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Renowned futurist talks about change in WA's oldest town

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

What will it be like to live in the Great Southern in 2050? And how do we prepare the region's young people for a century set to experience massive transitions in technology, society and the environment?

Assistant Professor Chunbo Ma

'Emerging Future Leader' aims for greener world

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

A young ecological economist at The University of Western Australia has been awarded a Fellowship in Low Emissions Coal Technology (LECT).

UWA PhD student Jessie Moniodis

Breakthrough discovery could result in fragrant golden harvest

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Sandalwood oil - the ‘golden harvest' - is one of the world's most valuable essential oils, but increased demand has caused natural populations of sandalwood trees to diminish over the past century through harvesting, grazing animals and disease.

Glenn Langridge

UWA Marketing Student Gains Google Experience

Monday, 16 September 2013

UWA Business School marketing student Glenn Langridge was given the opportunity to work closely with Google employees and learn intensively about sales, marketing, presentation and, of course, about Google when he attended a three-day Google AdCamp in Sydney earlier this year.

Glenn was one of only 25 students from Australia and New Zealand invited to participate in the first Google AdCamp for the region, and was the only successful applicant from Western Australia.

A soil researcher talking to a farmer

Digging deeper for soil carbon storage

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Many surface soils in Western Australia are already storing as much carbon as they can, according to research at The University of Western Australia and in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) and grower groups.

Photo: Jarrad Seng.  Chevron Festival Gardens

Perth International Arts Festival-Synergy pairing earns sustainability award

Friday, 6 September 2013

A partnership between the Perth International Arts Festival and power-provider Synergy has been recognised for its success in raising sustainability awareness, reducing the Festival's impact on the environment and creating activities that are both accessible and educational.

Winthrop Professor Stephen Powles

Guerilla tactics to target war on weeds: world expert

Monday, 26 August 2013

There is no ‘silver bullet' from the chemical industry to control farmers' biggest enemy, weeds - just ask the man known in agricultural circles as ‘the undeniable global leader in herbicide resistance'.

Premier Barnett announces $26m funding, with Peter Quinn (left)

WA Government invests $26M in Astronomy and the Square Kilometre Array

Friday, 16 August 2013

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), based in Perth, Western Australia has been extended for another five years thanks to a $26M investment announced by WA Premier Colin Barnett today. The $26M from the Western Australian State Government will allow ICRAR's local activities in science and with industry to continue, but will also expand the high tech and scientific capabilities of the State.

Greener suburbs foster leaner lifestyles

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

If governments are serious about combatting obesity - which has almost doubled worldwide in 30 years - they should encourage land developers to provide neighbourhoods with high quality green spaces as well as access to a mix of service and convenience goods and public transport.

Recycling expands at UWA

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

More than 90 tonnes of annual landfill is expected to be saved on The University of Western Australia's Crawley campus through the installation of public recycling bins.