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Climate change 'threat to Shark Bay'

World Heritage-listed Shark Bay is highly vulnerable to climate change, a new assessment process has found. James Cook University scientists found Shark Bay's unique environment was threatened by more frequent and intense storms, as well as air and...
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 01:40:52 GMT - West Australian

Orange plume prompts calls for research into environmental, health impacts of mining blasts

Mining blast plumes are a common sight around Moranbah in central Queensland, but when a recent blast produced a bright orange plume some residents were left wondering whether the oddly-coloured fumes were harmful to their health. Blasting is used...
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 01:40:52 GMT - WEB MSN Australia

Study casts doubt on school iPad benefits

New research has found using iPads and other technology in schools may not support brain development particularly in young brains. Tablets and iPads have become must-have technology in many classrooms, but are they making our kids any smarter? New...
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 01:40:52 GMT - NEWS.com.au

8 Wild Examples of Evolution Copying Itself

Left: Artist's impression of extinct ichthyosaurs. Right: A modern dolphin.
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 01:40:52 GMT - Gizmodo Australia

'Northern Reconstruction'historic example of how local government led disaster recovery

Australia's local governments breathed new life into embattled regional communities after the second world war. Today, this history reminds us of the role local councils and communities should play in plans to power the national recovery from the...
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 01:40:52 GMT - Queensland Country Life

Preventing maternal suicide by centring on lived experience

AUSTRALIA is a very safe place to be pregnant, birth a baby, and care for a young infant. Our maternal mortality rates are among the lowest in the world. Regardless, every loss of life is one too many.
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 01:40:52 GMT - Medical Journal of Australia

Earth’s sixth mass extinction is happening right now – and humans are driving it

“Australia is one of the world’s worst conservation performers, despite the fact we are a relatively wealthy nation, and our remarkable plants and animals are largely irreplaceable, being found nowhere else.” Why This Matters: We need to act now to sav...
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 01:40:52 GMT - australiascience.tv

Gladstone seagrass meadows in the best condition for a decade

IN good news for local fisheries, and for hungry dugong and turtles the seagrass in Gladstone is in the best condition of the past decade. The results come from a monitoring program by James Cook University's Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic...
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 01:40:52 GMT - Daily Cargo News

Feral buffalo and cattle tracked through GPS

THE world's largest feral tagging program is honing in on wild buffalo and scrub cattle in the Top End of Australia. The CSRIO is teaming up with a range of agencies to roll out the project, which will use GPS ear tags to track the movements and...
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 01:40:52 GMT - Rural Weekly

Aquaculture to make a splash in northern Australia

OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS: There is scope for aquaculture production to increase five-fold in northern Australia by 2030. AQUACULTURE production in northern Australia is set to increase five-fold in the next decade to become a $1.34 billion industry. A new...
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 01:40:52 GMT - North Queensland Register