Latest news from the region

YOU’VE heard about counting the rings inside a tree trunk to determine their age and growth rates, right?

SOILS affected by wildfires undergo significant changes within one year after a fire with that same soil partially regenerating after around five years, according to a study examining how semi-arid soils recover from natural fire events.

HEAVY vehicle drivers with an empty load are two-and-a-half times more likely to crash than those carrying freight.

Published in Social Science

GAZE across an arid expanse of the Pilbara and you could be forgiven for thinking animal life is sparse.

Published in Fisheries & Water

A REFERENCE collection of potential invasive marine species in WA, which forms part of a system for identifying pests via their genetic material, has been hailed as a marine biosecurity world first.

Published in Fisheries & Water

A LOW-cost tidal model study which revolutionised bustling Port Hedland port has lifted export capacity plus avoided major costs and environmental impacts from dredging operations.

Published in Industry & Resources

CSIRO scientists have revealed how much water lies beneath the parched Pilbara landscape in a study to help safeguard the resource as mining and agriculture expands in the region and the climate changes.

Published in Fisheries & Water

A CLINIC set up to improve rural and remote men’s access to prostate cancer testing and diagnosis has been deemed an overwhelming success.

Published in Health & Medicine

WOODSIDE Petroleum is hoping to maximise efficiency and cut down on unnecessary costs by utilising IBM's gameshow-winning Watson cognitive computer system as the oil and gas industry battles uncertainty from the prolonged oil price downturn.

Published in Industry & Resources

THE Ambon damsel (Pomacentrus amboinensis) have been found to need exposure to the natural environment to develop the ultraviolet (UV) facial markings reef fish use as a covert communication system to potentially avoid predators.

Published in Fisheries & Water
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