Environment & Conservation

IT DOESN'T take a science degree to know that dogs like chasing cats. 

CORE samples from north Kimberley springs may provide rock art scientists with a timeline of the region's climate history to help figure out why there was a sudden changes in cave painting styles.

A CASE of mistaken identity that took more than 16 years to detect recently culminated in a new species of vibrant sea creature confirmed in WA’s North West.

KALGOORLIE-Boulder's famous Golden Mile and Super Pit has not only produced more than 50 million ounces of gold but it has now produced one more precious nugget in the form of a new mineral unique to Kalgoorlie-Boulder, called kalgoorlieite.

YOU may think the heady days of discovering new plants and animals are over—lost to the romance of history when explorers plied uncharted seas on great sailing ships.

SEVEN new species of spiders, whose kin have taken the world by storm with their adorable appearance and mesmerising dance moves, have been discovered in WA and South Australia.

FARMERS and gardeners may be surprised to learn that plants have a quick and hidden response to almost anything we humans do to them.

THE western swamp tortoise (Pseudemydura umbrina) could soon be calling WA's south coast home following extensive modelling to find new sites where populations could thrive.

A SMALL, shy subspecies of the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecular hypoleucus) or koomal will continue to disappear from south west forests unless action is taken to address climate change.

TICKS with a taste for Australian echidnas could reveal the hidden past of putative tick-borne pathogens, according to a Western Australian researcher.

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