Posts by CSIRO
Fires are increasing in a warming world, but a new model could help us predict them
We've developed a model that can predict bushfires over a week-long period with an accuracy of 91%.
Meet our next-generation trio of reef-exploring scientists
Meet our three new PhD students who will be researching the beautiful and diverse Ningaloo Reef as part of our research project with BHP Billiton.
The planner’s new best friend: we can now track land-use changes on a scale of centimetres
Improvements to digital aerial photography techniques allow us to monitor changes as small as 10-20 cm, in both land use and vegetation.
It’s official: 2015 was the hottest year ever recorded
It’s official: 2015 was the hottest year on record.
A field trip to Bardi Jawi country: turtles and fish and seaweed, oh my!
Do you miss going on field trips? Our researchers have just finished a 10-day field trip to Bardi Jawi country to better understand food sources for local marine creatures like the rabbitfish and green sea turtles.
Growth in fossil fuel emissions slowed in 2015, so have we finally reached the peak?
Worldwide carbon emissions from fossil fuels grew very little in 2014 and emissions are projected to decline slightly in 2015 - an unexpected change form the fast emissions growth of 2-3% per year since the early 2000s. Are we now on the pathway to keep the climate at or below 2℃ global warming?
What will our cities look like in the future?
We asked world-renowned cities guru Professor Mike Batty how science and technology can contribute to the liveable and resilient cities of the future.
The electricity network is changing fast, here’s where we’re heading
Over the past two years better batteries, smarter homes and more efficient solar have changed the way we look at the future of the electricity sector. So where is the industry headed between now and 2050?
Infinity has swung, but the conversation will go on
Over an eleven-day period in Sydney and Melbourne nearly 10,000 people spent 580 hours generating electricity on our Infinity swing - now it's time to continue the conversation about creating affordable and sustainable energy.
Wind, solar, coal and gas to reach similar costs by 2030: report
By 2030 renewable energy sources such as solar and wind will cost a similar amount to fossils fuels such as coal and gas, thanks to falling technology costs, according to new forecasts.
Top five energy (and money) savers that won’t impact your lifestyle
From better ways to shower, to channelling your inner Nana, we look at five ways you can reduce your energy consumption without sacrificing comfort.