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SUNSHINE beats down on north-west WA in abundance. Why then, has there been such a limited take up of solar energy in remote communities?

Published in Energy

Secrets of marine stingers

12/05/2016 - 09:40

Real life stories of life threatening jellyfish stings in Australian waters had the audience wide eyed and perched on the edge of their seats in Broome.

FOR just a few precious days every year a few lucky people can glance 66 million years into the past as the surf rolls back low enough on the Kimberley coast to reveal the wonderland of dinosaur footprints on its rocky ocean platforms.

WESTERN Australia is home to the world’s oldest-known axe, with a stone fragment previously recovered near Derby proving to be 10,000 years older than axes found in other parts of the world.

AT 750 years old one could be forgiven for having a few ailments but a recent health check of King's Park's mighty boab tree Gija Jumulu has revealed the popular tourist attraction is in perfect health.

AUSTRALIA’S iconic Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is currently suffering from the most severe bleaching in its history—but how are WA’s less well-known reefs coping during this crisis? 

Published in Perspectives

Surrounded by a striking display of indigenous artworks from the Kimberley, four social scientists from Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia presented their research findings on April 4th, to an enthusiastic Broome audience.

DEMAND for WA’s native plant seeds is increasing for purposes ranging from revegetating former mine sites to high-end restaurants which use Aboriginal food plants in their cuisine.

THE myriad of shorebirds which forage on Roebuck Bay’s mud flats, and which have long been a hit with visitors and birdwatchers, have been declining over recent years, and researchers have just figured out why.

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.

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