Mitigating and offsetting emissions from proposed onshore gas production in the Northern Territory
March 27, 2023
Meeting net zero targets will require mitigating and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions from proposed development in the Northern Territory.
AquaWatch: the ‘weather forecast for water quality’ that’s an Australian world first
March 21, 2023
Satellites and high-tech sensors are revolutionising the way water quality challenges will be monitored and responded to into the future.
New markets on the menu with plant biosecurity tool
March 20, 2023
A new science-backed tool makes it easier to select measures to reduce plant pest and disease risks related to trade. The tool opens up more options for farmers to protect biosecurity with less reliance on chemical treatments.
Eggshells tell story of extinct elephant birds
March 1, 2023
How many species of elephant birds existed on the Island of Madagascar? The answer may lie in the eggshells they left behind more than 1000 years ago.
Sweet opportunity for Australian exotic mushroom growers
February 28, 2023
Queensland’s sugar cane industry already produces around 95% of Australia’s sugar – but thanks to a new collaboration facilitated by CSIRO, it’s also fertile ground for home-grown exotic Asian mushrooms.
Solving the polystyrene problem with science
February 22, 2023
Our scientists are working on a ground-breaking portable device to upcycle polystyrene into high-value raw materials with zero waste.
Radioactive waste isn’t going away. We’ve found a new way to trap it in minerals for long-term storage
February 21, 2023
Our new and safer way to capture and store radioactive waste can be applied world-wide
Unravelling ENSO mysteries on ice
February 21, 2023
A new study reveals that projected changes in the tropical Pacific can influence the Southern Ocean: specifically, an increasingly stronger El Niño may accelerate the melting of Antarctica's ice shelves and ice sheets.
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