• Eminent Publication For Floodplain Managers Turns 17
    The job of a floodplain manager is fundamental to the efficient management of floodplain resources as well as flood mitigation. He or she also the chief community administrator in the implementation of flood loss reduction activities daily which includes enforcing the ordinance of the community regarding flood damage prevention, updating flood maps, projects, and plans as well as policies of the locality. Being a floodplain manager is a complex and tough job. However, with the help of floodplain management newsletters, an essential publication for floodplain managers, the whole thing becomes more accessible and more straightforward for them. Floodplain Manager is…
  • Scientists studying a COVID-19 coronavirus enzyme at temperatures ranging from frosty to human-body warm discovered subtle structural shifts that offer clues about how the enzyme works. The findings may inspire the design of new drugs to counteract COVID-19 — and possibly help head off future coronavirus pandemics.
  • A new study into the multipurpose uses of boomerangs has highlighted the hardwood objects were used to shape the edges of stone tools used by Australian Indigenous communities.  The research demonstrated how boomerangs could function as lithic (or stone) tool retouchers by investigating the use-wear generated on the boomerangs' surfaces during retouching activities. It was found that these use-wear impacts on boomerangs comparable to those observed on Paleolithic bone retouching tools, which date back to more than 200,000 years ago.
  • New research based on an expedition to the icy waters off Greenland reveals soaring levels of antifreeze proteins in a species of tiny snailfish, underlying the importance of this unique adaptation to life in sub-zero temperatures. The study also warns that warming oceanic temperatures in the Arctic could pose a threat to these highly specialized fishes.
  • Officeworks’ tree planting initiative, Restoring Australia, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month in partnership with Greening Australia.  Launched in 2017 as part of Officeworks’ commitment to make a positive difference to people and the planet, the Restoring Australia initiative has a goal to plant two million trees nationally by 2025.  The partnership has planted […]
  • In 2021, most of us were still in lock down. But then, September came and the Picnics Unwrapped challenge by Plastic Oceans Australasia raised $25,000 to fund much-needed educational programs in regional Australia.  In 2022, the Picnics Unwrapped challenge has been globally endorsed by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as an important […]
  • As Australia’s new government commits to a more ambitious target for 2030, the real work in transitioning to renewable sources of energy begins now. Under the new leadership, Australia aims to slash carbon emissions by 43 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, a figure that was set at 26 to 28 per cent by […]