Space scientists to take the Earth’s pulse
Dozens of international satellite and modelling experts are meeting in Canberra today to discuss how to improve observations of the Earth to better understand and predict climate change, water availability, and natural disasters.
Squid, bugs, cuttlefish and scallops study
A preliminary study of information needs relating to squid, bugs, cuttlefish and scallops in Australia’s northern prawn fishery (NPF) will guide the management of these increasingly important byproduct species in Australian trawl fisheries.
State of the Air 2005
Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and some other greenhouse gases displayed near record growth rates last year. But there was also good news about the state of the atmosphere in 2005.
Stronger evidence for human-induced climate change
Climate scientists have provided the strongest evidence yet that human activities are causing climate change, according to a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) 4th Assessment Report.
New approach to sustain 'forage' fishing
Reduced catches of small oceanic ‘forage’ fish like sardines and anchovies may be required in some ocean areas in order to protect the larger predators that rely on these species for food.
Air pollution model takes off
Australia’s capabilities in understanding the impact of air pollution have advanced with a new version of software that can predict the direction and concentration of odours and pollutants.
Top award for scientist who made the sea his workplace
Pioneering oceanographer, Dr George Cresswell, will be honoured tomorrow with the country's top marine science award for research that has helped Australians understand the influences on two of their national icons – beach life and the coast.
Study shows Tropics absorbing Northern emissions
An international research team, including three CSIRO scientists, has thrown new light on the way that carbon dioxide produced by industrial activities in the northern hemisphere is absorbed by vegetation across the globe, particularly in tropical regions.
Tropical forest sustainability: a climate change boon
Improved management of the world’s tropical forests has major implications for humanity’s ability to reduce its contribution to climate change, according to a paper published today in the international journal, Science.
Understanding autumn rain decline in SE Australia
Fluctuations in sea-surface temperatures to the north of Australia and changes in atmospheric circulation patterns over the sub-tropical Indian Ocean have been identified as key factors leading to declining rainfalls in south-eastern Australia since 1950.
Submersible in 2.5 km dive for climate science
Australian and US scientists will next week use an unmanned submersible to locate live and fossilised deep-ocean corals south of Tasmania to track changes in climate in the southern hemisphere.
‘Unnatural’ WA warming/drying to be investigated
Research will be stepped up into the causes and magnitude of climate change in Western Australia following the release of a report showing that observed temperature increase and winter rainfall decline in south-west Western Australia are unlikely to be due to natural climate variability alone.
WA peak marine research group issues report
The Strategic Research Fund for the Marine Environment (SRFME) issues its final report today, and hands on the valuable marine research it has conducted in Western Australia.
Ocean life under threat from climate change
The international science community must devote more resources to research into the effects climate change is having on ocean environments, according to a paper published today in the journal Science by researchers at CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship.
Scientists offer new take on selective fishing
A new, less selective approach to commercial fishing is needed to ensure the ongoing productivity of marine ecosystems and to maintain biodiversity, according to a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Warming Indian Ocean – impacts to be discussed
The impacts of a warming Indian Ocean on Western Australia’s climate, environment and fisheries will be discussed today in Perth by scientists at a Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) symposium.