Up in smoke
In 2006, when fires broke out near Cape Grim, Tasmania, scientists measured the smoke plumes in unprecedented detail, resulting in a more accurate smoke forecasting tool for use in weather forecasting, and for issuing health-related smoke warnings.
Drowning in litter
CSIRO is taking on the world’s largest marine pollution survey, working with countries across the globe by using science to reduce the amount of litter entering our oceans.
State of the Environment: Atmosphere
Technological advances like the Himawari-8 launched by Japan in 2014 have made significant improvements to our ability to measure the atmosphere, according to the latest State of the Environment Report.
Breathing the quality air down under
As cities go, Australia's have some of the best air quality in the world. But even the relatively clean air of Australia can contain enough pollutants to impact on our health.
Eureka! Marine debris team wins award
Congratulations to CSIRO's marine debris team of researchers who have won the 2016 Eureka Prize for Environmental Science, and work is ongoing with major international projects.
Beating the eucalypt blues – new ways to model air quality
Australia is obliged to report on pollution levels. How we model these levels can be improved.
Asia’s rivers and people to benefit from Australian water knowledge
With massive and growing populations in India and China, water security will be crucial into the future. Australian water management knowledge is now being applied in Asia to help manage the growing problems of pollution and increased water use.