CO2 emissions increasing faster than expected
Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels – the principal driver of climate change – have accelerated globally at a far greater rate than expected over recent years, according to a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Southern ocean carbon sink weakened
Scientists have observed the first evidence that the Southern Ocean’s ability to absorb the major greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, has weakened by about 15 per cent per decade since 1981.
Energy efficient desalination – not a pipe dream
The delivery of energy efficient desalination received a boost today (Friday 18 May) with the establishment of a major new research collaboration between CSIRO and nine of Australia’s leading universities.
Stats outsmarting brain tumours
CSIRO and the Kolling Institute of Medical Research at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital have discovered two new biological markers that can identify different types of aggressive brain tumours.
Climate change statistics – predicting extreme events
A CSIRO course in Melbourne on Wednesday 9 May will focus on making reliable predictions about one-in-a-hundred year droughts, the frequency of future Cyclone Larrys and other extreme climate events that have economic impact.
Grains go on an even bigger ‘health kick’
A new generation of grain-based foods could soon play a major role in improving public health, according to one of Australia’s leading biologists, CSIRO’s Dr Matthew Morell.
AAHL set to meet growing biosecurity challenge
Australia’s ability to protect itself from incursions of diseases such as avian flu, rabies and SARS has been strengthened with a funding boost of $A16.8 million over four years to the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), which is managed by CSIRO.
Digging deep to reach Minerals Down Under
The importance of research to underpin Australia’s challenge to remain competitive in the global minerals market, has been recognised by new funding to establish a new National Research Flagship, Minerals Down Under.
Fuelling research into cutting greenhouse emissions
With Australia’s GHG emissions at 43 per cent above the International Energy Agency average for developed countries per unit of GDP, of which 68 per cent are related to stationary energy and transport, CSIRO has been allocated $A59.6 million over four years to increase research into renewable and non-renewable natural resources which can produce low emission transport fuels.
World leading telescope pathway to the galaxy and beyond
Funding of $A51.7 million over four years for an innovative Australian SKA Pathfinder radio telescope will assist Australia maintain its world-class standing in astronomy in the lead up to the awarding of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, the CSIRO Chief Executive, Dr Geoff Garrett, said today.
Renowned animal scientist appointed new Chief
A renowned animal scientist who has had a highly distinguished career in research and teaching both in the US and Australia, has been appointed as the new Chief of CSIRO Livestock Industries.