Issue 264 Climate Change Mitigation edition
With the effects of climate change increasingly apparent, the world must reduce, stabilise and extract greenhouse gases — a concept known as ‘climate change mitigation’.
This March, ECOS explores a range of mitigation concepts, from methane reductions in mining, gaining public acceptance of new low emission technologies such as hydrogen, and how to ensure consistency of renewable energy supply during extreme weather events.
Genomic breakthrough in invasive species management
A cross-Tasman collaboration involving our Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform and Managing Invasive Species and Diseases program has produced the first full genome sequence of the ship rat.
WA farmers staying ahead of the curve, despite 100-year rainfall decline
Despite a rainfall decrease in Western Australia’s wheatbelt between 1900 and 2016, which has shifted wheat yield potential southwest by an average of 70km, actual wheat yields have increased.
Climate mitigation: Science-backed solutions to reduce emissions
Science tells us that anthropogenic climate change is in effect. In order to limit the changes to our environments, economies and lifestyles, we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions from a number of sources. This is a huge task, so where should we concentrate efforts and what tools are at our disposal?