Veronika Meduna

Veronika Meduna is a science, environment and medical writer and broadcaster with a particular interest in wild places, and the author of Science on Ice: Discovering the Secrets of Antarctica.

Science
Feb 23, 2018

The bionic leaf: how artificial plant life could wipe out poverty

Harvard chemist Dan Nocera says the world needs a major technological shift, and he thinks NZ could play a pivotal role, writes Vernoika Meduna

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Science
Dec 15, 2017

Kaikōura’s long and hazardous road to post-quake recovery

Thirteen months on, State Highway 1 is reopening north of Kaikōura. The fragility of the land has brought extraordinary challenges for the rebuild

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Science
Mar 22, 2017

Tears, cheers and a timely celebration of good, meaningful science

Veronika Meduna watches the gongs get handed out at last night's big Prime Minister's Science Prize ceremony.

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Science
Feb 14, 2017

‘There’s a lot at stake here.’ US Antarctic expert Eric Rignot on climate science in the age of Trump

US-based glaciologist Eric Rignot is in New Zealand this week to talk about polar ice sheets and their potential to add to predicted sea level rise. He tells Veronika Meduna that it’s more important than ever to discuss climate science and what it’s like to be a climate scientist during the Trump presidency.

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Science
Jan 20, 2017

Antarctica’s great apron of sea ice just issued the world with a bold message. Now to work out what that message is

As New Zealand’s Scott Base celebrates 60 years of science on ice, Veronika Meduna looks at one of Antarctica’s most puzzling features – the wayward behaviour of sea ice around the continent.

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