Latest news from the region

LAST Sunday, across WA from Esperance to Geraldton, hundreds of volunteers took to select locations just before sunset to take part in what’s known as the Great Cocky Count.

INFORMATION from a lone surviving ocean drifter has been used by scientists to better understand how Indian Ocean currents impact on WA fish stocks.

Published in Fisheries & Water

WHILE almost all Australian outdoor workers use some form of sun protection, less than 10 per cent are fully protected against harmful solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR), says a new study.

Published in Social Science

A LOCAL bio energy company are refining their prototype for turning farming waste products into high value biochar and electricity generation.

Published in Agriculture & Food

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

A HYDRO-geologist has found an inexpensive, high-quality three-dimensional imaging method for aquifers and other below-ground features.

Published in Industry & Resources

RESPIRATORY diseases are the greatest mortality risk for export cattle on long sea voyages according to PhD research by a local veterinary scientist.

Published in Agriculture & Food

ANIMAL microbiologists have been trialling alternative fodder plants for ruminants, to reduce methane production and improve nutrition. 

Published in Agriculture & Food

WA SCIENTISTS are using laser technology to determine the most carbon-rich areas of southwest forests that may act as a refuge for biodiversity during climate change.

StirlingRange creativeworkerCREATIVE workers are more likely to be drawn to live in rural locations offering diverse physical landscapes and high socio-economic and cultural settings, according to new research.

Published in Social Science
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