How life on the land shaped an Australian climate leader
Dr Helen Cleugh is still motivated by lessons learned back on the family farm in central Otago. She's now leading CSIRO's Climate Science Centre.
How to work out which coral reefs will bleach, and which might be spared
A paper published in Nature Climate Change has revealed the importance of regional differences in sea surface temperature variability in determining the global distribution of coral bleaching risk.
Improving crop projections in a warmer world
Crop yield models might not sound like traditional ag hardware but they've become a key tool in a modern farmer’s kit. They're as good as they are accurate, and new research is focusing on making them more responsive to climate change.
Probing the outer spaces of the Indian Ocean with Bio Argos
Not unlike the Argonauts of legend, Bio Argos have a mission. Luckily, this league of ocean-venturing robots are a little smarter and a lot tougher than the ancient explorers.
Extreme El Niño events to stay despite stabilisation
The frequency of extreme El Niño events is projected to increase for a further century after global mean temperature is stabilised at 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
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.
New research centre focuses on the ‘ocean hemisphere’
It is now recognised that the world's oceans play a pivotal role in climate. China and Australia are collaborating with a $20-million investment in a new research centre that will examine the importance of southern hemisphere oceans and how they influence climate change.
Coral reefs need cooler water
The only way to prevent further severe coral bleaching on the world’s tropical reefs is to urgently reduce global warming, a new study reveals.