Issue 271 – October

October’s edition explores how a group of leading electricity system operators are partnering with researchers to expedite the transition to a power system that is low emission, low cost, secure and reliable. We also report on how CSIRO research has underpinned a recent UN Summit on biodiversity conservation. And with the onset of Spring, a timely story on genomes sequencing of Australian plants including the stunning Queen of Sheba.

As part of the Genomics for Australian Plants consortium, we are sequencing the genomes of the Queen of Sheba orchid and Hoary Sunray daisy.


Natural capital accounting can help fisheries businesses assess the risks and opportunities associated with the ecosystem assets they rely on.

Heliostat mirrors

Six of the world's leading electricity system operators will work with international researchers—including CSIRO—to dramatically accelerate the transition to clean energy.

A satellite image of the sea - a hue of green and blues.

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.

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.