Environment

From our oceans and coasts, landscapes and inland waters, to our atmosphere and climate, read about how the latest research is helping to maintain the integrity of our environments and ensure our natural resources are used sustainably.

15 August 2022

Nature, Other, 12/08/2022, Torsten Blackwood Shifting winds and ocean currents are pushing warm waters into East Antarctica, contributing to ice […]

1 August 2022

The Guardian, Other, 30/07/2022, Lara Sonnenschein A baby green sea turtle rescued from a Sydney beach had eaten so much […]

25 July 2022

The Mandarin, Other, 20/07/2022 Some of the national science agency’s best and brightest have highlighted the big themes of the […]

11 July 2022

CleanTechnica, Other, 08/07/2022, Jo Borrás It’s called asparagopsis. It’s a seaweed that’s native to Australia that was recently fast-tracked for […]

19 June 2022

Australian Financial Review, Other, 19/06/2022, Rob Beamish Even back in the mid-90s, when Nirvana, the voice of a nihilistic generation, […]

16 June 2022

TimesNowNews.com, Other, 15/06/2022 Fish ears have a natural instrument’ that records minute changes in its habitat water over the aquatic […]

14 June 2022

PS News, Other, 13/06/2022 Plastic pollution along Australia’s sea coast decreased by almost a third since 2013 according to a […]

9 June 2022

Mining Weekly, Other, 08/06/2022, Esmarie Iannucci Diversified miner BHP has launched a A$3-million grants program to help drive the development […]

16 May 2022

A hackathon offering up to $10,000 for a startup ideas that tackle climate change via space will be held in […]

16 May 2022

Brisbane Times, Other, 16/05/2022, Stuart Layt Australian scientists have partnered with global tech giant Google to develop machine learning that […]

9 May 2022

Tasmanian Times, Other, 09/05/2022 Have you ever wondered what happens when our Antarctic supply ships, expeditioners and research vessels venture […]

26 April 2022

Ur All News, urallnews.com, 25/04/2022 Clouds of smoke and ash from wildfires that ravaged Australia in 2019 and 2020 triggered […]

12 April 2022

Uluu is fighting plastic pollution by producing a versatile range of natural polymers with the potential to replace all kinds […]

21 March 2022

ABC Online, Other, 17/03/2022, Harry Frost The CSIRO has unveiled a new $2.1 million research facility in Canberra aimed at […]

20 March 2022

Global Times, Other, 20/03/2022 Australia’s national science agency has made a commitment to help reduce the country’s plastic waste by […]

20 March 2022

ECOS, Other, 20/03/2022, Natalie Kikken CSIRO researchers are peering into the digestive processes of insects to see what happens when […]

20 March 2022

TechTimes, Other, 21/03/2022, Sophie Webster The artificial intelligence from the United States, created in the wake of Australia’s horror fire […]

14 March 2022

Packaging News, Other, 10/03/2022, Jan Arreza CSIRO and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have launched a new $1.3 […]

8 March 2022

Nature, Other, 08/03/2022 A recent study suggests that the optimal temperature for symbiotic nitrogen fixation rates exceeds the plant’s preferred […]

6 March 2022

ABC Online, Other, 04/03/2022, Hamish Cole & Hugh Hogan A US-based recycling company has announced plans to build the largest […]

6 March 2022

The Guardian, Other, 06/03/2022, Jocelyn Timperley A new generation of detectors will be many times better at tracking discharges of […]

21 February 2022

ECOS, Other, 21/02/2022, Annabel Boyer Hidden beneath the waves, the impact of bottom trawling is often talked about but rarely […]

21 February 2022

Gympie Today, General News, 18/02/2022, Arthur Gorrie Gympie-born climate scientist John Church has been officially recognised for his world leading […]

16 February 2022

OpenGov Asia, Other, 16/02/2022 The Environment Minister of Western Australia and its Innovation and ICT Minister recently held an industry […]

23 January 2022

Warming oceans and overfishing is causing species to evolve in ways that threaten the sustainability of commercial fisheries By Ameer […]

17 January 2022

Science Daily, Other, 15/01/2022 Deciding when to stop learning and take action is a common, but difficult decision in conservation. […]

20 December 2021

MSN New Zealand, Other, 19/12/2021, Staff Writers When scientists onboard the CSIRO’s research vessel, the Investigator, visited Heard Island in […]

14 December 2021

ABC Online, Other, 14/12/2021 Australia’s Black Summer wildfires of 2019-20 are seared into our memories – even more so for […]

14 December 2021

Southern Cross University, Other, 13/12/2021 The Coral IVF team inspecting the trial site at Heron Island in 2020. The first […]

2 December 2021

Eco Voice, Other, 01/12/2021 The Great Barrier Reef is booming with new life after the world’s biggest reproductive event coral […]

29 November 2021

Country News, Other, 30/11/2021, Geoff Adams Australia is in the grip of an unprecedented alien attack on its native wildlife […]

29 November 2021

Big News Network, Other, 28/11/2021, Staff Writers Climate change has been found to be a “overwhelming factor” in the increase […]

23 November 2021

Idaho Indian, idahoindian.com, 23/11/2021 The ANU-led team on November 10 departed on a three-week mission to retrieve 27 seismometers — […]

9 November 2021

Katherine Times, Other, 09/11/2021, Laine Clark Scientists have discovered weeds choking Australia’s freshwater coastal wetlands can be reduced by reconnecting […]

8 November 2021

The Conversation, Other, 04/11/2021, Pep Canadell, Corinne Le Quéré , Glen & Peters Pierre Pep Canadell, Chief research scientist, Climate […]

8 November 2021

The Australian Santos will partner with the national science agency CSIRO on the development of technology to capture carbon emissions […]

1 November 2021

Maritime Executive, Other, 01/11/2021 The economic losses can amount to billions of dollars Coral bleaching can occur as a result […]

31 October 2021

The Australian, Business News, 01/11/2021 The national science agency CSIRO and Commonwealth Bank have launched a joint project to examine […]

28 October 2021

Australian Financial Review Agriculture Australia will not exclude methane emissions from livestock as well as coal and liquefied natural gas […]

25 October 2021

WA Today online Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes and wife Annie have pledged to donate and invest $1.5 billion on climate […]

25 October 2021

ECOS, Other, 21/10/2021, Ruth Dawkins Air quality forecasting improvements will be able to provide hourly and daily information on pollutants […]

25 October 2021

Games Grade, gamersgrade.com, 22/10/2021 Agricultural soils are the largest anthropogenic emission source of nitrous oxide (N O)a greenhouse gas 300 […]

25 October 2021

Stock Journal Australia, Other, 23/10/2021, Kiara Stacey Soil carbon has become a hot subject, with benefits in terms of climate […]

20 October 2021

The Guardian, Other, 20/10/2021, Donna Lu Targeted action is needed to combat the growing issue of “ghost nets” in the […]

18 October 2021

WA Today Online Some of Australia’s favourite crops are on the decline and consumers will soon be paying more, writes […]

5 October 2021

OpenGov Asia, Other, 05/10/2021 The North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA) and CSIRO, in collaboration with The […]

29 September 2021

Sydney Morning Herald, Other, 28/09/2021, Peter Milne The Northern Territory government is promoting the capture of carbon dioxide and its […]

21 September 2021

At the edge of Australia’s continental shelf, in the Timor Sea, you’ll find Ashmore Reef Marine Park. 630 km north […]

21 September 2021

ECOS, Other, 17/09/2021, Mary-Lou Considine How is the science of ecology helping our ecosystems adapt to climate change and other […]

17 September 2021

Fiskerforum, fiskerforum.com, 16/09/2021, Quentin Bates Successful trials of a new GPS tracking system has seen drifting ghost nets retrieved from […]

17 September 2021

ABC Online, Other, 16/09/2021, Belinda Smith As Black Summer bushfires devastated huge swathes of south-east Australia, they were seeding new […]

30 August 2021

Newcastle Herald, Other, 30/08/2021, Damon Cronshaw Cultural burns are making a comeback in the Hunter, amid growing interest in Indigenous […]

26 August 2021

Northern Beaches Review, Other, 25/08/2021, Emily Woods More than one million tonnes of plastic waste could be diverted from landfill […]

16 August 2021

The Mandarin, Other, 13/08/2021 The CSIRO and BHP are undertaking a new research program that will attempt to measure and […]

12 August 2021

Australian Energy Council, Other, 11/08/2021, Carl Kitchen With the release of the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) […]

12 August 2021

Northern Beaches Review, Other, 11/08/2021, Liv Casben Leading international scientists have condemned News Corp Australia for “inaccurate” and “misleading” reports […]

10 August 2021

The Conversation, Other, 09/08/2021, Michael Grose, Joelle Gergis, Pep Canadell & Roshanka Ranasinghe Australia is experiencing widespread, rapid climate change […]

28 July 2021

Newcastle Herald, Other, 27/07/2021, Matthew Kelly Thousands of hectares of mangroves were wiped out across the Lower Hunter during the […]

23 July 2021

The Conversation, Other, 22/07/2021, Tim O’Hara Looking like the Eye of Sauron from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, an […]

21 July 2021

Brisbane Times, Other, 20/07/2021, Mike Foley The damage to coral reefs from bleaching during marine heatwaves is similar to that […]

21 July 2021

Australasian Leisure Management, Other, 20/07/2021 The deliberate releasing of balloons is now illegal in Victoria with the Environment Protection Authority […]

20 July 2021

ECOS, Other, 19/07/2021, Natalie Kikken In the face of climate change, innovative science and cultural knowledge will be critical for […]

19 July 2021

ABC Online, Other, 16/07/2021 The Amazon basin in Brazil with its tropical rainforest has long been considered one of the […]

8 July 2021

Australian Antarctic Program, Other, 06/07/2021 Macquarie Island, and the steep underwater mountain chain from which it rises, have become a […]

2 July 2021

@AuManufacturing, Other, 01/07/2021, Peter Roberts The federal government has announced $39 million in funding to an ambitious project linking researchers, […]

28 June 2021

Open Forum, Other, 24/06/2021, Diane Nazaroff Several UNSW scientists have returned from a four-week voyage along Australia’s eastern coastline gathering […]

9 June 2021

Big News Network, Other, 08/06/2021 You’ve probably heard that our oceans have become a plastic soup. […] This article was […]

7 June 2021

ABC Online, Other, 04/06/2021 For more than three weeks, the CSIRO’s leading ocean research vessel RV Investigator has trawled the […]

2 June 2021

Free to read online: Celebrating 30 Years of Wildland Fire Science Publication In honour of 30 years of publication, International Journal […]

19 May 2021

ABC Online, Other, 18/05/2021 In stark contrast to vocal members of the National Party, fourth-generation farmer Cindy Stevens and her […]

19 May 2021

The Guardian, Other, 19/05/2021, Graham Readfearn Supermarkets and multinational manufacturers have unveiled a plastics pact across Australia, New Zealand and […]

11 May 2021

Sunraysia Daily, Other, 08/05/2021 The conference, from May 16 to 19, will pay particular attention to cultural flows and the […]

11 May 2021

Net-zero emissions will not be possible without the contribution of negative emissions technologies (NETs). CSIRO has seed funded a program […]

11 May 2021

If the East Australian Current changes, it could have devastating impacts on both marine ecosystems and our climate. Our scientists […]

11 May 2021

ECOS, Other, 10/05/2021, Kate Cranney Australia is one of the sunniest places on the planet. That means we lose large […]

3 May 2021

Weekly Times Now, Other, 03/05/2021, Natalie Kotsios Australia’s biosecurity system is getting hefty federal budget boost. Picture: Matt Loxton Australia’s […]

27 April 2021

ECOS, Other, 26/04/2021, Fiona Brown This interactive platform puts information about management options and past, present, and future conditions of […]

26 April 2021

Get Stem, Other, 22/04/2021 A Centre for Antarctic and Southern Ocean Technology was established, with the signing of a Memorandum […]

26 April 2021

CSIRO’s contribution to the United Nations’ Second World Ocean Assessment has showcased Australia’s world-leading marine science expertise. Over 70 per […]

29 March 2021

Brinkwire, Other, 28/03/2021, Jonathan Edwards Traditional owners and scientists are coming together in Cairns as part of an Indigenous-led response […]

25 March 2021

Waste Management Review, Other, 23/03/2021 Jim Fairweather, ResourceCo CEO, speaks with Waste Management Review about developing new markets for the […]

22 March 2021

The Guardian, Other, 22/03/2021, Graham Readfearn Experts say it’s unusual to see so many places with such high rainfall across […]

18 March 2021

ABC Online, Other, 18/03/2021, Nick Kilvert Feeding cattle a small amount of a seaweed species found in Australia has been […]

18 March 2021

ABC Online, Other, 18/03/2021, Tyne Logan On January 6 and 7, 2016, a dark, dense and rotating plume of smoke […]

15 March 2021

ClimateWorks Australia, Other, 15/03/2021 Senior Project Manager Tom Yankos looks back at a decade of ClimateWorks modelling. He finds that […]

11 March 2021

OpenGov Asia, Other, 09/03/2021 A space infrastructure company and an Australian wildfire intelligence company signed an agreement to send the […]

11 March 2021

ABC Online, Other, 10/03/2021, Lucy Macdonald They are known as the building blocks of the ocean and great swarms of […]

7 March 2021

About the Plastics Innovation Hub Symposium The Plastics Innovation Hub Symposium is a two half-day virtual event which will bring […]

22 February 2021

ABC Online, Other, 20/02/2021 Western Australia’s vast coastline is baring the brunt of the La Nina weather pattern, with unusually […]

16 February 2021

AZoCleantech, Other, 16/02/2021 Australia’s 2019-2020 Black Summer bushfires severely impacted hundreds of plant species. Post-fire recovery of wet sclerophyll forest […]

14 February 2021

Adelaide Now, Other, 13/02/2021, Clare Peddie It is abundantly clear this is a house like no other. […] The home […]

14 February 2021

theguardian.com, Other, 13/02/2021, Graham Readfearn Antarctic scientists are close to finalising a drilling location deep in the frozen continent’s interior […]

10 February 2021

Adelaide Now, Other, 10/02/2021, Claire Bickers It could put South Australia at the heart of the race to develop technological […]

10 February 2021

ABC Online, Other, 11/02/2021, Nick Kilvert The global increase in ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbon-11 (CFC-11) emissions, which was first detected in 2013 […]

1 February 2021

Benalla Ensign, Other, 27/01/2021, Rodney Woods Feeding a hungry world has put increasing pressure on our lands and the native […]

27 January 2021

Technology Decisions, Other, 25/01/2021 The WA Government has invested $1 million in nine initiatives which, when fully implemented, will divert […]

27 January 2021

PS News, Other, 26/01/2021 A new roadmap setting out strategies for creating jobs and reclaiming billions in economic value from […]

25 January 2021

Augusta Margaret River Mail, Other, 24/01/2021 Farmers will be given access to specialised climate data to help build their drought […]

19 January 2021

Daily Mail, Other, 19/01/2021, Sophie Tanno ‘Rubbish season’ is underway in Bali as plastic covers the country’s beaches in what […]

19 January 2021

ABC Online, Other, 18/01/2021, Ben Deacon The world’s oceans absorbed 20 sextillion joules of heat due to climate change in […]

18 January 2021

Latest News Tripura, www.latestnewstripura.com, 17/01/2021 Rising nitrous oxide (N3O) emissions are jeopardizing the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, according […]

13 January 2021

The National Tribune, Other, 13/01/2021 The NSW Government has released the final report of a Spring 2020 survey showing just […]

13 January 2021

Spatial Source, Other, 13/01/2021 Successful coastal restoration efforts could be achieved over large areas, deliver positive impacts for decades, expand […]

13 January 2021

ABC Online, Other, 13/01/2021, Tom Joyner and Rhiannon Stevens Floodplains around Australia’s largest national park are undergoing a visible transformation […]

11 January 2021

theguardian.com, Other, 08/01/2021, Graham Readfearn The last decade was the hottest on record for Australia with the temperature almost 1C […]

11 January 2021

ABC Online, Other, 08/01/2021 Last year tied with 2016 as the world’s warmest on record, rounding off the hottest decade […]

11 January 2021

Straits Times, Other, 09/01/2021, Jonathan Pearlman and David Fogarty When you think of the Covid-19 pandemic, one item probably symbolises […]

7 January 2021

Industry Queensland, Other, 07/01/2021 The CSIRO has joined forces with Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) to better understand the environment and […]

4 January 2021

Daily Herald, Other, 05/01/2021 In a brand new study, microplastics were found in human placentas. Where are these plastics coming […]

21 December 2020

PhysOrg.com, Other, 22/12/2020 CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has identified coastal ‘bright spots’ to repair marine ecosystems globally, paving the […]

21 December 2020

Ocean Road Magazine, Other, 21/12/2020 Despite the most widespread bleaching event ever recorded, Southern Cross University researchers have found more […]

21 December 2020

GovTech Review, Other, 21/12/2020, Dylan Bushell-Embling The NSW Department of Customer Service’s Spatial Services division has teamed up with the […]

21 December 2020

Wollondilly Advertiser, Other, 18/12/2020, Kayla Osborne “This project ensures a cooler, greener Camden and strengthens the resilience of the Camden […]

21 December 2020

ABC Online, Other, 19/12/2020, Lexy Hamilton-Smith For members of the Whitehorse Canoe Club in Victoria, river levels are essential information. […]

14 December 2020

ABC Online, Other, 14/12/2020, David Robertson A sperm whale with 135 different plastic items in its stomach, mostly soft plastic […]

14 December 2020

Maritime Executive, Other, 12/12/2020 The European Union is moving closer towards restrictions to reduce or eliminate the use of microplastics […]

14 December 2020

terradaily.com, Other, 13/12/2020 A fleet of new-generation, deep-diving ocean robots will be deployed in the Southern Ocean, in a major […]

14 December 2020

Ballarat Courier, Other, 13/12/2020 An innovative project will take place in the region this summer, as scientists work to better […]

6 December 2020

Australasian Science, Other, 01/12/2020, Arianna Olivelli It’s estimated about two million tonnes of plastics enter the oceans from rivers each […]

6 December 2020

7news.com.au, Other, 04/12/2020 Deep-diving robots will be used in the wild Southern Ocean to hopefully shed light on how “marine […]

6 December 2020

Channel NewsAsia, Other, 07/12/2020 An Australian company has lined up the country’s national science agency and Japanese firms to work […]

1 December 2020

Nature, Other, 01/12/2020 A strong positive Indian Ocean Dipole (pIOD) induces weather extremes such as the 2019 Australian bushfires and […]

23 November 2020

CNET, Other, 20/11/2020, Laura Hautala Fire-predicting software can project how a fire could spread, even while it’s still burning. […] […]

23 November 2020

Forbes.com, Other, 22/11/2020, Jeff Kart It sounds like people may be able to have their meat and eat it too, […]

17 November 2020

7thspace.com, Other, 17/11/2020 New measurements reveal a surprising increase in the amount of dense water sinking near Antarctica, following 50 […]

16 November 2020

theguardian.com, Other, 14/11/2020, Graham Readfearn Since 1910, Australia has warmed by 1.44C and the levels of carbon dioxide in the […]

9 November 2020

ZDNet, Other, 09/11/2020, Aimee Chanthadavong and Asha Barbaschow The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has announced partnerships with […]

8 November 2020

ThePrint, theprint.in, 08/11/2020, Natalie Marchant Plastic pollution in the ocean could be an even bigger problem than first feared, with […]

25 October 2020

Straits Times, Other, 23/10/2020 The Straits Times analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change. […]

25 October 2020

PhysOrg.com, Other, 23/10/2020, Lara Van Raay A new study by scientists from the University of Tasmania, CSIRO and the University […]

25 October 2020

environmental-expert.com, Other, 23/10/2020 As the world’s water becomes more and more scarce due to climate change, groundwater banking is gaining […]

25 October 2020

The RiotACT, Other, 24/10/2020, Michael Weaver Two researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) are currently onboard a CSIRO marine […]

25 October 2020

Energy Infra Post, energyinfrapost.com, 24/10/2020 Giant tabular icebergs are surrounded by ice floe drift in Vincennes Bay on January 11, […]

25 October 2020

theguardian.com, Other, 25/10/2020, Christopher Knaus Perched in his fire tower high above the pine trees, Nick Dutton leans back and […]

19 October 2020

Cosmos Magazine, Other, 16/10/2020 Restoring just under a third of Earth’s ecosystems to their natural state could protect more than […]

18 October 2020

Warta Saya, wartasaya.com, 17/10/2020 Scientists in Michigan have developed a forest fire alarm system. […] He works at CSIRO, Australia’s […]

14 October 2020

Techregister, www.techregister.co.uk, 13/10/2020, Shari Gallop From last summer’s bushfires to the recent U.S. wildfires, the world’s attention has been irrevocably […]

12 October 2020

ABC Online, Other, 08/10/2020 The main focus of many communities trying to better control bushfires in Northern Australia is protecting […]

11 October 2020

graincentral.com, Other, 09/10/2020, Chris Clyne The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) recently declared that La Nina is official for the back […]

11 October 2020

Fars News Agency, Other, 10/10/2020 Rising nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions are jeopardizing the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, according […]

11 October 2020

ABC Online, Other, 11/10/2020, By Jane Bardon There aren’t many people who go to stand in the middle of a […]

6 October 2020

opengovasia.com, Other, 04/10/2020 The AquaWatch Australia mission, being developed by CSIRO and the research consortium under a leading local supplier […]

6 October 2020

The New Daily, Other, 05/10/2020, Samantha Dick Every drink bottle we buy, face scrub we use and chip packet we […]

1 October 2020

Farm Weekly, Other, 01/10/2020, Shan Goodwin The rewards for climate-smart red meat businesses are well known. Consumer and community support, […]

1 October 2020

ABC Online, Other, 01/10/2020, Nick Kilvert Melting of the Greenland ice sheet has hit a rate unmatched in the last […]

1 October 2020

ABC Online, Other, 01/10/2020 Dr George Cresswell, a physical oceanographer, has probably been on more scientific voyages than anyone I’ve […]

30 September 2020

Forecasts from the Bureau of Meteorology suggest we should get ready for a La Niña event in 2020. But what […]

30 September 2020

Science Magazine, Other, 30/09/2020, Dennis Normile China’s surprise pledge last week to cut its net carbon emissions to zero within […]

29 September 2020

AZoCleantech, Other, 26/09/2020 The proof that climate change raises the frequency and/or intensity of fire weather in several regions of […]

29 September 2020

greencareer.net.au, Other, 28/09/2020 CSIRO scientists have joined with others from 17 other countries to publish a first of its kind, […]

29 September 2020

croakey.org, Other, 28/09/2020, Nicole Mackee Collaborative public health measures, such as those adopted in a One Health approach, are needed […]

23 September 2020

timesnewsgroup.com.au, Other, 24/09/2020, James Taylor The third and final webinar in a series about the future of living in bushfire-prone […]

23 September 2020

Cosmos Magazine, Other, 24/09/2020 Reforesting is considered a prominent strategy in mitigating climate change, with previous research highlighting the role […]