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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.
Tilling paddocks and using soil wetters can dramatically increase the yield of wheat and barley crops growing in the water-repellent gravel soils found across much of WA's farmlands.
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.
UWA researchers have compiled a database they hope will eliminate much of the time and expense spent developing new crop varieties to feed the world's people.
Coral reefs are the most diverse of all marine systems. They are however, threatened by global change and we can only predict how it will impact these reef systems if we first understand how they work.
Western Australia's lupin (Lupinus) industry has narrowly dodged a bullet through the rediscovery of the potentially devastating grey leaf spot disease (caused by the plant fungus Stemphylium spp.).
Bali's lure for local fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers seems to be the holiday mecca's cheap cost, the quick time it takes to get there, the urge to experience a new culture and the fact that it is well away from the mine site.
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.
Why ask customers to build their own burger? Or design their own shoes?
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.