Regional Australia could hold the answers to living well in 2050
Regional centres have a big role to play in the future of living in Australia
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.
Where there’s smoke there’s complex decisions in the land that burns
Australia is one of the most fire-prone countries on earth. Last summer, as the fires raged, so did the national debate: could we have done more to prevent the carnage? Should we have done more hazard reduction burning?
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.
Ten steps to increasing bushfire resilience
The Black Summer took a heavy toll on Queensland, but will a new bushfire resilience guide for homeowners get the community talking about living with the bush beyond the back fence?
Rising sea levels in Australia may demand novel solutions
With Australia expected to experience ongoing sea level rise over the coming decades, high-resolution climate projections are one way to inform quick community adaptation. Elsewhere, scientists are turning to novel nature-based solutions to help defend our coastlines.
Precision crop stubble grazing to benefit farmers in vulnerable times
The nutritional value of crop stubble for grazing sheep has been reassessed for the first time in 25 years. A new tool will also help farmers review their practices to get the most benefit.
Geoengineering the ocean could help slow climate change
A new project led out of Germany is investigating how novel ocean negative emission technologies (NETs) might work to slow down the rate of climate change.