Uncertainty: The X-factor behind more reliable streamflow forecasts
Dec 1, 2020
A new national forecasting service is giving dam operators, river managers – even kayakers – a clearer picture of river and stream flows up to a week in advance. Paradoxically, uncertainty is a key to more reliable forecasts.
Rising sea levels in Australia may demand novel solutions
Nov 26, 2020
With Australia expected to experience ongoing sea level rise over the coming decades, high-resolution climate projections are one way to inform quick community adaptation. Elsewhere, scientists are turning to novel nature-based solutions to help defend our coastlines.
Precision crop stubble grazing to benefit farmers in vulnerable times
Nov 26, 2020
The nutritional value of crop stubble for grazing sheep has been reassessed for the first time in 25 years. A new tool will also help farmers review their practices to get the most benefit.
Issue 272 – November
This edition dives into the science behind the newly-released State of the Climate 2020 report. With acidifying oceans and rising sea levels, we talk to the scientists who are helping Australians to prepare for the changes that are already at our doorstep. We also take a look at how the so-called ‘blue economy’ has the potential to drive a COVID-19 economic recovery, lithium ion battery recycling, and how farmers are adapting to shifting rainfall distribution patterns.
How we’re accelerating the clean energy transition through a new global consortium
Oct 21, 2020
Six of the world's leading electricity system operators will work with international researchers—including CSIRO—to dramatically accelerate the transition to clean energy.
Geoengineering the ocean could help slow climate change
Oct 20, 2020
A new project led out of Germany is investigating how novel ocean negative emission technologies (NETs) might work to slow down the rate of climate change.
Why we need biodiversity for life on our planet
Oct 14, 2020
In his latest documentary, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet, the famed naturalist maps how steeply the planet’s biodiversity has diminished over his lifetime. Its release coincides with a United Nations Summit on Biodiversity which has called for urgent action on biodiversity for sustainable development.