By Dr Kenneth Lee Director, CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship If anything good is to come from the devastation caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and Australia’s Montara oil and gas leak the year before, it is that we learn from our mistakes. It’s now more than three years
Every six years, some of the world’s top scientific thinkers comprehensively assess what is known about climate change. The end result is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Several CSIRO scientists are among the lead authors.
Our study shows the upstream natural resource requirements of imports and exports is missing from traditional analysis of our resource consumption – changing the picture dramatically.
Over 50 per cent of the emissions you produce in your home are generated by heating, air-conditioning and hot water. This is why we’ve invented a new solar air-conditioning system for Australian homes.
CSIRO aims to support Australia’s transition to a prosperous, secure and lower emissions energy future. This will mean getting two key things right.
CSIRO has invented a new solar air-conditioning system for Australian homes. This technology solution will reduce Australia’s emissions, reduce your energy bills and reduce our demand for electricity and gas.
CRATER is a new tool helping the mining industry to reduce risks following extreme weather.
By Emily Lehmann What rhymes with stalactite (well, kinda) and can put your heartburn at bay? Hydrotalcite. Believe it or not, an antacid – hydrotalcite – is the key agent used in a new treatment our scientists have developed for removing contaminants from mining wastewater. Like hydrotalcites can reduce acidity and indigestion in sour tummies,
By Kirsten Lea What if every supermarket in Australia had no access to cold storage for fruit and veggies? Just imagine how quickly the fresh produce would rot and what a waste it would be! This is the challenge that faces rural India today. The widespread lack of access to electricity in rural areas means