Cool havens in a hot city: improving Darwin’s parks
Darwin’s parks and gardens provide a cool haven in the tropical capital city. As the climate heats up, we want to hear from you on how Darwin can create better green spaces.
Top 2020 science moments you may have missed
Our scientists are delivering practical solutions to real challenges. So we're bringing the 2020 science moments you may have missed.
State of the Climate 2020: Five things you need to know
We’ve pulled out five of the top things to know about the state of Australia’s climate, all from the State of the Climate 2020 report.
Smart sensors to help Darwin residents manage smoke and heat
We’re working with the City of Darwin to improve the air pollution data collected by smart sensors.
Prepare for hotter days, says the State of the Climate 2020 report for Australia
A changing climate means parts of Australia will get hotter, some drier, others wetter and we can expect more extreme fire days.
Earth may temporarily pass dangerous 1.5°C warming limit by 2024, major new report says
The report by the World Meteorological Organisation shows that with large and rapid emissions cuts, we can still avoid the most severe climate change. But worryingly, we also have time to make it far worse.
Carbon dioxide levels over Australia rose even after COVID-19 forced global emissions down. Here’s why
Throughout the pandemic, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO₂) levels continued to rise. Our scientists at the Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station explain why.
Winning the war on Great Barrier Reef crown-of-thorns starfish
A new approach to culling crown-of-thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef has significantly reduced their numbers helping the coral return.
Emissions of methane – a greenhouse gas far more potent than carbon dioxide – are rising dangerously
In Australia, methane emissions from fossil fuels are rising due to expansion of the natural gas industry, whereas agriculture emissions are falling.
Invisible ID: using microbes to ‘fingerprint’ ocean health
Sequencing the DNA of marine microbes is enabling scientists to track changes to marine ecosystems to help with restoration efforts.
Treading water: putting seaweed tyres on the road
Could seaweed tyres be an effective substitute for synthetic rubber in tyres? Our experts weigh in on World Oceans Day.