The experimental Velkerri vertical well pad in the Beetaloo Sub-basin.

Meeting net zero targets will require mitigating and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions from proposed development in the Northern Territory.

Lake Tuggeranong south of Canberra is a popular place for recreation but also often suffers from toxic algal blooms in summer. This made it a good candidate to test a new water quality monitoring system called AquaWatch. Image: Allan Sharp / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Satellites and high-tech sensors are revolutionising the way water quality challenges will be monitored and responded to into the future.

Queensland fruit fly on leaf

A new science-backed tool makes it easier to select measures to reduce plant pest and disease risks related to trade. The tool opens up more options for farmers to protect biosecurity with less reliance on chemical treatments.

Illustration of an elephant bird hatching from an egg.

How many species of elephant birds existed on the Island of Madagascar? The answer may lie in the eggshells they left behind more than 1000 years ago.

Queensland’s sugar cane industry already produces around 95% of Australia’s sugar – but thanks to a new collaboration facilitated by CSIRO, it’s also fertile ground for home-grown exotic Asian mushrooms.

3. Sebstainable Directors Tawab Frahmand and Vladimir Finn

Our scientists are working on a ground-breaking portable device to upcycle polystyrene into high-value raw materials with zero waste.

The Totten Glacier with blue sky and ocean.

A new study reveals that projected changes in the tropical Pacific can influence the Southern Ocean: specifically, an increasingly stronger El Niño may accelerate the melting of Antarctica's ice shelves and ice sheets.

Underwater view of a reef looking up toward sunlight.

Environmental DNA (eDNA) is a game-changer for monitoring biodiversity. New Australian/New Zealand guidelines for working with eDNA will support end-users taking up this exciting technology.