Creating a blueprint for responsible, low-impact deep-sea mining
November 29, 2022
CSIRO is leading a consortium of organisations to highlight any potential impacts of a deep-sea mining proposal.
Invasive fireweed detected in New Zealand
November 27, 2022
Fireweed is a daisy species that is a Weed of National Significance in Australia. We used high-throughput sequencing to construct a family tree that showed it is also present in New Zealand.
Untangling the deep-rooted relationship between trees and fungi to reverse dieback
November 24, 2022
Does the relationship between trees and fungi hold the key to regenerating and protecting our eucalypts from widespread forest dieback?
Gippsland Lakes face increased threats caused by climate change
November 23, 2022
By 2050, the Gippsland Lakes could experience temperature increases of 1.6 degrees Celsius, sea-level rise of 25 centimetres and more frequent bushfires. So what can be done to protect the site?
Soil data to help sustainably grow our food into the future
November 23, 2022
Soil is at the centre of our lives – it’s keeping us alive, literally! So it’s important we look after the soil that looks after us. A big part of that is access to quality soil data. A new collaborative initiative, the Australian National Soil Information System (ANSIS), is aiming to do just that – provide online access to shared, nationally consistent soil data and information. ANSIS will give us a better understanding of our soils, enabling us to better manage them.
The benefits of proactively planning for infrastructure resilience
With Australians facing the prospect of ‘big wets’ and ‘long drys’, a group of researchers at CSIRO explain why we need to shift our approach in decision-making when investing in resilient infrastructure.
Wastewater-treatment for inland, remote, water-stressed regions
Humans have re-used wastewater for thousands of years. As demand for fresh water supplies grow, communities need improved water re-use technologies to give them resilient, sustainable and high-quality water stocks.