Gippsland Lakes face increased threats caused by climate change
By 2050, the Gippsland Lakes could experience temperature increases of 1.6 degrees Celsius, sea-level rise of 25 centimetres and more frequent bushfires. So what can be done to protect the site?
Lessons from disasters will help maintain Australia’s excellent air quality
CSIRO's leading research, as captured in the latest State of the Environment report, explores the vulnerability of our air quality to catastrophic events like bushfires, and improvements we can make to manage pollution in the face of increasing hazardous events.
Facing the future of disaster resilience
Extreme events continue to challenge Australians under a changing climate. We explore the role of science in helping build our resilience as we prepare for future disasters and improve our response and recovery.
Protecting the health of Australians through improved bushfire smoke forecasting
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.
Ten steps to increasing 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.
Why hazard reduction burning is no smokescreen
Used alongside other fire management approaches, hazard reduction burning can reduce the impact of bushfire on property and loss of life.
One House to save many
Sometimes playing with fire is actually the safest option – especially when you’re building houses designed to withstand extreme events.
Building our nation’s climate and disaster resilience: where to from here?
Recent extreme climate and disaster events are fresh in our minds given the summer of 2019/20. So it's timely to question what we can do to build climate and disaster resilience to support our communities, the economy and our environment.