Community rallies to protect Indigenous Australians from coronavirus

September 19, 2020

Everyday Australians and businesses are digging deep in their hearts and pockets to help keep our most vulnerable populations safe from COVID-19. Aboriginal-lead charity organisation Children’s Ground is leading a fundraising campaign to provide disadvantaged indigenous families with resources ...

Clover is friend as well as foe

Clover is friend as well as foe

Clare Varcoe

September 14, 2020

Most people view clover as an annoying weed in their garden, but clover is a natural fertiliser and vital for feeding livestock. The natural bacteria that grows in its root system takes nitrogen from the air and puts it into the ground to feed other plants, but unlike artificial fertilisers, it doesn’t...

COVID-Safe: But is everyone downloading it?

COVID-Safe: But is everyone downloading it?

Brad Fullgrabe

September 14, 2020

With the curve flattening according to health experts and the new release of COVID-safe app by the federal government. Statistics show more five million people have downloaded the application from the Australian app store within the first week. The question remains: will everyone download the...

Failing nature laws could lead to further health crises

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Annalise Hunt

September 7, 2020

An open letter sent to the federal government from prominent health leaders and groups says that the review of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC act) must be taken seriously. Following COVID-19 and the black summer bushfire crisis, now more than ever, is the most...

Children’s mental health throughout COVID-19 pandemic

Natalie Escobar, Reporter

May 17, 2020

Throughout these tough times, many of us have struggled with our mental health. Although, many people might not realise that COVID-19 has also impacted children’s mental health. Kids Helpline has been one way children who are struggling through the pandemic can find support. According to Kids...

CO2 emissions reduced due to COVID-19 pandemic

CO2 emissions

Emily Goldsmith, Reporter

April 13, 2020

Cities are locked down, factories are closing and employees are moving from the office to home – the result is that our environment is thriving. China, the world’s greatest emitter of carbon dioxide has seen a 25% drop in levels over the last month. Mass quarantining as a result of Covid-19...

The Future of Solar Energy: More Efficient and Better Looking

ANU researchers, Dr Duong and Professor Catchpole. Photo by Stuart Hay, ANU

Grace Flynn, Reporter

April 13, 2020

Across Australia, over 2.2 million homes now have solar panels. As the number of home installations and solar farms continues to increase, solar energy is showing no signs of stopping. Director of the Electron Science Research Institute at Edith Cowan University, Professor Kamal Alameh, says the future of solar energy w...

A Summer in the Freezing Southern Ocean

Paige Maroni (right), searching rock samples for benthic biota hauled from the depths of the Southern Ocean.

Marshall Waters, Reporter

April 13, 2020

When you picture a PHD student, do you think of a woman on the deck of a ship surveying off the coast of Antarctica, sifting through muck looking for organisms living at extreme depths in freezing water and high seas? This is exactly where UWA PhD student, Paige Maroni, decided to spend her summer. RV investi...

Is your work harming you?

Continually working in a seated position can be bad for your health.

Stefanie Ipsaro-Passione

April 12, 2020

With office jobs on the rise, Australian activity levels have hit an all-time low. Statistics show 50% of Australians work in a job position that involves being sedentary for over eight hours. Safe Work Australia says prolonged sitting can cause negative impacts such as poor posture, a reduction in energy expendit...

Social Distancing proving successful at Cottesloe Beach

Locals keep their distance at Cottesloe Beach.

Jesse Donnelly Jones, Reporter

April 4, 2020

The mayor of Cottesloe hopes Perth beaches will remain open, as debate continues as to whether or not our coastline should be closed to the public. Social distancing at local beaches has been a major talking point this past week, in the wake of photos being taken showing thousands of people flocking...

Coronavirus sparks medication panic-buying

Pharmacy medication flying off the shelves amid Covid-19 panic buying.

Natalie Escobar

March 27, 2020

The number of Coronavirus cases are increasing every day, and despite calls for calm, people are panic buying – a trend that is now hitting chemists. In the first few weeks of the pandemic, items like toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, canned food, minced meat, pasta, rice, flour and hand sanitiser...

Sports betting apps and addiction

Sports betting apps and addiction

Holly Edwards-Smith, Reporter

May 21, 2019

There are ads on TV constantly warning of the dangers of gambling, yet at the same time, there are ads from gambling services tempting people to bet. While you can’t blame an organisation for promoting itself, we know that gambling is a dangerous habit to be parading on state and national television. The...

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