The big dry: Forests and shrublands are dying in parched Western Australia

Perth has just had its driest six months on record, while Western Australia sweltered through its hottest summer on record. Those records are remarkable in their own right. But these records are having real consequences......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgApr 15th, 2024

Spectator racism is still rife in Australia"s major football codes—new research shows it may even be getting worse

The annual Indigenous rounds in the Australian Football League (AFL) and National Rugby League (NRL) celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News18 hr. 10 min. ago

People Who Work In The Medical Field Are Sharing The Last Words Of Dying Patients, And They Range From Scary To Comforting

People Who Work In The Medical Field Are Sharing The Last Words Of Dying Patients, And They Range From Scary To Comforting.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  yahooRelated NewsMay 24th, 2024

Survey reveals growing support for changing Australia Day date

Support for retaining 26 January as Australia's national day of celebration appears to be slipping, according to a new survey that shows growing numbers of people are open to changing the date......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 24th, 2024

Historical signs in the landscape: Investigating the practice of pollarding in Western Norway

In the lush landscapes of Western Norway, pollarded trees bridge the past with modern environmental concerns. In a recent study, researchers investigated what motivates farmers to continue this ancient tree pruning practice......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 24th, 2024

Desert poplar"s genetic blueprint: Insights into adaptation and survival mechanisms

Populus pruinosa is a relic species surviving in the harsh desert environments of western China and Central Asia. As global warming and desertification intensify, understanding the genetic mechanisms behind its ecological adaptation is crucial. Previ.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 24th, 2024

Researchers: A rush on critical minerals is coming for Australia"s most remote and disadvantaged communities

The Australian mining industry was promised billions of dollars in last week's federal budget to boost critical minerals such as lithium, copper and rare earth metals. This includes tax incentives, an innovation fund and money for Geoscience Australi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 24th, 2024

Saltmarshes do store carbon, but their climate impact may have been overestimated

Saltmarshes, or tidal marshes, are able to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and lock it away at a far higher rate than even forests on land. This has lead to them being championed as a nature-based solution to climate change. However, our r.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 24th, 2024

Spotify will kill Car Thing units later this year, tells owners to throw them away

Spotify has just announced that Car Thing, its discontinued car display, is dying. As in, the company will be killing any remaining units later this year. more….....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2024

The value of failure in conservation programs

Conservation programs need—and often incentivize—community involvement. For example, a program in Zanzibar, Tanzania, asked communities to protect their village forests in exchange for access to the carbon credits market. Despite community enthus.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2024

Climate change will reduce streamflow in the upper Colorado river basin as groundwater levels fall, study finds

The Colorado River makes life possible in many Western cities and supports agriculture that sustains people throughout the country. Most of the river's water begins as snowmelt from the mountainous watersheds of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, and a war.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2024

Nutbush fever: How the Ike and Tina Turner hit became Australia"s dance sensation

If there's one thing that Aussies just can't resist doing at a wedding—it's the Nutbush......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2024

A rare find in ancient Timorese mud may rewrite the history of human settlement in Australasia

Humans arrived in Australia at least 65,000 years ago, according to archaeological evidence. These pioneers were part of an early wave of people traveling eastwards from Africa, through Eurasia, and ultimately into Australia and New Guinea......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2024

Seaweed forests are an overlooked component of oceanic carbon storage, study finds

A new study by an international team of researchers has revealed seaweed forests are significant contributors to ocean carbon storage......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2024

Study finds sea-level rise and weather-related shocks caused Louisiana marsh to die back

In 2016, observers in the wetlands of Louisiana's Bird's Foot Delta began to note dying stands of Phragmites australis, locally known as Roseau cane. By 2021, nothing but mud flats remained in some areas where the reeds once stood......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2024

Ancient DNA study reveals population history of Western Tibetan Plateau

According to a study published in Current Biology on May 22, the genetic components of the ancient populations in the western Tibetan Plateau are closest to ancient populations in the southern Tibetan Plateau, and their major genetic components have.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2024

Chickens, ducks, seals and cows: A dangerous bird flu strain is knocking on Australia"s door

A dangerous strain of avian influenza (bird flu) is now wreaking havoc on every continent except Australia and the rest of Oceania. While we remain free from this strain for now, it's only a matter of time before it arrives......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2024

Australian study proves "humans are planet"s most frightening predator"

Australia lacks fearsome large carnivores like lions and wolves, and the relative lack of fear that marsupials like kangaroos and wallabies show to dogs (and other introduced carnivores) has been attributed to a lack of evolutionary experience with l.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2024

Excavation reveals "major" ancient migration to Timor Island

The discovery of thousands of stone artifacts and animal bones in a deep cave in Timor Island has led archaeologists to reassess the route that early humans took to reach Australia......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2024

Rise in sea urchins and related damage to kelp forests impacts Oregon"s gray whales and their food, study finds

A recent boom in the purple sea urchin population off the southern Oregon Coast appears to have had an indirect and negative impact on the gray whales that usually forage in the region, a new study shows......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 21st, 2024

Seychelles: Floating baby corals can help save damaged reefs, says new study

The Seychelles archipelago of 115 islands stretches across a vast area of the western Indian Ocean. Each island is fringed by coral reefs......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 21st, 2024