2021

We're helping to support informed decision making when it comes to safeguarding environmental values in the Beetaloo and Cooper geological basins.

Research by CSIRO has identified a looming risk that the emerging precision health industry could exacerbate, rather than fix, current health inequalities.

An aerial photo of homes in Australia.

The Australian Housing Data portal has now collected one million energy rating certificates from Australian homes, giving researchers, regulators, and industry associations an unprecedented snapshot of the energy efficiency of the nation’s housing stock.

biodegradable straws

Do you know your biodegradable from your oxo-degradable plastics? We give you the rundown on plastic packaging alternatives and their eco credentials.

An artist's rendition of a green outdoor hub with trees between buildings

The urban greening movement is looking at ways to make our urban environment cooler, more comfortable and more socially connected. We spoke to CSIRO Interdisciplinary ecologist Dr Brenda Lin about best-practice urban greening.

Extreme events continue to challenge Australians under a changing climate. We explore the role of science in helping build our resilience as we prepare for future disasters and improve our response and recovery.

spiny lobster

An online tool called FishPath is paving the way for the sustainable management of fisheries worldwide.

Close up of two hornworts, one growing flat along the ground, the only spikey.

Thanks to high rainfall and the keen eyes of two citizen scientists, Australia has three newly recognised species of hornworts.

An aerial photo of an open cut mine.

Our new critical energy minerals report uses the Physical Stocks and Flows Framework tool to look at three EV battery metals (cobalt, lithium and nickel) under three different EV uptake scenarios.