On his latest field trip in an arid East African valley, Research Associate Professor Jeffrey Shragge met a woman who wakes at 2am every second morning to walk 20km with her donkey to fetch fresh water for her family. She gets home at 10am.
You could be forgiven for thinking that the world has suddenly become very concerned about burping sheep. Certainly at UWA two young researchers with links not only to Australia but also to India, Japan and China are working hard to find ways to reduce the amount of methane gas that sheep burp into the atmosphere as they graze.
Uniview editor Trea Wiltshire has written more than a dozen illustrated history and travel books and her most recent – A Stroll Through Colonial Hong Kong – takes readers through the buildings and places, monuments and relics that reflect the history of the international city that was restored to China in 1997.