Latest news from the region
OCEANIC, climate and weather data collection off the Pilbara and Kimberley coast is set to begin as the State Government invests $6 million into an ocean monitoring program over three years.
A NEW process of dehydrating subsea gas without the use of toxic chemicals could pave the way for opening up previously unviable gas fields.
SCIENTISTS in the USA and Australia have revealed in a new study that there is a clear link between rising global temperatures, changing rainfall patterns and oceanic salinity levels.
TWO WA scientists have been recognised for their work in the natural sciences in this year’s Queen’s birthday honours.
RESEARCHERS have found that molasses supplements can be used to increase cattle liveweight that are rotationally grazing leucaena-pangola pastures in WA’s Ord River irrigation area (ORIA).
RESEARCH by the Department of Fisheries WA suggests detection rates of acoustic tracking tools are significantly reduced by environmental and technical factors.
RECENT research indicates Australia may be lacking in effective regional responses to climate change adaptation, with two key case studies showing a lack of coordination among local organisations.
A STUDY of Australian freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni) concludes food availability and protection from predation are the main considerations in habitat selection for hatchlings (<1 year old).
LOCAL researchers have set the stage for a carbon-friendly form of wastewater treatment in WA, with the completion of a review into Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) reactors.
CORAL spawning in the Kimberley coastline was recently first-witnessed by WA researchers, as slicks of blue and pink gametes lit the dark waters after sunset.
GENETICALLY modified insects could be used to control some of the world’s most widespread infectious diseases—if appropriate regulation and public support is gained.
PERTH university students are set to join the world of some of the best animators and developers helping to create a unique digital experience that allows users to explore the world’s oceans by downloading an app.
MEDICAL researchers have found that hospital emergency departments (ED) are not utilised effectively in reaching youth infected with the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) — gonorrhoea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) and chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis).
A NEW study has found more time spent watching television could have adverse effects on glucose homeostasis, increasing the risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
A UNIVERSITY of Western Australia study has found birth weight and childhood adiposity are associated with cardiovascular risk later in life.
WITH its free-floating fibrous roots and rapid growth rate, the water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is one of the most invasive aqueous weeds in Australia and, for many countries around the world, a serious environmental and economic issue.
OVER the next five years, medical researchers from 36 academic institutions in developed nations around the world will join forces to unravel the link between early life nutrition and later obesity-related metabolic disease.
RESEARCHING are urging a more cohesive approach to dental health in rural and remote WA after finding disturbing levels of tooth decay among preschoolers.
THE Western Australian government last month announced a new marine park to be established at Camden Sound off the Kimberley coast.