Latest news from the region

AN INVESTIGATION into the reproductive performance of ewe lambs has found breeding these animals to give birth at 12 to 14 months of age may potentially increase their lifetime reproductive performance. 

Published in Agriculture & Food

SUBTERRANEAN ants and termites are leading researchers and prospectors alike, to gold and other minerals in the northern Yilgarn district.

HOUSES made out of soil, water and lime are becoming a viable and environmentally-friendly option for remote communities of Western Australia.

UNMANNED drones could be used to protect Perth beaches from sharks, according to a WA biologist whose research has cast doubt over the effectiveness of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft patrols.

Published in Fisheries & Water

Weeds resist new herbicide

19/02/2014 - 06:00

RESEARCH completed before a new herbicide’s commercial release has reinforced the importance of using diverse strategies for weed control in the effort to stop weed herbicide resistance.

Published in Agriculture & Food

Solstice and the Stars

18/02/2014 - 15:25

Esperance Stonehenge set the scene for a leisurely evening picnic on Saturday night, the eve of the Summer Solstice, with a bit of science, stargazing and music thrown into the mix.

NEW research suggests that unless drastic action is taken to control dingo incursions, rangeland production of wool and sheep meat in Western Australia will disappear within 30 to 40 years.

Published in Agriculture & Food

SCIENTISTS have found applying a soft metal layer before welding hard metals can act as a sufficient buffer to address fatigue behaviour in welded metal.

Published in Industry & Resources

Written by Kelly Spence of the Goldfields Education Mining Industry Alliance

The Goldfields Education Mining Industry Alliance (GEMIA) Inc started the year off a little squishy underfoot but in the sunlight on Australia Day with a stall at the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Big Aussie Breakfast.

RESEARCH looking at vegetation structure changes in gimlet (Eucalyptus salubris) woodlands has provided insights into how time affects fuel availability for fire and habitat for biodiversity.

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