Water sensitive research hub set to change urban design

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Perth Research Hub for an innovative new research centre that will focus on engineering, the social sciences and humanities, ecology, urban design and urban climatology, and water resources technology has been officially launched at The University of Western Australia by the State Minister for Water, Bill Marmion.

The power to ride to work

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The University is providing free parking and free fuel for up to 16 staff or students ... as long as you ride an electric bike.

A new bike shed, near the tennis courts at the northern end of the Crawley campus, is powered by 12 solar panels, enough to recharge 22 e-bikes for a 40 kilometre trip home.

Mingenew Irwin Group spring field day

New chickpeas set to revive Australian pulse industry

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Two new varieties of chickpea developed by researchers at The University of Western Australia are expected to take the Indian market by storm and turn the tide for an industry that has struggled to recover from a devastating disease that first hit the Western Australian crop in 1999.

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.

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.

$6.7 million to boost low-carbon farm research

Monday, 16 July 2012

Research at The University of Western Australia into new farming practices that will reduce greenhouses gases, sequester carbon and enhance sustainability has attracted $6.7 million Federal funding.

Leading universities unite to reduce their carbon emissions

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Over one million tonnes per year of carbon emissions can be saved by Australia's ‘Group of Eight' leading universities, according to a collaborative study.

Representatives from each university met last week at the University of Western Australia to discuss the key steps the group can take to reduce their emissions and unite in mitigating climate change.

The Hon. Greg Combet AM, MP

Federal Climate Change Minister explains carbon price

Monday, 18 June 2012

The Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Hon. Greg Combet AM, MP, delivered a public joint lecture on ‘Understanding Climate Change and the Carbon Price' to 250 guests at The University of Western Australia last week.

Anthony Lamb

UWA graduates receive Gates Cambridge scholarships

Friday, 11 May 2012

Two graduates from The University of Western Australia were among just six Australians to receive 2012 Gates Cambridge scholarships.

WA Governor,  Malcolm McCusker AO QC and Prof David Lindsay with his award

Agricultural scientist honoured for 'inspiring influence'

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Senior Honorary Animal Biology Research Fellow Emeritus Professor David Lindsay has been honoured for his inspiring influence on WA's agricultural industry with induction this week into Western Australia's Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Drought affected trees

'Blue gold' used to measure climate change in trees

Friday, 27 April 2012

A new invention that tells European farmers when their olive groves and wheat crops need water is being used for the first time to find out how Australian trees cope with drought and climate change.

Members of the Kings and Queens of Clean team

Who stole my trousers?

Monday, 26 March 2012

A piano leg, a finger puppet and a complete outfit - pants, shirt, shoes and socks - were among rubbish picked up by UWA volunteers during Clean Up Australia.

About 120 staff and students cleaned up the Crawley campus, the Nedlands campus and the Matilda Bay foreshore early on Friday March 2 and were rewarded with a breakfast at the University Club - as well as a sparkling campus.

A fair way to discover new ways to live

Friday, 23 March 2012

Reducing your power bills - and helping to save the planet - is easier than you think, according to one of the organisers of the Perth Sun Fair to be held at The University of Western Australia on Sunday 1 April.

Seminar to examine responses to climate change

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Local, national and international experts will gather in Perth next week to discuss the latest approaches to climate change.

Winthrop Professor Stephen Powles

Leading crop scientist warns against herbicide overuse

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Overuse of the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) has caused US crops to become infested with glyphosate-resistant weeds - and a world-leading researcher at The University of Western Australia is fighting to prevent similar outcomes here.

Kimberley reefs

Kimberley study to research life at the extreme

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

A region with some of the world's highest tides and extreme ocean conditions will help researchers at The University of Western Australia better understand the impacts of large physical disturbances and climate change on coastal ecosystems.

UWA celebrates Bikeweek

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Up to 300 cyclists are expected to attend a free breakfast at The University of Western Australia as part of Bikeweek next month.

Arctic scientist warns of dangerous climate change

Monday, 30 January 2012

The future of human kind faces dire consequences due to arguably the first signs of dangerous climate change in the Arctic, says a leading international scientist from The University of Western Australia.

UWA Sustainable Development research presented at national transport forum

Monday, 5 December 2011

Findings from the UWA Sustainable Development Student Research Program were presented to delegates from around the nation at the 2011 Australasian Transport Research Forum.