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Global warming sending reefs deeper and fish further

Reef Life Survey diver

Andrew Fewster, Reporter

October 23, 2017

Due to global warming, rising water temperatures are having dramatic effects on the ecology of coral reefs, recent studies have shown. One study shows that as waters warm, fish are able to extend their hunting range, which will impact on invertebrates such as crabs, lobsters, and sea urchins. “As...

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 22, 2017

West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra - also known as WAYJO - is the premier youth jazz orchestra in Australia, nurturing young emerging jazz artists aged 14- 25 through programs that seek to develop life skills, like self-confidence and collaboration. What was once a single 18-piece ensemble has grown...

Hotels face fierce competition

Hotels face fierce competition

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 16, 2017

What started as a way to share an experience or a room in someone else's house, is quickly becoming stiff competition for the hotel industry in WA. The number of Western Australian Airbnb hosts has increased by more than 50% in the past year, bringing the total listings to more than 8000. The re...

Designing cooler diabetes devices

Designing cooler diabetes devices

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 9, 2017

A group of New Zealand researchers have teamed up with young type 1 diabetes sufferers, to design discreet medical devices to help them feel more comfortable managing their diabetes. Design PhD student Gillian McCarthy, from Victoria's School of Design, along with Dr Brian Robinson from the Facult...

Kids worried about next meals

Kids worried about next meals

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 2, 2017

Children in remote Western Australia worry about getting enough food, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Edith Cowan University.

Languages falling silent

Languages falling silent

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Daily Reporter

September 18, 2017

By the turn of the next century more than half of the known 7,000 languages spoken on earth may disappear, taking with them a wealth of knowledge about culture, history, the environment and the human brain, according to linguist Anthony Woodbury. Many of these are spoken by small groups of Indige...

Africa’s Democratic Dogs

African wild dog in Botswana

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

September 11, 2017

The idea might sound howling mad, but African wild dogs in Botswana are using a majority style voting system to decide when the pack will start their hunt, according to a recent international study. The study showed that dogs need to reach what is called a “quorum threshold” before they start t...

Sea Shepherd ends Southern Ocean Mission

Managing Director of Sea Shepherd Australia Jeff Hansen at Sea Shepherds 40th anniversary event in Perth Western Australia

Jackson Lavell-Lee, Ecu Reporter

September 11, 2017

Anti-whaling and marine environment conservation organization Sea Shepherd has announced it will no longer fight Japanese whaling fleets in the Southern Ocean. Founder Captain Paul Watson has accused the US, Australian and New Zealand governments of being “hostile” towards the environmentalists...

Love your body

courtesy to Doctor Katherine

Mari Spanja, ECU Reporter

September 4, 2017

Butterfly Foundation's Love Your Body Week from 3-9 September focuses on celebrating all forms of body positivity by actively challenging negative conversations. It does this by being active on social media, getting involved in community events and urging people to display printable online flyers at work, school and in public areas. Everyone is encouraged to post activity tha...

‘Yes’ events are happening

'Yes' events are happening

Danielle Blanch, Reporter

September 4, 2017

The High Court is expected to make an announcement on Thursday about the success of legal challenge to the marriage equality postal vote. In the meantime the campaigns are running full steam ahead, as the current plan has the first postal vote letters scheduled be sent out on September 12. For people...

Perth Liberal state conference: GST and Secession

WA Liberal State Conference

September 3, 2017

The Perth annual Liberal Party state conference has yielded interesting results, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promising GST reform and a motion for WA to secede and establish financial independence. Turnbull promised reform of the GST system, moving towards establishing a 70% floor on...

Time to dump male stereotypes

One in five grade three boys in Australia have common emotional and behavioural problems

Vesh Arumugam, Reporter

September 3, 2017

A study by Murdoch Children's Research Institute shows that one in five grade three boys in Australia have common emotional and behavioural problems and lag one year behind their female classmates. The study examined the behaviour and emotional status of about 1200 children in schools across Melbourne....

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