2021

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. Review the guide's top tips below.

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.

aerial view of prawn trawler out at sea

A new evidence-based handbook will help Australian fisheries respond to climate change to ensure sustainable seafood stocks.

At the edge of Australia’s continental shelf, in the Timor Sea, you’ll find Ashmore Reef Marine Park. 630 km north of Broome in Western Australia, it’s one of our most remote marine parks. We were part of the area's most comprehensive 'health checks'.