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Western Australian recfishers can now catch lobsters all year-round

Western Australians can now enjoy recreational fishing for rock lobsters all year-round.The extension of recreational rock lobster fishing south of North West Cape, near Exmouth, to a year-round opportunity for recreational fishers has been made possible due to the successful management of this highly valued fishery.The change opens the door

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New online portal improves biodiversity data sharing

In a Western Australian-first, the biodiversity survey information that informs environmental impact assessments will be consolidated and made more accessible, thanks to a new information management system launched today.The Index of Biodiversity Surveys for Assessments will break down information barriers and lead to lasting benefits for industry, government, the community

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Satellites reveal major shifts in global freshwater

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have combined an array of satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map locations where freshwater is changing around the globe and to determine why.The study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, finds that Earth’s wet land areas are getting wetter and

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Twin Spacecraft to Weigh in on Earth’s Changing Water

A pair of new spacecraft that will observe our planet’s ever-changing water cycle, ice sheets, and crust is in final preparations for a California launch no earlier than Saturday, May 19. The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission, a partnership between NASA and the German Research Centre for

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