's decision to protect a unique West Coast river
    29 Aug: Praise for the government's decision to protect a unique West Coast river... more
    A cold front moving up the South Island - is bringing snow to mountain passes
    26 Aug: A cold front moving up the South Island - is bringing snow to mountain passes... more
    Hawke's Bay Hospital's maternity wing has been reopened after a chemical spill
    25 Aug: Hawke's Bay Hospital's maternity wing has been reopened after a chemical spill... more
    How genetics could soon become the new frontier for advantage in sport
    25 Aug: While average humans have a cap on their physical abilities, elite athletes like Usain Bolt have a higher threshold, and genetic researchers are slowly piecing together the reason for this.... more

     Most Popular Recent Environment News
     02 Sep: The last Kaikoura homeowners affected by the 2016 earthquakes... should be home by Christmas +++++++++++++++++++
     19 Sep: Interislander says impact from terminal closure during school holidays should be minimal ++++++++++
     12 Sep: Newly discovered species of electric eel can produce most powerful electric shock of any animal ++++++++
     05 Sep: Hurricane Dorian's Australian survivors describe ocean swallowing Bahamas island ++++++++
     06 Sep: Bahamas officials fear Hurricane Dorian destruction will spread to vital tourism industry +++++++
     30 Aug: Ancient civilisations had a bigger impact on Earth's environment than we thought +++++++
     26 Aug: A cold front moving up the South Island - is bringing snow to mountain passes +++++++

     Environment NewsLinks
      21 Sep: How big business turns a profit on environmentalism (NZ Herald)
      20 Sep: Horizons public encouraged to vote for their environment (voxy.co.nz)
      20 Sep: Indonesia to send contaminated recyling back to nz (RadioNZ)
      20 Sep: Auditor general report shows improvements made - environment southland (voxy.co.nz)
      19 Sep: Auditor general's report praises environment southland's work around freshwater (Stuff.co.nz)
      19 Sep: Castlepoint residents take vehicle beach access decision to environment court (Stuff.co.nz)
      19 Sep: End of an era for environment canterbury as former commissioners retire (Stuff.co.nz)
      18 Sep: Ministers’ guesstimates and assurances unfounded - simpson (voxy.co.nz)
    more Environment newslinks >>
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    BUSINESS BUSINESS
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     Today's News

    Cricket:
    South Africa has eased to a nine-wicket victory in their Twenty20 cricket match against India at Bengaluru, to draw the series 1-all 8:07

    Business:
    Wellington Chamber of Commerce says decades of under-investment in basic infrastructure has to stop 7:57

    Motoring:
    The Netherlands have claimed gold in the mixed team time trial on the opening day of the road cycling world championships in Yorkshire 7:47

    Golf:
    English golfer Danny Willett has claimed the latest European Tour event in Surrey 7:37

    Law and Order:
    Investigations will continue today into the murder of a South Canterbury dairy farm worker 7:27

    Rugby:
    Ireland has delivered a strong opening performance at the Rugby World Cup, beating Scotland 27-3 in Yokohama 7:17

    Politics:
    A complaint needs to be lodged with police, before they'll investigate allegations of inappropriate behaviour of a Christchurch city councillor 6:57

    Rugby:
    A strong opening quarter has launched Ireland to a 27-3 opening win over Scotland at the World Cup 6:27

    Rugby:
    Sam Cane's calmness has impressed one of his senior All Blacks teammates 5:37

    Business:
    Almost 90 big companies in sectors from food to cement to telecommunications are pledging to slash their greenhouse gas emissions in a new campaign to steer multi-nationals towards a low-carbon future 21:56

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