Latest news from the region
ABORIGINAL organisations in Fitzroy Valley have called for research into social, health and wellbeing issues associated with alcohol abuse.
NEW regulations on the possession of plastic bait straps will reduce waste and make the sea safer for marine life.
A UNIVERSITY of Notre Dame study into the effects of maternal religiosity on sex education in WA has turned up some surprising findings.
A COMPUTER program developed from collaboration between the Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA), Landgate and UWA predicts bushfire movement.
NEW research has found bananas are photoperiod responsive, overruling the widely accepted belief that temperature is the key variable in banana development.
A RECENT study published in CSIRO’s Marine & Freshwater Research reveals isolated reefs may have a better ability to regenerate compared to those closer to human activity.
NURSE practitioners may supplement the healthcare system with research finding they could ease patient load in primary care.
THE Western Australian State Government along with the Department of Fisheries has launched a new $9.4 million program targeting the protection of WA’s aquatic biosecurity.
A SUCCESSFUL trial of an aquaponic production system has been undertaken by Challenger Institute of Technology.
WA could do with more people and claims that the world has a population ‘crisis’ are irresponsible and sensationalist according to a Curtin University Professor.
THE Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) and Wungurr Indigenous rangers are working to eradicate an infestation of Taro (Colocasia esculenta var. aquatilis) from Mount Hart Station.
THE State Government has committed more than $13.65 million over the next five years to reduce the potential for shark attacks.
SYDNEY University biologists have discovered cane toad tadpoles (Bufo marinus) communicate using chemicals excreted into the water, a finding that may help to impede the Cane Toad invasion of the Kimberley.
LOCAL professor of exercise science warns that fitness, not fatness, needs to become the focus in the fight to prevent and manage chronic disease, the leading cause of death in the Australia and the developed world.
KIMBERLEY coral reefs are thriving in turbid inter-tidal conditions and defying conventional scientific understandings that corals need clear oceanic waters to survive.
WEEDS threatening environmentally sensitive areas in the Kimberley and along the Fitzroy River have been targeted in a blitz by the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC).
HIGHER levels of testosterone may not prevent the risk of disease in men, with a new WA study disproving this long held theory.
A TEAM of researchers at Curtin University have found a substitute for insulin to help treat diabetes orally.
AUSTRALIAN kids are among the Internet’s most prolific and vulnerable users globally with findings from a new report showing three in ten have been exposed to disturbing images and cyber bullying.
WA research has revealed the types of fruit and vegetables you eat could decide not only how likely you are to suffer colorectal cancer, but also the type of cancer and where it occurs in your bowels.