Earth and Environment News
17 August 2012
Poor planning, inadequate engineering and ineffective evacuation plans were some of the reasons 20,000 people perished in last year's Japanese tsunami, UC research has found.
15 August 2012
Investigations by a University of Canterbury researcher have found that the Alpine Fault's last rupture almost 300 years ago reached a magnitude of approximately M 8.1.
15 August 2012
Experts from NZ and overseas will discuss disaster warnings, responses and recovery trends at a major Australasian natural hazards management conference at UC next week.
17 July 2012
Two University of Canterbury PhD students have received international recognition for their educational computer game, "GeoThermal World".
11 July 2012
New Zealand could learn vital lessons from how Chile and Argentina dealt with the volcanic eruption of Puyehue-CordÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â³n Caulle last year, according to University of Canterbury's
22 June 2012
Finding out if there is life on Mars may only be two simple measurements away.
05 June 2012
The impact the recent Christchurch earthquakes have had on people's health in different parts of the city is being undertaken by researchers at the University of Canterbury.
17 May 2012
Researchers are using techniques never used before in New Zealand to study the history of ancient earthquakes around the Port Hills.
16 May 2012
New Zealand and Korea are poised to start a new collaborative research effort in the Antarctic following plans for a $90 million state-of-the-art station being built on the frozen continent at Terra Nova Bay.
15 May 2012
Antarctic studies PhD student Crystal Lenky isn't just talented in her field of expertise, Antarctic seals, but she is also an accomplished Ultimate Frisbee player.
14 March 2012
Unique microbial structures found only in a remote lake in Antarctica are giving a University of Canterbury researcher a glimpse into the organisation of early life on Earth.
01 March 2012
Investigating the thickness of sea ice in Antarctica that could be being affected by climate change has been a rewarding experience for UC's Gateway Antarctica PhD student Daniel Price.
16 December 2011
University of Canterbury geologist Dr Mark Quigley has won the 2011 Prime Minister's Science Media Communication Prize for his communication work following the Canterbury earthquakes.
07 December 2011
As the new president of the University of Canterbury Student Volunteer Army (SVA), Andrew Chalmers says it's about rolling up your sleeves and helping those people who need a hand.
14 November 2011
A University of Canterbury geologist who helped the nation understand what was going on under the Canterbury Plains after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 has received national recognition for his work.
06 October 2011
University of Canterbury researchers have been awarded nearly $3 million in funding in this year's Marsden Fund round.
02 September 2011
College of Science general staff scooped the pool in this year's Vice-Chancellor General Staff Development Awards.
27 July 2011
A University of Canterbury-based international polar studies journal has been welcomed by social scientists at the launch of its first issue in Iceland.
07 July 2011
The University of Canterbury is to hold a series of free public lectures that will consider the geological, engineering and psychological aspects of the recent earthquakes.
09 June 2011
University of Canterbury academic Dr Travis Horton (Geological Sciences) has been appointed a director of the Fulbright New Zealand Board.
23 May 2011
Members of a combined University of Canterbury and University of Waikato research team in Antarctica has discovered a small depot left behind by members of Admiral Byrd's Second Antarctic Expedition from 1933 to 1935.
08 February 2011
Any trip to Antarctica is an amazing experience, but following in his grandfather's footsteps more than 100 years later was a memorable and emotional experience for Julian Evans.
27 January 2011
Researchers at the University of Canterbury and University of Edinburgh believe a restriction on the number of fast food and convenience outlets around schools is one option that should be considered in the battle against obesity rates in children and adolescents.