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Biodiversity hotspot vegetation in decline

Vegetation growth in forests and shrublands of WA's global biodiversity hotspot are showing alarming declines, according to a recent study which found a quarter of the hotspot's woody vegetation had disappeared in the past ...

dateMay 09, 2016 in Environment
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ASKAP test finds "monster" black hole

Imagine trying on new pair of spectacles and when glancing around to test them you spot a monster—that's exactly what happened when the ASKAP antennas were turned towards a group of three merging galaxies 1.8 billion light ...

dateMay 04, 2016 in Astronomy
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Australia's new bush tucker seed bank

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.

dateApr 18, 2016 in Ecology
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Threatened bandicoots return home

Travel deep into WA's arid interior and you'll find a harsh and seemingly unforgiving expanse of red dirt that is housing a comeback to one of the state's many threatened mammals.

dateApr 14, 2016 in Ecology
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