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Plants found to alter soil types

Exciting research has revealed some plants have the ability to alter soil types, suggesting opportunities may exist to re-engineer WA's hostile soils to better suit agricultural purposes.

dateFeb 23, 2015 in Environment
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The journey to discovering species

Did you know the world's smallest goannas, the Dampier Peninsula goannas (Varanus sparnus), are about 5,000 times lighter than their larger relatives, the Komodo dragons? The recent announcement of the discovery ...

dateFeb 12, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Contaminant testing method considered via roo study

A simple, cost-effective method of testing the activity of a certain enzyme in animals may help people working with limited resources in the third world or rural WA locations easily detect ecosystem contaminants ...

dateFeb 11, 2015 in Ecology
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