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  • No plain sailing for marine life as climate warms

    No plain sailing for marine life as climate warms

    Direct effects of climate warming on biodiversity pose a serious conservation challenge for marine life, according to new research published today in Science. Marine life may need to relocate faster than land species as well as speed up alterations ...

  • Auditing the Earth`s sea-level and energy budgets

    Auditing the Earth`s sea-level and energy budgets

    An international research team has balanced the sea-level rise budget by showing that the total amount of contributions to sea level rise explains the measured rise over recent decades. Scientists have accounted for all the contributions to ...

  • CSIRO launches new water book

    CSIRO launches new water book

    A new book designed to inform business, government and the community about the importance of one of Australia`s invaluable natural resources – water – will be launched in Canberra today by CSIRO`s Chief Executive, Dr Megan Clark. Water: ...

  • Pollen research not be sniffed at

    Pollen research not be sniffed at

    Pollen may annoy allergy sufferers in springtime but, viewed under the microscope, a pollen grain is a thing of beauty. Pollen may annoy allergy sufferers in springtime but, viewed under the microscope, a pollen grain is a thing of beauty. Amazing ...

  • A new leaf turns in carbon science

    A new leaf turns in carbon science

    A new insight into global photosynthesis, the chemical process governing how ocean and land plants absorb and release carbon dioxide, has been revealed in research that will assist scientists to more accurately assess future climate change. In a ...

  • New energy in search for future wind

    New energy in search for future wind

    Scientists are taking the first steps to improve estimates of long-term wind speed changes for the fast-growing wind energy sector, intended to reduce the risks for generators in a changing climate. Some recent international studies have shown a ...

  • Emission sources identified in Huon Study

    Emission sources identified in Huon Study

    Emissions from domestic wood-fired heaters in southern Tasmania`s Huon Valley dwarf emissions from forest regeneration burns, according to a new CSIRO study. "Smoke plume events from prescribed burns do impact the air quality and occasionally ...

  • More than 80 Tribal Schools in Arizona, Navajo Nation to improve environmental management

    More than 80 Tribal Schools in Arizona, Navajo Nation to improve environmental management

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a comprehensive settlement with the Department of the Interior to address alleged violations of waste, water, air, toxics and community right-to-know laws at schools and public water systems ...

  • EPA’s $6 million challenge to restore great lakes and create jobs

    EPA’s $6 million challenge to restore great lakes and create jobs

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is setting aside approximately $6 million for federal agencies to sign up unemployed workers to implement restoration projects in ...

  • CSIRO and Clover to develop new, healthy ingredients for infant formulas

    CSIRO and Clover to develop new, healthy ingredients for infant formulas

    CSIRO and ingredients manufacturer, Clover Corporation Limited, are developing the next generation of nutritional ingredients for infant formulas. CSIRO and leading Australian ingredients manufacturer, Clover Corporation Limited, have agreed to ...

  • Deep-ocean sentinels on northern climate watch

    Deep-ocean sentinels on northern climate watch

    Up to 3,000 metres tall and carrying an array of special marine sensors, the moorings were deployed earlier this month as part of an international collaboration to monitor the Timor Passage and Ombai Strait – two strategic deep ocean channels ...

  • CSIRO’s own to lead international research centre

    CSIRO’s own to lead international research centre

    CSIRO’s Dr Neal Wai Poi will lead the development of a major new international mining and mineral processing research centre based in Santiago, Chile. Developed by CSIRO in collaboration with the University of Chile and leading industry and ...

  • Adapting crops and ‘natives’ to a changing climate

    Adapting crops and ‘natives’ to a changing climate

    CSIRO scientists are investigating the potentially damaging effects climate change will have on Australia’s agricultural crops and native plants as carbon dioxide concentrations, temperatures and rainfall patterns change. "We`re facing an ...

  • Species affected by climate change: to shift or not to shift?

    Species affected by climate change: to shift or not to shift?

    Relocating species threatened by climate change is a radical and hotly debated strategy for maintaining biodiversity. In a paper published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, researchers from CSIRO, University of Queensland and United ...

  • Improving wheat yields for global food security

    Improving wheat yields for global food security

    With the world’s population set to reach 8.9 billion by 2050, CSIRO scientists are hunting down and exploiting a number of wheat’s key genetic traits in a bid to substantially boost its grain yield. The rate of wheat-yield ...

  • Understanding what causes droughts and floods

    Understanding what causes droughts and floods

    The latest research into how variations in the atmosphere and oceans combine to produce impacts like the major droughts and floods experienced recently in south-eastern Australia will be presented today in Canberra at a science workshop hosted by ...

  • New climate change research team established

    New climate change research team established

    One of Australia`s leading climate change modelling experts, CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship’s Dr Wenju Cai, has been awarded a five-year CSIRO fellowship to establish a new research team examining climate influences on Australia. Dr Cai ...

  • Forests absorb one third our fossil fuel emissions

    Forests absorb one third our fossil fuel emissions

    The world`s established forests remove 2.4 billion tonnes of carbon per year from the atmosphere – equivalent to one third of current annual fossil fuel emissions – according to new research published today in the journal Science. This ...

  • Indian Ocean pirates impede climate observations

    Indian Ocean pirates impede climate observations

    Australian scientists have sought the help of the United States and Australian navies to plug a critical gap in their Argo ocean and climate monitoring program caused by Somali pirates operating in the western Indian Ocean. "We have not been ...

  • +4ºC scenarios for Australia`s future climate

    +4ºC scenarios for Australia`s future climate

    The impacts on Australia of a 4ºC increase in average annual temperatures – including major reductions in annual rainfall in southern Australia, marked increases in evaporation nationwide and reduced snow cover in alpine regions – ...