Posts - ECOS
Why don’t our cities cope with heavy rain?
As our climate changes, we'll experience more extreme weather. We're researching how we can create better cities that can withstand heavy rains and floods.
Managing environmental change is key to preventing animal-borne disease outbreaks around the world
Coronavirus (Covid-19) is the latest in a series of diseases transmitted to humans from wild animals in recent years. Fellow diseases including Ebola, SARS, Zika and MERS have also terrorised countries around the world, and their emergence stems from complex interactions among wild and/or domestic animals and humans.
Bushfires and climate change Q&A with Dr Michael Grose
Australia is in the midst of an unfolding extreme bushfire season, with far-reaching impacts for many communities across the nation, particularly in the southern and eastern areas. We wanted to check in with one of CSIRO’s senior climate researchers, Dr Michael Grose, to understand how extreme events like bushfires are linked to climate change, and where science leads to certainty in our understanding and where there are more research questions to be explored.
Let’s talk about Glossy Black-Cockatoos, their food and fires
Kangaroo Island’s Glossy Black-Cockatoos are at risk due to the Australian bushfires. What are the issues?
Fast moving fires and the science of prediction
The arsenal of tools to predict and alert the community of advancing fires is the product of close to 70 years of dedicated bushfire science.
Positive interest in negative emissions
Negative emissions technologies can be a real part of our approach to helping address climate change.
A dry landscape and a dire season: we explain the current bushfire environment
Sydney and New South Wales (NSW) north coast residents continue to battle poor air quality as a result of fires burning through the state. Our bushfire expert Andrew Sullivan delves beyond the smoke haze to explain the current crisis and the tough conditions ahead.
Feeding the future through new marine industries
With Australia expecting a population growth to 35 million people by 2049, delivering food and energy security will be critical. But how do we meet this growing demand, and deliver outcomes that are sustainable and productive?