Research at the National Environmental Research Program’s (NERP) Environmental Decisions Hub has found that heat waves, droughts and floods expected under climate change will alter environmental conditions so much that many eucalypts will no longer survive in their native ranges.
This is the 27th Hakea I have posted here and although still a few to go, I am beginning to reach the end. The Esperance region is especially rich in this genus where they have colonised most habitats, although Hakea meisneriana only just makes it into my search area, being around 140 km (90 miles) NW of Esperance in the Lake Tay region, but is more common to the northwest.
Aboriginals had many uses for this plant and dried foliage was commonly carried with them for medical and/or ceremonial occasions. Medically it was used as an antiseptic and to alleviate pain and fever; the foliage contains verbascoside, which is antibacterial, an antioxidant and has analgesic effects. It also.....
In a report titled ‘Sick Water? the central role of wastewater management in sustainable development,’ the UN points out that a staggering 80 to 90 percent of all wastewater generated in developing countries is discharged directly into surface-water bodies, where it poses hazards to human health and the environment.
A new discovery is challenging a theory that is almost half a century old, could explain why the south-west of WA is one of the world's biodiversity hotspots, and could help to preserve exquisitely adapted plants and animals.
The Food Security & Climate Change (FSCC) team at World Vision Australia has initiated and supported a number of Acacia projects across Africa. The team aims to provide a holistic response to climate change with emphasis on food security, energy and natural resources.
Tetrathecs gunnii (Shy Susan), a delicate native flower from northern Tasmania, only releases pollen when vibrated at the resonant frequency of native bees. With only 250 plants left in the wild it's on the brink of extinction.
The ‘Native Plant Guide App’ for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch has had an update and is available from the industry respected book and desktop application The Australian Native Plant Guide by Dr Peter Yau and Tim Langdon.