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Trees' ability to store carbon in doubt after groundbreaking Australian study

The ability of trees to offset carbon emissions has been questioned after a study found common Australian trees are unable to store as much carbon as previously thought.


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National survey finds Australians worried about relatives marrying Muslims

Nearly one in three Australians have negative feelings towards Muslim Australians, with 63% saying they would be concerned if a relative married a Muslim.

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Students swap Sydney for Kruger National Park as class heads overseas

Western Sydney University students have swapped their classrooms for Krugar National Park as they experience first hand the challenges of conservation in the 21st century.

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Universities unveil ambitious Indigenous participation targets

Members of Universities Australia will commit to expand their contributions to practical measures to close the gap in disadvantage and lift the visibility of Indigenous expertise and excellence.

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Year 12 students fast forward to a higher education

Western Sydney University’s Fast Forward Program is bringing together more than 40 schools from across the Western Sydney region for their annual year 12 conference.


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Strength in diversity: research finds a mix of tree species is better for overall growth

New research conducted in collaboration with the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment demonstrates the impact of planting a diverse mix of trees rather than opting for monoculture plantings.


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Study finds toxic mine discharge flowing into Blue Mountains World Heritage Area

Toxic discharge from an underground Blue Mountains coal mine is causing major damage to protected local waterways, raising concerns about the regulation of mining in the nearby World Heritage Conservation Area.




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Universities unveil ambitious Indigenous participation targets

Members of Universities Australia will commit to expand their contributions to practical measures to close the gap in disadvantage and lift the visibility of Indigenous expertise and excellence.


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Prize fight over live-streamed sport will continue long after final bell

When a Brisbane boxing fan streamed Danny Green vs Anthony Mundine through a smartphone and Facebook Live, he landed quite a blow beneath Foxtel’s belt.




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Staff and students needed for health supplement reminder study

A study looking into ways of reminding people to take their health supplements is being conducted by a PhD student at Western Sydney University.


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Study examines changes to financial planning profession

Financial planners are now subject to more stringent education requirements and Western Sydney University and the Financial Planning Association of Australia are at the forefront of research guiding this transitional period.