2021

country side with smoke plume in the distance

Air quality forecasting improvements will be able to provide hourly and daily information on pollutants in the air to help fire and environmental authorities, and the community.

Aerial photo of a golf course on Norfolk Isalnd

On Norfolk Island, conserving water has been a way of life for generations. But when the island faced a water emergency in 2019-20, it became clear the natural water balance was changing. A detailed study of the island’s water resources is revealing what’s behind the change and how the island might strengthen its future water resilience.

Bushfire burns dangerously close to residential property

As we head into another bushfire season, a new online guide offers advice on building and retrofitting homes for bushfire resilience.

A Queensland bushfire resilience guide for homeowners was named a state finalist in the Resilient Australia Awards in Brisbane on October 6, 2021. We step through the guide's top tips.

A raging Australian bushfire with large flames against a green forest. Image/Flickr

Used alongside other fire management approaches, hazard reduction burning can reduce the impact of bushfire on property and loss of life.

Interior of a kitchen and living room

For nearly 70 years, CSIRO scientists have been working on the science behind the 10-star energy ratings for homes in Australia. We look at how CSIRO’s tools are used in the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme, and the science behind the stars.

Digital technology can help Indigenous rangers adaptively manage their lands. But it's critical that these tools are co-designed by Traditional Owners to ensure that they deliver benefit back to Indigenous communities. A collaboration called Healthy Country AI is helping to do just that.

Close up of an echidna in a landscape of short grass.

You might not be living in a biodiversity hotspot, but the plants, animals and fungi around you matter! By recording them, you can contribute to citizen science.

Two seabirds flying in a blue sky.

Scientists on research vessel Investigator are tackling the challenge of studying seabirds that spend much of their life at sea.