Issue 227 to 238.

Field work takes CSIRO scientists near and far. Spatial ecohydrologist Dr Tanya Doody has recently been in Nepal studying the Kamala river basin.

turtle at the water's edge

Ningaloo Reef was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Area in 2011. Scientists are using tracking technology to better understand the region's unique and charismatic species.

diver measuring bleached coral

The only way to prevent further severe coral bleaching on the world’s tropical reefs is to urgently reduce global warming, a new study reveals.


Biodiversity is a key part of our national identity. Here is a snapshot, in snapshots, of Australia's diverse animal world from the 2016 State of the Environment Report.

Woman in yellow jacket

Technological advances like the Himawari-8 launched by Japan in 2014 have made significant improvements to our ability to measure the atmosphere, according to the latest State of the Environment Report.

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As cities go, Australia's have some of the best air quality in the world. But even the relatively clean air of Australia can contain enough pollutants to impact on our health.

Woman scuba diving with striped fish

The east-coast population of humpback whales has seen a comeback - what could they tell us about the marine environment? Long-term data allows for better monitoring of Australia's ocean environment in the latest State of the Environment Report.

man holding jar up to the light with museum whales behind him

Plankton are the foundation of the marine food web. They are also indicators of ecosystem health and climate change and as such get a special mention in the 2016 State of the Environment Report Marine chapter because of poleward shifts in distribution.

A stronger national approach to land use and sustainability has developed since the last State of the Environment Report. Read highlights from the latest report on the state of the Australian continent.