On the Brink

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One million species are facing extinction within the next decade. It is estimated that 200 species go extinct every day. PERC member Laura Jean McKay is taking part in On the Brink, an online event to raise awareness of this threat of extinction. Bringing together 20 writers and cultural figures, the event features readings of new work and speeches on …

Zero waste around the world

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**POSTPONED** Talk by Emeritus Professor Paul Connett New Date TBC Ground Floor, Palmerston North City Library In this talk Dr. Connett, a retired professor of chemistry and author of the book The Zero Waste Solution, will explain why neither incineration nor related thermal technologies are an appropriate or safe solution for waste management in NZ. Connett will explain why such techniques …

Feral Keynote Speaker Announcement

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PERC is very excited to announce that Arian Wallach will be giving a keynote address at the upcoming ‘Feral’ conference. Arian is the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney. Her research investigates the ecological role of large predators on biodiversity and functioning of novel ecosystems. She conducts fieldwork across the Australian arid zone, where she is researching the …

Feral Keynote Speaker Announcement

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PERC is very pleased to confirm that Fred Pearce will be delivering a keynote presentation at the upcoming ‘Feral: A Nearly Carbon-Neutral Conference.’ Fred Pearce is a freelance author and journalist based in London. A former news editor of the UK-based New Scientist magazine, he has been its environment consultant since 1992, reporting in that time from 87 countries. He also …