Environment & Conservation

AS SOMEONE who once envisaged a career path as an economist, Lesley Gibson certainly never anticipated the places that she’d go on to work.

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

DRAGGING chains from nearly 900 moorings have razed 48,000m2 of seagrass from Rottnest Island’s bays, stripping the equivalent of 185 tennis courts of seafloor.

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.

LOOK at the world-renowned stromatolites protruding from saline seas at Hamelin Pool in Shark Bay and you could be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss is about.

A PHOTO of Roebuck Bay just south of Broome, snapped by a curious astronaut on the International Space Station, has called into question the origin of some of the region’s highly-unusual parallel tidal creeks.

EVIDENCE of early humans dining on the eggs of Australia’s now extinct giant flightless bird may start to resolve the longstanding debate over what caused this and other megafauna’s demise on this continent.

A HEALTH check of beaches near Geraldton has revealed northern areas closer to the port are severely eroded while the southern beaches are quite stable.

EVER come across a slater, woodlouse or pill bug tucked under a rock in your garden? These tiny creatures and others like them hide in the moist earth under rocks and logs to avoid drying out.

LEARNING CPR could be the difference between life and death for your pet, as Perth continues to sweat through one of the hottest summers on record.

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