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Process magazine

The October 2008 issue shows how CSIRO is collaborating with research partners to maintain our scientific edge and help Australia's minerals industry maintain its competitive edge. (12 pages)

Process magazine

The February 2009 issue looks at the latest research in hydrometallurgy and how it is helping alumina, base metals and gold processors. (12 pages)

Process magazine

The February 2011 issue of Process highlights a number of projects where CSIRO’s expertise is being applied to increase the economic and environmental viability of mineral processes. (12 pages)

Towards sustainable fertiliser use in the sugarcane industry

CSIRO has developed a new approach to the use of nitrogen fertilisers in sugarcane farming, known as N-Replacement. Initial trials suggest that the N-Replacement method could have major environmental and economic benefits for cane-growing regions and the Great Barrier Reef.

Orica and CSIRO win DuPont Innovation Award for bioremediation product

Orica and CSIRO have won a DuPont Innovation Award for the product, Landguard™, which uses enzymes to remove pesticide residues from water.

Economic costs of water pollution in Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Water pollution is a significant issue for many small island nations with fringing reefs. CSIRO estimated that sound watershed management could save the community of the Cook Islands millions of dollars that currently are spent dealing with the consequences of water pollution.

Outraged Scientists call for more funds for marine research (Podcast 10 Jun 2008)

Scientists from the CSIRO and the University of Queensland have called for a bigger research effort into the impact of climate change on marine species, outraged that research into the oceans has received far less Government funding than the examination of climate change on terrestrial species. (5.30)

Restoring near-city catchments

The Restoring Near-City Catchments project aims to guide management plans for the restoration and protection of healthy waterways and water ecosystems in near-city catchments around Australia.

Removing toxic algae from ship ballast water

A new technique could help to prevent the spread of toxic algae in the ballast water of ships has been developed by CSIRO. Controlling the spread of invasive water pests


Our scientists are developing solutions to our mounting air, land and water pollution problems. Our scientists are working with industry, regulators and the community in the search for solutions to our mounting air, land and water pollution problems.

Global Carbon Project figures

A factsheet detailing the 2007 data for the Global Carbon Project, a joint international project on the global carbon cycle.

Science for our environment

CSIRO and its partners seek to develop solutions to Australia’s environmental challenges. CSIRO is committed to the challenge of using science, combined with community and industry knowledge, to make sure that our ecosystems are sustainable for the long term prosperity of Australia.

Charcoal: understanding nature’s filter

A new understanding of how charcoal formed in natural events like bushfires can minimise the effect of pollutants in soil and sediments as well as aquatic environments is made available through the results of this study.

New bioreactor techniques for treating acid-saline water

CSIRO research into a biological process treating metal contaminated acidic groundwater has identified possible future options for the treatment of these waters.

Adelaide coastal waters study

The Adelaide Coastal Waters Study aims to piece together the complex story behind the decline of Adelaide’s coastal environment.

AAHL reduces environmental footprint

A series of equipment upgrades undertaken over the past five years at CSIRO Livestock Industries’ Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong has resulted in a 25 per cent reduction in the facility’s water usage.

Financial-economic analysis of current best-management-practices in the Tully-Murray catchment

This study analyses the cost-effectiveness of the most promising best-management-practices for water quality improvement in sugarcane, horticulture, grazing and forestry production in the Tully-Murray catchment. (48 pages)

Bioindustries in CSIRO Entomology

This fact sheet outlines bioindustries research in CSIRO Entomology, which is helping Australian industry by developing new industrial and environmental biotechnologies. (2 pages)

Lead and other heavy metals: common contaminants of rainwater

This conference paper details research by CSIRO and Monash University into the level of heavy metals in rainwater tanks in Melbourne. (9 pages)

60Contaminants CLW MedRelTsr

Science can save industry tens of millions of dollars by preventing pollution and directing resources to areas that need it most, according to CSIRO.

BurrliOZ Software: information sheet

The statistical method behind BurrliOZ, statistical software for species management, is described in this information sheet (2 pages)

New way to manage nitrogen shows promise

This article from Farming Ahead discusses a new nitrogen management system developed by CSIRO that could have major benefits for sugarcane-growing areas as well as reducing nitrogen run-off into the Great Barrier Reef. (3 pages)

Pesticide impact rating index (PIRI) fact sheet

Details about PIRI, a free software package that which helps pesticide users and regulators select the best product for their circumstances by rating pesticides in terms of their relative risk to the environment are provided in this fact sheet. (2 pages)

Achieving successful change: towards effects-based strategies in the Great Barrier Reef

In this eight-page booklet, Dr Robert Ferrier, CSIRO Flagship Fellow in 2006, provides an independent and expert view on science challenges facing the Great Barrier Reef and CSIRO's role in changing reef outcomes.

Review of current and future best-management-practices for sugarcane, horticulture, grazing, and forestry industries in the Tully-Murray catchment

This report outlines research undertaken in the Tully-Murray catchment of Far North Queensland which assesses the potential of specific management practices to improve water quality in the catchment. (59 pages)

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