Seeing green: low carbon steel and aluminium target reduced emissions
Jan 21, 2021
We are supporting the Australian Government’s Low Emissions Technology Statement to identify cleaner ways to manufacture steel and aluminium.
Diverse array of energy-storage technologies may be key to firming the grid
Jan 19, 2021
Australia has been described as a powerhouse of cheap renewable energy. However, when the sun doesn’t shine or the wind calms, the power-switch flicks off – a problem referred to as intermittency.
Building our nation’s climate and disaster resilience: where to from here?
Dec 16, 2020
Recent extreme climate and disaster events are fresh in our minds given the summer of 2019/20. So it's timely to question what we can do to build climate and disaster resilience to support our communities, the economy and our environment.
Where there’s smoke there’s complex decisions in the land that burns
Dec 15, 2020
Australia is one of the most fire-prone countries on earth. Last summer, as the fires raged, so did the national debate: could we have done more to prevent the carnage? Should we have done more hazard reduction burning?
Issue 273 – Disaster resilience
In a year beset by extreme events, this month we’re focusing on disaster resilience. Our researchers are helping Australia better understand, respond to and prepare for these extreme events and emergency situations – from bushfires to floods, from hailstorms to droughts. In this edition, we look at flood forecasting, hazard reduction burning and more.
The waste problem hiding in your mobile phone
Nov 3, 2020
The allure of new technology has created a little talked about waste problem. Lithium ion batteries power many of our devices yet are not recycled effectively, if at all. In order to close the loop on battery resources, Australian researchers are looking ahead and creating sustainable technologies to recycle these batteries.
Meet our researcher exploring where the wildfires are
Nov 3, 2020
With a view of bushfires from the ground to the air, CSIRO scientist Matt Plucinski wants Australians to learn from the other crisis of 2020.
Reflections on the first national-scale snapshot of Indigenous engagement in marine science
Nov 10, 2020
Engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in marine research can deliver mutual benefits for researchers and Indigenous people. A new survey has investigated scientists’ motivations, perceptions and practices for engaging Traditional Owners.
Australia’s blue economy set to boost coronavirus recovery
Nov 17, 2020
As the pandemic impacts industries across the world, managing ocean resources sustainably is more important than ever to spur new marine and economic opportunities.
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.
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.