Building trust in science and technology
CSIRO has surveyed Australia’s research and innovation system to understand its perspectives on the current state of the science-society relationship, and what it sees as priority areas for change.
Dr Ro Hill on the promise of Environmental Stewardship
With nature declining at an alarming rate, Dr Ro Hill spoke about the promise of environmental stewardship at her Bob Hawke Centre lecture in Adelaide.
Weeding out a killer pesticide
A new study in the journal Clinical Toxicology examines how effective enzymes can be for treating organo phosphate poisoning in humans.
Knowledge, networks, politics: An island maps a better future
A PNG–Australian initiative to bring decision-makers together and give local communities a stronger voice in determining a sustainable future for their land and natural resources is bringing early results.
One ocean: A sustainable marine environment for healthy lives
The amount of ocean-derived protein consumed in countries in the Pacific Ocean is higher than in any other part of the world. Providing the best science to inform sustainable management of that resource is vital.
Pacific faces crop yield declines, turns to past for modern solution
Climate change takes many headlines for threatening the Pacific. However, to secure the region’s shared food culture, soil scientists are working with Pacific farmers to provide precision agriculture tools that could herald a new era in regional farming.
Biodegradable versus compostable – knowing your eco-plastics
As the world moves to ban single-use plastics, biodegradable plastics are increasingly in focus as an environmentally friendly alternative. However, some plastics degrade into microplastics, others take ages to disappear from the environment, and in certain conditions they produce powerful greenhouse gases.
The second life of plastics
The problem of plastic is central to creating a circular economy. So, what is science doing to drive innovation. Introducing: The second life of plastics.
Nature’s motherlode of data via supercomputers
Bioregional Assessments was a project that delivered the world’s first integrated regional‑scale assessment of the water impacts of coal resource development. An enormous human challenge which tested some of the world's most sophisticated supercomputers.