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IT’S A BOLD vintage red that is set to take the WA market by storm, but it’s not a Grange Hermitage.

Published in Agriculture & Food

LOCAL researchers have unravelled the germination secrets of WA’s strangely-named snottygobble tree (Persoonia longifolia R.Br.), thereby opening the door for the species to help rehabilitate WA’s landscape.

NEXT time you’re hoping to snare a marron in the South West, spare a thought for the fertility of the animals in the murky water below.

Published in Fisheries & Water

WESTERN Australia’s southwest boasts a smorgasbord of culinary talent, but it’s the local dolphins that are proving to be skilled and unique chefs.

Published in Fisheries & Water

SIX months into its operation, besides producing some [incredible viral videos]*, Japan's newest weather satellite Himawari-8 has significantly improved WA's everyday weather forecasting.

RAINFALL monitoring data shows WA’s south-west has been losing its Mediterranean climate over the past 16 years and now has considerably less winter rainfall and a corresponding increase in summer rains.

A NEW more virulent virus strain (RHDV K5) set to be released this year will help WA farmers combat Australia’s increasing rabbit population.

Published in Agriculture & Food

BEING more waterwise could be the first step we can all make towards helping two endangered WA freshwater fish species battle for survival during climate change.

Published in Fisheries & Water

BEES are one of the hardest working animals on the planet, yet the average worker bee only produces about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.

WA SCIENTISTS have acquitted their prime suspect in the hunt to uncover what’s pushing the nation’s woylie (Bettongia penicillata) populations to the brink of extinction.

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