Issue 298 – Eyes on the environment
Sweet opportunity for Australian exotic mushroom growers
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.
Solving the polystyrene problem with science
Our scientists are working on a ground-breaking portable device to upcycle polystyrene into high-value raw materials with zero waste.
Radioactive waste isn’t going away. We’ve found a new way to trap it in minerals for long-term storage
Our new and safer way to capture and store radioactive waste can be applied world-wide
Unravelling ENSO mysteries on ice
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.
Revolutionising environmental monitoring using eDNA
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.
The scientist helping Australia and India tackle common water quality challenges
CSIRO environmental toxicologist Dr Anu Kumar is leading a project tracking pollutants in the Ganges.