Monthly Archives: July 2010

Scientist excited by rare coral find

The Pacific elkhorn coral was found during underwater surveys at Arno atoll, in the Marshall Islands, by coral researcher Dr Zoe Richards of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS). The coral bears a close physical resemblance to the critically endangered and fast-vanishing elkhorn coral, or Acropora palmata, of the Atlantic Ocean. […] … learn more→

Open your mind to a new world

Griffith University students, staff and graduates are preparing to open people’s minds to a whole new world on Sunday, August 8. … learn more→

Participants needed for research survey to investigate eating control in women

If you are female and believe either that your eating is out of control, or that you have very good control over your eating habits, researchers are seeking your help to participate in a new online survey investigating the relationship between emotional well being and eating control in women. … learn more→

Current models could be underestimating future warming

A new scientific paper published by international journal Nature Geoscience suggests that current climate modelling may be underestimating future global warming because models do not factor in changes brought about via certain critical chemical interactions between plants and the atmosphere. … learn more→

First cheap dipstick test for determining blood type developed

Scientists have developed the first fast, easy to use and inexpensive paper-based \”dipstick \” test for instantly determining a patient’s blood type. … learn more→

Marriott guests can give back with new voluntourism package

Marriott International is making it easier for guests to volunteer and support the local community while traveling for business or vacation. … learn more→

Green Skills Training

Green Skills Training and Education, is an innovative social enterprise of Green Skills Inc. and is listed by the WA Department of Education and Training as a \’Preferred Training Provider\’ in landcare. … learn more→


Ecojobs now has a recruitment program targeting environmentally aware university and TAFE students studying Natural Resource Management who are actively seeking entry into the state\’s environmental workforce. … learn more→

Plants of the Denmark walk trails: Traditional Noongar Names & Uses

The traditional Noongar way of life was semi-nomadic, with movement based on weather and the availability and abundance of resources. … learn more→

Algae outbreak in major China lake threatens drinking water for 300,000

Three to four square km of green algae were found on the east part of Chaohu Lake, the water source for Chaohu city, Su Huimin, chief of Chaohu municipal environment protection bureau, said recently. Su told Xinhua that the drinking water supply for local residents has not been affected so far, but the green algae […] … learn more→