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New CSIRO research has forecast job trends for industries which are indirectly affected by the coal seam gas (CSG) industry in Queensland over the next twenty years.

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Much of the hard work behind future decisions on development in Northern Australia has been done over the winter – getting hot and dirty in the field collecting the data and the detail that describe the country.

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Research findings suggest CSG companies need to bridge the gap and proactively understand and engage with communities.

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The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s iconic ecosystems, but how important is it to Australians? Very, new surveys reveal.

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While most Australians believe climate change is real, many think they won't be impacted as much as others – according to CSIRO's latest climate attitudes survey.

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The uncertainties related to climate science present some unique challenges for policymakers and researchers alike. How can climate adaptation researchers proactively support decision-makers? And could a similar ethics system to the one used by frontline medical professionals be implemented by climate scientists to enhance decision-making?

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A major study by CSIRO, the Australian National Outlook, reveals Australia has all the tools to achieve economic growth and environmental sustainability - we just have to choose to use them.