Latest news from the region

A STUDY of Western Australia’s agricultural zones has shown deeper potential for soil carbon sequestration, in areas where the strategy has previously proven extremely difficult.

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

NEW research shows WA farmers may soon be able to breed sheep with high natural resistance to breech strike, as part of a nationwide study to identify the traits of animals able to withstand the problem.

Published in Agriculture & Food

DAIRY farmers are being urged to diversify their farms to protect profit margins amid declining rainfall and fluctuating production costs.

Published in Agriculture & Food

ANCIENT stromatolites at Shark Bay and lake deposits near Perth could be used to track temperatures thousands of years ago, following the development of a technique to reconstruct climate records from bacteria.

A SOLE mine worker is responsible for producing between 11 and 16 tonnes of carbon each year just for clocking off and relaxing at their mine site village, according to local research. 

Published in Industry & Resources

RESEARCHERS have used flame photometry and electron microscopy’s full-spectrum X-ray mapping to reveal differences in salt uptake and distribution in the seeds of WA coastal plants.

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

IN THE first study of its kind, researchers have investigated how dieback negatively impacts bird communities in south-western Australia by altering the structure of vegetation and causing the loss of flower species they use as 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
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