Mr Shi Jixi, researcher Xixi Li and Professor Graeme Martin examine Tarbush

Chinese visit hails UWA Future Farm research

Thursday, 6 September 2012

A Chinese official has praised the global value of carbon reduction research at The University of Western Australia's Future Farm, where scientists have found that a common Australian native plant can greatly reduce on-farm greenhouse gas emission.

UWA Professor Anas Ghadouani and Monash University Professor Tony Wong

Researchers to tap ideas for water sensitive cities

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

The impact of stormwater management on local wetlands and urban design will be the main focus for review as State and local governments, business, industry and The University of Western Australia prepares to launch new research that will guide water management reform in Western Australia.

Coral samples

Coral study provides clues to reef damage in 'whale kindergarten'

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

A group of international researchers, including one from UWA Oceans Institute, has used coral sampling to assess the impact of river run-offs in a bay in north-eastern Madagascar.

Professor Thomas Bräunl at UWA refuel station

Perth gets nation's first electric car fast recharge network

Monday, 3 September 2012

Perth has gained Australia's first electric car fast recharge network with 23 new fast-charge stations installed across the metro area in a project led by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Photo courtesy of the Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia Inc.

Deadly asbestos takes toll years after kids exposed

Monday, 3 September 2012

"Wittenoom kids" who spent their childhoods exposed to asbestos in the north-west of Western Australia are now developing a range of cancers or dying at a rate well above the average population, according to a new study by researchers from The University of Western Australia for the UWA-affiliated Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR).

Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg

Anaesthetic linked to learning problems in children

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Children who are given anaesthetic before the age of three may have an increased risk of developing learning difficulties, according to a new study involving researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Daniel Murphy on field-work in the Arctic

New polymer research aims to boost dryland crop productivity

Monday, 27 August 2012

The fact that 30 per cent of Australia's cropping land does not retain water and produces only 10 per cent of the nation's broad-acre crops could be about to change.

Wild radish

Resistance evolution in weeds puts 2,4-D under the microscope

Friday, 24 August 2012

Researchers are investigating why a broadleaf herbicide used successfully to control weeds in agriculture for the past 60 years is now no longer effective against the crop weed, wild radish, in the Western Australian Wheatbelt.

Professor Stephan Lewandowsky

What motivates rejection of (climate) science?

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have examined what motivates people who are greatly involved in the climate debate to reject scientific evidence.

The two 'exact matches' to the Milky Way system found in the survey

The Milky Way now has a twin (or two)

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Research presented today at the International Astronomical Union General Assembly in Beijing has found the first group of galaxies that is just like ours, a rare sight in the local Universe.