Paving the way for climate change adaptation
In the face of climate change, how do we support terrestrial and oceanic ecosystems to adapt, while accelerating decision-making to create sustainable pathways for the future?
Indigenous icon at risk from sea level rise
Magpie geese flock in their thousands in the Northern Territory, along the coastal flooplains. But what impact could sea level rise have on their habitat?
Kakadu’s wetlands will be partly under salt water in just over 50 years
Kakadu’s fresh water wetlands will be transformed if they become inundated with saltwater due to sea level rise.
Celebrating our flowering giants
Climbing up an 80 m tower is all in a day's work for some scientists. Read how they've been watching over Australia's defining flora - eucalypts - as part of our land ecosystem observatory.
Rising carbon dioxide is making the world’s plants more water-wise
The globe is greening as plants grow faster in response to rising carbon dioxide. But a new analysis shows they aren't using more water to do it - a rare piece of good news for our changing planet.
Issues in coastal climate adaptation
Communities, governments and businesses in Australia need to work together on innovative strategies that will help adapt their coastal environments so they will be more resilient as extreme weather events driven by climate become more frequent.
Testing times for marine species
The crown-of-thorns starfish may end up being an unlikely hero in the quest to determine how best to help iconic marine species adapt to climate change.
Ecosystem-based adaptation through Locally Managed Marine Areas
CSIRO researchers have revisited an ecosystem-based adaptation project in Papua New Guinea ’s Kimbe Bay that’s using Locally Managed Marine Areas to protect near-shore marine ecosystems - and discovered lessons about making future projects more effective.